International Trip Planning. There's a euphemism for our times.
Boeing's always been deep in bed with U.S. military hawks. As an anecdote: in the 60s, its employees in the Seattle area had an active John Birch Society chapter, and the company allowed it to use Boeing meeting rooms to show their conspiracy flicks etc.
Right, Trevor. Boeing executives also played a big role in driving the Birchers out of the state Republican Party in the 60s. Racist Birch kookery is bad for business, always has been. And of course, they're not defense contractors, they're "deep in bed". This is rhetoric taking the place of thought. It's not only a huge leap from "defense contractor" to "John Birch Society", it's a huge leap from "defense contractor" to "torture flights". This doesn't sound like anything that old-school Boeing people would have tolerated; it sounds like Harry Stonecipher and McDonnell-Douglass to me.
well - the one thning that is not a surprise is --- the CIA spares no expense --- the black box budget which funds vast parts of the govt. in these times.
"Your purchase of an eight-ball will fund one half of one extraordinary rendition. Enjoy!"
The torture victims asked for this. They kept saying "If it's not Boeing, I'm not going", so Boeing had to do the patriotic thing.
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