"Why would these hundreds of organizations and contracting companies be willing to take gigantic amounts of the taxpayers’ money when everyone agrees that the money cannot be spent sensibly and that the system already in place cannot function effectively or efficiently to attain its ostensible purpose? The question answers itself. It’s loot for the taking, and there has been no shortage of takers. Indeed, these stationary bandits continue to demand more money each year."Israel Threatens Lebanon" - under the Jew-controlled MSM radar (needless to say), Israel has been taking some rather extreme steps to attempt to provoke Hezbollah into a rocket counterattack which would allow Barak to carry out his promise:
And for what? The announced goal is to identify terrorists and eliminate them or prevent them from carrying out their nefarious acts. This is simultaneously a small task and an impossible one. It is small because the number of persons seeking to carry out a terrorist act of substantial consequence against the United States and in a position to do so cannot be more than a handful. If the number were greater, we would have seen many more attacks or attempted attacks during the past decade - after all, the number of possible targets is virtually unlimited, and the attackers might cause some form of damage in countless ways. The most plausible reason why so few attacks or attempted attacks have occurred is that very few persons have been trying to carry them out. (I refer to genuine attempts, not to the phony-baloney schemes planted in the minds of simpletons by government undercover agents and then trumpeted to the heavens when the FBI 'captures' the unfortunate victims of the government’s entrapment.)
So, the true dimension of the terrorism problem that forms the excuse for these hundreds of programs of official predation against the taxpayers is small - not even in the same class with, say, reducing automobile-accident or household-accident deaths by 20 percent. Yet, at the same time, the antiterrorism task is impossible because terrorism is a simple act available in some form to practically any determined adult with access to Americans and their property at home or abroad. It is simply not possible to stop all acts of terrorism if potential terrorists have been given a sufficient grievance to motivate their wreaking some form of havoc against Americans. However, it is silly to make the prevention of all terrorist acts the goal. What can’t be done won’t be done, regardless of how many people and how much money one devotes to doing it. We can, though, endure some losses from terrorism in the same way that we routinely endure some losses from accidents, diseases, and ordinary crime.
The sheer idiocy of paying legions of twenty-something grads of Harvard and Yale - youngsters who cannot speak Arabic, Farsi, Pashtun, or any of the other languages of the areas they purport to be analyzing and know practically nothing of the history, customs, folkways, and traditions of these places - indicates that no one seriously expects the promised payoff in intelligence to emerge from the effort. The whole business is akin to sending a blind person to find a needle inside a maze buried somewhere in a hillside. That the massive effort is utterly uncoordinated and scarcely able to communicate one part’s 'findings' to another only strengthens the conclusion that the goal is not stopping terrorism, but getting the taxpayers’ money and putting it into privileged pockets. Even if the expected damage from acts of terrorism against the United States were $10 billion per year, which seems much too high a guess, it makes no sense to spend more than $75 billion every year to prevent it - and it certainly makes no sense to spend any money only pretending to prevent it.
What we see here is not really an 'intelligence' or counterterrorism operation at all. It’s a rip-off, plain and simple, fed by irrational fear and continually stoked by the government plunderers who are exercising the power and raking in the booty to 'fight terrorism.'"
"I think that they're [the Lebanese government] responsible for what happens and if it happens that Hezbollah will shoot into Tel Aviv, we will not run after each Hezbollah terrorist or launcher of some rocket in all Lebanon. We'll see the government of Lebanon responsible for what happens, and for what happens within its government, its body politic, and its arsenal of munitions. And we will see it as legitimate to hit any target that belongs to the Lebanese state, not just to the Hezbollah. And somehow, we are not looking for it. I am not threatening."The Jews are promising to use the Dahiya Doctrine - wanton destruction of civilian targets intended as collective punishment - in this case presumably to force Lebanon to give up the Litani River. The fact that Israel is a country that has as a policy the Dahiya Doctrine is the reason why nothing short of the utter destruction of Israel as a Jewish-controlled state is acceptable to any moral and decent human being.
"WikiLeaks or WikiLedes?" WikiLeaks is a tremendous embarrassment to mainstream 'journalism', which is one of the reasons why mainstream 'journalists' are participating in attempts to undermine the credibility of WikiLeaks. The other reason, and why they are so, so, so embarrassing, is that they are suck-ups to power: "New York Times reporters met with White House before publishing WikiLeaks story".
Letter by Fulton Armstrong in response to Thomas Powers’s review of Robert Jervis’s 'Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War'. Intelligence analysts, and in particular those that worked on the question of whether Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, produce whatever crap the President and Vice President tell them to.