In your wildest dreams can you imagine…
Western billionaire’s like Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos stepping in to make money off the military industrial complex? Is this where Silicon Valley ingenuity led us? Google spying, Amazon missiles to come, Microsoft selling their systems based on the “American-ness” of the operators to Lockheed-Martin?
“The Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud will be an exclusive community cloud available for U.S. state, local and federal government agencies. It will be hosted in Microsoft data centers located in the U.S. and managed by U.S. citizens. Cloud facilities that share content with non-governmental organizations or fail to meet data residency and oversight requirements have generally been out of the running for most federal agencies due to security concerns.”
First Bezos buys the Washington Post, then the Washington Post trumpets “Obama, Obama, Obama,” then Obama attacks just about everybody on Earth, then Bezos comes out with a sweet deal to build missiles, in place of the ostracized Russians? WTF is this? Bezos’ Blue Origin company is supposed to lower the cost of civilian spaceflight etc, (hahaha) but now the company has gotten into bed with the defense establishment stark naked.
Even Bezos’ press release docs make no bones about their making rocket engines now for the US Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). This puts Bezos on the fence in between opportunity, and corporate scum bag if one considers vested interests. Where media propaganda and foreign policy strategies converge, this is where the American people might find answers to today’s conflict questions. For me, I imagine a cohort or coalition of billionaire industrialists herded into an overall policy toward Russia exclusion form markets, and chaotic recreation of the Middle East and other sectors.
If you have not become wary already, the trend toward unbridled corporate warmongering is blatant these days. The timing of this is just too suspicious for me. It all feels like a “you scratch my back” scenario, the Richard Bransons, Bill Clintons, Bezos, Google, NSA, Obama climage change nastiness surfacing. What you probably do not realize, what has not been written about this rocket engine business, is that the BE-4 Rocket Engine (PDF from Blue Origin) being developed by Blue Origin advances greatly “so-called” Boost Glide capability for the Air Force. What his could mean is, US Air Force developments of Advanced Hypersonic Weapons. This new class of weapon, it is feared, will cause another massive arms race in between the US, China, and Russia.
These people don’t even regard you caring a twit about what they do or how they do it. They sold us books, software, and gadgets, we made them billionaires many times over, and now they plunge us into World War III over MORE. Bezos and these other western business titans have entered into “peace busting” investments that run contrary to anything we should be interested in. Hypersonic missiles, the US’s Conventional Prompt Global Strike (CPGS) weapons, these are the icons of a new age of killing, not space exploration.
This is despicable, they are despicable, those who would not only profit, but instigate our own demise. That’s all I have to say for now, but you’d better be watching closely.
Photo credit: Hypersonic Boost Glide Missile – (Foreign Policy)