Sunday, September 12, 2010

Military Industial Complex: The Carlyle Group

The military-industrial complex is generally defined as a "coalition consisting of the military and industrialists who profit by manufacturing arms and selling them to the government." Take a look at the Carlyle Group. The Carlyle >Group is the model example of the nearly seamless connection between the Bush administration, self-enrichment and companies who receive big government defense contracts. The Carlyle “consultants” reads like a who’s who guide to government officials of the 1980s, starting with former president George Bush and George Bush Sr., Colin Powell, former secretary of state James Baker, former defense secretary Frank Carlucci, Donald Rumsfeld, George Soros, Henry Kissinger, the Bin Laden family, amongst many others.

Isn't this slightly reminiscent of what occurred during World War II? The Standard Oil corporation supplied the oil for both the German and Japanese war machines as well as the special blends of gasoline used in their airplanes all the way through the Standard Oil also has close links to the infamous chemical company I.G. Farbon who produced the Zyklon B used in the gas chambers . The relative;">banking corporation J.P. Morgan, which is closely tied to the Rockefeller's Standard Oil company, also supplied and smuggled money to the Nazis. Ford and General Motors supplied the Nazi war machine with various products. General Motors even had a factory operating in Germany until it was destroyed by American bombers. The company later sued the U.S. Government and American tax money was used to pay back a company who was supplying the enemy. Jim Marrs research) World War II and the was against terrorism is all about the making of money for those who will profit.

This video discusses the structure of the Carlyle Group and explains its history of abuses.

Current portfolio and major acquisitions

According to Wikipedia:

Carlyle Group has investments spread out over several different industries, with about 22% of their investments in energy and power, 19% in real estate, 15% in technology and business services, 8% in consumer and retail, 8% in industrial, 6% in telecommunications and media, 6% in transportation, 6% in healthcare, 5% in aerospace, and 4% devoted to other industries, according to their 2008 annual report.
Noted portfolio companies areDex Media, the former directories business of Qwest Communications;
Willcom, a Japanese wireless company;
Casema, a Dutch cable company;
Insight Communications, the ninth largest cable company in the U.S.
Dunkin' Brands, which owns Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins;
Water Pik;
Hertz, the world's largest rental car corporation;
UC4 Software - majority shareholder in the company;
United Defense Industries , bringing in over 60% of Carlyle's defense business;
Is a major investor in DHS Systems, the manufacturer of Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter, or DRASH, military shelters and support equipment, and Reeves EMS emergency medical supplies. Small Smiles Dental Centers, the largest US chain of dental clinics for children.
Synagro Technologies, Inc, - the largest recycler of biosolids and other organic residuals in the United States;"
Co-partner of Allison Transmission unit from General Motors for $5.6 billion.
Applus+ from its shareholders Agbar, Unión Fenosa and Caja Madrid;
The Magna Carta (one of seventeen copies) at Sotheby's Auction House in New York City;
IRIS Unified Ag through FRS Global;
Metaldyne - a global automotive components supplier.

Within the last couple of years:
Australia's Healthscope Ltd. - owner of 44 hospitals;Broad leaf - a Japanese software company;OpenLink FinancialNBTY Inc.- the manufacturer of Nature's Bounty, Puritan Pride, Vitamin World, and others; Scalina - Brazil’s Largest Hosiery and Lingerie Company.

Will these companies make up the Fourth Reich? Just like Hitler's Nazi Germany, and their tight partnerships with I.G. Farben, Krupp, IBM, Mercedes, Ford, Harriman, the Bush regime, that originated its wealth via Hitler, the entire American military-industrial complex of the Carlyle Group: Halliburton, KBR, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton will eventually bring the US's unending war to a finish to create an imperial empire, and provide the Reich members with untold wealth.