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Eisenhower warned about this: allowing a military industrial complex to grow – so powerful that it’s able to control the politics of war (i.e. stimulate conflict and war to make profits). In his farewell speech to the nation (after two full terms as president), he described the Cold War saying:

“We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method…” and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that “we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complexOnly an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” – Dwight Eisenhower (34th President of the United States (1953–1961))

The Carlyle Group was founded on 1987. Today, it has investors in 68 countries with $74.9 billion of equity capital. It has been criticized for the number of elite members in its group and for creating conflicts of interest when political decision makers have their own personal wealth linked to such investments.

The Saudi Arabian relatives of Osama bin Laden were also investors in Carlyle until October 2001 when the family sold its $2.02 million investment back to the firm in light of the public controversy surrounding bin Laden’s family after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

George Bush Sr. & Jr. are both members of the Carlyle Group today.

Capital beyond imagination.

George Bush Sr. – a Saudi business leaders best friend.

How to make $237 million in one day:

Bush Sr. and Shafig bin Laden watch 9/11 attacks together at the Carlyle Group’s Washington conference – live.

Why bribe when you can give them a business?

Help suppress their people too!

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