Thursday, July 22, 2010

The "Intelligence" Industry

  • Philip Giraldi on "the Greatest Show on Earth, the $100 billion a year US intelligence community" — The National Security Product. "United States intelligence is a huge and expensive bureaucracy and the information it produces must be consumed even when it does not necessarily make Americans safer," he writes. "More important than that, it is a product that must have enough bells and whistles to impress Congress, the media, and the White House to keep the money flowing."

  • Looking at "the dimensions of the gigantic U.S. apparatus of 'intelligence' activities being undertaken to combat terrorist acts against the United States, such as the 9/11 attacks," Robert Higgs says, "To say that this activity amounts to mobilizing every police officer in the country to stop street fights in Camden only begins to suggest its almost unbelievable disproportion to the alleged threat" — Why This Gigantic “Intelligence” Apparatus? Follow the Money.
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