A hidden world, growing beyond control

(Multimedia) The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work. Full Story »

Posted by Jon Mitchell - via Nicholas Kristof, Columbia Journalism Review, Memeorandum, Slatest, Kaizar Campwala (t), Fabrice Florin (t), Fred Sampson (f), Shams Kazi (f), Ish Harshawat (f), avivao (f), Fabrice Florin (f), Kaizar Campwala (f)

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Dwight Rousu
4.5
by Dwight Rousu - Dec. 21, 2010

A worthy investigative journalism effort. Disturbing information for taxpayers and civil rights advocates.

When all programs go into the black world of top secret programs, democratic governing goes down the toilet. When all law enforcement is directed to ignore white collar crime and focus on terrorism, then banksters in white collars plunder global finances and descend the world economy into a major depression. The Super-rich benefit. Also, having had clearances in a private corporation, there is common belief that sheltering research behind security veils assures that only your advocates will review and approve your work.

The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.

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