A company named Veritas Capital has announced their acquisition of “selected assets MZM, Inc.” MZM, you’ll recall, was taken down by their bribery scandal, which thus far has ensnared Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, and threatens to taint Reps. Virgil Goode and Katherine Harris, as well.
Which selected assets are they acquiring? It “includes, but is not limited to, all of the existing contracts, relationships and employees.” They will be “continuing the employment of the 420 current employees.” In other words, they’re buying the whole of MZM.
So, what is Veritas going to do with all of MZM? It “will be acquired through a newly created subsidiary, Athena Innovative Solutions, Inc.,” which will “continue to provide a broad array of services to the national security community,” including ” training, analytical support, operations support, campaign planning, language translation, investigative support, among other services relating to intelligence, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, biometrics, law enforcement, security, and information technology.”
Presumably, Athena will be operated by Robert McKeon, president of Veritas Capital, until a new president can be brought in. After all, McKeon is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the single most powerful private organization when it comes to military matters. (Conspiracy theorists have a field day with CFR, and I can hardly blame them. Familiar with the Iraq War? That’s a CFR project.) Also, Veritas has an “advisory council” that includes Dick Armitage, Barry McCaffrey, and Anthony Zinni. If anything, it should be easier than ever for MZM/Athena to get new contracts.
But, no. Athena’s CEO isn’t McKeon but, instead, it’s James C. King, the press release reports. James King…James King.. That name sounds really familiar.
Oh, right — James King is the CEO of MZM, Inc.
Same employees. Same contracts. Same facilities. Same work.
Same shit. Different name.