Think about the stakes in Syria. In Iraq. In Libya. In Afghanistan. In Egypt. And so on. And the massive companies that stand to gain, or lose, depending on how things go. For instance, Cargill in Syria. It was maybe the biggest Western investor in the country. It operated a sugar mill in Homs. Or Gulf Sands, which had oil deals in Deir Az-Zour. And think about other companies that stand to gain from reconstruction…Haliburton, for instance, and what they stand to gain is in equal proportion to how much destruction is inflicted on Syrian infrastructure.
It has already been estimated that reconstruction contracts could be worth up to $200 billion.
BAE systems spent approximately $1.5 million to spy on and undermine one single, somewhat marginal activist group in the UK over the course of at least 6 years. They had a man infiltrate the organization and move up the ranks for almost a decade. He was so convincing that even the metro police labelled him a domestic extremist…but the whole time he was a spy for BAE. This is really astounding.
The stakes in Syria and the other Muslim countries in crisis are much higher. It is impossible to believe, after these revelations, that the same types of corporate espionage are not being carried out in the social and political groups, and the mujahideen factions in our countries