Clandestine NeoCam

This is huge:

The most intriguing secrets of the “war on terror” have nothing to do with al-Qaeda and its fellow travelers. They’re about the mammoth private spying industry that all but runs U.S. intelligence operations today. […] Surprised? No wonder. In April, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell was poised to publicize a year-long examination of outsourcing by U.S. intelligence agencies. But the report was inexplicably delayed — and suddenly classified a national secret. What McConnell doesn’t want you to know is that the private spy industry has succeeded where no foreign government has: It has penetrated the CIA and is running the show. […] Over the past five years (some say almost a decade), there has been a revolution in the intelligence community toward wide-scale outsourcing. Private companies now perform key intelligence-agency functions, to the tune, I’m told, of more than $42 billion a year. Intelligence professionals tell me that more than 50 percent of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) — the heart, brains and soul of the CIA — has been outsourced to private firms such as Abraxas, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. …

Of course, read it all, but especially:

Outsourcing has provided solutions to personnel-management problems that have always plagued the CIA’s operations side. Rather than tying agents up in the kind of office politics that government employees have to engage in to advance their careers, outsourcing permits them to focus on what they do best, which boosts morale and performance.

Under the conditions of a ruined public sphere, trends to the commercialization of government are re-routed around the back. When the time is right for the dismantling of the terminally deteriorated Cathedral Empire — a.k.a. ‘the International Community’ — its power structures will default to the Deep State, which is already undergoing business re-organization. Identify the private agencies who at that point will own the only chunks of security apparatus still working, and you know who’s political ideas will matter. It follows, naturally, that it would be unrealistic to expect these directors to be voluble about their thinking, or anything else. They’re not politicians. That’s over.

The public sphere is already dead. It’s time now to shift all serious attention into the dark.

(Thanks to VXXC for the WaPo link.)

May 12, 2015admin 34 Comments »
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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Democracy indulges in pretense. This clashes with reality. Thus, plausible deniability is invented. The herd thinks having transparency and press oversight protects them, but really what it does is force the creation of a dark hierarchy to implement any realistic policy. Now we see how democracy has left the hall by being entirely unrealistic because people are unrealistic, ignorant of what power actually implies, and unable to make decisions for any good greater than their own before-next-paycheck gimmes and gotchas.

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  • SVErshov Says:

    CIA with their contractors similar to army of Madagaskar, for 14000 army personnel they have officers enough for 400000 army. perhaps mosad would be much closer to neocam.

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  • Erebus Says:

    A brilliant article. That private industry hasn’t only penetrated the spy agencies — that private interests are intimately involved in everything from military R&D to diplomacy — follows. In fact it’s almost too obvious to mention. It’s also a very good thing.

    R.J. Hillhouse seems like a rather odd character. She claims to have been a smuggler and money-launderer in Cold War East Germany, while a student. She claims that she was recruited by about half a dozen intelligence agencies, but that she turned them all down. She’s also a writer of fiction. And a medical executive. And a professor.
    …Out of curiosity — because I had a feeling that “R.J. Hillhouse” might be a nom de plume, a fictional creation with a background made up out of whole cloth — I looked into her claims. Surprisingly enough, she appears to be telling the truth about everything that can be verified. She’s an interesting woman.

    And after years of silence she found herself back in the news today: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/11/former-professor-reported-basics-hershs-bin-laden-story-2011-seemingly-different-sources/

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  • ivvenalis Says:

    I’m reminded of a great one-liner you had: that as democracy advances, reality must be increasingly processed in secret.

    Anyway, interesting but I’m not sure how well corps command loyalty currently. My (very limited) experience with these people gave me the impression that function was outsourced to USG–employees should be loyal to the corp because the corp was loyal to USG.

    I mention this because I’ve noticed a tendency of the Cathedral to take that sort of thing, much like civilization in general, for granted. They may be replacing citizen legionnaires with mercenaries without even realizing it, because they either think everybody is a loyal Roman based on unexamined biases or because they’re incapable of drawing the distinction.

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    Alrenous Reply:

    Even if everyone is a loyal Roman, as mercenaries they’re like to change their mind at the worst possible moment.

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  • Scharlach Says:

    Analysis of the deep state through a neoreactionary lens needs to be undertaken more often; it still hasn’t been picked up as a common topic despite its importance. The Left’s analysis still amounts to a tired normative complaint about the “military-industrial complex,” so there’s a lot of new ground to be broken here.

    My first thought is entirely monetary. What are the politics, perils, and possibilities of commercial transaction between USG and private actors being paid to fulfill USG roles?Those billions of dollars are, after all, tax dollars. If the state collapses, does the money continue to flow, and if so, how? Or does the power of the Deep State rely, ultimately, on the functioning of the Surface State?

    Also, I’m wondering what a well-documented example like Blackwater can teach us. Erik Prince has been quite voluble. His failures with African states may also be valuable to look at.

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    vxxc2014 Reply:

    Usually the first thing Erik Prinz says is stay away from the State dept.

    I concur.

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  • vxxc2014 Says:

    You may be assured at different levels of America certain types of people are forming alliances.

    The police for instance aren’t at all interested in bothering Oathkeepers now, for instance at a recent gold mine rights dustup with BLM in Oregon [Bureau of Land Management] the Oathkeepers were requested and came, the local sheriff sent not one deputy and publicly stated he had no concerns.

    He didn’t publicly state that there is probably back channel communication, possibly in his locker room. Oh Yes. I don’t know about his locker room, but Oathkeepers has many who take that Oath seriously.

    http://www.kdrv.com/news/Mining_Operation_Standoff_Begins.html

    Here’s a little chesnut. There was a biker gathering recently on Mothers Day in a prominent city on the west bank of the Hudson, the day of love was puncuated by shooting [4 hit].
    The mayor of ewhharhk one Ras Baraka [no relation to Ras Agul] apparently quietly called for DOJ to come to town, the shooting is not police related. However the good burghermeister is gang and biker connected [and helped elected].

    So he’s calling in DOJ as an ally. It would be delicious to know the truth of what he expects them to do, what they’ll end up doing. HBO isn’t true history…or wasn’t until now.

    On the subject of the post there are few functioning government functions at the Federal level that aren’t contracted out. One is the Military as a body, the other Law enforcement.

    Will be interesting to see how this all plays out. Of course if the corporations are led and staffed by sane people it’s an improvement over our alleged government which isn’t.

    My fellow Americans I really again recommend you make some alliances, and don’t turn up your nose at anyone useful in strife including those of a different hue. In such times you want friends on the other side as you may need both a good word and warnings, and they of you.

    In real life this sort of things a tangle of course. Good luck.

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  • vxxc2014 Says:

    I should probably also mention the role of Power Lawyers in our current actual ruling structure, when there’s a big “reform” or anything to do with Finance, Healthcare or DOJ the Power Lawyer firms representing the corporate interests and their corporate alumni in the respective government departments are the actual you know…rulers.

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  • vxxc2014 Says:

    Scharlach asks key question.

    “Or does the power of the Deep State rely, ultimately, on the functioning of the Surface State?”

    We’re going to find out.

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  • bob sykes Says:

    @vxxc2014

    Well, there is Academi, formerly Blackwater. And there are other mercenary companies out there, so the military is partially outsourced. I wouldn’t rely too much on the loyalty of the DOD itself, either.

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    Oldstudent Reply:

    Je suis Frances. I note her last name is unimportant to His Majesty. Just her perfect visage for his memoirs.

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    Oldstudent Reply:

    Frances is suicidal. Terminate her today.
    Or should we wait until May 29th?

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    Oldstudent Reply:

    Despair is a sin

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    vxxc2014 Reply:

    DOD–They’re very unlikely to be directly disloyal to the Constitution.

    You would have to know the military.

    However that’s not how we’re being done in anyway.

    What’s interesting are the alliances being formed, especially the unintended ones happening as a result of daily commerce.

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  • cassadner Says:

    The NCS is not, and never has been, the heart and soul of the CIA. Maybe it might have been if Wild Bill had run the place in its formative years, but he didn’t, and the CIA has always been an analysts organization. the enormous expansion of the private intelligence agency is certainly an interesting phenomenon, but it has mostly to do with the vast amount of data that can be analyzed because of digitization. Booz Allen is not running the CIA. THe commanding heights of that agency are is who gets to write the presidential briefs, that that is overwhelmingly done by CIA people. Booz and co. are just doing their scutwork.

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  • OldStudent Says:

    Je Suis Frances

    ” Apprehension of the genesis of suffering and how we, as human beings, possessed of the faculties of reason, of honor and of empathy, have the ability to cease to harm other living beings”
    David Myatt, “profoundly changed” by Frances and Sue
    September, 2014
    WORD.

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    ||||| Reply:

    Pretty sure I can’t do photosynthesis. And there’s that whole immune system thing.

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    OldStudent Reply:

    Immune to the suffering of Frances?
    How harsh.
    I would like to know her last name.
    I identify with her, although I was never as strikingly beautiful.
    Roissy would say she was a 6.

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    Oldstudent Reply:

    St. Frances inhabits me.
    She is with me wherever I go.
    She is my Protectress.

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    OldStudent Reply:

    Is there a book about her that I could read?
    Her life and her struggle?
    She is worthy of a Biography.
    Please direct me to
    Source Material
    About her life, her story?
    I’d like to write it
    If no one else is interested.

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    Oldstudent Reply:

    I’m certain that she wrote poetry.
    Where are her diaries
    And memoirs?
    Please advise.

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    OldStudent Reply:

    What was the diagnosis of her mental illness in the end?

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    OldStudent Reply:

    She was innocent and died in despair.
    Or was David’s love for His Disciple
    Disingenous.
    No one cast out her demons.
    What was her full name?
    Birthday? Her dreams, her hopes?
    Just sayin.

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    Oldstudent Reply:

    She didn’t have what it takes for the
    Hate is Good Pure Energy Doctrine
    Good Pure Energy like that destroyed her already damaged will to live.
    Some of your friends would burn her in hell for all eternity for her despair and suicide.

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    Oldstudent Reply:

    Redeem her Sin of Despair
    Her Self-annihation
    She was annilated by
    Iron Sharpening Iron
    And Nothing Else.
    You basically killed her
    Cruelly and Indifferently
    And now pretend to cry about it?
    Frances says stop crying
    Redeem Her Memory.
    Make her Whole.

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    Old Student Reply:

    Her Story has a Voice
    What is Cancer?
    Why did Sue die from it?
    Someone echoes with Laughter
    Not Frances.
    She is deadly serious about healing Cancer.
    And the pain she sees in the Bodies and Minds of her beloved friends and Family.
    She doesn’t enjoy a blog with 7000 followers.
    She died of mental illness, drowning in
    Feeeeelings of Hopelessness and Despair
    She didn’t have the Mind over Matter thing Down pat.
    She died alone and feeling unloved.
    A smart and peaceful death, but in despair.
    A sinner? I think not.
    What sinister plot justifies that?
    Je suis Frances.
    In Memoriam

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    Oldstudent Reply:

    She wants to know How could you have been so insolent, so stupid, blah, blah, blah, in the health of love?

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    OldStudent Reply:

    Demonic Oppression killed Frances
    Self loathing, no Imago Dei
    She was a Lamb among Wolves
    She certainly didn’t hate you,
    Your merciless killed her.
    What’s her last name?
    She hasn’t told me.
    All the cool kids know yours.

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  • JustMe Says:

    @cassadner

    I think you are largely correct. The value of Booz’s (et al) contribution I cannot evaluate. However, I think the overlooked element here is FOIA. As private companies, they are not subject to FOIA requests. This creates a virtually impenetrable layer that the public cannot cross. If Abraxis develops intelligence and does not give it to the CIA but rather, holds it internally and allows the CIA analysts to use the source material, only the summary brief is discoverable. If no brief is made, the intelligence does not exist for public purposes.

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