Saturday, December 31, 2016

Lesson One: Follow the Money

A reminder that "Follow the money" is the FIRST and most important filter when any Gummint agency opens its hungry-hole.

...The US military/security complex did not want Reagan to end the Cold War, as the Cold War was the foundation of profit and power for the complex. The CIA told Reagan that if he renewed the arms race, the Soviets would win, because the Soviets controlled investment and could allocate a larger share of the economy to the military than Reagan could.

Reagan did not believe the CIA’s claim that the Soviet Union could prevail in an arms race. He formed a secret committee and gave the committee the power to investigate the CIA’s claim that the US would lose an arms race with the Soviet Union. The committee concluded that the CIA was protecting its prerogatives. I know this because I was a member of the committee.
...Paul Craig Roberts quoted at Vox

Don't ever forget it. 

(We note that the Pentagon has been loudly screeching about Mo'Money since the polls closed on November 8th.   That's not co-incidence.)

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