Friday, September 5, 2008

Another Astounding Success!

Now that the oil companies are doing a brisk business in Iraq, isn't it time for the leading US war contractor to come right out into the open and make a grab for what is left?
Iraq is the perfect example of the 4 decades of western Shock Therapy experiments world wide. From the electric shock treatments at McGill (that were good at breaking down but not rebuilding) to Milton Friedman and the Chicago School of Economics' early experiments in Chile, Iraq is at the apex of this practice where all of the most ruthless methods were used in concert, resulting once again in perfect chaos, a breakdown where there shall be little success in rebuilding.

Anyone who still believes that the world is not under the control of an very small group of the international elite, the wealthiest .01 percent, anyone who thinks democracy is still a viable concept without first addressing the economic power structure itself, still has their head in the sand. Martin Luther King gave his life to wake up America.

Iraq seeks to buy 36 F-16 fighters from U.S.: report

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The Iraqi government is seeking to buy 36 advanced F-16 fighters from the U.S., American military officials familiar with the request told the Wall Street Journal.
This move could help Iraq reduce its reliance on U.S. air power and potentially allow more American forces to withdraw from the country than had been proposed.
The F-16, made by Lockheed Martin Corp, is the most sophisticated weapons system Iraq has attempted to purchase so far.
Late in July, the U.S. Department of Defense had approved up to $10.7 billion in arms sales for Iraq, including a $2.16 billion sale of M1A1 Abrams tanks built by General Dynamics Corp.
The U.S. recently announced F-16 sales to Morocco and Romania. Those sales, each for roughly $100 million per plane with training, related equipment and support included, offer an indication of how lucrative the Iraq deal could be for Lockheed Martin and its suppliers.
Iraq now appears determined to significantly expand the air power of its military, which has become more competent and confident in recent months but depends heavily on the U.S. for air support.
Iraq quickly has become one of the biggest weapons buyers in the world as it seeks to strengthen and professionalise its fighting force.
No one was available at the U.S. Department of Defense for comment.