WAR PROFITEERING PUNDITS SELL WAR TO AMERICANS FOR SELF-ENRICHMENT
Who’s Paying the Pro-War Pundits? by Lee Fang at The Nation on Sept 12, 2014
WAR PROFITEERING CLOWNS ON MSM
Retired General Anthony Zinni
Retired General Jack Keane
Retired Marine General James Mattis
Former Bush official Fran Townsend
MSM news and cable TV = Parade of retired Generals providing NOISE about the threat of ISIS(L)
ISIS(L) = Funded by Sunni Wahhabi BIG OIL MONARCHS = HATED DICTATORS
RETIRED GENERALS = NOISE that USA MIDDLE CLASS should pay for 10,000 USA TROOPS to BATTLE ISIS(L) + MORE “offensive” air strikes + MORE military advisers
RETIRED GENS = Have skin in the game = Paid directors and advisers = LARGEST MIC CONTRACTORS IN THE WORLD = So Syria and Iraq WARS will line their POCKETS = LOOTING MIDDLE CLASS WEALTH FOR MULTINATIONAL WAR INDUSTRY OR WE CALL IT DEFENSE (MIC).
ISW THINK TANK = KEANE + BILL KRISTOL (AIPAC NEOCON) + LIZ CHENEY (NEOCON) = Have THEIR own think tank = Institute for the Study of War (ISW) = Provided TALKING POINTS data on ISIS(L) used by NYT + BBC + FOX + other MSM. = 9 Times on FOX in 2 months.
KEANE = PROMOTES WITH PROPAGANDA FOR MILITARY BOOTS ON THE GROUND TO STOP ISIS(L) + Through air strikes deep into ISIS-held territory (SYRIA).
KEANE = Testified his own “BOOK” at Congressional Hearing on ISIS = “Call for more American military engagement.”
KEANE = After President’s speech = Declared Obama is TOO WEAK and bolder ACTION is REQUIRED = “I truly believe we need to put special operation forces in there.”
KEANE = NEVER MENTIONED IS HIS WAR PROFITEERING = Keane’s gigs = Apecial adviser to Blackwater/Academi + Board Member of TANK + AIRCRAFT maker General Dynamics ($258,006/YEAR) + “Venture partner” at investment firm for defense contractors (XVionics used in Air Force drone training) + President of GSI LLC Consulting. = LOTS OF LOOT WITH ENDLESS WARS.
KEANE = MSM Portrays as simply a think tank TALKING HEAD and Former GEN
KEANE = WALKING MIC MONEY MACHINE = Lucrative contracting world = Stock options + $258,006/Year to SELL WAR
KEANE = Disclosure would tell public HIS ADVICE IS TAINTED IN SELF-INTEREST
KEANE = WALL STREET JOURNAL Column – August 24 bylined only as a retired general and the chairman of ISW = Wrote that “the time has come to confront the government of Qatar, which funds and arms ISIS and other Islamist terrorist groups such as Hamas.” + Same is true for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, but KEANE singled out Qatar because his company, Academi, is a major business partner to United Arab Emirates = Qatar’s primary rival in the region?
GENERAL PROFITEERS = ANOTHER EXAMPLE = Retired Marine General James Mattis = Keane’s colleague at General Dynamics paid Mattis $88,479/Year + stock options = In WaPo says Obama’s decision not to deploy troops to combat ISIS = “The American people will once again see us in a war that doesn’t seem to be making progress.”
GENERAL PROFITEERS = ANOTHER EXAMPLE = Retired General Anthony Zinni = Board member to BAE Systems’ MILITARY SYSTEMS + Several military-private equity firms = Loudest advocate for MIDDLE CLASS paying for Large Deployment of American Soliders to fight ISIS.
PROFITEERS = CNN pundit Frances Townsend, Former Bush official = Two Defense Investment Companies = MacAndrews & Forbes + Monument Capital Group + Advisor to Defense Contractor Decision Sciences. = ON TV constantly Calling for more MIDDLE CLASS to PAY for MORE TROOPS against ISIS.
MULTINATIONAL $BILLIONAIRES WHO OWN MSM AND WAR PROFITEER THEMSELVES = LIE TO AMERICANS BY IMPLYING THESE PROFITEERING CLOWNS ARE UNBIASED RETIRED SOMETHINGS…GENERALS OR WHATEVERS. = BUT THEY ARE PAID TO SELL WAR! THE MORE WAR THE BIGGER THE PAYCHECK.
FACT: Pentagon = DEMANDS $2 Billion of MIDDLE CLASS MONEY for ramped-up operations in the Middle East to FIGHT ISIS(L). = Additional F-35 planes NOT OPERATIONAL for use on ISIS(L) = Notoriously over budget and perpetually delayed = Most expensive weapon system in human history = $1+ Trillion waste of MIDDLE CLASS MONEY. = Engine fire grounded the F-35 fleet again = PENTAGON LIE THAT IT WILL BE USED ON ISIS(L).
Ed Wasserman, dean of UC Berkeley Graduate School for Journalism = Media debate around ISIS uses hawkish former military leaders to CHANGE the public MIND and by NOT disclosing a more balanced set of OPTIONS including NEGOTIATIONS = “The past fifty years has a lot of evidence of the ineffectiveness of air power when it comes to dealing with a more nimble guerrilla-type adversary, and I’m not hearing this conversation.”
Pro-war Punditry of retired generals = Much-cited 2008 exposé by NYT = Revealed a network of retired generals on the payroll of defense contractors using PARTY MIC TALKING POINTS. Nonetheless, the Times has relied on research from a contractor-funded advocacy organization as part of its ISIS coverage. = Keane’s ISW THINK TANK “BIASED BULL CRAP” = 6 different infographics used by NYT stories since June with NO MENTION of conflicts of interest + ISW vested stake in its policy positions = “a who’s who of the defense industry”
KEANE et.al. = ISW THINK TANK = Raytheon + SAIC + Palantir + General Dynamics + CACI + Northrop Grumman + DynCorp + L-3 Communication
CNBC reported Raytheon has much to gain from escalation in Iraq = Produces missiles and radar equipment used in airstrikes.
KEANE et.al. = ISW THINK TANK = Demanded greater reaction AND MIDDLE CLASS LOOTING for RESPONSE TO THE ISIS(L) VIDEOS.
BILL KRISTOL AIPAC RAG = The Weekly Standard = ISW president Kim Kagan wrote Obama’s call for a limited engagement against ISIS “has no chance of success.”
ISW THINK TANK = 2013 Embarrassing spectacle when analyst Elizabeth O’Bagy faked a PhD from Georgetown program she never entered. McCAIN THEN HIRED HER.
ISW THINK TANK = KEANE + BILL KRISTOL (AIPAC NEOCON) + LIZ CHENEY (NEOCON) = NYT + Other media outlets relying heavily on ISW’s BIASED SKEWED TALKING POINTS. = ISW + O’Bagy + AIPAC = Forcefully pushed to equip ISIS(L) with advanced anti-tank and anti-aircraft weaponry to defeat Bashar al-Assad.
ISW THINK TANK = KEANE = Providing arms to ISIS(L) anti-American groups, was a worthwhile gamble.
KEANE = TOLD Fox in May 2013 that arming ISIS(L) might mean “weapons can fall into radical Islamists’ hands…we have vetted some of these moderate rebel groups with the CIA, and I’m convinced we can—it’s still acceptable to take that risk…”
KEANE = “Acceptable risk” = ISIS(L) MURDERED 2 USA JOURNALISTS AND TOOK 35+% OF IRAQ IN 3 WEEKS THAT TOOK USA 9 YEARS TO CAPTURE AT A COST OF $TRILLIONS AND THOUSANDS OF USA TROOPS LIVES AND 10s of THOUSANDS OF TROOPS INJURED! ISIS(L) WEAPONS CAPTURED WERE “MADE IN AMERICA.”
KEANE = IS AFTER THE MIDDLE CLASS LOOT = WEALTH TRANSFERRED TO UNETHICAL MIC CROOKS LIKE KEANE + CHENEY + FAKE RETIRED GENERALS PN THE PAYROLL OF WAR PROFITEERING MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS LIKE GENERAL DYNAMICS AND BOEING. = “911 WAS GOOD FOR US.” — AIPAC + MIC + ISRAEL + NETANYAHU