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Corporatism - Fascisms Brand identity

Hitler - Mussolini - Mosley - Franco


"The whole body is generally directed by the central driving brain of government without which no body and System of society can operate. This does not mean control from Whitehall, or constant interference by Government with the business of industry. But it does mean that Government, or rather the Corporate System, will lay down the limits within which individuals and interests may operate. Those limits are the welfare of the nation - not, when all is said, a very unreasonable criterion. Within these limits, all activity is encouraged; individual enterprise, and the making of a profit, are not only permitted, but encouraged so long as that enterprise enriches rather than damages by its activity the nation as a whole."

Oswald Mosley [caution advised]

Nazism exposed

The company's founder, Will Keith Kellogg, believed that diet played an important role in a healthy lifestyle and that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. It was this conviction that inspired him to experiment and ultimately 'discover' cereal whilst working as business manager at the Battle Creek Sanatorium, Michigan, USA. The 'San' was an internationally famous Seventh Day Adventist hospital and health spa which offered its rich and famous patients a regime of exercise and fresh air, plus a strict diet that prohibited caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and meat.
Foundations of an empire

John Harvey Kellogg, M.D. (1852-1945) figured out new ways to get Americans to eat the abundant grain of the Midwest. His best known product was corn flakes, a staple on American breakfast tables for generations. Kellogg was on the Advisory Council of the American Eugenics Society from the early days. He founded the Race Betterment Foundation, and was a sponsor of three eugenics conferences. Funding the Eugenics Movement

who are the eugenicists?

* opportunistic capitalists or free thinkers (Rockefeller, Kellog, Mellon, Ford, Carnegie, Agnelli, Mac Cormick, etc.), who find in eugenics a justification to their selfishness and an excuse to destroy the potential competitors (on the pretext of progress and of their happiness);

* the materialist socialist, internationalists or nationalists (later called national-socialist, nazis) who rubbed shoulders within the intellectual milieus in the big cities.

Owen Young, Gerard Swope, Hjalmar Schacht, Bernard Baruch, etc.; the same international banks: J.P. Morgan, Guaranty Trust, Chase Bank; and the same location in New York: usually 120 Broadway.
This group of international bankers backed the Bolshevik Revolution and subsequently profited from the establishment of a Soviet Russia. This group backed Roosevelt and profited from New Deal socialism. This group also backed Hitler and certainly profited from German armament in the 1930s. When Big Business should have been running its business operations at Ford Motor, Standard of New Jersey, and so on, we find it actively and deeply involved in political upheavals, war, and revolutions in three major countries.
Antony C Sutton

".. in August 1938 after Hitler had achieved power with the aid of the cartels Henry Ford received the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, a Nazi decoration for distinguished foreigners. The New York Times reported it was the first time the Grand Cross had been awarded in the United States and was to celebrate Henry Ford's 75th birthday"
Henry Ford and the Nazis - Antony C Sutton

The CARTEL - corporate Philanthropy -
divide & rule Via social engineering

When the Ford Foundation flowered into an activist, socially conscious philanthropy in the 1960s, it sparked the key revolution in the foundation worldview: the idea that foundations were to improve the lot of mankind not by building lasting institutions but by challenging existing ones. Henry Ford and his son Edsel had originally created the foundation in 1936 not out of any grand philanthropic vision but instead to shelter their companys stock from taxes and to ensure continued family control of the business. When the foundation came into its full inheritance of Ford stock, it became overnight Americas largest foundation by several magnitudes. Its expenditures in 1954 were four times higher than second-ranked Rockefeller and ten times higher than third-ranked Carnegie.
From its start, Ford aimed to be different, eschewing medical research and public health in favor of social issues such as First Amendment restrictions and undemocratic concentrations of power, economic problems, world peace, and social science. Nevertheless, Andrew Carnegie himself might have applauded some of Fords early efforts, including the Green Revolution in high-yielding crops and its pioneering program to establish theaters, orchestras, and dance and opera companies across the country. But by the early 1960s, the trustees started clamoring for a more radical vision; according to Richard Magat, a Ford employee, they demanded action-oriented rather than research-oriented programs that would test the outer edges of advocacy and citizen participation.

The first such action-oriented program, the Gray Areas project, was a turning point in foundation history andbecause it was a prime mover of the ill-starred War on Povertya turning point in American history as well. Its creator, Paul Ylvisaker, an energetic social theorist from Harvard and subsequent icon for the liberal foundation community, had concluded that the problems of newly migrated urban blacks and Puerto Ricans could not be solved by the old and fixed ways of doing things. Because existing private and public institutions were unresponsive, he argued, the new poverty populations needed a totally new institutionthe community action agencyto coordinate legal, health, and welfare services and to give voice to the poor. According to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, an early poverty warrior under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, Ford proposed nothing less than institutional change in the operation and control of American cities . . . . [Ford] invented a new level of American government: the inner-city community action agency. Ylvisaker proceeded to establish such agencies in Boston, New Haven, Philadelphia, and Oakland."
The Billions of Dollars That Made Things Worse

See : Heinz means cash

Ford & Rockerfeller: The Cartel steering commitee

The first industrial pools in the 1880's tried to fix the price of their goods (be it salt, whiskey, cattle, iron, oil ...) no matter the circumstances, to a level high enough to earn them a nice living, but not too high so as not to attract outside competitors. United they could also earn from the other side, by lowering costs. Railroads were forces to give them wholesale rebates, inefficient or poorly situated factories were closed, redundant workers could be laid off, and sometimes a war chest was even made. Outside competitors could generally not survive.

Pools were in their eyes modernity, sweeping the cut throat competition that could only lead to ruin and introducing rational methods of production management. They could also invest in common scientific research and advertisement, and to organize buying centers
Oligopolies, trusts and monopolies

In recent months, the Ford Foundation and Schumann Foundation-subsidized "media watchdogs" from FAIR and the Institute for Public Accuracy--Norman Solomon and Steve Rendall--have seemed more interested in preventing 9/11 conspiracy researchers and journalists from receiving any airtime on Pacifica's radio stations than in revealing the historical links of their funders to the CIA or the Johnson White House to their alternative media listeners and readers. And WORKING ASSETS RADIO--which is aired on San Francisco's KALW and produced by a former co-host/producer of FAIR's COUNTERSPIN and a forme Pacifica Network News staffperson--has apparently not been eager to welcome 9/11 conspiracy researchers and journalists onto the show. ALTERNATIVE MEDIA CENSORSHIP: SPONSORED BY CIA's FORD FOUNDATION?

see also : power games

The tap root of modern corporate socialism runs deep into the management of two affiliated multi-national corporations: General Electric Company in the United States and its foreign associates, including German General Electric (A.E.G.), and Osram in Germany. We have noted that Gerard Swope, second president and chairman of General Electric, and Walter Rathanau of A.E.G. promoted radical ideas for control of the State by private business interests.

From 1915 onwards International General Electric (I.G.E.), located at 120 Broadway in New York City, acted as the foreign investment, manufacturing, and selling organization for the General Electric Company.

I.G.E. held interests in overseas manufacturing companies including a 25 to 30-percent holding in German General Electric (A.E.G.), plus holdings in Osram G.m.b.H. Kommanditgesellschaft, also in Berlin. These holdings gave International General Electric four directors on the board of A.E.G., and another director at Osram, and significant influence in the internal domestic policies of these German companies. The significance of this General Electric ownership is that A.E.G. and Osram were prominent suppliers of funds for Hitler in his rise to power in Germany in 1933. A bank transfer slip dated March 2, 1933 from A.E.G. to Delbruck Schickler & Co. in Berlin requests that 60,000 Reichsmark be deposited in the "Nationale Treuhand" (National Trusteeship) account for Hitler's use.
Antony C Sutton

GE We don't want your war machines...

General Electric makes household appliances, plastics, water treatment systems, lighting, medical equipment, and commercial financial services. It also makes aircraft engines and nuclear reactors, and keeps criticism at bay with its ownership of media giants NBC, CNBC, Telemundo, Bravo, and, in partnership with Microsoft, msnbc.com. GE's recent partnership with Vivendi added Universal Studios, USA, Trio and Sci-fi cable channels to its $43 billion media empire.
GE Corpwatch- war profiteers

Shelley Rosen, senior director of McDonald's, agrees that ideas and understanding a brand's core competencies can translate to elasticity.

"General Electric has a portfolio of 21 different organizations from rocket engines to MRI machines to light bulbs because they did a lot of work on what their core competencies are. At General Electric that's leadership

Selling leadership in everything they do. They have figured out how to replicate leadership whether they're making MRI machines or rocket engines." Brandchannel

cosmetic restrucuring of a monoploy?

General Electric Co. said [..] it will reorganize the company's 11 businesses into six industry-focused groups, and has named three new vice chairmen.

The company will be realigned into GE Infrastructure; GE Industrial; GE Commercial Financial Services; NBC Universal; GE Healthcare and GE Consumer Finance. Dave Calhoun, 48, will lead the Infrastructure group, Michael Neal, 52, will head up Commercial Financial Services and John Rice, 48, will lead the Industrial group.

"These changes will accelerate GE's growth in key industries," said Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. "We have been moving toward a more customer-focused organization for several years. " - msnbc [which is jointly owned by GE and Microsoft]

Bayer has its origins in Nazi Germany, as part of the IG Farben cartel who built a rubber and oil plant complex at the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp, the inmates worked as slave labor for Farben. When they were too weak to work they were killed in gas chambers, with Farben making Zyklon B gas. In 1948 twelve Farben executives were given sentences for mass murder, the longest was a mere seven years for Dr. Fritz ter Meer. On 1st August 1963 IG Farben was split into the three separate corporations which had once together formed its core: Bayer, Hoechst and BASF. This was Bayer's 100th anniversary and the opening speech was given by mass murderer Dr. Fritz ter Meer, who was elevated to the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayer.

The cancer industry

Brown Bros Harriman

Bush - Nazi Link Confirmed from The New Hampshire Gazette Vol. 248, No. 1, October 10, 2003

Morgan Stanley and the Nazis

J P Morgans
nazi links


American Corporations


A Study of Corporate and Banking Influence By Don Allen

rightwing corporate interests

What is a corporate take-over? George Monbiot

[global corruption report

What are friends for? Uri Avnery

Greg Palast
corporate carve up of Iraq + Africas 1st world war and the corporate diamond / gold scam

'Poppy strikes gold'.-Greg Palast

The Business of War: Making a Killing - public integrity

Remember 9/11 [from hereinreality.com]

The privatisation of war

Ian Taylor, The Guardian

the big boys...
US - GB - Republican -  likud
shady dealings


The end of the Cold War has proven not to be the end of global conflict. Today, conflict often manifests itself in a new form of guerilla warfare: terrorism. This form of conflict extends vulnerabilities beyond military institutions to civilian populations and commercial infrastructure. As the emergence of sophisticated communication and information networks blurs many of the past separations between government and industry and between domestic and global interests, security needs transcend traditional borders between nations and between governments and industry.

The events and aftermath of September 11 highlight the need for both governments and industry to address these security concerns. As a result, recognition of the need for homeland security products and services to address these threats is growing. The nation and the world now look to find new ways to take advantage of the shared concerns between governments and industry and to develop new methods to collaborate for security and for technological and economic benefit. These concerns, together with the changes in the global business environment, offer substantial promise for homeland security investment.


The war industry - profiteering in the 21st century

the big boys...

Fuck 'em ALL - BUSH

Halliburton Subpoenaed Over Unit's Iran Work

Bush: U.S. Looking Into Whether Iran Involved in 9/11

The assessment of the White House counsel's office agrees that Cheney faces "serious legal implications" from the pending French indictments and add that the Vice President's illegal and unethical lobbying on behalf of Halliburton for the no-bid contract "raises additional questions."

Cheney, however, is standing firm and recently told Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont to "fuck off" when the Senator questioned him on the Halliburton matters.

According to White House sources, President George W. Bush laughed the matter off at a recent cabinet meeting.

"Fuck 'em all," Bush said.

Cheney Faces Criminal Indictments; Other Illegal Actions Raise Warning Flags at White House

Seig Heil to the almighty dollar

Kellog, Brown & Root...Halliburton
Kellogg... "Established in the 1930s, we enjoy a strong worldwide reputation for technology-based engineering, procurement and construction services within the process plant industries."

Brown and Root...
"From building ships for the Navy in WWII to fighting oil well fires in Iraq, Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) has had a long history of providing engineering and construction services for defense and other governmental contracts."

"After dropping more than 28,000 bombs on Iraq, the United States has now begun the business of rebuilding the country.... The companies that land the biggest contracts to do the work will cash in big-time."
CBS-News "60 Minutes," April 27, 2003
Shouldn't Dick Cheney Be Impeached?

Pentagon email reveals Cheney, Halliburton link

"A Pentagon email said US Vice-President Dick Cheney coordinated a huge Halliburton government contract for Iraq, Time said today, despite Cheney's denial of interest in the company that he ran until 2000.

The March 5, 2003 email, from an Army Corps of Engineers official, said top Pentagon official Douglas Feith got the job of shepherding the contract, according to advance copies of the newsweekly that hits newsstands tomorrow.

Feith had approved the multibillion-dollar deal "contingent on informing WH (the White House) tomorrow. We anticipate no issues since action has been coordinated w(ith) VP's (vice-president's) office," said the email obtained by Time.

The newsweekly said Halliburton won the contract three days later, although no other bids had been submitted"
The age

the big boys...

DeLay's Corporate Fundraising Investigated
Money Was Directed to Texas GOP to Help State Redistricting Effort

By R. Jeffrey Smith Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, July 12, 2004; Page A01

In May 2001, Enron's top lobbyists in Washington advised the company chairman that then-House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) was pressing for a $100,000 contribution to his political action committee, in addition to the $250,000 the company had already pledged to the Republican Party that year.

DeLay requested that the new donation come from "a combination of corporate and personal money from Enron's executives," with the understanding that it would be partly spent on "the redistricting effort in Texas," said the e-mail to Kenneth L. Lay from lobbyists Rick Shapiro and Linda Robertson.

The e-mail, which surfaced in a subsequent federal probe of Houston-based Enron, is one of at least a dozen documents obtained by The Washington Post that show DeLay and his associates directed money from corporations and Washington lobbyists to Republican campaign coffers in Texas in 2001 and 2002 as part of a plan to redraw the state's congressional districts.

DeLay's fundraising efforts helped produce a stunning political success. Republicans took control of the Texas House for the first time in 130 years, Texas congressional districts were redrawn to send more Republican lawmakers to Washington, and DeLay -- now the House majority leader -- is more likely to retain his powerful post after the November election, according to political experts.

But DeLay and his colleagues also face serious legal challenges: Texas law bars corporate financing of state legislature campaigns, and a Texas criminal prosecutor is in the 20th month of digging through records of the fundraising, looking at possible violations of at least three statutes. A parallel lawsuit, also in the midst of discovery, is seeking $1.5 million in damages from DeLay's aides and one of his political action committees -- Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC) -- on behalf of four defeated Democratic lawmakers.
washington post

Enron's Lay: 'Not Guilty'

(CBS/AP) Former Enron Corp. CEO Kenneth Lay pleaded innocent Thursday to federal charges that he was involved in a wide-ranging scheme to deceive the public, company shareholders and government regulators about the energy company that he founded and led to industry prominence before its collapse.

"Not guilty, your honor," Lay, speaking loudly and clearly, told U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy at a court hearing hours after he surrendered to the FBI and was hustled to the federal courthouse in handcuffs.

A federal indictment unsealed Thursday added 11 counts against Lay to charges already filed against his hand-picked protege, former CEO Jeffrey Skilling, and former top accountant Richard Causey.

It accused Lay of participating in a conspiracy to manipulate Enron's quarterly financial results. It also accused him of making public statements about Enron's financial performance that were false and misleading and omitting facts necessary to make financial statements accurate and fair.

Milloy set his bond at $500,000, and Lay emerged from the courthouse less than an hour later. Prosecutors had sought a $6 million bond, saying he was a flight risk.

"It has been a tragic day for me and my family," Lay said at a news conference shortly after his court appearance. "An indictment came down that should not have occurred."

"Everyone in Britain will be a stakeholder. The whole island will "regain" the feeling of belonging to a great family with a corporate purpose and corporate pride. The wallets of shareholders will, of course, be open to other stakeholders."

The future of the corporation[pdf] Michael Novak

How wars are made

Corporate interests ARE the new global security state

With the resignation of George Tenet as director of central intelligence and the final hearings of the 9/11 commission last week, the stage is set for the first major restructuring of the intelligence community in decades. While there has been much talk of moving agencies and creating an "intelligence czar," the privatization of our spies has been largely overlooked. The CIA is awash in money as a result of post-9/11 budget increases. But because of general uncertainty over the future, it faces a long delay before it can recruit and train a new generation of spies and analysts. So for now it is building up its staff by turning to the "intelligence-industrial complex." These corporations range from Fortune 500 giants like Booz Allen Hamilton and Northrop Grumman to small companies made up almost entirely of former senior CIA officers, like the Abraxas Corp. in McLean, Virginia. For example, one Abraxas expert, Mary Nayak, formerly ran the Directorate of Intelligence's South Asia group; now she's been hired as a consultant to the CIA's review group on Sept. 11.
James banford

Dame Stella Rimington DCB (68)
Non-Executive Director

Dame Stella Rimington was appointed to the Board of BG plc as a non-executive Director in February 1997. She had a career with the Security Service spanning 27 years. She was the first woman Director General of MI5 and the first person to hold the post to have her name made public. She is also a non-executive director of Marks and Spencer plc.
BG Board

We possess core skills in every aspect of the gas chain from the reservoir to the burner tip. Our business is the discovery, extraction, transmission, distribution and supply of natural gas to existing and developing markets around the world. Our core skills include exploration and production, transmission, through pipeline systems or LNG liquefaction and transport, as well as the creation and distribution of energy through gasfired power generation.

Should UK intelligence really
have a Corporate Direction?

You would never guess it from your average Newsnight or Today programme, but security is a business like any other. Big business.

Take Kroll, "the worldwide (and Nasdaq) leader in risk consulting".

It expects revenues touching $602m in 2004, up 32% on 2003, which was itself a record year.

"We're the global leader in risk mitigation, with a premier brand, personnel and clientele," says its CEO.

We can be pretty sure that terrorism will increase "for the foreseeable future", says its head of security.

Al-Qaida has been good for Kroll and British competitors like the Control Risk groups. It has been good for the appointment of media "security correspondents" and the growth of a trade press serving this burgeoning industry. It has been good for university departments surveying the field and hi-tech surveillance manufacturers. It has been tremendous at finding well paid jobs for ex-SAS, Scotland Yard, CIA and sundry "expert" chaps. It has given the accumulated budgets of homeland security, here as in America, a supersonic spending charge. But how good has it been for any of us, the people who pay at the end of the line?
Peter Preston

Dame Pauline Neville-Jones DCMG

Dame Pauline Neville-Jones has been a BBC Governor since January 1998.

Her term of office has been extended to the end of 2005.

She chairs the BBC's Audit Committee and the Governors' World Service Consultative Group. [see PSYOPS]

Between 1993 and 1994 she was Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee.

From 1994, until her retirement, she was Political Director in the Foreign Commonwealth Office, in which capacity she led the British delegation to the Dayton negotiations on the Bosnia peace settlement.

From 1996 to 1998 she was Managing Director and Head of Global Business Strategy for NatWest Markets and Chairman of NatWest Markets France.

She was Vice Chairman of Hawkpoint Partners Ltd, the corporate advisory arm of NatWest Bank plc, from 1998 to 2000.

She is Chairman of Qinetiq Group plc and of the Information Assurance Advisory Council.

She is an Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and Doctor of the London and Open Universities.

She was made a Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1987 and a Dame Commander in the 1992 New Year's Honours.

BBC profile


The Woolseys: An American Drama!

Mom & Pop Team Of War Profiteers

I would rate the husband and wife team of James and Suzanne Woolsey up there as one of the most blatant examples of war profiting that I've ever seen. They both remain policy advisors on Iraq, even though they both work for private firms that do business there. James has long wanted to use US military might to transform the Middle East. "And he has pushed for war with Iraq as hard as anyone, even before the terrorist attacks of Sep 11, 2001," according to the April 8, 2003 Global Policy Forum.

That's right - long before 9/11. In January 1998, James signed the now infamous letter to Clinton from the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) calling for regime change in Iraq (which Clinton trashed). In 1998, he also successfully lobbied to pass the Iraq Liberation Act (ILA), which allocated nearly $100 million for the Iraqi opposition, mainly the Iraq National Congress (INC), headed by none other than Ahmed Chalabi.

More from Evelyn Pringle

Iraq reconstruction deals: Not covered by conflict of interest laws or ethics rules

Suzanne H. Woolsey is a trustee of a little-known defense consulting group that had inside access to senior Pentagon leaders directing the Iraq war. Last January, she joined the board of California-based Fluor Corp.

Soon afterward, Fluor and a joint venture partner won about $1.6 billion in Iraq reconstruction contracts.

Her husband, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, a leading advocate for the war, is serving as a government policy advisor. He too works for a firm with war-related interests.

The Woolseys' overlapping affiliations are part of a growing pattern in Washington in which individuals play key roles in quasi-governmental organizations advising officials on major policy issues but also are involved with private businesses in related fields. Private, public roles overlap in Washington

Propaganda and fear mongering: PNAC doubleplus ungood

Cold War Group Revived To Fight Terror

Washington DC (UPI) Jul 20, 2004
An organization originally created to combat communist expansion in the 1950s was reincarnated on Capitol Hill as another participant in the war against terrorism.

The Committee on the Present Danger was relaunched as a non-partisan group to advocate policies aimed at winning the war on terror and building foundations for democracy worldwide.

We're here to form a non-partisan citizens' army, said Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., honorary co-chairman of the committee.

The group has 45 members, including former Rep. Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., former U.N. ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, former Attorney General Ed Meese and former Rep. Jack Kemp, R-N.Y.

Several members of the committee are holdovers from its 1970s incarnation. The committee was formed in 1950 as an advocate for strong U.S. resistance to Soviet expansion. It was resurrected during the Carter administration amid concerns over the disengagement of the United States in Cold War diplomacy after Vietnam.

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., the committee's other honorary co-chairman, expressed concern that this same scenario could arise.

We've got to constantly remind our fellow citizens and our allies around the world that this, like the Cold War, is a conflict that requires a commitment over a long period of time, he said. Kyl said it was particularly important to remain committed even in the face of setbacks or times when the enemy was perceived to be inactive.

Former CIA Director James Woolsey will serve as the committee's chairman. Before introducing Lieberman and Kyl, Woolsey said the war on terror is a war against extremist Islamist ideology, which he carefully distinguished from the religion of Islam as practiced by the vast majority of Muslims around the world.

(The Islamist movement) is a totalitarian movement masquerading as religion, Woolsey said, drawing parallels to the Soviet empire of the Cold War era. The danger that we must address is a danger to democracy and civil society throughout the world.

The committee is comprised of private citizens, except for honorary co-chairmen Lieberman and Kyl. The group will focus on education and policy advocacy through newspaper editorials, speeches, congressional testimony and media appearances. It will not endorse political candidates.

- More from Space Daily

9-11 Lost war drills part 6

war - what is it good for?

"It's an essential part of doing business overseas," said Kent Kresa, chief executive of Northrop Grumman. "I'm not negative on it."

The Pentagon has stockpiled so many F-18 and F-16 fighter jets and other weapons that it is only through overseas sales that many aging production lines are kept running.

If the public knows little about this corner of the military industry, that is by design. Most contractors refuse to talk about offsets. They disclose little about them to shareholders or regulators and grumble privately that they are a "necessary evil." Yet they have done little to halt the practice.

Offsets can be any form of aid - direct investments, agreements to help countries export their goods, pacts to use more foreign components in the weapons sold, even transferring subassembly jobs overseas.

American arms makers have helped the Dutch to export yarn and missile parts, the Finns to sell rail carriers and passenger ferries, the Swiss to sell machine tools and ball bearings, and the Norwegians to market power-generating equipment. Lockheed had to use British-made Rolls-Royce engines instead of ones made by General Electric to power Apache attack helicopters sold in Europe. And, in a sale of F-16's to Poland, Lockheed agreed to have the jets' engines built there.

So complicated are offsets that most major contractors have entire departments to devise them and to twist the arms of suppliers into participating as well. Contractors usually agree to pay damages if they fail to deliver on a deal; in practice, though, offset agreements that run into trouble are often renegotiated.

Those statistics show that more than 120 countries require offsets in military sales.

"From a general industry perspective, while we'd prefer that offsets did not exist, most companies would say that we are pretty good at them," said Michael Messina, chairman of the Defense Industry Offset Association, a group of military contractors. "If U.S. companies did not provide offsets, we would not have the business in the first place. Half a loaf is better than none."

Offsets: Legalized Bribery or Half-Baked Policy or Both?

US arms exporters Mother Jones

The Erinys were attendants of Hades and Persephone, and lived at the entrance to the Underworld.

Erinys (n.) An avenging deity; one of the Furies; sometimes, conscience personified.

The U.S. Troops have now confirmed "competitors": Private Miltary Contractors. British Company Erinys, is yet another company, who employed 10.000 Iraqis, to protect the oil pipelines.

Erinys is in reality bankrolled at its inception by Nour USA Ltd., which was incorporated in the United States last May. A Nour's founder was Ahmed Chalabi friend and business associate, Abul Huda Farouki. Within days of the award last August, Nour became a joint venture partner with Erinys and the contract was amended to include Nour.

Newsday wrote, that another founding partner and director of Erinys Iraq is Faisal Daghistani, the son of Tamara Daghistani, for years one of Chalabi's most trusted confidants. She was a key player in the creation of his exile group, the Iraqi National Congress, which received millions of dollars in U.S. funds to help destabilize the Saddam Hussein regime before the coalition invasion last year.

The firm's counsel in Baghdad is Chalabi's nephew Salem Chalabi. Erinys recently also awarded a $10-million contract for helicopter surveillance of the pipelines to Florida-based AirScan Inc. Airscan also protects African oil fields.

AirScan, run by Walter Holloway, was formed in 1984 by former U.S. air commandos, the Air Force version of Special Forces. Its first and longest lasting contract has been to provide airborne surveillance security for U.S. Air Force launches at Cape Canaveral in Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. AirScan also has contracts in the war zones of Colombia and Angola, where it guards oil pipelines for U.S. companies, and is part of the U.S. anti-drug operation, Plan Colombia.

One of AirScan's fleet of Cessna 337s was lost in undisclosed circumstances in Angola in July 2001, while conducting a nighttime surveillance mission in the Cabinda enclave. The company admitted the loss of the aircraft to the Voice of America.
911blog Ewing 2001

Suspicion Surrounding Ahmad Chalabi and the INC

Chalabi to US: thanks suckers! 'Back to iraq 3.0'

Guarding the Oil Underworld in Iraq corpwatch

Mercenary Boom in Iraq Creates Tension at Home and Abroad

BioONE is a joint venture of Sabre Technical Services, LLC, a leader in biological and chemical remediation technology and services, and Giuliani Partners LLC, a management-consulting firm with extensive experience in security, emergency preparedness and response, as well as crisis management.

BioONE specializes in chemical and bioterrorism preparedness, response and remediation. The company has the only complete mobile chemical and bioterrorism response systems in the country.
Giuliani-Company: Anthrax Cleanup of AMI-Building INN news

"The Cambridge-based Autonomy Corporation, with Mr [Richard] Perle's help, is secretively selling advanced computer eavesdropping systems to intelligence agencies around the world. Its software simultaneously monitors hundreds of thousands of intercepted emails and phone conversations while they are taking place. It claims to turn patterns of conversation into "beams of light" of varying thickness on a screen, revealing anomalies that might be code phrases. Clients to date are believed to include MI6 and GCHQ, the newly launched US department of homeland security in Washington, and intelligence agencies in Italy. " - Perles a swine

"Stevedoring Services of America, which recently shortened its name to "SSA Marine," is a multi-national corporation with headquarters in Seattle. War profiteer, privatizer and globalizer, this corporate thug was involved in the police attack at the Oakland docks on April 7, 2003. On the anniversary of that day--let us return to the Port of Oakland to picket SSA!"
SSA Marine --profile of a profitee by Daniel Borgstr�

SSA marine profile Center for public integrity

Privatizing combat the new world order

"Today one in ten personnel in the 2003 invasion of Iraq come from private industry, a dramatic ten-fold increase over the previous Gulf War in 1991. Not only were most of these employees drawn from the biggest military contractors in the United States: the company that won the most new work was the company that the Vice-President Dick Cheney headed up before he took office: Halliburton Corporation and its subsidiaries (e.g., Kellogg, Brown, and Root) have won over $8 billion in contracts. Their military revenue in 2003 of $3.9 billion was a staggering 700% higher than the previous year!"

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen is one such insider.

Although he is no longer in public office, Cohen remains a public figure. He is a weekly foreign affairs analyst for CNN and makes frequent appearances on other television networks. Cohen's respected stature adds certain gravity to his public statements on Iraq. A disclaimer should accompany these appearances, like those now uttered by financial analysts: he holds stock in the subject at hand.

The blending of public speech and private interest can be found in an August 2003 CNBC interview. Iraqi National Congress leader Ahmed Chalabi made news that day by saying Iraqis should start stabilizing their own country.

Cohen told CNBC, "I think he's correct in saying that we need to have the Iraqi people assume much more of their own defense." Cohen's public opinion meshed perfectly with his private agenda. His consulting firm, The Cohen Group, is the hired gun for an obscure company, Nour USA. In September, Coalition Provisional Authority awarded Nour an $80 million contract to provide security services for Iraq's oil pipelines and related infrastructure.

The Cohen Group landed Nour an even bigger contract last month, when the CPA accepted its $327 million bid to equip the Iraqi police and the new Iraqi army.

Nour's founder, Abul Huda Farouki, too, has important political connections. He is a business associate and confidant of Chalabi, who happens to be Cheney and Wolfowitz's main man on the Iraqi Governing Council. Nour now employs many Chalabi associates and members of the INC's militia.
Profiting from the war

Cohen inspects troops in Columbia 1998


The Cohen group

"William S. Cohen, Chairman of The Cohen Group and former Secretary of Defense in the Clinton Administration, will succeed Frank C. Carlucci as Chairman of the Board. Carlucci, Chairman of The Carlyle Group and former Secretary of Defense in the Reagan Administration, has been Chairman of the Council since September 1999."
Pr newswire 1999

"Hoping to follow in the footsteps of Henry A. Kissinger, who started a consulting firm and made millions, and former President George Bush who is a senior adviser to the Carlyle Group, a Washington investment firm, Mr. Cohen is selling his insights, door-opening skills and star power in a new twist on Washington's revolving door between government service and private gain. "
Trading on Their Names Turning Government Experience Into Corporate Advice

A Ministry of Defence civil servant, John Porter, was arrested and questioned about alleged unauthorised free holidays and gifts he and his wife received from BAE's slush fund.

The documents we are publishing today suggest that BAe used an elaborate process of false accounting to make huge payments, many of them to the top official responsible for Saudi arms purchases, Prince Turki bin Nasser.

For instance, one single month's file lists 23 payments, totalling almost 1m, made for the benefit of top Saudis in August 1995 - Guardian

"In my time I came to learn that the chairman of British Aerospace [Sir Richard Evans] appeared to have the key to the garden door to No 10. Certainly I never once knew No 10 come up with any decision that would be incommoding to British Aerospace." - former foreign secretary, Robin Cook

The Arms trade

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"The Carlyle Group focuses on companies funded by the government such as defense contractors and other companies affected by government, regulations, such as telecommunications. But its interests and investments go beyond defense industies and include a European auto parts company, a Japanese DSL company and Silicon Valley startups. In fact, 25 percent of its profits come from real estate investments.

However, Carlyle is mostly associated with and interested in the defense industry, whose budget the Bush administration is proposing to increase by over $40 billion, on top of the $437 billion provided by the 2003 Federal Budget. Getting as much as they can out of that budget is the goal of the Carlyle Group, and that helps to explain the coming together of so many top former Defense Department and other former government Big Wigs like Carlucci, Kennard and Baker, among others. "
Just what is the Carlyle Group?

Carlyle fingers in many pies: the global control & surveillance grid

These 'players' are preparing the globe for a techno-Fascist security state

a Global command & control grid

constituting a Satellite based tracking, 3D Radar, Border control,
Armed Drone [UAV] crisis response

it's a self perpetuating defense-intelligence industry...a global crime syndicate which are in control of the planet, they decide who is a useful resource, who lives and who dies

NATO will be among the many organisations providing the worldwide corporate army who oversee this


Captain Wardrobes

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