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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

'Perpetual War' Explained In 140 Seconds

In 1935, Major General Smedley Butler warned the world that "War is a racket. It always has been..."

"It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope.It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives."

And we ignored it.

26 years later, in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower - a retired five-star Army general - gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense contractors and the armed forces.

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist."

In his remarks, Eisenhower also explained how the situation had developed:

"Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of ploughshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions."

57 years after that, we see exactly what they warned about... and as far as we can tell, only Ron and Rand Paul remain to argue against 'war' - even though President Trump talks of 'peace', the bombing continues - and so here we are today, beholden to the US war machine...



Anonymous said...

War is the profitable business and population control technique owned by the richest people on the planet. They are generational Satanists and occupy the highest levels of Freemasonry. They are also the owners of the stocks for the Military Industrial Complex companies. The intelligence agencies (all of them) work for these people. The politicians work for these people because these people finance the campaigns and possess the blackmail material gained through the Freemasonic Network in which the politicians are members.

Anonymous said...

If you are so jealous that the Freemasons are getting rich and you aren't why don't you join us? All you have to do is ask!

Anonymous said...

I dont exchange American blood for money, sorry.

Anonymous said...

Look how many of our Senators and Congressman have their hands in the wartime coffers. Blackwater, the private military contractor, has been renamed often as it switches between investors and mystery private owners. Now currently Academi.

War is the best thing for a struggling economy. Production increases, patriotism increases. Hell I enlisted after 9/11.