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Forum Post: Endless War to enrich the 1%, industries and banks

Posted 2 years ago on May 28, 2012, 5:53 p.m. EST by bklynsboy (834)
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From war we have acquired taxes and debt. Expenses on war and war preparation in the United States are now over half of federal discretionary spending, more than all other nations of the world combined, and more than at any time during the Cold War. Military spending increases, not with the need for military defense, but with the level of corruption in U.S. elections. Decreasing in proportion to the rise in military spending are our civil liberties; our representative government; the balance of powers within the government; resistance to policies of warrantless spying, imprisonment without charge, torture, and assassination; and the health of our news media. The war machine has become the greatest destroyer of the natural environment we have. And the shifting of funding from all other areas to the military has had disastrous results in as many fields as we might choose to name.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/9419-lies-and-consequences-in-our-past-15-wars

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[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Lying for war is habitual and they keep getting away with it!

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4464) 2 years ago

Hi bklynsboy, Thank you for post. Wow!

[-] 2 points by Renneye (3300) 2 years ago

Great post! Thankyou !!!!! It is initially shocking to find out how manipulated and distorted our history has been put into the history books and 'fed' to us. It does my heart good to know that there are brave people who are now willing to set the records straight. The world's people deserve to hear the truth. So much is coming out now.

[-] 1 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

It's astounding how our Nobel peace Prize pres. surged 30,000 troops and extended all Bush wars and added new ones. He Put Petraeus in charge of CIA and Panetta in charge of the Pentagon so now it's one big war machine, fighting globally without debate from Congress or public input., as the weapons contractors make windfall profits and US crumbles, like the Soviet path.

[-] 1 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Lies, mirages, propaganda and disillusionment.

[-] 1 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 2 years ago

great link, bklynsboy - thanks

[-] 1 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 2 years ago

Antony Sutton has been persecuted but never prosecuted for his research and subsequent publishing of his findings. His mainstream career was shattered by his devotion towards uncovering the truth. In 1968, his Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development was published by The Hoover Institute at Stanford University. Sutton showed how the Soviet state's technological and manufacturing base, which was then engaged in supplying the North Vietnamese the armaments and supplies to kill and wound American soldiers, was built by US firms and mostly paid for by the US taxpayers. From their largest steel and iron plant, to automobile manufacturing equipment, to precision ball-bearings and computers, basically the majority of the Soviet's large industrial enterprises had been built with the United States help or technical assistance.

http://www.antonysutton.com/

[-] 1 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

That is astounding! How was it not prosecuted?