Friday, August 20, 2010


New Coke vs. Classic CokeWhat is essentially unfolding here is a downsized and rebranded occupation, Obama-style, that is going to necessitate a surge in private forces. The State Department is asking for MRAP vehicles, armored vehicles, for Black Hawk helicopters and for these paramilitary forces. So, yes, you can say that officially combat has ended, but in reality we're continuing it through the back door by bringing in these paramilitary forces and classifying them as diplomatic security, which was Bush's game from the very beginning.

-- Jeremy Scahill (1974-), US investigative journalist and author, Democracy Now, 18 August 2010

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