Senator: Does this pistol fire the dart? CIA Dir: Yes, it does, Mr. Chairman, and a special one was developed which potentially would be able to enter the target without perception.
Secret Government: Constitution in Crisis – CIA Coups in the Last Half Century – Bill Moyers – 1987 Oldy but Goody
The men who wrote our Constitution tried to make it hard to go to war. Human life was at stake, they knew, and the character of our Republic. War should be soberly decided, publicly debated, and mutually determined by the people’s representatives. It is people, after all, who must fight, pay, and die once the choice is made. The Constitution was to protect them from dying for the wrong reasons. It was to protect them from killing for the wrong reasons.
One of the most frightening developments in the occupation of Iraq and the so-called war on terror, is actually something that most people have never heard of. In addition to the 150,000 troops that the U.S. has on the ground in Iraq, the Bush administration has deployed a shadow army of some 100,000 contractors. Of these tens of thousands are heavily armed mercenaries that roam Iraq with impunity. Among the most powerful of the companies operation in Iraq is Blackwater U.S.A. A secretive company based in the wilderness of North Carolina. It’s headed by a right winged Christian conservative bank roller of President Bush and his allies. And Blackwater envisions itself as the FedEx of the national security apparatus. But the reality is that Blackwater has become a primary player in the war on terror, and nothing short of the administrations Praetorian Guard.
Iraq For Sale – War Profiteering Corporations
Guns For Hire Afghanistan – Mercenaries and Private Paramilitary