Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Get out! Really? "This time Milo had gone too far. Bombing his own men and planes was more than even the most phlegmatic observer could stomach, and it looked like the end for him. ... Milo was all washed up until he opened his books to the public and disclosed the tremendous profit he had made" - re: Milo Minderbinder, from Catch 22. See also: Gen. Frank Kitson's "pseudo gang" strategy & Low Intensity Warfare. In Vietnam it was called the Phoenix Program.
On June 7, the day Afghanistan became America’s longest-ever war, the New York Times reported on an ongoing investigation poised to prove that private security companies "are using American money to bribe the Taliban" to fuel combat and thus enhance demand for their services. The news follows a "series of events last month that suggested all-out collusion with the insurgents," the Times said.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), a leading opponent of the war, wondered, "Is the U.S. paying for attacks on U.S. troops?”