Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chomsky: Hatred of Democracy at Work in Wikileaks Case

--->Drug Given to All Guantanamo Detainees Akin to "Pharmacologic Waterboarding"...

--->Queerfellows in bed with government: Guardian -- Foreign contractors hired Afghan 'dancing boys', WikiLeaks cable... reveals...

Also re: Dyncorp, Dallas News, 2007: "Many Americans probably think it's the government's job to train foreign security forces, eradicate drug crops or maintain Air Force One. But these and other sensitive Pentagon and State Department tasks are in the hands of a private company with such a secretive history that even members of Congress say they have a hard time getting information about it...

"Critics contend that if the U.S. government performed the work itself, officials would have to tell Congress exactly how taxpayer money is being spent and justify the expenditure....More (emphasis mine)

--->Wikipedia on Dyncorp Employees History of Involvement in 'Sex slave trafficking'? "According to whistleblower Ben Johnston, a former aircraft mechanic who worked for the company in Bosnia, DynCorp employees and supervisors engaged in sex with 12 to 15 year old children, and sold them to each other as slaves. Ben Johnston ended up fired, forcing him into protective custody. According to Johnston, none of the girls were from Bosnia itself, but were kidnapped by DynCorp employees from Russia, Romania and other places."---Wkipedia

--->Washington Times: Pentagon promotes rigged 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' report...

--->On pacifism and peacemaking. Close but not always identical...(click) Every principled pacifist is a peacemaker, but not every peacemaker is an absolute pacifist.

1 comment:

  1. So it was a Dyncorp contractor that rented the boys. Disgusting.

    I was working for the company when the Bosnia news hit through a conservative news magazine, as I recall. I have to correct Wikipedia on one aspect of the story, however; the women were captured by human trafficers in Eastern Europe, not by Dyncorp employees. They were the consumers, which was bad enough, but not the producers.

    Sad to know that Dyncorp remembered everything and learned nothing.