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I Found One of Them: The Cohen Group (Representing U.S. Military Defense Contractors Who Profit From Foreign Aid)

Today (8/16/13) William Cohen (former Defense Secretary) was on CNN arguing AGAINST ending U.S. aid to Egypt.

I noticed during the interview that he is chairman of the Cohen Group (an organization representing U.S. defense contractors among others).

Knowing that Egypt must use one-third of the money we give them to purchase weapons from U.S. manufacturers, it started making sense to me why Mr. Cohen was so adamant about not cutting off their aid.

So I did a little research.

The Cohen Group was founded by William Cohen; former Defense Secretary under Clinton.

THESE are the types of groups doing the dirty work of expanding the military/industrial complex globally on the backs of U.S. taxpayers.

Their goal is to fund arms sales around the world (using money which they lobby Congress to appropriate for foreign aid).

Then in the small print it requires recipient countries to use x-amount of ther funds TO BUY U.S.-MADE MILITARY WEAPONS (in Egypt's case, about one-third of the money we give them must be used to buy US-made weapons).

While organizations like the Cohen Group profit in the middle.

It is Anti-American and traitorous in nature.

It makes all Americans look bad when these weapons are turned against government protestors as is happening right now.

After all - those weapons all say "made in America."

So first you arm one side. Then you arm the other.

Then you wait for war to break out and when you get to go in with your own military for the mother-lode of war profits.

SHAME on organizations like the Cohen Group and "defense" contractors like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, GE, Northrup Grummond etc.

But SHAME MOSTLY ON CONGRESS for playing this game, which gets them campaign funds from big defense contractors and organizations like the Cohen Group, which in turn keeps them in office for their "favors."

Then Cohen claimed that if we don't control Egypt with our billions in foreign aid, that Russia will move in.

But that argument is just a sham designed to keep taxpayer funds flowing to him and his organization.

Russia lost it's shirt trying to expand its empire and was in a state of endless war until they had to give it all up several years ago.

So if they want to lose again, let them try. Who cares? Again, Cohen is just using this argument for personal profit.

On their site below, note that most of their members came from government positions in the Pentagon with close ties to the military-industrial complex.

Sounds like a conflict of interest to me if there ever was one.

Here's a story of the corruption of the Cohen Group:
http://nationalcorruptionindex.org/pages/profile.php?profile...

Here is the Cohen Group site - with contact info:
http://www.cohengroup.net

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The sad thing is, most Americans who might have seen Cohen...

...interviewed on CNN yesterday would not have made the connection.

He starts speaking all this fancy talk about foreign affairs and why we should continue the aid.

But you have to see thru shysters like this to understand that he's in it for personal gain and profit for his private organization.

Rats like Cohen and his group of thugs are smooth-talking flim-flam types who seem like nice folks.

But they're not nice folks.

THEY ARE WAR-PROFITEERS PLAIN AND SIMPLE- getting rich and richer on foreign aid dollars.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Zionist tribalism

Zionist Tribalism will destroy this earth.

nuff said

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Judas Zionism

The Independent state of ISRAEL is RIGHT ON and that's what we should be doing. The Judas Zionists are the troyskists for a one world order.

Get it straight.

Nice job!!

But, don't forget that this level of corruption doesn't begin and end with military stuff(Cohen Group, Carlyle Group, et al.)...this is also going on with pharma, food, oil, education, transportation, etc. The congress critters vote to fund something while they also sit on the BOD for the company that produces that product!! So in the end, they line their pockets with lobbyist money, then their company gets the government contract so they make money, and the stock price of their company goes up and they make more money. And you and I get stuck with the check.

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BC
Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

That's true bcfast. But the arms funding is the worst because...

...people die with all those weapons we sell or give to them.

To profit from death should keep everyone invloved in this up at night, but then again you would need a conscience for that.

Something most of the congress and none of the defense contractors possess.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Point taken, Pawn...

however, think of all the folks who suffer or die from cancer each and every day...just those thousands here in Amerika...that don't really NEED to suffer or die!!! If only the FDA et al. would approve and adopt the treatments of Dr. Brzynski (which I learned of right here on DP!!! If I'm ever cursed with this disease, I know where I'm going!!). The lobbyists and congress and senate critters line their pockets at the expense of lives who don't have to suffer at all!! Again, you're right... these folks would have to have a conscience to feel bad about it.

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BC
Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

Your Point Illustrated:

The Cohen Group: Where Nazguls Dare

cohen group
Let's see: CFR, Trilaterals, NATO, Pilgrims Society, AI-freaking-G, Viacom, TSA, Homeland, Lockheed and DynCorp. Gee, I wonder if they're making some $$$?

link:
http://mapper.nndb.com/t/282/23213/l23213.jpg

And perhaps the most damning of all

Best Man at John McCrazy's wedding LOL

THANKS RepublicanMother...WOW!

THAT is what I'm talking about.

EXCELLENT find!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

I didn't find it, I made it

in like 2 minutes. When I saw your post, I thought to myself, I wonder what the nndb mapper will do with this? The national names database (nndb.com) has a mapper toy that is totally fun to play with. Iike it better than muckety because you can add notes and move the icons where you want them,etc.

Warning: it's super addictive when you get to hunting down these bankster scuzz buckets.

Bump for

independent sleuth work. You're as much of a journalist as any.

Big surprise

A zionist.

These people use the American tax dollar as their weapon against the muslims

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

A good tool to see how people,

firms, government fit together is muckety.com

In this case:
http://www.muckety.com/Query?name=Cohen+Group&prev=Cohen+Gro...

Great tool Base1

Thanks

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

as someone who is looking to

as someone who is looking to disarm an entire nation, they sure do like to deal in the trade of weaponary......seems a bit, whats the word......hypocritical......oh, and , deceptive

This is one of the main

This is one of the main reasons I'm enjoying watching my country go bankrupt.

Thanks....

this is exactly how it works. Even worse, our current congresspeople frequently marry into these groups so they also get direct financial benefits...like their wives work for the group, etc.