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Mad World
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 12/29/2013 12:00:58 AM

Lost in the global outrage over the NSA’s spying program is a surprising fact: the most sought-after item of US aid isn’t relief goods or money. It’s intelligence assistance. (Snip) The power of signals intelligence was demonstrated to Colombian leaders when it was used to find and kill mega drug-lord Pablo Escobar, a saga which was dramatically recounted by Mark Bowden in his book Killing Pablo. Escobar killed practically the entire Colombian Supreme court in a single hit, destroyed a commercial airliner, ordered the deaths of top ranking police and military officials. Nothing could withstand him, except the Colossus of

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Other nations don´t want traditional charity (food, medicine, etc.) from the United States. What they really want is signal intelligence (NSA and CIA), smart bombs, and Predator drones, the better to kill their enemies, both foreign and domestic. The resourceful Wretchard even manages to include Belloc´s immortal couplet: "Whatever happens we have got/ The Maxim Gun, and they have not." Soon nearly everyone will appropriate our modern military technology, which is a good deal deadlier than the Maxim gun of yore. What then?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Standlow, 12/29/2013 9:40:42 AM     (No. 9671576)

Richard Fernandez has a universal curiosity and understanding. Every Belmont Club deserves thorough reading. The comment thread is a gold mine of opinion and information on its own. Thanks for posting this, Hazymac!

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