Friday, June 13, 2008
Fair & Balanced News on the Fringes of the Blogosphere
Well, one of my pet peeves is corporate media, especially when it isn't fair
and balanced news. Doug Brooks, the president of the IPOA, commented on my previous article
(A practical NWO guide for global control) and pointed out that Frontline interviewed him but didn't include it in their final version.
In all fairness to the IPOA (International Peace Operations Association), I will post this Frontlines interview with Doug Brooks, that wasn't included in their "Private Warriers" presentation, where he confronts many of the key issues they raise in the video. I may be an insignifigant voice in the fringes of the blogasphere but as a truth seeker I believe that all sides of the story should be heard...G:
Interview with Doug Brooks
So what is the size of the business in both numbers and in the kind of dollars we're talking about?
It's hard to come up with because nobody's really come up with a good formula as to what counts as a private military company and what doesn't. The numbers that keep getting batted around are the whole industry is worth $100 billion to $200 billion. That may be true if you're including people mopping the Pentagon, if you're including the Korean dry cleaners next to Fort Dix or something like that. ...
If you think about it this way, though, the biggest contract in Iraq so far is KBR's contract, which since 2003 is $14 billion, which is a lot of money. It becomes very difficult to see how it could all add up to $100 billion a year if you're really thinking about companies operating in conflict, post-conflict environments.
So revise it downwards for us. You're president of the IPOA [International Peace Operations Association].
(Laughs.) Thank you. But it's hard to wrap your head around. Any number you come up with, you're basically pulling it out of a bag, because people say, "Well, those companies should be included, but those shouldn't." We focus on companies that work in conflict, post-conflict environments in other countries, and within that I would guess that your market top would be $20 billion maybe.
And now for the rest of the story.