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Sun Sep 14, 2014, 02:30 PM



“They are looking for the next big meal ticket and this could be it,” said Sean McFate, a former military contractor for Dyncorp and the author of The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order. “The things they will provide are logistical support, training or retraining security forces.”

McFate said contractors gave Obama the opportunity to accomplish tasks normally associated with the U.S. military without sending boots on the ground. He said the training missions in particular “would look like Iraqi military boots on the ground and not the U.S. military.” But he said, “It’s a political disguise. This is an industry that is a proxy, it is creating the environment of security and protection without too many U.S. soldiers on the ground.”


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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 02:41 PM



is the tail that wags Obama's dog.

We are being dragooned by the munitions industry Oligarchs
back into the ME quagmire Obama said he was getting the US out of.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014, 02:44 PM

2. How is this being paid for? Mercinaries (shades of cheney) are expensive! nt


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Sun Sep 14, 2014, 02:46 PM

3. This is why I'm 150% against another Iraq War.

It's no longer about our protection. OK they'll sell it that way. But what it's really about is obscene profits for military contractors - who will get away with it and not have to pay taxes on top of it.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 02:53 PM

4. And I dare just one effin' rethug to claim


That the president isn't creating good paying 'murican jobs.

But you know the bastids will.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 02:58 PM

5. Glad this is being talked about. They are also training, funding and supplying ISIS with weapons.


The Military Industrial Complex goal is to destroy any moderately progressive country in the middle east, commit mass genocide against the indigenous people using these ISIS mercenaries then turn around and make a profit off the conquered land and weapons.


Video: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/syria-arming-the-rebels/

NARRATOR: But in recent weeks, they have been receiving more sophisticated weapons. It appears the Obama administration is now allowing select groups of rebels like them to receive U.S.-made anti-tank missiles, known as TOWs. Many of the fighters have filmed themselves firing the missiles. In addition to receiving weapons, the commander says he and his men were taken on a long journey to a secret training camp.

REBEL COMMANDER: [through interpreter] They asked for a group of 80 or 90 fighters from our command, and we headed towards the Turkish border.

NARRATOR: Based on their accounts, we retraced their journey across the border into Turkey. After a 14-hour drive, they say they arrived in the Turkish capital of Ankara and were brought to a hotel. They were kept inside and questioned by Americans, who would only say they were from the military. But the rebels believed they were from the CIA.

REBEL COMMANDER: [through interpreter] We met them for six to seven hours a day. It was medical examinations, questions for each person individually, like, “When did you join the uprising?” And “What was your profession or military rank?”

They had tracked our work and asked us to verify information about attacks we carried out, such as who was present and how many men were martyred. Your responses have to match the entire group’s.

NARRATOR: A week later, the rebels say they were surprised by what happened next.

REBEL COMMANDER: [through interpreter] We only found out where we were going to be trained on the last day in Ankara, when the Americans said goodbye and that, “Tomorrow, we’ll see you in Qatar.”

NARRATOR: They were flown 1,500 miles away to Doha, the capital of Qatar, which is a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf.

REBEL COMMANDER: [through interpreter] We drove for about two, two-and-a-half hours to reach the training ground. It was close to the Saudi border. We didn’t know where we were because it was desert all around.

NARRATOR: Over the course of three weeks, they say they were trained by Americans at a base in the desert guarded by Qatari soldiers. Like many of the rebels who were sent to Qatar, 21-year-old Hussein had never had any previous military training.

HUSSEIN: [through interpreter] They trained us to ambush regime or enemy vehicles and cut off the road. They also trained us on how to attack a vehicle, raid it, retrieve information or weapons and munitions, and how to finish off soldiers still alive after an ambush.

NARRATOR: The rebels were outfitted with brand-new uniforms and boots.

MUHAMMAD ALI: [subtitles] Those trousers are from them, right?

HUSSEIN: [subtitles] Yeah. We got these boots in training.

MUHAMMAD ALI: The Americans were warning the fighters not to tell this story at all. And even at one point, they told them, “If in any case this story will be published, we will stop funding you or arming you.”

NARRATOR: The CIA and the State Department declined to comment on the fighters’ accounts of arming and training, though the Obama administration has said it plans to step up support to the rebels, and there have been other reports the CIA is running covert training out of Jordan.

The military industrial complex stands to make a killing (no pun intended) from the upcoming military action in Syria but do you think they're actually going after iSIS?

Don't count on it. They're going to blow up whatever defense is left so these ISIS mercenaries can quickly move in and take over like in Libya.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 03:29 PM

6. As they used to say in movie theaters back in the '30's:

"This is where I came in."

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