posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 01:57 AM
I am continually astounded by the consistency of corruption exposed in the workings of the military industrial complex. It's depressing -- this
story didn't surprise me at all, I believe we've heard echoes of these types of kickbacks, in past reporting, many times, and this comes as no
The only thing I found interesting was that they actually cited the number of cases in US court that are unable to go forward, because of this 'gag
order'. Of course, this doesn't seem to get mentioned in the mainstream press. Why? And documentaries about corruption are brushed off, because
it's deemed there's nothing 'newsworthy' about eyewitness accounts, leaked documents, circumstantial evidence, and patterns of maleficence --
there's no legal conclusions to make the stories definitive. So they're dismissable. Frankly, it's an abominable Catch-22.
This type of corruption is a tremendous stain on the honor of the United States. It insults and undermines the men and women who would selflessly
serve the public. Shameful.
And I'd be willing to bet that this paltry $23bn is simply the tip of the iceburg. More and more, it seem the 'Bush Doctrine' is to replace
whatever remained of the independent economy of the United State with a government-colluding military/security complex, bolstered by a state of
perpetual aggression, threat, and chaos in the world. They seem to think it's not wrong, illegal, and immoral, unless there's conclusive proof,
consequence, and a 'controlling legal authority' -- and undermining any of those is fair game.
I almost didn't want to comment on this article, if you can believe, because of the endemic and systematic scope of these outrages. So I pipe up
here -- what about the other hundreds of threads from the past year that this comment could be applied to? Or the ones coming in the future? Will I
continue reposting, rephrasing, and objecting? The saturation technique of evoking outrage seems to be designed to desensitize.
I will not be desensitized.