JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: GOOGLE ADMITS WORKING FOR CIA’S EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLING PROGRAM – “DO NO EVIL” WENT THE SAME WAY AS “THE BILL OF RIGHTS” – ETHICS OF BIG AMERICAN HI-TECH COMPANIES AS LOW AS THOSE OF AMERICA HERSELF   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN RUSSIA INSIDER

Google Admits Working for Pentagon’s Drone Murder Program
Just an innocent private IT company? Yeah right, it’s part of the military-industrial complex, profiting from empire’s endless wars and up to its elbows in blood

“Do no harm or evil,” or words to that effect, was Google’s early motto.

I very much liked it, and I liked Google in its earlier days.

But it became obvious from many activities some years ago that Google was in the hip-pocket of the American military-security complex.

You could see it in many things, like Google maps, and in the speed with which Google was able to bring on huge, new projects.

This latest revelation comes as no surprise.

But it is profoundly disappointing that a company once embracing that motto is now engaged in America’s industrial-scale extrajudicial killing project.

America does many shameful things abroad with its unnecessary wars and dark plots and coups, but this organized-murder project is especially repulsive.

Of course, it openly violates every decent human principle America claims it stands for.

How can it be otherwise when you just openly murder people by the thousands, people convicted of no crime, people given no rights or legal help, people against whom there is no legal evidence at all? No judge and no jury. And, in the effort, you even kill many others besides the (the innocent) people you aim at?

It reminds us so sharply of such dark things as the Argentine junta’s program for “disappearing” people decades ago. Here was a state kidnapping its own citizens, drugging them, and flying them in planes to drop in the ocean. They killed thousands that way. Never even informing grieving families that anything had happened to their loved ones.

It reminds us also of the murder industry that is part and parcel of modern Israel. A book was recently published about Israel’s 2,700 assassinations. Yes, that’s right, 2,700 assassinations, apart from all the invasions, wars, and attacks. The book’s facts were gathered from some of the security service assassins themselves, former members. Again, this organized mass murder involved all victims guilty of nothing under law.

I suspect the American program was developed in consultation with Israel. At any rate, it clearly is a riff off of Israel’s work. After all, the entire enterprise of the Neocon Wars burning and bombing through the Middle East, the propaganda nonsense of a War on Terror (as though you could fight an idea or technique), large-scale kidnapping and torture, Guantanamo, and a galaxy of “black sites” are direct outcomes of America’s dark relationship with Israel.

We know today that all of America’s large hi-tech and Internet companies work with outfits like CIA and NSA, suppling them everything from technical assistance to a constant flow of information on their customers. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and others – they are all in the business, as we’ve gradually learned from various bits of information.

Even so seemingly benign a concept as Wikipedia today serves as a platform for an immense disinformation and propaganda war. It’s easy to observe. Full-blown articles on certain topics appear regularly, and their tone and intent are unmistakable. They read as though written in Langley, Virginia.

It’s all unethical, of course, but who expects ethics from a gigantic American monopoly of any kind or, indeed, from the government of the United States itself?

America holds to its principles only in the sense of a theme song or jingle for a weekly television show.

Posted March 10, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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