Eternal War For Fun and Profit
- The one constant in human history is war. I have no doubt that when an isolated caveman tribe first met a neighboring tribe the result was murder and theft.
- That brings us to the Military-Industrial Complex. We see many wars started for questionable reasons with American made weapons sometimes found on both sides of the same conflict.
- The "war" against ISIS is a good example. The U.S. and our Islamist allies armed Syrian Islamists with weapons. and then we spent even more money to arm the enemies of the Islamists we just armed.
- We are arming everyone from Islamist head-chopping Saudi Arabia to Communist Vietnam. So do we just arm everyone on the theory that if we don't someone else will? Everyone is joining the Merchant of Death Industry. So why not profit?
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General Smedley Butler - Ralph Nader
Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a United States Marine Corps major general. Butler had received 16 medals, five for heroism. He is one of 19 men to receive the Medal of Honor twice. (More)