Rambo: Bechtel, Halliburton, the so and so group (can’t remember the name right now, maybe somebody can help), all CIA-National Security type companies that supply government officials.
Sure, Bechtel, Halliburton, etc. and especially the Carlyle Group (Is that the name the commenter was looking for?) could even be considered part of the Operations Arm of the Deep State, the Deep State being defined as the Foreign Policy Establishment of the US, if we include the Pentagon as the military arm of the Deep State, the intelligence agencies being its spy network, the State Department being its diplomatic branch, and the mass media its Disinformation or Propaganda Arm.
Bechtel, Halliburton, and especially the Carlyle Group essentially are parts of the CIA or US intelligence agencies.
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Thanks. Carlyle Group was the name that eluded me. There are others whose names are on the tip of the tongue but can’t remember.
I’m still a right-winger and I’ll always be my whole life, but God-damned, you’re right.
The populist right wing, oddly enough, is becoming very anti-war based on racial supremacist grounds. Why fuck with inferior races?
You still haven’t replied to my email my friend- I eagerly await the discussions. Also- aren’t you a liberetarian?
That actually makes a lot of sense. Libertarians have tended to be anti-war too, right? Although the Randist Objectivists have been huge hypocrites on the subject, as I always suspected.
I personally could never join the military and I don’t consider them to be protecting freedom. The US is a corrupt oligarchy. Have you heard of “Confession of an Economic Hitman” by John Perkins?
Me either. I admire earlier militaries where they actually fought for their country.
If I have to label myself, I’m a Eurocentric social conservative and an economic liberal. Things like high quality water should be available to everyone as it is in Paris. I don’t see the point of going to Paris if it isn’t French.