Wall Street banks have secretly taken over US firearms and ammunition manufacturers and the world’s largest mercenary firms in a stealth build up private military force.
A Daily KOs article reveals that Wall Street banks have used private equity firms to acquire and launch a massive stealth takeover of private security firms, US ammo and gun manufacturers, uniforms, silencers and an army of mercenaries to build what amounts to the world’s largest private army.
At the same time the private mercenary companies they now control, which include the likes of Dynacorp and the notorious name changing Blackwater/Xe Services/Academi, have been authorized under Department of Defense DIRECTIVE NUMBER 3025.18 to actually conduct policing operations inside the United States.
The article reveals Citi Bank, Bank of America, Barclays, and Deutsche Bank have provide huge amounts of funding to two private Wall Street equity firms, Cerebus and Veritas Equity, which in turn have used umbrella companies such as Freedom Corp., to engage in stealth takeovers and weapons stockpiling which has consumed the likes of several gun manufacturers and ammunition manufacturers including Remington, Cobbs, H&R, Marlin, Dakota, and Bushmaker.
Furthermore, the same private equity firms have taken over companies involved in the “crowd control industry”.
One such example is CPI which manufacturers microwave and radio frequency crowd control pain inducers similar to the US Military’s heat gun which has been mentioned for deployment to control Occupy protestors.
All of this comes following news that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 450 million rounds of ammunition banned by the Geneva Convention which is coupled with reports that feds are buying up all surplus ammo and even ordering stores to cease sales to civilians.
At the same time a DHS informant says that the DHS is preparing for a civil war and recently leaked army manuals reveal mass military detention centers are being prepared inside the US for a War On Terror ‘strategy shift‘.
Days after the first news of the military’s new microwave heat ray surfaced we get our first in-depth media reports on the new technology developed to crush protests.
Previously I reported on the military making preparations to crush the Occupy Wall Street protests.
That report began by pointing out Pentagon plan’s to deploy 20,000 troops within the US to deal with civil unrest.
Then I pointed out the horrible provisions in the NDAA, suchauthorization for the Military to be deployed to attack any nation in the world without congressional approval, including inside the United States.
Furthermore, I warned the bill allows the military to treat American Citizens – such as Occupy Wall Street protestors – as terrorists by labeling them as threats to national security, and detain them indefinitely in military prisons or even secretly target them for assassination.
That was followed by pointing out he Feds have already charged a man as an enemy combatant supporting terrorism just for uploading a video to Youtube.
Of course the threat of Occupy protestors being labeled as a terrorists were realized when leaked documents revealed the police classified the Occupy Wall Street as a terrorist group alongside Al-Qaeda.
I ended that report with a video clip from an analyst warning that the Army has been put on standby to be mobilized against Occupy Wall Street protestors at any moment.
Then, just few days ago we received word of the military’s first plans to deal with protests during events of civil unrest – a microwave heat gun crowd control cannon.
That article described the a technology in writing and showed a brief heat gun cannon in action.
Now we have our first corporate media reports on Army’s new pain ray gun with more details and the military plans for using the weapon.
That video was embedded on that article titled “Watch a Fox News Reporter Get Zapped by Military’s Wild New ‘Heat Ray’”
The new reports reveal this weapon was developed over 15 years and deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 where it reportedly was never used in an operation while the pentagon is touting the safety of the device saying there has been over 11,000 field exposures to the weapon.
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The investingbusinessweek.com site has two search engines. At the top right you can search and find news articles. Below that there is a window named Stock Quotes. Here you will find an amazing, interactive search ability. I enjoy being able to see how many associations a Board Member has, as an example.
For instance, I became interested in Cerberus and Veritas Private Equity firms because they have been buying up components that could support a privately owned military power. Manufacturers of guns, bullets, uniforms, silencers, and an army. Veritas owns crowd control microwave equipment. Ouch!
What is most interesting, is the huge financing these two Private Equity Firms have received from Citi Bank, Bank of America, Barclays, and Deutsche to do so.
It seems that the smaller companies like gun makers Remington, Cobbs, H&R, Marlin, Dakota, and Bushmaker ran into some debt problems. Cerberus bought them all in the past four years. I have to wonder if the very same banks that helped Cerberus gobble up these companies on the cheap held the debt that made these gun manufactures vulnerable to a takeover.
Most interesting was Veritas Capital’s sale of DynCorp to Cerberus Management Capital.
It’s a Billion dollar deal.
Cerberus plans to use as much as $1.17 billion in bank debt to finance its buyout of DynCorp. Bank of America Corp. Citigroup Inc., Barclays Plc; and Deutsche Bank AG committed to provide a senior secured credit facility consisting of a $565 million
The very banks that foreclose millions of homes and seem loathe to help small businesses with bridge loans to weather the recession storm these banks caused, seem eager to help their Private Equity friends step in and takeover.
Good grief! Remington is a 194 year old business! It is now owned by Cerberus’ 2007 created Freedom Group Inc.
Bullets are needed for all those guns. No problem.
Here’s how powerful a tool investing.businessweek.com is. Let’s look at Freedom Group Inc’s CEO and Board of Directors:
If you click on the above link, notice your options:
Snapshot: An overview and towards the bottom of the page, you can view proposed acquisitions and similar business types.
People: You can view the CEO and Officers, as well as a partial listing of the Board of Directors. There is an option to click to see just the entire Board.
You will also note that there is a link that provides both the number of, and the ability to view all of the other affiliations of each Officer and Board member. Very powerful tool for anyone interested in ferreting out the goings on of a public or private business entity or person.
If you are looking to learn about what a particular person is up to (and reported) you can do so.
Let’s look up Dan Quayle. First, you need to know his name: James Danforth Quayle
I chose Dan because he has been the Chairman of the Board of Cerberussince 2005, although his name is listed there as James Quayle, JD.
. I used the search engine at the top of the screen to find out what James Danforth Quayle might be involved in. Cerberus Management Capital, in a 2005 article.
. Next, I searched for Cerberus in the “Stock Fund” engine. No results because Cerberus is private, so
. I clicked on the Tab Private. Voila, a list of Cerberus options.
. Dan is with Cerberus Management Capital, so I chose that option. This brings you to the Cerberus Snapshot. No Dan.
. Click on People and you will see him on the list.
. At the top of the People screen, you will see an option for Board Members, click that and voila, Dan Quayle or James Quayle JD is the Chairman of the Board.
You will see that for VP Dan has “59 Relationships“.
. Click that to find out what other Board Affiliations Dan might have (what other Boards he sits on):
Dan’s a busy man. I hope he enjoys some time with this family at the Yellowstone Club.
3. Here’s one to help keep up with the Military Industrial Complex both here and abroad. You have to join, I haven’t, but you can see the items listed and then google to find free articles about an item of interest to you.
Veritas is buying CPI, the microwave and radio frequency crowd control pain inducers.
4. Private Investigations on People, provided by Dorothy T. Not perfectly user friendly; but you can hack and find more criminal information here for free than I have ever been able to find elsewhere. Thank you Doroty T:http://www.crimetime.com/
LASTLY, when I get to a site looking for something or someone in particular, I use the Edit/Find feature on my iMac. This way I can save time finding it, instead of having to burn the eyeballs speed reading. This is invaluable to me. As a PC non-user, I am not sure how/if this would work for you.
Do you have a research tool you would like to share with us?
Twitter is becoming an interesting resource as well. It was easy to join and free. I enjoy it’s search engine where I find links on a subject posted by other tweeters. It has become quite user friendly, although I still haven’t mastered all of its features. What does it mean to be “listed”?
CONNECTING SOME DOTS,
Wall Street Private Equity Firms own THEIR OWN MERCENARY ARMIES now:
as well as Gun and Bullet Manufacturers.
<> The Dod published a new Directive in December, 2010 allowing DoD to contract private Military Industrial Complex companies to help POLICE IN the USA.
<> Bank of America financed the purchase of Blackwater and Dyncorp by the Private Equity firms.
<> General Tommy Franks joined the Board of Directors for Bank of America in 2005, the same year Dan Quayle joined Cerebrus’ Board.
You will find links for the above in these articles: