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First of all, forgive the British their English. Secondly, I appreciate the opening provided in the term “Joint Enablers.”

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The JECC [Joint Enabling Capabilities Command] and its three support elements — joint planning, joint communications and joint public affairs — have supported every major military operation since 9/11

Where this is headed or, the bottom line, is until ‘joint enabling’ schemes behind weapons related profit is taken out of the western economic engines blueprints, war will be the norm. Where people miss the mark in the social equation is, the relationship to military-industrial corporate boards. War is good for business and anything good for business is in the so-called ‘national interest’ and protecting the national interest is in the intelligence agencies work description; and every American military arm has its’ own professional intelligence apparatus.

That’s where social engineering through psyops (a military euphemism for civilian consumption is ‘public affairs‘) comes into play. The peoples of the west are as heavily propagandized, in their own way, as any peoples, anywhere. And so long as this is the rule, covert destabilization abroad, whether related to renewing, perpetrating or initiating conflicts, will pay out. And because this pays out, largely to military-industrial related corporate boards, but with considerable tax wealth also expended on the modern mercenaries euphemistically labeled ‘contractors’, there is a lot invested in maintaining what amounts to a ‘growth industry.’

Here’s the simple equation:

Psyops = generated fears = justifications in the public mind to spend tax revenue enriching weapons producers.

It really is that simple. Beyond replacing the no longer viable ‘spreading communism’ with a ‘spreading terrorist networks’ freaking people out to numbness and justifying intelligence agencies huge arms shipments supplying moderate® rebels™ generating conflict in Syria, example given, or the ‘humanitarian violence‘ sale to people who believed a classic psyop employed to convince Libya would be a better place without Gaddafi, other, larger psychological operations are employed to justify a non-stop military growth industry.

Reagan bought into ‘star wars’ and by comparison, Trump not buying (or attempting to not buy) into the current Russophobia, simply demonstrates whoever sits in the Oval Office makes no difference. The military-industrial corporate boards’ satellite, NATO, needs enemies more robust than any CIA created junior boogieman (e.g. al-Qaida) to justify the higher ticket weapons platforms, whether nuclear submarines, super-sonic bombers, super-carriers or modernized nuclear warheads, and the generals buy what the corporations demand and here’s why. The generals were mentored by the previous generation and the current generation will mentor the next generation, where the ‘afterlife’ (after life and career at the Pentagon) is at the boards of Raytheon, Chevron, and too many more of ‘the usual suspects’ to recall in any given moment. So, when the next generation of generals retire, they add a six figure ‘civilian life’ (military-industrial-corporate) salary to their six figure military retirement benefit. Some will be (others are already) pulling in five hundred thousand or more dollars a year.

The Globe analyzed the career paths of 750 of the highest ranking generals and admirals who retired during the last two decades and found that, for most, moving into what many in Washington call the “rent-a-general’’ business is all but irresistible.

From 2004 through 2008, 80 percent of retiring three- and four-star officers went to work as consultants or defense executives, according to the Globe analysis. That compares with less than 50 percent who followed that path a decade earlier, from 1994 to 1998.

In some years, the move from general staff to industry is a virtual clean sweep. Thirty-four out of 39 three- and four-star generals and admirals who retired in 2007 are now working in defense roles — nearly 90 percent.

And in many cases there is nothing subtle about what the generals have to sell — Martin’s firm is called The Four Star Group, for example. The revolving-door culture of Capitol Hill — where former lawmakers and staffers commonly market their insider knowledge to lobbying firms — is now pervasive at the senior rungs of the military leadership.

Among the Globe findings:

Dozens of retired generals employed by defense firms maintain Pentagon advisory roles, giving them unparalleled levels of influence and access to inside information on Department of Defense procurement plans…

Essentially, what we have in the preceding is a military-patrician mentor system of legalized, inter-generational bribery to benefit corporate boards, all propped up with psyops particularly aimed at congress.

In a macro-cosmic sense, this is what military-industrial ‘joint enablers’ are all about. And it’s why Russia is the generals’ enemy, it’s why Trump has been captured  by the generals and it’s why we have a general as Secretary of Defense, traditionally a civilian role, and it’s why we have a general as (Trump’s babysitter) Chief of Staff at the White House and it’s why, there you have it, Trump’s National Security Advisor is a general.

A post script note would be, the moron neo-liberals at the CIA played into the Pentagon’s hands with the ‘Russia hacked the election’ propaganda lie, the senior staff at Langley can’t back down from their overplayed hand and the generals don’t want to call out the CIA on their big lie because that lie will serve to make their corporate allies rich.



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