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- 30 septembre 2007: Cette semaine, nous continuons à parler de l'état policier/dictature/répression aux USA, en particulier du cas de FEMA et REX 84 avec les camps de concentrations aux USA, en plus d'ajouter une tonne d'exemples concrets des répercussions dans la réalité de tous les jours. On aborde les événements de l'acualité sur la scène mondiale.



600 camps de concentration aux Etats-Unis

Mondialisation.ca, Le 18 janvier 2006

Agence PAF - 2006-01-09

600 camps de concentration aux Etats-Unis

Plus de 600 camps d'emprisonnement ont été construits aux Etats-Unis par l'administration Bush, tous pleinement opérationnels et prêts à recevoir des prisonniers. Le personnel de la direction des camps est déjà en place, ainsi que des gardes à plein temps, bien que les camps soient tous vides pour l'instant.

Entourés de miradors, ces camps sont destinés à être utilisés par la FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency - l'agence fédérale chargée de gérer les situations d'urgence) dans le cadre d'une proclamation de la loi martiale.

Les camps font partie du "Rex 84 Program", un programme prévu "officiellement" pour le cas d'un franchissement en masse de la frontière mexicaine par des immigrés clandestins, afin qu'ils puissent être rapidement arrêtés et placés en détention par la FEMA. Le programme Rex 84 prévoit aussi la fermeture temporaire de nombreuses bases militaires pour les convertir en prisons.

Les plans "Cable spicer" et "Garden plot" sont deux sous-programmes de "Rex 84" qui seront déclenchés en même temps. "Garden plot" est un programme destiné à contrôler la population, et "Cable spicer" est le programme pour la prise de contrôle des états et de leurs gouvernements par le gouvernement fédéral. La FEMA sera le bras armé exécutif et dirigera toutes les opérations sous l'autorité du président des Etats-Unis.

Les camps de détention sont tous desservis par voies ferrée aussi bien que par la route. Beaucoup disposent également d'un aéroport à proximité. La majorité des camps ont une capacité de 20.000 prisonniers. Le plus vaste de ces camps est situé en Alaska à coté de Fairbanks. Deux autres sont localisé à Palmdale et à Glendale, dans le sud de la Californie.


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http://www.abovetopsecret.com/pages/camps.html

Operation Cable Splicer and Garden Plot are the two sub programs which will be implemented once the Rex 84 program is initiated for its proper purpose. Garden Plot is the program to control the population. Cable Splicer is the program for an orderly takeover of the state and local governments by the federal government. FEMA is the executive arm of the coming police state and thus will head up all operations. The Presidential Executive Orders already listed on the Federal Register also are part of the legal framework for this operation.

The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to and from the detention facilities. Many also have an airport nearby. The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000 prisoners. Currently, the largest of these facilities is just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive mental health facility and can hold approximately 2 million people.


Folies dans la Zone Verte, du 2 août 2007


YouTube - Oliver North Questioned - Rex 84 Exposed During Iran Contra


Attacks on democratic rights, breaching legal barriers: FEMA and ...

FEMA's deceptive role really did not come to light with much of the public until Hurricane Andrew smashed into the U.S. mainland. As Russell R. Dynes, director of the Disaster Research Center of the University of Delaware, wrote in The World and I, "...The eye of the political storm hovered over the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA became a convenient target for criticism." Because FEMA was accused of dropping the ball in Florida, the media and Congress commenced to study this agency. What came out of the critical look was that FEMA was spending 12 times more for "black operations" than for disaster relief. It spent $1.3 billion building secret bunkers throughout the United States in anticipation of government disruption by foreign or domestic upheaval. Yet fewer than 20 members of Congress, only members with top security clearance, know of the $1.3 billion expenditure by FEMA for non-natural disaster situations. These few Congressional leaders state that FEMA has a "black curtain" around its operations. FEMA has worked on National Security programs since 1979, and its predecessor, the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency, has secretly spent millions of dollars before being merged into FEMA by President Carter in 1979.

One such black op was REX-84 (Alpha Explan, or Readiness Exercise 1984), exposed by the Miami Herald on July 5, 1987, and described as "a secret government within a government." Iran-Contra criminal Oliver North "worked closely with FEMA to redraw national contingency plans dealing with nearly everything from nuclear attack to civil insurrection," explains totse.com (FEMA: Blueprint For Tyranny). "FEMA's action plan included the declaration of martial law, suspension of the Constitution and aggressive moves against dissenters. A trigger could be 'violent and widespread internal dissent.' This plan and its failure to clearly define a national crisis caused Attorney General Smith to issue an official protest. The Herald reported that on Aug. 2, 1984, Smith emphatically expressed to National Security Advisor Robert 'Bud' McFarlane his alarm over FEMA's 'expansion of the definition of severe emergency to encompass "routine" domestic law enforcement emergencies.'" Under Reagan, Louis O. Giuffrida, "a stealth-obsessed ex-California National Guard officer who preferred to be addressed according to his former rank in that organization," as Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen describe him, oversaw FEMA. During the late sixties and early seventies, Giuffrida served as then California governor Reagan's terrorism advisor and at Reagan's request founded the California Specialized Training Institute, a school for police and military commandos. "Giuffrida and [Edwin] Meese (then Governor Reagan's chief assistant) helped develop a plan to purge California of its militant and peaceful protesters," Vankin and Whalen write. "Operation Cable Splicer, a variation of the Army Garden Plot, a 'domestic counterinsurgency' scheme, spied on suspected radicals and marshaled maximum force to squash riots and legitimate demonstrations alike."

It appears Hurricane Katrina has provided FEMA with an excuse to "dry run" its unconstitutional powers in New Orleans, rounding up "refugees" (now called "evacuees") and "relocating" them in various camps. "Some evacuees are being treated as 'internees' by FEMA," writes former NSC employee Wayne Madsen. "Reports continue to come into WMR that evacuees from New Orleans and Acadiana [the traditional twenty-two parish Cajun homeland] who have been scattered across the United States are being treated as 'internees' and not dislocated American citizens from a catastrophe. Some FEMA facilities are preventing these internees from leaving on their own. Reports of mandatory registration and the issuing of FEMA ID cards suggest that FEMA, an agency that is rife with right-wing security goons and severely lacking in humanitarian workers, has other motives in treating poor and destitute American citizens as prisoners in their own country." Call it REX-84 revisited.


An old Zionist dream: the partition of Iraq

US lawmakers voted Wednesday to split Iraq into a loose federation of sectarian-based regions and urged President George W Bush to press Iraqi leaders to agree.


Iraq PM: Senate Proposal A "Catastrophe"

Iraqi prime minister rejects US Senate proposal to divide Iraq


Federal Approval To Travel WITHIN The US Soon?

Beginning in February 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement their ¨Advance Passenger Information System (APIS),¨ the gist of which is that you will need permission from the United States Government to travel on any air or sea vessel that goes to, from or through the U.S. The travel companies will not be able to issue a boarding pass until you are cleared by DHS. This applies to ALL passengers, US citizens and visitors alike. And how do you get said permission to travel? That´s for your government to know and you to never find out.

Your papers, please?


Making a killing: how private armies became a $120bn global industry

In Nigeria, corporate commandos exchange fire with local rebels attacking an oil platform. In Afghanistan, private bodyguards help to foil yet another assassination attempt on President Hamid Karzai. In Colombia, a contracted pilot comes under fire from guerrillas while spraying coca fields with pesticides. On the border between Iraq and Iran, privately owned Apache helicopters deliver US special forces to a covert operation.

This is a snapshot of a working day in the burgeoning world of private military companies, arguably the fastest-growing industry in the global economy. The sector is now worth up to $120bn annually with operations in at least 50 countries, according to Peter Singer, a security analyst with the Brookings Institution in Washington.


Pentagon authorized snipers to "bait" insurgents with detonation cords, plastic explosives and ammunition, then killing any Iraqi who picks up items

A Pentagon group has encouraged some U.S. military snipers in Iraq to target suspected insurgents by scattering pieces of "bait," such as detonation cords, plastic explosives and ammunition, and then killing Iraqis who pick up the items, according to military court documents.

Which means they also killed any Iraqis who were trying to get rid of the stuff before kids started to play with it


US soldiers charged with murder over baiting of Iraqis

Three US soldiers have been charged with premeditated murder for engaging in a baiting practice allegedly ordered by the US military in Iraq.

Snipers were allegedly ordered to kill Iraqis who fell for the trap, in which ammunition and explosives were planted on the street.

Have the officers who GAVE that order been charged?


Testimony in Court-Martial Describes a Sniper Squad Pressed to Raise Body Count

An Army sniper is taught to kill people “calmly and deliberately,” even when they pose no immediate danger to him. “A sniper,” Army Field Manual 23-10 goes on to state, “must not be susceptible to emotions such as anxiety or remorse.”

But in a crowded military courtroom seemingly stunned into silence on Thursday, Sgt. Evan Vela all but broke down as he described firing two bullets into an unarmed Iraqi man his unit arrested last May.

Let's see... that term, "body count": there was a US-led war where that term was used extensively.

Oh yes, now I remember: Viet Nam.


The New York Times reports that Pudding Media, a new company founded by two former Israeli intelligence officers, is offering its customers free Internet phone service in return for their consent to have their conversations monitored for keywords upon which targeted advertising is directed.

"A conversation about movies, for example, will elicit movie reviews and ads for new films that the caller will see during the conversation. Pudding Media is working on a way to e-mail the ads and other content to the person on the other end of the call, or to show it on that person’s cellphone screen," writes Louise Story.


Hired guns, loose cannons

Private armies have a very sinister reputation in Europe.


U.S. Airport Screeners Are Watching What You Read


Minority Report Style Invasive Advertising Gains Traction

Most people don't know that if they signed up for any of Google's services, be it GMail, AdSense, or Google Video, every single term they enter into a Google search engine is stored on a central database. Only by opting out of the program can users prevent this information from being stored, but since the fact is buried in some gargantuan terms of agreement document and the default setting is to collect web history, millions of people's opinions, political leanings, medical problems, worries, interests, financial concerns, sexual tastes ad infinitum are being catalogued without their knowledge.


New service eavesdrops on Internet calls

A startup has come up with a new way to make money from phone calls connected via the Internet: having software listen to the calls, then displaying ads on the callers' computer screens based on what's being talked about.


Category: ISRAELI SPYING

And here is the part MSNBC isn't telling you. The Maislos brothers who founded this service are both ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVES, according to the New York Times!

Mr. Maislos founded Pudding Media with his brother, Ruben. Each had spent several years doing intelligence work for the Israeli military.

(Tom Cruise Minority report/ Ads everywhere, iris scans)


US court reinstates terror charges against Canadian


U.S. Banks Brace for Storm Surge as Dollar and Credit System Reel

This is what a good old fashioned bank run looks like. And, as in 1929, the bank owners and the government are frantically trying to calm down their customers by reassuring them that their money is safe. But human nature being what it is, people are not so easily pacified when they think their savings are at risk. The bottom line is this: The people want their money, not excuses.

Consider this: In 2000, when Bush took office, gold was $273 per ounce, oil was $22 per barrel and the euro was worth $.87 per dollar. Currently, gold is over $700 per ounce, oil is over $80 per barrel, and the euro is nearly $1.40 per dollar. If Bernanke cuts rates, we’re likely to see oil at $125 per barrel by next spring.

Inflation is soaring. The government statistics are thoroughly bogus. Gold, oil and the euro don’t lie. According to economist Martin Feldstein, “The falling dollar and rising food prices caused market-based consumer prices to rise by 4.6 per cent in the most recent quarter.” (WSJ)

That’s 18.4 per cent a year, and yet Bernanke is still considering cutting interest rates and further fueling inflation.

What about the American worker whose wages have stagnated for the last six years? Inflation is the same as a pay-cut for him. And how about the pensioner on a fixed income? Same thing. Inflation is just a hidden tax progressively eroding his standard of living.


Sarkozy says letting Iran go nuclear could cause war

Allowing Iran to acquire nuclear weapons could destabilize the world and lead to war, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told the United Nations on Tuesday.

In a broader warning against the dangers of appeasement, the new French leader said: "Weakness and renunciation do not lead to peace. They lead to war."

The reason that Bush did not come out directly with a verbal attack on Iran is that Sarkozy did it for him.

Looks like Bush has found his new "poodle", now that Tony Blair is off "creating peace in the Middle East" (I'd laugh at that one: it would just be way too hard to stop, though!)


US backing 'secret war' against Iran?

The US government has been secretly supporting a Pakistani militant group that has staged a series of deadly attacks against Iran, ABC News reported, citing unnamed US and Pakistani intelligence sources.


Washington’s proxy war inside Kurdish Iran


Is the Bush administration behind the bombings in Iran?

Two bombings this week in Zahedan in southeastern Iran are the latest in a series of incidents involving armed opposition groups based among the country’s ethnic minorities. The most recent attacks again raise questions about the activities of the US military and CIA inside Iran as the Bush administration intensifies its preparations for war.


Syria refuses peace talks with Israel

Senior Syrian officials said Monday the U.S. airstrike on a Syrian nuclear facility Sept. 6 has ruined all chances of peace with Israel.

This story is getting more strange by the minute.

So now it's a US Airstrike...on a Syrian nuclear facility?!?


Israeli air strike did not hit nuclear facility, intelligence officials say

By most accounts of intelligence officials, both former and current, Israel and the US both were well aware of the activities of North Korea and Syria and their attempts to chemically weaponize the No-Dong missile (above right). It therefore remains unclear why an intricate story involving evidence of a Syrian nuclear weapons program and/or enriched uranium was put out to press organizations.

Because what Israel did is an unprovoked act of war regardless of the target.


German POW's Diary Reveals Post War US Camp Horrors

We had not expected that the Americans would behave in such a manner. We could hardly believe it.


Rangoon: army mutiny reported

The organisation Helfen ohne Grenzen (Help without Frontiers) is reporting that "Soldiers from the 66th LID (Light Infantry Divison) have turned their weapons against other government troops and possibly police in North Okkalappa township in Rangoon and are defending the protesters. At present unsure how many soldiers involved."

Profiteurs de guerres et marchants de la mort


Profiteurs de guerres et marchants de la mort



L'industrie de la mort a le vent dans les voiles. Blackwater qui est au centre d'un terrible scandale après avoir descendu impunément 13 personnes dans la rue, sans provocations, vient de se voir octroyé un nouveau contrat par le gouvernement US d'une valeur de 92 millionsUS$, portant ainsi à autour d'un milliard de dollars US en contrats qu'ils gagnent du gouvernement. Message: tue et ravage, on va te couvrir et te récompenser.

C'est pas compliqué, plus il y a "d'ennemis" et plus longtemps que les guerres et conflits perdurent, plus ils font de l'argent. Leur source de profit est la destruction et la mort. Un point c'est tout. Regardez l'article qui rapporte que les actions des compagnies du complexe militaro-industriel montent en flèche, alors que le compte des corps morts monte lui aussi. N'est-ce pas répugnant et signe d'un système complètement anti-humain, prêt à broyer des vies pour extraire du profit pour quelques compagnies connectées aux mêmes gens qui favorisent ces guerres?

Et pourtant, ces compagnies sont immunisées contre toutes poursuites, et si poursuites il y a, elles seront défendues par le gouvernement US, et à ses frais! Incroyable!

Pendant ce temps, le Pentagone et l'industrie de l'armement développent des nouvelles armes à énergie pour contrôler le peuple domestiquement qui sont pas mal troublantes. C'est toute une industrie malsaine qui roule avec notre argent qu'on gagne difficilement chaque jour et qui va servir à nous mater... joyeux, non??!

Ne manquez pas les nombreux articles en français.


More Enemies = Greater Profits –

We have kept ourselves in military operations since WWII not to make us safer or to bring freedom to the world, but chiefly to keep our Defense and Munitions industries alive and profitable. I'm not saying that there haven't been reasonable and righteous reasons for us to be involved in military conflict at certain times since WWII. But the Iraqupation may be the greatest misuse of our military power in our nations history and contrary to popular belief, it has not backfired, at least not for those making money off it.

That's why the only party in congress these days is the "War Party", with members of both sides of the isle simply acquisitions of the companies which buy both their loyalty- and national policy.


Defense stocks hit new highs

Defense stocks on Wednesday hit new highs ahead of Defense Secretary Robert Gates' visit to Capitol Hill to request roughly $45 billion in additional funding to cover military costs in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2008.

The AMEX Defense Index, which tracks 14 major defense company stocks, rose 14.25 to a high of 1,686.72 in afternoon trading. Since last year, the index has risen roughly 47 percent, outperforming the broader S&P 500 index, which has climbed nearly 15 percent over the same period.

ONLY another 45 billion?

Don't hold your breath on that one.


Congress Quietly Approves Billions More for Iraq War

The Senate agreed on Thursday to increase the federal debt limit by $850 billion -- from $8.965 trillion to $9.815 trillion -- and then proceeded to approve a stop-gap spending bill that gives the Bush White House at least $9 billion in new funding for its war in Iraq.

Additionally, the administration has been given emergency authority to tap further into a $70 billion "bridge fund" to provide new infusions of money for the occupation while the Congress works on appropriations bills for the Department of Defense and other agencies.

Translation: Under the guise of a stop-gap spending bill that is simply supposed to keep the government running until a long-delayed appropriations process is completed -- probably in November -- the Congress has just approved a massive increase in war funding.

I have to congratulate the members of the Senate for having revealed themselves, in a brilliantly bi-partisan move, as having been completely acquired by the defense industry.

The only "choice" the American people appear to have in 2008 election is which greater warmonger they'll have the "privilege" of electing.

State Department Protection Racket

The US Department of State under the obliging leadership of Condolezza Rice refused to provide a Congressional investigating committee with official documents detailing extensive corruption within the Iraq government. It also intervened on behalf of Blackwater International, telling them NOT TO reveal anything to Congress or the courts about their duties and operations in Iraq--which they claim is a "state secret." As the public outcry grows against using "national security" to cover for illegal and criminal acts, Congress and the Courts seem strangely unwilling or impotent to rein in administration high handedness. It's no wonder that the public's approval rating of Congress has fallen to the lowest rate in history--29%, even lower than Bush's 33% approval rating.

The cover-up of Iraqi corruption is essential in maintaining a puppet government in power. I don't believe Congress has the guts to do anything about it even if it knew the details. However, it is the establishment's fear of a growing public demand to pull out of Iraq that is driving this secrecy. The public should be rightfully incensed. After pouring over $200 billion into Iraqi reconstruction the public has a right to know why this money has produced such minuscule results, lining the pockets of military contractors and corrupt Iraqi leaders in the process.

Congressman: State Dept. official threatened investigators

Aides to State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard threatened two investigators with retaliation this week if they cooperate with a congressional probe into Krongard's office, the chairman of a House of Representatives panel and other U.S. officials said Friday.

The allegations are the latest in a growing uproar surrounding Krongard. Current and former officials in his office charge that he impeded investigations into alleged arms smuggling by employees of the private security firm Blackwater and into faulty construction of the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Pentagon Gives Blackwater New Contract

A U.S.-based private security firm received a contract worth up to 92 million dollars from the Department of Defense amid hard questions about its involvement in two separate violent incidents in Iraq.

"Blackwater has been a contractor in the past with the department and could certainly be in the future," said the U.S.’s top-ranking military officer, General Peter Pace, at an afternoon press conference here.

The future arrived just two hours later when the Pentagon released a new list of contracts – Presidential Airways, the aviation unit of parent company Blackwater, was awarded the contract to fly Department of Defense passengers and cargo between locations around central Asia.

So a private security company goes in and murders civilians in cold blood, and what do they get?

Rewarded.

One of the last things Paul Bremer did before leaving his position in Iraq, was to grant immunity to any private contractor who killed or wounded Iraqi civilians.

There is currently no oversight, and no one to whom Blackwater contractors have to answer, except their corporate bosses.

And just a side note on the company's president, Erick Prince.

Prince is a member of the Council for National Policy, the super-secretive organization Vice-President Cheney addressed last week. A prominent Republican donor, Prince describes himself as a "born-again Christian", as do many members of CNP.

However, where this group may depart from others who describe their faith in this way appears to be a desire to wrest control of the US government from secular to funamentalist Chirstian control.

Think about that one very carefully.

The founding Fathers of this country, in the First Amendment to the Constitution stated: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

They had seen the terror created by "state religions", and wanted to avoid it for the United States.

The goal of this organization appears to be the First Amendment's absolute antithesis; the establishment of an American theocracy.


Bio-electromagnetic Weapons: The ultimate weapon

A weapon system that operates at the speed of light, that can kill, torture, enslave and escape detection, Harlan Girard

A fully referenced version of this article is posted on ISIS members’ website. Details here


The ultimate weapon

Electromagnetic weapons operate at the speed of light; they can kill, torture and enslave; but the public are largely unaware that they exist, because these weapons operate by stealth and leave no physical evidence. Electromagnetic weapons have been tested on human beings since 1976. By widely dispersing the involuntary human test-subjects, and vehemently attacking their credibility, it has been possible for the United States to proceed with these human experiments unhindered by discussions or criticisms, let alone opposition.

This ultimate weapon system is currently being deployed in Iraq. The US Air Force and the Marine Corps refer to it as “active denial technology”, as if it were used purely for defense, but it is not (see Box 1).


Pentagon balks at using 'ray gun' for Iraq crowd control

The amount of money and research spent on such systems recently is a very powerful indicator that this weapon- and many others like it - are in the pipeline are being developed not only for use abroad but also domestically.

This is flogging the peasants, gone hi-tech.

For a couple of very interesting, and thoughtfully documented articles on what the government is doing with your tax dollars (while homeless vets sleep in the streets), please look at: this PDF and this PDF


Afghanistan : l'armée britannique déploie une nouvelle arme basée sur une technologie de tuerie de masse


British Army deploys new weapon based on mass-killing technology

A new 'super-weapon' being supplied to British soldiers in Afghanistan employs technology based on the "thermobaric" principle which uses heat and pressure to kill people targeted across a wide air by sucking the air out of lungs and rupturing internal organs.


Mondialisation du pouvoir militaire grâce à l’expansion de l’OTAN


L’OTAN, résolue à augmenter à la fois le nombre de ses membres et celui de ses missions, devrait finalement devenir une puissance militaire mondiale. En plus, il lui appartient, en tant qu’alliance militaire globale, de garantir la «sécurité énergétique» de ses pays membres.

Mondialisation du pouvoir militaire grâce à l’expansion de l’OTAN

L’OTAN et le réseau plus vaste d’alliances militaires sous l’égide des Etats-Unis

Après la dissolution du Pacte de Varsovie et l’effondrement de l’Union soviétique, l’OTAN (Organisation du Traité de l’Atlantique Nord) n’a pas changé fondamentalement sa mission. A la suite de la guerre froide, elle n’a pas cessé de s’élargir. En 1999, avant sa guerre contre la Yougoslavie, elle s’est étendue en direction de l’Europe de l’Est.

L’OTAN, résolue à augmenter à la fois le nombre de ses membres et celui de ses missions, devrait finalement devenir une puissance militaire mondiale. En plus, il lui appartient, en tant qu’alliance militaire globale, de garantir la «sécurité énergétique» de ses pays membres. Cela revient à militariser les «artères» du monde, c’est-à-dire les oléoducs stratégiques, les couloirs maritimes empruntés par les pétroliers ainsi que les eaux internationales.

Irak : ces mercenaires d’un nouveau genre

Des témoins ont accusé les gardes du corps protégeant un convoi du département d’Etat américain d’avoir ouvert le feu sans retenue sur des civils, alors que ce convoi s’était cru pris à partie par des insurgés.

Réputés pour leur agressivité, souvent visés par les insurgés, ces mercenaires d’un nouveau genre sont haïs des Irakiens et connus pour ouvrir le feu indistinctement sur les véhicules ou les piétons approchant imprudemment de leurs convois.

Ils sont estimés entre 30.000 et 50.000, et forment le second contingent étranger après l’armée américaine.


Les eaux troubles de Blackwater

Blackwater est la plus grande des sociétés « contractuelles militaires privées » qui opèrent en Irak et Afghanistan. Fondée en 1997 par un ex-commandant des Navy Seals, elle est composée de cinq compagnies spécialisées. Elle se définit comme « la compagnie militaire professionnelle la plus complète du monde », qui compte parmi ses clients, outre des sociétés multinationales, le Pentagone et le Département d’Etat. Elle est spécialisée en « imposition de la loi, maintien de la paix et opérations de stabilité ». Une fois sur le terrain, elle a pratiquement une licence pour tuer : un document du commandement Us, rendu public par le New York Times (avril 2004), autorise les compagnies militaires privées en Irak à utiliser la « force létale », en autodéfense mais aussi pour la « défense (de) propriété », et pour « arrêter, détenir et fouiller des civils ». On ne sait pas exactement à combien se monte le personnel de Blackwater en Irak : peut-être 1500 hommes mais, d’après le NYT, « il est impossible de savoir le nombre exact ».

Selon le NYT le Pentagone a cependant confirmé qu’en Irak, et aux côtés des forces étasuniennes, opèrent environ 126 mille contractors (contractuels est peut-être un terme un peu faible, on peut sans doute dire mercenaires, NdT) : un total qui est proche de l’ensemble de la force militaire étasunienne déployée ici (mais au début de juillet le Los Angeles Times parlait de 18 mille contractors parmi lesquels ceux affectés aux tâches de soutien et de sécurité, un chiffre donc supérieur aux 160 mille militaires Us en Irak). Ceci entre dans la « stratégie de l’outsourcing » (sous-traitance, NdT) adoptée par l’administration Bush en Irak comme en Afghanistan : un nombre croissant de fonctions, auparavant assumées par les militaires, est confié aux compagnies privées : y compris la « fourniture de sécurité » et l’ « interrogatoire des prisonniers ». Les contractors ne font pas qu’entraîner les forces armées locales, mais participent aux actions de combat. Nombre d’entre eux proviennent des forces spéciales et des services secrets à cause des gains : un commandant privé peut gagner plus de 300 mille euros annuels.

L’autre grande compagnie militaire privée est DynCorp International, qui se définit comme « entreprise globale multiforme ». Avec un personnel de dizaines de milliers de spécialistes, elle opère surtout au Moyen-Orient, dans les Balkans et en Amérique latine, pour le compte de Pentagone, Cia, Fbi et Département d’Etat. Elle s’est aussi spécialisée dans les technologies de l’information, si bien que le Pentagone, la Cia et le Fbi lui ont confié la gestion de leurs archives informatiques. L’importance de la société a pris un essor depuis, en 2003, qu’elle a été achetée par la société californienne Computer Sciences Corporation, spécialisée dans les technologies de l’information, très bien placée au Pentagone. C’est ainsi que la société DynCorp accomplit sa mission, qui consiste à aider « le gouvernement étasunien à instaurer la stabilité sociale à travers un style de gouvernement démocratique ». Une photo emblématique montre (le président afghan) Karzaï prononçant son discours le « jour de l’indépendance afghane », entouré d’élégants gardes du corps de DynCorp, armés de gros fusils mitrailleurs. Mais il y a un autre secteur, pas trop vanté par la publicité, dans lequel DynCorp excelle : celui des opérations secrètes confiées par la Cia et autres agences fédérales. En Colombie, Bolivie et Pérou, elle participe aux opérations militaires dirigées officiellement contre les trafiquants de drogue. Un domaine où cette société anonyme de la guerre a acquis une riche expérience, depuis que, dans les années 80, elle a aidé Oliver North à fournir des armes aux contras nicaraguayens pour le compte de la Cia (et grâce au prix Nobel de la paix, Henri Quis’ingère, NdT). Dans les années 90, toujours pour le compte de la Cia, elle a entraîné et armé l’Uck au Kosovo (mais c’était avant que n’arrive Bernard Kouchner, peut-être futur prix Nobel de la paix ? NdT). On peut donc être sûr qu’aujourd’hui la DynCorp, comme Blackwater et les autres, conduit aussi des opérations secrètes en Irak et Afghanistan.


U.S. Repeatedly Rebuffed Iraq on Blackwater Complaints

Senior Iraqi officials repeatedly complained to U.S. officials about Blackwater USA's alleged involvement in the deaths of numerous Iraqis, but the Americans took little action to regulate the private security firm until 11 Iraqis were shot dead last Sunday, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials.

Before that episode, U.S. officials were made aware in high-level meetings and formal memorandums of Blackwater's alleged transgressions. They included six violent incidents this year allegedly involving the North Carolina firm that left a total of 10 Iraqis dead, the officials said.

Dead Iraqis - or dead Americans - mean very little to this US government: what is of consequence to them is the oil.


Warplanes: Blackwater Buys Brazilian Bombers

Blackwater already has a force of armed helicopters in Iraq, and apparently wants something a little faster, and more heavily armed, to fulfill its security contracts overseas. Initially, Blackwater is getting one two-seater, for pilot training in the United States.

Looks as though BLACKWATER is indeed transforming into a world-wide private army of mercenaries.


Bush, Vietnam, and the Bloodbath: Good for Business

It is, sadly, wholly predictable the wind-up cathy-chatty doll, albeit broken and dysfunctional, George Bush, is able to repeat debunked lies and few take him to task.

Bush did not mention, nor does he likely know, that in fact the infamous mass murderer of Cambodia, Pol Pot, was supported by the United States.


Bush Gets Away with Lies, Lies and More Lies in History-Illiterate America

George Bush and other Iraq War supporters have argued that if we withdraw from Iraq the result will be like the killing fields of Cambodia -- an odd comparison considering that the US has direct responsibility for that holocaust.


Cdn military buys new vehicles to tackle roadside bombs


France: Sarkozy appelle à un renforcement militaire de l’Europe

- par Antoine Lerougetel - 2007-09-05

Le «monde multipolaire antagoniste» représente un nouveau rapport de force passant par la militarisation de l’Europe. «Sans Europe assumant son rôle de puissance, le monde serait privé d’un pôle d’équilibre nécessaire » (Sarkozy)

France: Sarkozy appelle à un renforcement militaire de l’Europe


U.S. develops 14-ton super bomb, bigger than Russian vacuum bomb

The U.S. has a 14-ton super bomb more destructive than the vacuum bomb just tested by Russia, a U.S. general said Wednesday.

A dick-measuring contest with high explosives!