Bezos is sucking up that black budget money..

…to the tune of over half a billion.  Remember, this is the guy who now owns the CIA mouthpiece known as the Washington Post.

Jeff Bezos Is Doing Huge Business with the CIA, While Keeping His Washington Post Readers in the Dark – AlterNet

News media should illuminate conflicts of interest, not embody them. But the owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the Central Intelligence Agency, while readers of the newspaper’s CIA coverage are left in the dark.

The Post’s new owner, Jeff Bezos, is the founder and CEO of Amazon — which recently landed a $600 million contract with the CIA. But the Post’s articles about the CIA are not disclosing that the newspaper’s sole owner is the main owner of CIA business partner Amazon.

Even for a multi-billionaire like Bezos, a $600 million contract is a big deal. That’s more than twice as much as Bezos paid to buy the Post four months ago.

And there’s likely to be plenty more where that CIA largesse came from. Amazon’s offer wasn’t the low bid, but it won the CIA contract anyway by offering advanced high-tech “cloud” infrastructure.

There’s a reason that so many of these uber-successful tech entrepreneurs are in bed with the Intel Agencies (Bezos, Zuckerman, Gates, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Goggle) that I’ll write a post about one of these days.  Let’s just say that the CIA really likes to own the technology that becomes a ubiquitous part of our lives and the association between these people and the CIA starts long before they become household names.

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