Fighting Ghosts & Shadow Governments
Back in the beginning of the First obvious Dictatorship of the Twenty-first Century; when the Shadow Government of Dick Cheney became the new rulers of this nation and the greatest threat to actual world order: A massive new shadow government was created to foster an international and perpetual war upon both the world and the citizens of the United States. This was done under the guise of a ‘New World Order.’ Dick Cheney was the founder and CEO of this criminal-enterprise that was created to live in the shadow of the actual departments of Intelligence, the Pentagon, the Executive, the Office of Management & Budget, as well as outside the purview of Congress, the Courts and the public-and was answerable to no one except Cheney and to his unofficial Criminal-Agent-In-Charge; Donald Rumsfeld.
At the time America was very much consumed by the trauma associated with the attacks upon the US of 911. As time passed pieces of Cheney’s Shadow-Government began to be discovered on the fringes of actual governmental policies, such as, the totally flawed “intel” surrounding the bogus War on Iraq that ended up becoming the pack-of lies told by Colin Powell in defense of the administrations pre-emptive military plan to strike Iran, under cover of false and misleading security intelligence that was created by Dick Cheney’s Shadow Government and then passed off as US government intelligence that did not pass the test of time or of international investigation. Today an article was released by the Nation, written by Jeremy Scahill that documents new evidence directly from the tracks left in Pakistan by Cheney’s Secret Government that clearly gives away the whole game that is still being played against Americans.
“At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, “snatch and grabs” of high-value targets and other sensitive action inside and outside Pakistan, an investigation by The Nation has found. The Blackwater operatives also assist in gathering intelligence and help direct a secret US military drone bombing campaign that runs parallel to the well-documented CIA predator strikes, according to a well-placed source within the US military intelligence apparatus.
The source, who has worked on covert US military programs for years, including in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has direct knowledge of Blackwater’s involvement. He spoke to The Nation on condition of anonymity because the program is classified. The source said that the program is so “compartmentalized” that senior figures within the Obama administration and the US military chain of command may not be aware of its existence.
The White House did not return calls or email messages seeking comment for this story. Capt. John Kirby, the spokesperson for Adm. Michael Mullen, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told The Nation, “We do not discuss current operations one way or the other, regardless of their nature.” A defense official, on background, specifically denied that Blackwater performs work on drone strikes or intelligence for JSOC in Pakistan. “We don’t have any contracts to do that work for us. We don’t contract that kind of work out, period,” the official said. “There has not been, and is not now, contracts between JSOC and that organization for these types of services.”
“Wilkerson said the JSOC teams caused diplomatic problems for the United States across the globe. “When these teams started hitting capital cities and other places all around the world, [Rumsfeld] didn’t tell the State Department either. The only way we found out about it is our ambassadors started to call us and say, ‘Who the hell are these six-foot-four white males with eighteen-inch biceps walking around our capital cities?’ So we discovered this, we discovered one in South America, for example, because he actually murdered a taxi driver, and we had to get him out of there real quick. We rendered him–we rendered him home.”
As part of their strategy, Rumsfeld and Cheney also created the Strategic Support Branch (SSB), which pulled intelligence resources from the Defense Intelligence Agency and the CIA for use in sensitive JSOC operations. The SSB was created using “reprogrammed” funds “without explicit congressional authority or appropriation,” according to the WashingtonPost. The SSB operated outside the military chain of command and circumvented the CIA’s authority on clandestine operations. Rumsfeld created it as part of his war to end “near total dependence on CIA.” Under US law, the Defense Department is required to report all deployment orders to Congress. But guidelines issued in January 2005 by former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Stephen Cambone stated that Special Operations forces may “conduct clandestine HUMINT operations…before publication” of a deployment order. This effectively gave Rumsfeld unilateral control over clandestine operations.
The military intelligence source said that when Rumsfeld was defense secretary, JSOC was deployed to commit some of the “darkest acts” in part to keep them concealed from Congress. “Everything can be justified as a military operation versus a clandestine intelligence performed by the CIA, which has to be informed to Congress,” said the source. “They were aware of that and they knew that, and they would exploit it at every turn and they took full advantage of it. They knew they could act extra-legally and nothing would happen because A, it was sanctioned by DoD at the highest levels, and B, who was going to stop them? They were preparing the battlefield, which was on all of the Power Points: ‘Preparing the Battlefield.’”" (1
Recently Obama has been creating a public-paralysis with his prolonged and supposedly difficult dilemma about sending more troops into Pakistan; despite demands that the troops be withdrawn, not increased. The release of this new information could not have come at a more appropriate time, because it proves the lies that both Bush & Obama have been telling about the true nature of operations within and around both Afghanistan and Pakistan, since Bush restarted this war; supposedly in search of Osama bin Laden: A person who is still not listed as even being wanted by the FBI for anything-yet the US military is willing to move heaven and earth to find the ghost of this long dead individual.
The “troops” Obama wants to send into the Afghanistan-Pakistan War, will cost the taxpayer’s a million dollars a piece; due to the high costs of sending at least one if not two mercenaries for every GI that is sent. This is caused by having privately-contracted for all other services to be done by private-contractors, aside from and in addition to, the actual fighting. (2)
” Blackwater charges the government $1,222 per day per guard, “equivalent to $445,000 per year, or six times more than the cost of an equivalent U.S. soldier,” the report said.” (3)
So: “According to the source, Blackwater has effectively marketed itself as a company whose operatives have “conducted lethal direct action missions and now, for a price, you can have your own planning cell. JSOC just ate that up,” he said, adding, “They have a sizable force in Pakistan–not for any nefarious purpose if you really want to look at it that way–but to support a legitimate contract that’s classified for JSOC.” Blackwater’s Pakistan JSOC contracts are secret and are therefore shielded from public oversight, he said. The source is not sure when the arrangement with JSOC began, but he says that a spin-off of Blackwater SELECT “was issued a no-bid contract for support to shooters for a JSOC Task Force and they kept extending it.” Some of the Blackwater personnel, he said, work undercover as aid workers. “Nobody even gives them a second thought.” (1)
The line between the legal-forces of this country (operating illegally) and the actions taken by Cheney’s secret government forces while apparently compatible, according to the built-in deniability; are in fact a criminally-liable private army that is being used to conduct outrageously-criminal-operations against civilians in war zones that have not been declared as war zones by anyone from the Pentagon to the congress? Despite the fact that these ‘wars’ were never declared-they are apparently being fought by shadowy mercenaries that answer to no one but Dick Cheney & Donald Rumsfeld? This is a crime not only against those they are killing but against the public in America that is paying for every part of this!
JSOC: Rumsfeld and Cheney’s Extra Special Force
Colonel Wilkerson said that he is concerned that with General McChrystal’s elevation as the military commander of the Afghan war–which is increasingly seeping into Pakistan–there is a concomitant rise in JSOC’s power and influence within the military structure. “I don’t see how you can escape that; it’s just a matter of the way the authority flows and the power flows, and it’s inevitable, I think,” Wilkerson told The Nation. He added, “I’m alarmed when I see execute orders and combat orders that go out saying that the supporting force is Central Command and the supported force is Special Operations Command,” under which JSOC operates. “That’s backward. But that’s essentially what we have today.”
From 2003 to 2008 McChrystal headed JSOC, which is headquartered at Pope Air Force Base and Fort Bragg in North Carolina, where Blackwater’s 7,000-acre operating base is also situated. JSOC controls the Army’s Delta Force, the Navy’s SEAL Team 6, as well as the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and the Air Force’s 24th Special Tactics Squadron. JSOC performs strike operations, reconnaissance in denied areas and special intelligence missions. Blackwater, which was founded by former Navy SEALs, employs scores of veteran Special Forces operators–which several former military officials pointed to as the basis for Blackwater’s alleged contracts with JSOC.
Since 9/11, many top-level Special Forces veterans have taken up employment with private firms, where they can make more money doing the highly specialized work they did in uniform. “The Blackwater individuals have the experience. A lot of these individuals are retired military, and they’ve been around twenty to thirty years and have experience that the younger Green Beret guys don’t,” said retired Army Lieut. Col. Jeffrey Addicott, a well-connected military lawyer who served as senior legal counsel for US Army Special Forces. “They’re known entities. Everybody knows who they are, what their capabilities are, and they’ve got the experience. They’re very valuable.”
“They make much more money being the smarts of these operations, planning hits in various countries and basing it off their experience in Chechnya, Bosnia, Somalia, Ethiopia,” said the military intelligence source. “They were there for all of these things, they know what the hell they’re talking about. And JSOC has unfortunately lost the institutional capability to plan within, so they hire back people that used to work for them and had already planned and executed these [types of] operations. They hired back people that jumped over to Blackwater SELECT and then pay them exorbitant amounts of money to plan future operations. It’s a ridiculous revolving door.” (1)
But the most dangerous and least explored use for Cheney’s mercenaries is the part they have been targeted to play in the coming lockdown of this nation. All of these actions overseas have just been practice for what this government has planned, when it comes to how to manage a hostile American public, once the Full Metal Jacket is revealed-which is planned for those who shall resist the Shadow Government on American soil!
Think about it These privatized-armies are not ‘ghosts’. Cheney & Rumsfeld, along with those that were suppose to have controlled them, should be arrested and tried for treason.Then demand that this criminal and obscure practice be terminated immediately. After this is accomplished, then maybe Americans can move on into this new Millennium?
1) Blackwater’s Secret War in Pakistan
2) Barack Obama to Announce 30,000 troop increase next week?
3) Report Depicts Recklessness at Blackwater