Is the NSA Blackmail Inc. for the military industrial complex?
Friday, June 28, 2013
Every director of the NSA is a general or an admiral.
The NSA is organized under the US Dept. of Defense.
Imagine that you are a powerful player who straddles two worlds—the Dept. of Defense and the private sector where corporate defense-contractors live and flourish.
You’ve served many times in both arenas. Your name is Mr. Military Industrial Complex.
Your mission is war.
The reasons for war don’t matter. Reasons can be invented at the drop of a hat. You want endless armed conflict.
That’s how you make your money. That’s how you express your impulses. That’s your single obsession. That’s how you forward Empire.
You don’t have to justify what you do or consult your conscience. Those days, if they ever existed, are long past. You’re a war-monger and you’re proud of it.
Your basic challenge, on behalf of the military industrial complex, is working the political machinery in Washington—the Congress, the president, the two major Parties—in order to make war happen.
One day, you look around and you say, “I have a whole super-agency at my disposal. It’s organized under the Dept. of Defense. It-called the NSA. It spies on everybody all the time.”