Monday, January 19, 2015

Renewed Focus On The Deep State Running The USA, By Default

   (Commentary posted by Roger Erickson)

The following new blog link should be of interest to MNE readers.
The Anatomy of The Deep State
"There are now 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances — a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government. While they work throughout the country and the world, their heavy concentration in and around the Washington suburbs is unmistakable: Since 9/11, 33 facilities for top-secret intelligence have been built or are under construction. Combined, they occupy the floor space of almost three Pentagons — about 17 million square feet. Seventy percent of the intelligence community’s budget goes to paying contracts. And the membrane between government and industry is highly permeable"

This will now be a permanent, new section of the Pentagon-reform blog site long run by Chuck Spinney.

"I am pleased to announce the addition of a very important new page to its left hand column of this blog’s home page. The page title is The Anatomy of The Deep State. 
Bill Moyers (the publisher) and Mike Lofgren (the author) have graciously given me permission to post Mike's very important essay describing how a shadow government has emerged to shape the domestic and foreign policies of the United States.

This shadow government nullifies the system of checks and balances in the Constitution. And that makes it a problem that affects every American.
I urge readers to go to this link, watch the embedded video, and then read Lofgren’s important analysis attached beneath it."

If you're not aware of the political vagaries which increasingly dictate MICC realities, see this strange story, as just one of the many examples of jostling at the feed trough.

ps: Mike Lofgren was the author of this book on the same topic.

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