"Key congressional leaders say they didn't know
Bush established a "shadow government," moving dozens of senior civilian
managers to secret
underground locations outside Washington to ensure that
government could survive a devastating terrorist attack on the nation's
capital" - Washington
Post, Saturday edition
Governance is no longer
conducted in accordance with the US
Constitution, and in many cases within states, according to state
legislation passed does not
favor their interests most
Americans still cling to the naive belief corruption is rare and
Americans institutions of society: the
courts, the press,
and law enforcement agencies, still
attempt to comply with the
Constitution and the
assumption hypothesizes corrupting forces are disunited.
Mounting evidence makes it clear
that the situation is far worse.
The US Constitution is now used as
a façade to placate
What has replaced it is what many call the Shadow
It for the most part, operates in secret, as internal
controls are not secure.
16-year-old Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki was assassinated while
eating dinner by a CIA drone
airstrike in Yemen on October 14, 2011.
Anwar al-Awlaki, an
American/Yemeni imam and Islamic lecturer, was assassinated by an armed CIA
drone two weeks prior to the death of his son.
daughter, Nawar, is fatally shot in intelligence operation on
al-Qa`ida that left
at least 14 people, including a US commando, dead.
public debate and without congressional hearings, a segment of the Pentagon and
fellow travelers have embraced a doctrine known as the Long War, which projects
an "arc of instability" caused by
insurgent groups from
Europe to South
Asia that will last between 50 and 80 years.
According to one of its
engineers, Iraq, Afghanistan and
Pakistan are just "small wars in the midst of a big one." - Tom
|"Military intellectuals envision a
prolonged Cold War
against Al Qaeda, with hot wars along the way.
It happens that the Long
War is over Muslim lands rich with oil, natural gas and planned pipelines. " -
senior Obama officials anonymously unveiled to the
Post their newly minted "disposition matrix", a complex computer system
that will be used to determine how a terrorist suspect will be "disposed of":
indefinite detention, prosecution in a real court,
etc." - Glenn Greewald
Wackenhut founded in Coral Gables, Florida, by George Wackenhut and three
former FBI agent partners.
Current and past members of the Wackenhut
board of directors include Frank
Carlucci, Bobby Inman, William Raborn, and Clarence Kelly.
1960 There are more police officers than hired security guards
1964 Wackenhut contracts to guard the
Kennedy Space Center and the US Atomic Energy Commission nuclear test site in
From FBI reject to private warlord: the rise of George
Dick with Don and more Dick
Nixon appoints Donald Rumsfeld to head the Office of Economic
Opportunity, responsible for overseeing the "War on Poverty."
Richard Nixon wants the agency restructured, and Donald Rumsfeld, with chief aide, Dick Cheney,
quickly began bringing in management contractors to do the work of the
found himself with bureaucracy that hated
him. He was forced to seek outside help. I remember Don reciting the Al
Smith statement, 'If I
don't look to my friends for help, who do I look to, my enemies?'" - Dick
Frank Carlucci succeeds Rumsfeld to become Defense secretary for
Cloaked in contractual and formal approvals the Executive branch
accelerates the process of merging
government and business interests.
Nixon Approves 'Huston Plan' for Domestic
1971 Frank Carlucci tells
Congress that he is dramatically curtailing the agency's spending on management
"We did not think we were getting our money's worth." -
Nixon Passes a Rule to Doom the Post Office
Guttman and Barry Willner write The Shadow
Decision-making authority as well as actual
services are being outsourced to overpriced consultants,
secretive think tanks, and
vested corporate interests.
Using a process' cloaked in formal
approvals by various executive functions a drive to merge government and
business interests began as early as 1969.
authorizes a presidential commission on privatization.
The boundary between public and
private might be erased giving
private interests more opportunity to move into traditionally government
The same idea surfaces in the "re-inventing government"
movement taken up by the Bill
"We would do well," one proponent wrote, "to glory in blurring of public
and private and not keep trying to draw a disappearing line in the
Privatization has affected every aspect of American public
life since then.
The most visible surge in government outsourcing has
come in the military.
Purportedly acute manpower shortages has America
hiring private companies to perform duties reserved in the past for the
has over 40 corporations that provide mercenaries.
Every facet of
"personal security" is now in the hands of private
1981 John Philip Nichols, Peter
Zokosky (Armtech), and A. Robert Frye, a vice president of Wackenhut, travel to
Quebec to purchase Valleyfield Chemical Products Corporation, a weapons
The deal goes bust due to Canadian government
After the death of his wife, John Philip Nichols hooks up
with a junkie.
1982 Fred Alvarez, a Cabazon
tribal leader, and two companions, are found murdered on the Indio reservation.
Alvarez had been critical of Nichols' and Wackenhut's dealings with the
Cabazon tribe and he had received death threats.
murders tied to corruption coverup
gives Cabazon authorization to manufacture weaponry.
1985 Nichols attempts to hire hitman, pleads no contest and is
sentenced to prison and serves nineteen months.
1988 Supreme Court holds, California v. Cabazon Band of
Mission Indians, federal and tribal interests in Indian gaming preempt
state law such that state regulation of gaming did not apply to tribal gaming
operations on tribal land.
The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
The stated purposes of the act includes providing a legislative
basis for the operation/regulation of Indian gaming, protecting gaming as a
means of generating revenue for the tribes, encouraging economic development of
these tribes, and protecting enterprises from negative influences.
1990 Control of the Cabazon reservation is turned over to Mark
A thirty thousand sqft casino and bingo hall are under
Colmac Corporation is constructing a $150 million power
generating plant .
Other business dealings by the Cabazon tribe
included plans for a thirteen hundred luxury housing project to take advantage
of HUD funding and an industrial incinerator for medical wastes.
parimutuel offtrack betting parlor is opened courtesy of a HUD grant.
The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 made the practice of
Indians opening betting parlors and casinos commonplace by the early 1990s.
In fact, the act allowed tribes to buy property outside the reservation
but regulate it under the same rules of sovereignty that protected the
industrial incinerator and Riconosciuto's manufacture of chemical weapons from
federal control creating great potential growth for such
10, 1991 Danny Casolaro is meeting an informant to "bring back the head of the Octopus"
when his body was found in a hotel in Martinsburg, West
Casolaro's investigation began with his inquiry into the case
DOJ steals PROMIS
software, selling it to governments and
institutions, after modifying it to provide a back door by to track the
movement of money and fungible assets in real
The Danny Casolaro Primer: 13 reasons to doubt the official
"As Casolaro headed ever deeper into the rabbit hole, he
found that the Octopus had
played key roles in the 1962 Cuban missile
crisis (which brought the world to the brink of nuclear war), the Watergate
scandal which brought down President
Richard M. Nixon, and the December 1988 destruction of a Boeing 747 Jumbo
Jet aircraft over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Then things got really weird.
The Octopus, Casolaro
discovered, had a
significant presence at the world's most famous secret base: Area 51,
The Octopus was
reportedly funding research to create deadly viruses.
Things took a
strange turn when Casolaro met with Michael Riconosciuto, who had worked in the
field of spies, espionage, and intelligence for years, and who advised Casolaro
that many assumed UFOs were actually highly advanced, unusual aircraft of the
military." - Nick Redfern
Secret Pentagon Program Spent Millions To Research
Glowing Auras and 'Black Money': Pentagon Mysterious UFO
Michael Riconosciuto, an electronics and computer expert, is
arrested in early 1991,
shortly after providing Inslaw with an affidavit in
support of their lawsuit against the DoJ.
Wackenhut acquired by Danish corporation Group 4 Falck.
2004 Group 4 Falck merges to form British company G4S
2010 G4S Wackenhut changed its name to
G4S Secure Solutions.
Within 8 days of this declaration, Riconosciuto was arrested for
conspiracy to manufacture, conspiracy to distribute, possession with intent to
distribute, and with distribution - a total of ten counts related to
methamphetamine and methadone.
3. In spite of the threats, Riconosciuto
agreed to the interview on February 7, 2000. Within one hour following the
interview, he was charged with a disciplinary infraction.
infraction was expunged at a BOP hearing on February 11, 2000.
Within an hour of this hearing, the FBI charged Riconosciuto with
murder; the charge relating to the expunged incident.
6. Because of this allegation, Riconosciuto is
placed in solitary confinement for
7. Upon his return to the general prison population,
Riconosciuto is transferred to the FCI Allenwood, Pennsylvania, with the
reputation of being a "threat" to BOP staff members.
8. On February 5,
2001, Riconosciuto wrote a certified letter (Exhibit A) to his attorney, Don
Bailey, that he had contact with someone in an Islamic group called the "Base"
and that group was currently in preparation for an attack in the US, but would
not divulge specific details unless the US Government granted
prosecution to his sources.
9. On February 13, 2001, Riconosciuto
sent a certified letter (Exhibit B) to Congressman Bryan Baird (D- W A), in an
effort to expedite the reporting of his information to
10. On February 19, 2001, Louis Buffardi, another
Riconosciuto attorney, wrote to Secretary of State Colin Powell,
with a cc to Attorney General John Ashcroft (Exhibit C), to the effect that he
had a client with information concerning an imminent terrorist attack in the
United States, and Buffardi asked that someone other than the FBI obtain the
details from his client.
11. On February 20, 2001 Riconosciuto filed
BOP Form 148 (Exhibit D), for use of a private telephone to handle sensitive
conversations relating to matters mentioned in 8, 9, and 10, above.
12. Once he received his private telephone, Riconosciuto told this reporter
that he had conversations concerning the afore-mentioned topics with, among
others, John O'Neill, former FBI terrorist expert in charge of security for the
World Trade Center.
13. On an unrecalled day in March 2001, Riconosciuto
was visited by Special Agent (SA) Keith Cutri of the Williamsport,
Pennsylvania, FBI agency.
14. Riconosciuto furnished SA Cutri with the
identification of an individual in New Jersey (unidentified herein to eliminate
damage or complications to future official investigations) who:
coordinating forthcoming terrorist attacks on the United States.
information on the movement of Soviet-made shoulder-fired missiles.
coordinating forthcoming skyjackings.
d. Was coordinating bombings and
e. Knew the identities of "sleepers" in the United States and
15. Riconosciuto also furnished SA Cutri with information on
a false ID ring in Montreal, Canada, and in New Jersey, and could furnish the
exact false ID of 30 terrorists who had been chosen for actions inside the
16. Riconosciuto further told SA Cutri 37 Soviet-made
missiles were being handled through Thabet Aviation in Quebec City, Canada,
also brokered old but serviceable aircraft (Swearingtons, DC-9s, 747s, and
high-performance military) to be used in drug-running and future terrorist
attacks in a so-called "40 minute" war scenario using aircraft as flying
17. Riconosciuto further
informed SA Cutri that terrorists were taking flight
training in various types of aircraft brokered by Thabet, and if
given immunity for himself
and his contacts, he would provide specific information where said training
was taking place and the identities of the students involved." -
Terrorism Cover Up in America, Ted Gunderson
2002 "Execution of the classified "Continuity of Operations Plan"
resulted not from the Cold War
threat of intercontinental missiles, the scenario rehearsed for decades,
but from heightened fears that the al Qaeda terrorist network might somehow
obtain a portable nuclear weapon, according to three officials with first-hand
Although US intelligence has no specific knowledge the risk
is thought great enough to justify the
disruption of activating
the shadow government.
Deployed "on the fly" in the first hours of
turmoil on Sept. 11, one party said, the shadow government has evolved into an
For that reason, the high-ranking officials
representing their departments have begun rotating in and out of the assignment
at one of two fortified locations along the East Coast.
among several changes made in late October or early November, sources said, to
the standing directive Bush inherited from a line of presidents reaching back
to Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Officials who are activated for what some of them call "bunker duty"
live and work underground 24 hours a day, away from their families.
it settles in for the long haul, the shadow government has sent home most of
the first wave of deployed personnel, replacing them at 90-day intervals.
The civilian cadre present in the bunkers usually numbers 70 to 150,
and "fluctuates based on intelligence"
about terrorist threats, according to a senior official involved in
managing the program.
It draws from every Cabinet department and some
Its first mission, in the event of a disabling
blow to Washington, would be to prevent collapse of essential government
functions." - Barton Gellman and Susan Schmidt, Washington
2003 3,512 security contracts for
domestic security functions.
2006 In the 22
month period ending in August the Department of Homeland Security has
issued more than 115,000 security related contracts.
It was not until
the mid19th century that urban governments, by
setting up local police
forces, made global property protection
one with wealth relies on state guarantees of security.
People with wealth have withdrawn
into protected walled enclaves.
The chief obligations of
government is simply to dispense justice - to resolve disputes, oversee
legal business, mete out punishment.
Lawyers increasingly shun the
civil courts - congested, expensive, fickle - instead they
arbitration, provided by "rent a judge" companies.
Those sentenced to prison may very well do
their time in a private facility.
Faced with rising numbers of inmates,
governments found the cost effective way is to turn the prison industry over to
the private sector - companies such as the behemoth Nashville based
Corrections Corporation of America.
Public colleges and
universities are fast losing their 'public' character.
institutions were created by an act signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1862 providing
federal land grants to states for financing higher education.
Nationwide, state legislatures are picking up only about two-thirds of
the annual cost of public higher education.
To a large degree it's
money from private donors and private corporations, creating an incipient
"academic-industrial complex" at public and private institutions
At the University of California at Berkeley, one administrator is
officially known as the Bank of
America Dean of the Haas School of Business.
university research comes with strings attached - pushing research in certain
directions and ownership of patents
derived from sponsored research.
Sociologists have a term for what
is occurring: they call it the
sewage systems are being
privatized, as are airports and highways and public hospitals.
Voucher programs and charter schools are a way of shifting education
toward the private sector.
The protection of nuclear waste is
in private hands.
Meat inspection is done
largely by the meatpacking companies themselves.
of terminal operations at American ports began three decades ago and 80% of
them were already operated by foreign companies.
Serious proposals to privatize portions of Social Security
have been on the table, and Obamacare effectively puts an enormous government
program into the hands of private insurance and
Many government services now charge user fees.
Detailed statistical data was once freely
available to everyone as public information, now
that information must be bought from a private provider.
The vaults of
the Smithsonian were once open to documentary film makers.
contractual agreement between the Smithsonian and the cable company
Showtime, the Smithsonian Channel, has
jurisdiction over, and priority access to, certain kinds of material.
amount of tax collection is now done, in effect, by casinos; rather than
raise taxes to pay for services, legislatures legalize gambling and then take a
rake-off from the profits earned by private casino companies.
farming" for the modern age, recalling the hated Roman practice of selling the
right to collect taxes to private individuals (including the apostle Matthew in
the Gospels), who were then allowed to keep anything over what they had agreed
to collect for the government.
recent revelations about torture have made clear, even official interrogations
for national security purposes have been
to other countries through the process known as "extraordinary rendition."
of naming rights for public facilities nomenclature creates
mutants such as the
Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail at the New York Botanical Garden in
the Bronx and Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi.
To attract more corporate
underwriting, the Department of the
Interior has proposed national parks be liberally opened up to the sale
of naming rights.
An analyst at
Johns Hopkins observes,
"Contractors have become so big and entrenched that it's a fiction that the
government maintains any control."
One obvious recent example is the
rebuilding effort in Iraq.
There may have been no alternative to giving the reconstruction job in
Iraq to private corporations, including
but the result has been an effort that defies management or accountability.
The evidence of widespread
corruption in Iraq is beyond dispute.
companies are exempt from regulations applying to government.
records can't be obtained through the Freedom of Information
They can use foreign subsidiaries to avoid laws meant to
restrain American companies.
Before the war, Halliburton itself used
subsidiaries to do business with Iran, Iraq, and
Libya, despite official
American trade sanctions against them.
Secret intelligence work -
translation, airborne surveillance, computing, interrogation, analysis,
reporting, briefing - is being outsourced.
The intelligence community
is further fragmented by a "spy drain"
out of the public sector and into the private market (Snowden).
drain isn't restricted to spies: at least 90 former top officials at the
Department of Homeland
Security and the White House Office of Homeland Security
now work for private
companies in the domestic-security business.
The government has
turned the job of border police
over to multi-national
contractors, a task that will in turn be
subcontracted out to
Northrop Grumman submit bids
to build a high-tech "virtual fence" along the Mexican border, with an array of
motion detectors, satellite monitors, and
aerial drones which
erected Donald Trump decides a
hard steel wall would be a reminder of his stamina and
remind Americans of keeping America
Security official concedes the abdication of government leadership, "We're
asking you to come back and tell us what to do."
Late 1990s study
suggests that the "privatization rate" - the rate at which public functions are
being outsourced - is roughly doubling every year.
the federal workforce
nationwide, leaving the military aside, appears to total about two million
If you add in all the people in the private sector doing
essentially government jobs with federal grants and contracts, then the figure
rises by 10.5 million.
The commercialization of government probably
explains why so many Washington entities are now referred to as shops: "lobby
shop," "counterterrorism shop."
There's no question that in certain
ways the private sector can outperform the public sector.
Federal Express, U.P.S., and DHL would sooner renounce citizenship than go back
to relying only on the US Postal Service.
The problem is the cumulative
effect of privatization across the board - projected out over decades, over a
century, over two - and the leaching of management capacity from government.
The activities of government are, in effect, being franchised out.
You can't help lingering over the concept of "franchise."
word originally had to do with notions of political freedom and social
Derived from the Old French word franc, meaning "free,"
it later came to be associated with the most fundamental political freedom of
all: to exercise your franchise meant to exercise your right to vote.
Only much later, in the mid20th century, did the idea of being
granted "certain rights" acquire its commercial connotation: the right to
market a company's services or products, such as fried chicken or Tupperware.
Today, to have a franchise on something is in effect to have control
over it." - adapted from Cullen Murphy
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