Stacy Herbert: “They call this a ‘self-licking ice cream cone’, this creating of terrorists to fight the terrorists to create a never-ending, low-level war, much like an Orwellian nightmare…so [many] of the contractors were given the contracts to build schools, hospitals, water supply, power supply – all of that stuff, in Afghanistan and Iraq – and of course, they never did it…they just took the money and ran.”
This created frustration in these countries, according to Chuck Spinney, critic of the Bush Administration’s policies in Iraq, as having created this syndrome, whereby “The measures to fight the war on terrorism guaranteed the creation of more terrorists, which in turn, guaranteed the agencies more money to fight the war on terrorism.
“The same process was at work with respect to torture and drone strikes. It is a great business model for contractors and empire builders but far less favorable as a national survival strategy.”
Keiser then moves on to have a brilliant conversation with Robert Steele, Co-Creator of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center and author of ‘The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth and Trust’.
Frankly, this is an exhilarating change of pace, to see real adults having mature conversations about realpolitik. Don’t miss this!