|"I have been analyzing
American history in the light of what I have called structural deep events:
events, like the JFK assassination, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, or
9/11, which repeatedly involve law-breaking or violence, are mysterious to
begin with, are embedded in ongoing covert processes, have political
consequences that enlarge covert government, and are subsequently covered up by
systematic falsifications in the mainstream media and internal government
records." - Peter Dale Scott
|Key congressional leaders
say they didn't know President Bush had established a "shadow government,"
moving dozens of senior civilian managers to secret underground locations
outside Washington to ensure that the federal government could survive a
devastating terrorist attack on the nation's capital, The Washington Post says
in its Saturday editions.
|It is becoming
increasingly apparent to American citizens that government is no longer being
conducted in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, or, within states,
according to state constitutions. While people have recognized for more than
150 years that the rich and powerful often corrupt individual officials, or
exert undue influence to get legislation passed that favors their interests,
most Americans still cling to the naive belief that such corruption is
exceptional, and that most of the institutions of society, the courts, the
press, and law enforcement
agencies, still largely comply with the
Constitution and the law in important matters. They
expect that these corrupting forces are disunited and in competition with one
another, so that they tend to balance one another.
makes it clear that the situation is far worse than most people
think, that during the last several decades the
U.S. Constitution has been effectively overthrown, and that it is now observed
only as a façade to deceive and placate the masses. What has replaced it
is what many call the Shadow Government. It still, for the most part, operates
in secret, because its control is not secure. The exposure of this regime and
its operations must now become a primary duty of citizens who still believe in
the Rule of Law and in the freedoms which this country is supposed to
|16-year-old Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki
was assassinated while eating dinner by a CIA drone airstrike in Yemen on
October 14, 2011.
Anwar al-Awlaki, an American/Yemeni imam and Islamic
lecturer, was assassinated by an armed CIA drone two weeks prior to the death
of his son.
| Mission: The Long War
Journal is dedicated to providing original and accurate reporting and
analysis of the Long War (also known as the
Global War on Terror). This is accomplished through its programs of embedded
reporters, news and news aggregation, maps, podcasts, and other multimedia
envision a prolonged cold war against Al Qaeda, with hot wars along the way. It
happens that the Long War is over Muslim lands rich with oil, natural gas and
planned pipelines. " - Tom Hayden
|"Without public debate and
without congressional hearings, a segment of the Pentagon and fellow travelers
have embraced a doctrine known as the Long War, which projects an "arc of
instability" caused by insurgent groups from Europe to South Asia that will
last between 50 and 80 years. According to one of its architects, Iraq,
Afghanistan and Pakistan are just "small wars in the midst of a big one." - Tom
|"Last October, senior
Obama officials anonymously
unveiled to the Washington Post their newly minted "disposition matrix", a
complex computer system that will be used to determine how a terrorist suspect
will be "disposed of": indefinite detention, prosecution in a real court,
etc." - Glenn Greewald
Daniel Guttman and Barry Willner wrote The Shadow Government in 1976.
At that time they
recognized that the fedearl government was embarked on a "multi-billion-dollar
giveaway of decision-making authority. Decision-making authority as well
as actual services were being outsourced to high-priced consultants, secretive
think tanks, and corporate vested interests - accountable to no one! Using a
process' cloaked in contractual and other formal approvals by the various
executive departments a drive to merge government and business interests to the
advantage of the latter had been initiated starting as early as 1969. A
marriage of government and State commonly termed fascism.
president Richard Nixon appointed Donald Rumsfeld to head the Office of
Economic Opportunity, which was responsible for overseeing the War on Poverty.
Richard Nixon wanted the agency restructured, and Donald Rumsfeld, with the
assistance of his chief aide, Dick Cheney, quickly began bringing in management
contractors to do the work of the agency's top civil servants.
himself with a bureaucracy that hated him.... [He] was forced to seek outside
help. I remember Don reciting to me the Al Smith statement, 'If I don't look to
my friends for help, who do I look to, my enemies?'" - Dick
Donald Rumsfeld's successor was Frank Carlucci, who later became
Ronald Reagan's Defense secretary. In 1971, Frank Carlucci told Congress that
he was dramatically curtailing the agency's spending on management contractors.
"We did not think we were getting our money's worth." - Frank
In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan created a presidential commission
on privatization to study how the boundary between public and private might be
erased giving private interests more opportunity to move into traditionally
government roles. The same idea surfaces in the re-inventing
government movement taken up by the Bill Clinton administration: We
would do well," one proponent wrote, to glory in the blurring of public
and private and not keep trying to draw a disappearing line in the water."
Privatization has affected every aspect of American public life since then.
The most visible surge in government outsourcing has come in the realm of the
military. Purportedly acute manpower shortages has America hiring private
companies to perform duties reserved in the past for the American military.
America now has over 40 corporations that provide mercenaries.
every facet of personal security is now in the hands of private
business. In 2003 the American government handed out 3,512 security contracts
for domestic security functions. In the 22 month period ending August 2006 the
Department of Homeland Security had issued more than 115,000 security related
It was not until the mid19th century that
Americas urban governments, by setting up local police forces, began to
make an ordinary persons safety a matter of state responsibility. No one
with wealth relies on state guarantees of security any longer. People have
wealth have withdrawn into protected walled enclaves.
In 1960 there
were more police officers than hired security guards in America, whereas today
private guards outnumber the police by a margin of 50 percent. Individuals may
owe nominal allegiance to a village or
a state, but their true oath of fealty is to Securitas or Guardsmark.
One of the chief obligations of any
government is simply to dispense justice - to resolve disputes, oversee legal
business, mete out punishment. These functions were once held in private hands.
After a stint as a social responsibility, they are now migrating back. Lawyers
and clients increasingly shun the civil courts - congested, expensive, fickle -
and instead buy themselves some private arbitration, provided by a growing
cadre of profitable rent a judge companies.
As for the
criminal justice system, those sentenced to prison may very well do their time
in a private facility, run on behalf of state and federal governments and
operated by a company with some former public official in its management to
grease the wheels. Faced with rising numbers of inmates, and unwilling to raise
taxes to build more public prisons, governments at all levels have found that
the easy, cost effective way is to turn the prison industry over to the private
sector - companies such as the behemoth Nashville based Corrections Corporation
Americas public colleges and universities are fast
losing their public character. These institutions were created under the terms
of an act signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1862, providing federal
land grants to the states as a basis for
public financing of higher education. Nationwide, state legislatures are
picking up only about two-thirds of the annual cost of public higher education.
For the University of Illinois, the figure is 25 percent. For the University of
Michigan, its 18 percent.
What makes up the difference in
funding? To a large degree its money from private donors and private
corporations, creating an incipient academic-industrial complex at
public and private institutions alike. At the University of California at
Berkeley, one administrator is officially known as the Bank of America Dean of
the Haas School of Business. Much money for universities comes with strings
attached for instance, the power to push research in certain directions
and perhaps away from others, and the ownership of patents deriving from
Sociologists have a term for what is occurring:
they call it the externalization of state functions." Water and sewage
systems are being privatized, as are airports and highways and public
hospitals. Voucher programs and charter schools are a way of shifting education
toward the private sector. The protection of nuclear waste is in private hands.
Meat inspection is done largely by the meatpacking companies themselves. The
privatization of terminal operations at American ports began three decades ago
and 80 percent of them were already operated by foreign companies, the largest
of which is Chinese.
Serious proposals to privatize portions of Social
Security have been on the table, and Obamacare effectively puts an enormous
government program into the hands of private insurance and drug companies. Many
governmnet services now charge user fees. Detailed statistical data were once
freely available to everyone as public information but now that information
must be purchased ffrom a private corporate public information provider.
The vaults of the Smithsonian were once open to documentary film makers
regardless of provenance and financing. Now an agreement between the
Smithsonian and the cable company Showtime has created something called the
Smithsonian Channel, which has jurisdiction over, and priority access to,
certain kinds of material.
A considerable amount of tax collection is
now done, in effect, by casinos; rather than raise taxes to pay for services,
legislatures legalize gambling and then take a rake-off from the profits earned
by private casino companies. Its tax farming for the modern
age, recalling the hated Roman practice of selling the right to collect taxes
to private individuals (including the apostle Matthew in the Gospels), who were
then allowed to keep anything over what they had agreed to collect for the
As the recent revelations about torture have made clear,
even official interrogations for national security purposes have been
outsourced - in this instance to other countries through the process known as
The sale of naming rights for public
facilities and other amenities attracts notice mostly for the ungainly
nomenclature that results - mutants such as the Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail,
at the New York Botanical Garden, in the Bronx, and Whataburger Field, in
To attract more corporate underwriting, the Department
of the Interior has proposed that Americas national parks be liberally
opened up to the sale of naming rights. No one is suggesting that there will
soon be a J. Crew Cape Cod National Seashore. But might there be a
Sherwin-Williams Painted Desert Trailhead?
An analyst at Johns Hopkins
observes, Contractors have become so big and entrenched that its a
fiction that the government maintains any control."
One obvious recent
example is the rebuilding effort in Iraq. There may have been no alternative to
giving the reconstruction job in Iraq to private corporations, including giant
combines such as Bechtel and Halliburton, but the result has been an effort
that defies management or accountability. The evidence of widespread corruption
in the Iraq rebuilding effort is beyond dispute.
private companies are exempt from many regulations that would apply to
government agencies. The records of private companies cant be obtained
through the Freedom of Information Act. They can use foreign subsidiaries to
avoid laws meant to restrain American companies. Before the war, Halliburton
itself used subsidiaries to do business with Iran, Iraq, and Libya, despite
official American trade sanctions against all three countries.
more secret intelligence work translation, airborne surveillance,
computing, interrogation, analysis, reporting, briefingis being
outsourced to private entities. Not only is the intelligence community becoming
further fragmented, but, because the new jobs pay so well, a spy
drain is drawing officers out of the public sector and into the private
market. The drain isnt restricted to spies: at least 90 former top
officials at the Department of Homeland Security and the White House Office of
Homeland Security are now working for private companies in the
Meanwhile, the government seems poised to
turn the job of border police over to multi-national contractors, a task that
will in turn be subcontracted out to dozens of smaller companies. Lockheed
Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman were among the corporations
submited bids to build a high-tech virtual fence along the Mexican
border, with an array of motion detectors, satellite monitors, and aerial
drones which Boeing eventually won.
A Homeland Security official
conceded the abdication of government leadership, saying to the corporation,
Were asking you to come back and tell us how to do our business."
One study from the late 1990s suggests that the privatization
rate the rate at which public functions are being outsourced
is roughly doubling every year. On paper the federal workforce
nationwide, leaving the military aside, appears to total about two million
people. If you add in all the people in the private sector doing essentially
government jobs with federal grants and contracts, then the figure rises by
10.5 million. The commercialization of government probably explains why so many
Washington entities are now referred to as shops: lobby shop,"
counterterrorism shop." Theres no question that in certain ways the
private sector can outperform the public sector. Users of Federal Express,
U.P.S., and DHL would sooner renounce citizenship than go back to relying only
on the United States Postal Service. The problem is the cumulative effect of
privatization across the board projected out over decades, over a
century, over two and the leaching of management capacity from
government. The activities of government are, in effect, being franchised out.
You cant help lingering over the concept of franchise." The
word originally had to do with notions of political freedom and social
responsibility. Derived from the Old French word franc, meaning free," it
later came to be associated with the most fundamental political freedom of all:
to exercise your franchise meant to exercise your right to vote. Only much
later, in the mid20th century, did the idea of being granted
certain rights acquire its commercial connotation: the right to
market a companys services or products, such as fried chicken or
Tupperware. Today, to have a franchise on something is in effect to have
control over it." - adapted from Cullen Murphy
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