Worldwide Investigative Journalism Outpost Editor-in-Chief Lost | Sound Bytes or Investigative Journalism | Forum

Avatar
Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Worldwide Investigative Journalism Outpost Editor-in-Chief Lost
June 28, 2012
7:56 pm
Avatar
North America mostly
Admin
Forum Posts: 172
Member Since:
November 11, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

CI - 8:Worldwide Intelligence & News:FYEO(For Your Eyes Only):Need To Know

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: MI - 12
Date: Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 5:36 AM
Subject: A Fear & Loathing Aside: Make of it what you will
To: Secret Agent Omega
 
Re: Secret Agent Omega's Brother has been Transitioned with Extreme Predilection
 
  Well one of my Investigative Journalism heroes has passed away.
 
  This is the Obituary for Anthony Allison, the Editor-in-Chief of AToL ( http://www.atimes.com/
 
  I found out about Asia Times while I was called up to Active Duty on Homeland Security.  I used to stay on top of all this stuff (I knew about the BOLO for the DC Snipers before you heard about it in the News, because we were keeping it quiet not to cause a panic--if the killings were not related--until we had a better idea if it was a National Security threat or just a common serial killer) but you reach a point where it becomes moot when you are not directly involved in it anymore and you realize internationally it's more about making profits on arms sales to let the Third World fight among themselves so the Natural Resources Pirates can steal what they want.  Give them the arms for both sides, let God sort out the dead, and then sell the survivors Aid Packages at just 300% interest rates from campaign contributors' factories and banks.  Yes, it really can be that simple when Governments, Multinational Corporations and Banks are more organized than Organized Crime.
 
  Before 9/11 happened I was sure we were going to use The War On Drugs to start the next Vietnam in Latin America.  It was a duck quacking.  Then a handful of religious zealots in a couple of airplanes handed over the Iraqi Oil wells and the Afghanistan pipeline on a Three-card Monte silver platter.  Well, we've rode that horse hard and practically put it away wet.
 
  And now we have a Vietnam style revolution with those Godless Dope pushers against a Christian Government right on our doorstep in Mexico going quack, quack, quack.
 
  I was pulling armed security out at Camp Mackall http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.....mp_Mackall where there was new construction going on and we were pushing new Special Forces green beanie Military Advisers through like crazy.  Most were idealistic young paratroopers wanting to do the right thing for their country in the War on Terror. A few knowing this is their chance to find the right angle to work to make a small fortune in a foreign land making the right deals with warlords.  No new story here, takes place in a land that never was but always is.  Shawdowland.
 
  Yes the CIA and the State Department (the non-political appointees) run recruitment ads here (so does the IRS) at AToL in Thailand because they know if you actually found your way here and read this cyber rag you might have the interesting mind to make a half-way decent desk jockey analyst, and escape the boring Frat boy MBAs.  And overall most of the spooks are the good guys caught between the Rock of a sense of National Duty and the Hard Place of Political Commerce.  But I could never work for an agency who would stand by and let an Administration sell out an asset like Valerie Plame.  I saw first-hand in the Military what it was like when officers (and NCOs) screwed over their own troops to try and get ahead and make rank.  And there is more of this goes on in the Military and in Shawdowland than they would like the Public to find out about, it is not just the stuff of movie fare.  Pawns get screwed on the Global chessboard all sorts of ways (and apparently on the Cosmic chessboard too).
 
  It's the Oliver Norths and John Poindexters that really give you the muck to rake.  And every country seems to have their own collection of Machiavellians.  Everybody else are just trying to be good germans with a house with a fence and a car and a wife, and let the whistle blowers cover their own asses--we didn't see nothing.
 
  I hope AToL still stays the great Investigative Journalism source for we amateur Intel hobbyist, and for book reviews.  It's like reading a W.E.B. Griffin O.S.S. novel set in current events like a Big Picture Puzzle.
Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 115
Currently Online:
4
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 12
Moderators: 0
Admins: 2
Forum Stats:
Groups: 15
Forums: 102
Topics: 149
Posts: 282
Newest Members:
Main | Rapture Insurance | Collectibles | Contact | Brian McCabe's Art