Are ‘Cockroaches’ Running Washington War Politics?
… by F. William Engdahl … February 2, 2014
[ Editors Note: Dear readers, It is always a pleasure to bring you another William Engdahl piece because they are ‘old school’ journalism, the kind of stories we see much of corporate media shying away from these days. The cockroaches nickname has multiple analogies, including one that Bill does not mention, like the way they are multiplying in DC, like…you know.And then there is the growing concern in the Intel and military communities as to who are these people really working for. Don’t waste your time asking. They only give you the front cover. The term shadow government is not a cute hype term. It really exists, and has for a long time. For the Bush crowd, that was all they ever served.With so many of these shadowy groups buzzing around the halls of power, one could wonder if maybe something has died…like maybe ‘government of the people and for the people’? Has that become an insiders joke, too? I’m not laughing. How about you? … Jim W. Dean ]
The group calls itself The Cockroaches. They chose the name deliberately as it is said that cockroaches are one of the few living creatures that would survive an atomic blast. They see themselves as a kind of permanent institution surviving changes in administration whether Republican or Democrat.
The PFIAB is one of the most important advisory groups to the President on defense and intelligence policy. Not to forget that Bush senior was Director of the CIA in the 1970’s. Various researchers believe that Bush inserted a specific network of his CIA “Old Boys” into government during his presidency that changed the face of US foreign and domestic policy. And not for the better.
On February 11, 2009, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies hosted a special private dinner event in D.C. featuring General James E. Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as the keynote speaker. General Cartwright, who is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Nation’s second highest ranking military officer, addressed the audience of about 150 guests about the importance of cyber security to our national security efforts. This event was one of six that the Potomac Institute hosts during the year as part of the “Cockroaches” dinner event series for invited guests from the defense and intelligence communities.”