This doesn’t sound so good. One way or another the government Leviathan seems to expand. “Private” contractors are one of those ways. The blob just grows and grows. And as long as people think debt is free it will continue to grow.
It’s sad really. The government was never supposed to be like this in this country. We were supposed to be the exception. Now we are an empire. (And that isn’t a good thing.)
The White House and CIA have been considering a package of secret proposals to allow former US intelligence officers to run privatized covert actions, intelligence gathering, and propaganda missions, according to three sources who’ve been briefed on or have direct knowledge of the proposals.
One of the proposals would involve hiring a private company, Amyntor Group, for millions of dollars to set up a large intelligence network and run counter terrorist propaganda efforts, according to the sources. Amyntor’s officials and employees include veterans of a variety of US covert operations, ranging from the Reagan-era Iran–Contra affair to more recent actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Amyntor declined to discuss the proposals, but a lawyer for the company said in a statement to BuzzFeed News that the type of contract being contemplated would be legal “with direction and control by the proper government authority.”
Another proposal presented to US officials would allow individuals affiliated with the company to help capture wanted terrorists on behalf of the United States.
The CIA is not supposed to operate within the USA. But a contractor for the CIA?