Of course there are a myriad of other connections that this "Road Map of Corruption" does not even begin to show. The company interests of these power brokers are enormous & need pages to each one to do justice. In particular, we do not attempt to show Bush Jr’s interests. Another key link – Israel – is not spelt out, bar those to the “think tank” Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). But this theme needs more room to do full justice. Despite these omissions, the incestuous inter-connections can be seen. These do not even consider personal links, for example that Tommy Franks & George Bush Jr went to the same school in the same hick little town. Etc.
Below the "Road Map Pentagon Corruption", is an alphabetized additional set of extra facts for some key players. The following amended and shortened notes are largely from a very comprehensive article by the Scottish “Sunday Herald”; Carving Up The New Iraq’Part Three: By Neil Mackay; The Sunday Herald, 13 April 2003. The road-map is ‘Alliance!”’s own crude attempt to visually simplify the inter-connections.
American Enterprise Institute (AEI) conservatives in foreign/domestic policy; has 14 members in Bush's administration.
Bechtel: Almost certain to win $900m (£573m) in contracts. The total amount of business from Iraqi reconstruction could total $100bn (£634m). Bechtel has donated $1.3m (£820,000) to political campaign funds since 1999, largely to the republican Party. George Shultz (Ronald Reagan’s Sec State); is a former CEO and is now on the board of directors. Other Republicans linked to the company include former Reagan defence secretary Caspar Weinberger. General Jack Sheehan, retired Marine corp general, is a senior vice president, he also sits on the Pentagon's influential Defence Policy Board. In the 1980s Bechtel proposed building an oil pipeline through Iraq, when Rumsfeld, was an envoy to discuss this in person with Saddam. Bechtel built Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, for $16m (£10m). It failed to complete the Boston Big Dig project of highways in time, over-running budgets by more than 10 billion.
The Bradley Foundation. In the 15-year tenure of Michael Joyce heading this century-old body, it provided the money needed to set up the Project for a New American Century.
Chalabi, Ahmed. Comprador. Leads the London-based Iraqi National Congress (INC). Supporters include Paul Wolfowitz and Donald Rumsfeld, propose him as the interim leader of the post-war Iraq. Backed by Jinsa and the AEI. Convicted in absentia in Jordan for a massive embezzlement scandal, Chalabi received up to $12 million from Washington after the first Gulf war. Referred to as "Cheney's protégé", he is unpopular in Iraq and loathed by Colin Powell's state department. Out of favour with the CIA, which in the early 1990s funded the INC some $325,000 a month. Other Iraqis involved in a future government - at the behest of Wolfowitz - include INC members Salem Chalabi (Chalabi's nephew) and Aras Habib. Habib's cousin, Dr Ali Assign Karim, a former medic with the CIA, was nearly kicked out of the agency but was saved by the CIA's James Woolsey. Wolfowitz also wants jobs to go to Chalabi's friends Tamara Daghestani and Goran Talebani.
The Defence Policy Board
Very influential Pentagon advisory group, was headed by Richard Perle - forced to resign over conflict of interests. Currying favour with the DPB is key to Pentagon contracts. Eight other DPB members have links to firms that have won defence contracts including Northrop Grumman, Bechtel and Rand Corp (linked to Lewis Libby). DPB members include General Jack Sheehan, connected to Bechtel, the CIA's James Woolsey and former Republican secretary of defence James Schlesinger.
Chevron: Condoleeza Rice was its’ Managing Director till 2001, during her stint CEO Kenneth Derr remarked: “Iraq possesses huge reserves of oil and gas – reserves I’d love Chevron to have access to”.
owned by Woolsey, James who has several other business. His law firm represents
Chelabi’s Iraqi National Congress. Dyncorp provides bodyguards for Hamid
Karzai (Afghani president) - & is being sued for human rights violations
in Bosnia, environmental health disasters in Ecuador, and fraud in America.
Lockheed – manufactures Cruise missiles.
Garner, Jay, the so-called Sheriff of Baghdad -praised the Israeli Defense force for “ remarkable restraint in the face of lethal violence orchestrated by the leadership of the Palestinian Authority”, saying “A strong Israel is an asset that American military planners and political leaders can rely on”. Has been funded by JINSA.
Halliburton Dick Cheney's old oil company until he joined the cabinet, left with a pay-off around $30m (£19m), with deferred payments of $180,000 (£120,000) a year. Its’ subsidiary, Kellogg Brown & Root - first company to be awarded an Iraqi reconstruction contract gon to cap burning oil wells, worth $500m (£320m), awarded by the Pentagon Army Corps of Engineers without open competitition. KBR won lucrative contracts despite failing to control the costs of work in Balkans and being fined $2m (£1.3m) following claims of fraud at a military base. KBR is also one of two contractors chosen by the Defence Threat Reduction Agency to “dispose of weapons of mass destruction”. Since 1999, Halliburton gave 95%, or just under $700,000, (£448,000) of its political donations to Republican party. It also gave George Bush nearly $18,000 (£12,000).
International Resources Group won a $70m (£44m) contract to establish a humanitarian aid programme in Iraq. Four of IRG's vice-presidents have all held senior posts with USAid (which awards all these contracts), and 24 of the firm's 48 technical staff have worked for USAid. Other players tipped to win contracts include Washington Group International, bidding for the capital construction job, which gave $438,700 (£270,000) to the Republicans - along with a donation to Bush, and the Louis Berger Group which gave $26,300 to the republicans and is implementing the USAid Croatia development programme.
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). “aims (to) inform Americans of the continued importance of American security, and of the need for an Israeli "victory" in the Middle East.
SY Coleman is a subsidiary of L-3 Communications,
the 9th largest contributer to US political parties from the defense electronics
sector. SY Coleman is a key company connected to the US Patriot missile
system. Company headed by Jay Garner.
Natsios, Andrew directs US-AID reconstruction grants for Iraq, despite his connection with Bechtel.
Northrop Grumman. Under Bush's increases in defence spending, they won $8.5 billion in contracts last year. Linked to Jinsa, AEI and key Bush hawks. Likely, will merge with Lockheed Martin, where Dick Cheney's wife Lynne sat on board.
Project for a New American Century. Founded by Rumsfeld and Cheney in 1997 to counter “Clinton's drifting foreign and defence policy”, and lobbied for regime change in Iraq and for America to play a more permanent role in the Middle East.
Schulz, George– former Secretary state under Nixon – chairman of International Council of JP Morgan Chase bankers, who lent Saddam Hussein’s government $500 million. Closely tied to Bechtel.
Services Of America, a Seattle port company,
won the first USAid contract for Iraqi reconstruction - a $4.8m (£3m)
deal to manage Iraq's strategic port, Umm Qasr. Known for its union-busting
activities, it turns over around $1bn (£634m) a year and its president,
John Hemingway, has made personal donations to Republican Party candidates.