Amazon is now just an extension of the “military industrial complex” and the CIA deep state, with high-profit ties to Pentagon

Monday, July 15, 2019
By Paul Martin

by: JD Heyes
Sunday, July 14, 2019

POTUS Donald Trump may have jabbed fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, over his paper’s blatant Left-wing slant and bias, but his Pentagon is ensuring that the mega-e-tailer continues to amass a great deal of wealth — as part of the Deep State’s “military-industrial complex.”

According to The Wall Street Journal, surging profits at Amazon of late have less to do with the expansion of the company’s core business of selling merchandise and allowing third parties to sell merchandise online.

Rather, Bezos has managed to build Amazon Web Services into the cloud computing equivalent of his behemoth e-tailer by allowing tens of thousands of firms to outsource their services.

Nevertheless, following years of growth, revenues for the AWS venture have fallen off of late, making it all the more vital for the company to snag a multi-billion dollar cloud computing contract from the Pentagon via JEDI — the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or the Defense Department’s cloud infrastructure, according to TechTarget.

In addition to Amazon, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Oracle all put in bids for the estimated $10 billion project. But only after it appeared as though Amazon was going to be a shoe-in to win it did the project become embroiled in controversy, with IBM filing a complaint with the Government Accountability Office.

But there’s more smoke and, possibly, some fire as well, according to the WSJ: Inc. and Microsoft Corp. were designated in April as finalists for the contract, drawing complaints from rival companies including Oracle Corp. and International Business Machines Corp. , which say the contract-award process was skewed from the start to favor Amazon—an allegation both the Pentagon and Amazon dispute.

Defense Department emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal could give the contract’s opponents more ammunition, providing a new window into Amazon’s interactions with Pentagon officials in the months leading up to the announcement of the massive cloud deal…

The emails indicate that on March 31, 2017, then-Defense Secretary James Mattis went to a dinner in London with the vice president of AWS, Teresa Carlson. Though a person who helped organize the dinner say the subject of cloud computing did not arise, the dinner nevertheless paved the way for another meeting in August of that year between Mattis and Bezos, according to emails.

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