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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:27 PM

This Petraeus Scandal Merged With Benghazi Faux-Scandal Proves One Thing

Our military industrial complex is WAAAAAY too big. None of these stories even made it back to the WH before hand. It seems as if the MIC reports to no one and has become a separate entity from our Govt altogether. Like the CIA & FBI are just entrenched in this deep, twisted spy-game across foreign borders, paranoid of each other with no stated goal except to weed out moles, who wouldn't even be involved in the first place if we weren't engaged in such far-reaching unknown wars & counter-intelligence affairs. What the hell must go on in these sort of shadow govt organizations?? This is just the stuff we know about, imagine what we don't know! Don't get me wrong, I believe Pres.Obama is FULLY in control of our on-the-books wars & all decisions made on military ground game i.e. Bin Laden raid, Afghan War, Strategy, Etc., but I'm not sure anyone even knows what the CIA & FBI is up to, including even them. Like I said, it seems like they answer to no one, pursue whatever they want to pursue, and have a vast far-reaching network that even our own Govt, no matter who is in the WH, Senate, Congress, can even grasp.

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JaneyVee Nov 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #1
Flaxbee Nov 2012 #2
Grateful for Hope Nov 2012 #4
AndyTiedye Nov 2012 #7
Kalidurga Nov 2012 #3
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #5
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #6
freshwest Nov 2012 #8

Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:32 PM

1. Oh, I agree. And who will fix it?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:35 PM

2. Where's Eisenhower when we need him?

A Republican I admire, actually....

He warned us. But there's just too damn much money in the MIC for anyone to take a stand.

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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:38 PM

4. I know

He was a wonderful president in the sense that he saw what would potentially be our downfall.

I think he would have made an excellent democratic president in this day and age.

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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:06 PM

7. He Warned Us as He Was LEAVING OFFICE

Didn't do anything to stop it while he (supposedly) had the power to do so.
It was too big for that even then -- something JFK found out the hard way.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:35 PM

3. The MIC is definitely to big...

It is unsustainable at this rate. We could cut military spending in half and still have the largest military in the world.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:41 PM

5. Read into Iran contra

The murder of a us agent in Tijuana, and selling drugs in Los Angeles, this is not new.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:44 PM

6. I agree this is nothing new, but the tentacles keep growing further, farther.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:17 PM

8. They are global actors and bigger than any government.

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