a reply to: Cosmic911
Since I have exceeded the time limit to which I can edit my post
, I'll just make a new post instead of editing a previous post. Geesh,
I mentioned the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC), and you mentioned the institution
, very much the same circle of friends. Since I haven't
figured out how to imbed a pic into a post, I'll have to painfully explain a pic I have in mind. Quite simply, imagine a pic in which George Bush,
Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld are sitting next each other; All are in expensive-looking suits, and all have crooked and smug smiles on their faces.
It's men like The backgrounds of men like Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld are typical of the types comprising the powerhouse figures in Washington; men of
influence and power. These men remain in key positions in both private and political positions for decades, mingling their careers to optimize their
foothold) in the most powerful offices on Capitol Hill.
Here's a brief snapshot of these three men...
Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) Politician and businessman. Rumsfeld served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under
President Gerald Ford, and as the 21st Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2006 under President George W. Bush. Was a four-term U.S. Congressman from
Illinois (1962–1969), Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (1969–1970), Counsellor to the President (1969–1973), the United States
Permanent Representative to NATO (1973–1974), and White House Chief of Staff (1974–1975).
Rumsfeld attended Princeton University, graduating in 1954 with a degree in political science. (Meets Frank Carcluci) After serving in the Navy, he
mounted a campaign for Congress in Illinois' 13th Congressional District, winning in 1962 at the age of 30. (Retires as Capt in '89) He was a leading
co-sponsor of the Freedom of Information Act. Rumsfeld reluctantly accepted an appointment by President Richard Nixon to head the Office of Economic
Opportunity in 1969; appointed Counsellor by Nixon and entitled to Cabinet-level status, he would also head up the Economic Stabilization Program
before being appointed Ambassador to NATO. Called back to Washington in August 1974, Rumsfeld was appointed Chief of Staff by President Ford, and soon
successfully urged Ford to veto an expansion of the Freedom of Information Act, though the veto was easily overridden. Rumsfeld recruited a young
one-time staffer of his, Dick Cheney, to succeed him when Ford nominated him Secretary of Defense in 1975.
Rumsfeld returned to private business life and was named president and CEO of the pharmaceutical corporation G. D. Searle & Company, during which
time he led the legalization of Aspartame. He was later named CEO of General Instrument from 1990 to 1993, and chairman of Gilead Sciences from 1997
Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30, 1941) Politician and businessman who was the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009,
under President George W. Bush.
He attended Yale, then the University of Wyoming, where he earned a BA and an MA in Political Science. He began his political career as an intern for
Congressman William A. Steiger, eventually working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations, where he later served as
the White House Chief of Staff, from 1975 to 1977. In 1978, Cheney was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives representing Wyoming's At-large
congressional district from 1979 to 1989; he was reelected five times, briefly serving as House Minority Whip in 1989. Cheney was selected to be the
Secretary of Defense during the Presidency of George H. W. Bush, holding the position for the majority of Bush's term from 1989 to 1993. During his
time in the Department of Defense, Cheney oversaw the 1991 Operation Desert Storm, among other actions. Out of office during the Clinton
administration, Cheney was the Chairman and CEO of Halliburton Company from 1995 to 2000.
In July 2000, Cheney was chosen by presumptive Republican Presidential nominee George W. Bush as his running mate in the 2000 Presidential election.
They defeated their Democratic opponents, incumbent Vice President Al Gore and Senator Joe Lieberman. In 2004 Cheney was reelected to his second term
as Vice President, defeating Senator John Kerry's running mate, Senator John Edwards. During Cheney's tenure as Vice President, he played a lead
behind-the-scenes role in Bush Administration's response to the September 11 attacks and coordination of the Global War on Terrorism. He was an early
proponent of the Iraq War and defender of the Administration's record on terrorism. Cheney was often criticized for the Bush Administration's policies
regarding the War on Terror, NSA Wiretapping and so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques.
He has been cited as the most powerful Vice President in American.
These are just two figures in the cog of the machine of the Institution
that you and I refer to. There are perhaps thousands of similar men
with like backgrounds controlling politics, banking, private business, and thus, the world. These men enter politics, leave to enter private
organizations, establish relationships there, then retreat back to government and politics to pursue lucrative agendas. They often have connections,
if not positions, in intelligence agencies. These are the types of men that could have pulled off a coup, like the type that took the life of JFK in