Colin Powell: “Terrorist Industrial Complex”

(noon. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

KO visits an interview with Colin Powell in GQ from 2007 that most overlooked and shouldn’t have, while many were saying or thinking the same, as to what was happening in the previous administration, Powell says it using Eisenhower’s words and warning of the growing “Military Industrial Complex” with the slight change describing the now not “Cold War” fears once used to enrich the Defense Contractors now tuned to “Terrorism”, Criminal Terrorism, but as a force to destroy us all and our beliefs, just like nukes but adding in the beliefs to make it even scarier.

The GQ interview with Colin Powell

Isn’t the new global threat we face even more dangerous?

What is the greatest threat facing us now? People will say it’s terrorism. But are there any terrorists in the world who can change the American way of life or our political system? No. Can they knock down a building? Yes. Can they kill somebody? Yes. But can they change us? No. Only we can change ourselves. So what is the great threat we are facing?


So you think we are getting too hunkered down and scared?

Yes! We are taking too much counsel of our fears.


These are dangerous criminals, and we must deal with them. But come on, this is not a threat to our survival! The only thing that can really destroy us is us. We shouldn’t do it to ourselves, and we shouldn’t use fear for political purposes-scaring people to death so they will vote for you, or scaring people to death so that we create a terror-industrial complex…>>>Rest Found Here


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  1. the nuclear age but I don’t hold the same hope for the franken-bio age.

    • publicv on October 16, 2009 at 19:31

    which shows heed of warning.   it seems every popular prophecy ever written, we make sure we create the conditions to live it out. (By we, I mean people in places who can).

    • Inky99 on October 16, 2009 at 20:05

    Because you saved me the trouble.  🙂

    And I really don’t have time today.

    I remember, some years back, a photo of a bunch of guys sitting around a pool, lounging in the sun, drinking.   They were part of some kind of “homeland security” convention, it was an all-expenses-paid sort of junket for the “homeland security INDUSTRY” which was springing up since the advent of the Department.  

    The whole story around this photo was how the creation of this new department had simply created a whole new Corporate Welfare Industry, where billions were being handed out in contracts to privateers for the “security” of the “homeland”.

    I was wondering how to find this picture, for when I wrote about it here.  🙂

  2. to make money off of other folks’ misfortunes.

    But that is just me.

    Warmest regards,


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