Thursday, August 13, 2009

War is a Racket

    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.

    A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes. - General Smedley Butler, two-time Medal of Honor recipient

Of all the crooked endeavors a nation can undertake, nothing enriches banking elites more than war. They control the money, so that when a nation goes to war it must borrow money off them to finance it, at interest. They finance the military industrial complex - Boeing, Halliburton, Lockheed Martin, etc - a mega-billion dollar industry which needs war to justify its own existence. This is why President Eisenhower warned of its influence upon leaving office in 1961. Tens of thousands of jobs, and enormous amounts of money are at stake; there can, literally, be no peace so long as the military industrial complex exists.

OK, so, what about the jihadists sitting in the caves plotting the destruction of America? Please. Are we really serious? More of our troops have been killed in the last 8 years than died on 9-11, and they have killed over a million people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Even if you don't believe the attacks of that day were a government black op perpetrated as justification for a world war, our own leaders can't hide the fact that we're losing in Afghanistan, and there is no end in sight in Iraq. And, shhhhhh, don't tell anyone, but the war has expanded into Pakistan. We're in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban, even though the Taliban had no role in the 9-11 attacks, even going by the official narrative, and were willing to turn Osama bin Laden over to our government, provided our government simply provide evidence of his involvement. Of course, our government refused to provide any proof whatsoever, despite its claim to have overwhelming evidence of bin Laden's involvement. And guess what? To this day, nearly 8 years later, not a single American has seen the case against Osama bin Laden, because the government has never released its "evidence", because the evidence simply does not exist.

It takes a dumbing down of astounding proportions to believe the government's ludicrous assertion that the Taliban are a threat to American national security. The only thing the Taliban were ever guilty of is banning the opium trade and the occasional flogging of women for letting their burkas slip. Just in case you weren't aware, our government doesn't really care about women's rights in Afghanistan. The banksters, however, were quite upset the Taliban disrupted the heroin market.

But what about Russia and China and North Korea? Surely they are a threat, with their nuclear weapons, their missiles, their modern armies, navies, and air forces. This depends on what your definition of "threat" is. And it begs to be put into the context of history. We have been indoctrinated, since the first day we entered school, that America is the savior of the world, and that a reluctant America keeps the enemies of freedom at bay, and beats them back when they aggress against free peoples. No objective, in-depth analysis of history can justify this. The American people did not want to fight in either World War, but our government surely did. We entered both wars under false pretenses and treasonous lies; WWII would not have even happened were it not for our involvement in the first. I know it's unpatriotic to blame America, but facts are facts:

    America should have minded her own business and stayed out of the World War. If you hadn't entered the war the Allies would have made peace with Germany in the Spring of 1917. Had we made peace then there would have been no collapse in Russia followed by Communism, no breakdown in Italy followed by Fascism, and Germany would not have signed the Versailles Treaty, which has enthroned Nazism in Germany. If America had stayed out of the war, all these 'isms' wouldn't today be sweeping the continent of Europe and breaking down parliamentary government — and if England had made peace early in 1917, it would have saved over one million British, French, American, and other lives. - Winston Churchill, August 1936

I am happy for the South Koreans that they were not overtaken by a vicious, Stalinist enemy to their north, but no one can seriously say that over 30,000 of our soldiers were killed for our freedom. Today, South Korea's GDP is approximately fifty times that of North Korea. Some 35,000 American troops stand between South Korea and a PRNK army of one million. Justified? It is irrefutable that the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which justified our involvement in Vietnam in which over 58,000 Americans and over a million and a half Vietnamese were killed, was a false event staged by our government. Johnson and McNamara knew it was staged, but the elites wanted into the war, which they knew was all but unwinnable. Vietnam was never meant to be won, it was meant to be prolonged, for as long as possible, to maximize profits for the banking elite and the military industrial complex they finance.

Many Americans believe Iran hates us because of our freedoms, but few are aware of a CIA black op, Operation Ajax, initiated by the grandson of Teddy Roosevelt, Kermit, and the father of General Norman Schwartzkopff, in order to overthrow Iran's democratically elected leader, Mossadeq, and install a viciously oppressive dictator, the Shah, making America an accessory to his every act of cruelty for the next 26 years.

And today, the evidence is clear 9-11 was in fact a black op perpetrated by criminal elements within our own government. But whether you believe that or not, today there is no doubt that WWI, WWII, and Vietnam were entered under totally fraudulent pretenses, and our government has a history of intervention in the affairs of other nations consistent from the time the Federal Reserve was spawned in 1913.

Many Americans fear a world in which America is, not isolationist, but non-interventionist. They believe we are the glue that has held the world together for the past 100 years, yet they fail to realize that, irrespective of the propaganda that taught us America was the reluctant hero of civilization and the whole world would be speaking German and Japanese were it not for us, the past 100 years have been fraught with endless war and hundreds of millions of deaths. What would happen to the world if America stayed out of everyone's business? I can't say for sure. But I do know that we haven't involved ourselves in a conflict for which the primary purpose was other than to justify the existence of the military industrial complex, and make rich banking elites more rich, and consolidate their power, since 1913. Given we've been in a constant state of intervention and war for the past 100 years, with absolutely no hope for an end to it in sight, maybe a different strategy is in order.