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Thursday, October 11, 2007

outsourcing intelligence...

Now, some of you might have noticed my tendency towards being a tad cynical.

I blame reality...

You know how the bastards who sent our troops to Iraq hid behind excuses like "faulty intelligence" once they had nowhere else to hide? Well now they've found a new scam: Intelligence contractors.

Yep, they're outsourcing the task of intelligence gathering.

Think about the advantages... If they get caught torturing people, the government can deny all responsibility. If they get caught out acting on contrived intelligence, the government is not to blame.

And what about the contractors... The temptation to fit the intelligence "gathered" to the foreign policy agenda of the government of the day must be overwhelming...

Want to read more? Try the Washington Post and Corpwatch.

Wars in future might be set up like this: The government buys the "intelligence" it needs for a particularly convenient war, then they send in the mercenaries to do the job. If it all goes bad, "we were let down by the contractors"... Neat, eh?

Of course you know who pays for all this, don't you...

2 Comments:

Blogger GreenSmile said...

same fools as always paid for it of course...only now we pay about triple what we used to and get sloppy information, haphazardly assembled and then when we do get it, the us govmint compromizes the sources.

October 12, 2007 9:03 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Hi there GS. Yes. And these private agencies will soon learn they cannot trust the politicians and start withholding information to protect their sources. "Join the club" their public partners will say...

I think there has to be a separation of powers not just between church and state, but also between administrative and political mechanisms. There used to be, but it's all being corrupted.

Damn the Second Law of Thermodynamics...

October 12, 2007 9:54 AM  

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