I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
Department of Defense to Award Contracts Throughout Shutdown, But Won’t Announce Them:
The Pentagon will continue to award hundreds of millions of dollars in acquisition, services and other types of contracts despite a government-wide shutdown, but don’t expect to hear about them.
The US Defense Department will not publicly announce contracts during the shutdown, Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen, a Pentagon spokesman, wrote in an email.
But that should not stop the military services and defense agencies from signing pacts for equipment, supplies and other items.
The Pentagon will do “one big announcement” of the contracts awarded during this period when the shutdown ends, Christensen wrote.
(Read entire article here…)
My Commentary: Shutdown or not, the American war crime machine never sleeps! You see, murdering innocent human beings living in foreign lands is actual a very “essential” service that our noble Federal Government provides to us lowly subjects. And, it is vastly more important than all others, if the percentage of our tax dollars funding it is any indication! So, by all means, double-knot your blindfold for safety, and continue to passionately babble on about budgets, deficits and “health care” during this latest government-manufactured crisis, my fellow Americans, while still remaining starkly silent about the crimes against humanity and war crimes being committed overseas daily in our name, for over a decade now – with full, bipartisan support from the warmongering cowards-that-be that “represent” this country! Any peace-loving, life-respecting humanitarian would do exactly the same, under the circumstances!