Saturday, 24 September 2005

Pentagon extends Iraq duty for 9,400 soldiers & other signs we're in deep shit

this is not conspiracy theory. this is applied history.

We've got a civil rights issue looming, anti-war demonstrations, and natural disasters threatening stomping all over the US economy - we have a network of radicals that still can't upset the balance of power, and a culture obsessed with crime and punishment

we have a president who is becoming more and more obviously erratic in behavior, and who's secret society name was "temporary."

so it probably isn't too much of a stretch to compare the events in the world today with the world thirty years ago.. If (and probably when) George W. Bush resigns and heads back to Crawford, we will be living under the KBR fist and cold metal heart of Cheney.

It is necessary to note that KBR recieved major contracts immediately after JFK was assassinated.

Halliburton Deals Recall Vietnam-Era Controversy
Cheney's Ties to Company Reminiscent of LBJ's Relationships

Dec. 24, 2003 -- Current criticism over Halliburton's lucrative Iraq contracts has some historians drawing parallels to a similar controversy involving the company during Lyndon B. Johnson's administration.

Nearly 40 years ago, Halliburton faced almost identical charges over its work for the U.S. government in Vietnam -- allegations of overcharging, sweetheart contracts from the White House and war profiteering. Back then, the company's close ties to President Johnson became a liability. Today -- as NPR's John Burnett reports in the last of a three-part series -- Halliburton seems to be distancing itself from its former chief executive officer, Vice President Dick Cheney.

The story of Halliburton's ties to the White House dates back to the 1940s, when a Texas firm called Brown & Root constructed a massive damn project near Austin. The company's founders, Herman and George Brown, won the contract to build Mansfield Dam thanks to the efforts of Johnson, who was then a Texas congressman.

again, this is not conspiracy theory. this is applied history.

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