War Is A Racket (words of Retired US Major General Smedley Butler)
The most decorated Marine in US history at the time of his death, Major General Smedley Butler became an outspoken critic of US military adventurism. The last years of his life were spent warning about the dangers posed by those who promote wars for profit purposes at great cost in human lives. Looking back on his career, this decorated war hero likened his activities to those of a mobster in laying the groundwork for monied interests, saying that he "could have given Al Capone a few hints". But in spite of the warnings from both himself and later, another wartime General turned President Dwight D. Eisenhower, about the dangerous and powerful military-industrial complex, the sad truth about the real reasons wars are fought has, even to this day, still not filtered down to the masses.
As this century now seems set to become even more bloody than the last based on the many conflicts already started within just the first decade, sanity requires that people everywhere question whether it makes sense to continue doing the same thing over and over, while expecting a different outcome. We are reminded that most wars begin based on a big lie, with real agendas hidden from the public. As wars with the potential to end civilization as we know it are now imminent, ask yourself Cui Bono?
Why World War III: Destroy The Global Economy, Create A Greater Israel, And Establish A Global Authoritarian Government
by Stephen LendmanNew world order strategy dictates major global economic, political, and military policies. Nothing happens accidentally.Events are manipulated. At issue is world dominance. America, Israel, and key NATO nations are partnered to achieve it.Wars, economic disruption, financial terrorism, and other upheavals play out in real time. Grand schemes lie behind them.Today's economic crisis wasn't happenstance. It was well planned, willful policy to transfer unprecedented wealth to private hands.Super-rich crooks got richer. Social inequalities deepened. Unmanageable debt levels skyrocketed. "Bailouts" metaphorically mean grand theft. Unknown trillions of dollars, euros and pounds vanished to secret accounts and offshore tax havens.Currencies are being debased. Crisis conditions worsen. At issue is subverting democracy, ending social justice, and consolidating global power in private hands.Political analyst Peter Eyre calls it "a well orchestrated master plan to swindle trillions of taxpayer dollars from so many countries."Pumping them into banks and financial institutions lets them game the system advantageously. "Are you starting to get the picture?""In a nutshell, the elite 'New World Order' (rulers) got into bed with the banking and financial sectors, who then got into bed with the governments of the world, who then got into bed with senior political figures, who then told us, the taxpayers, that all your money will now have to be used to bail them out or face economic collapse."It's a con, a scam to loot wealth from nations and households. Anyone facing default gets in trouble. Individual borrowers have their assets seized by creditors. Governments have to deal with the loan shark of last resort - the IMF.Its terms require privatizing public enterprises, mass layoffs, deregulation, deep social spending cuts, wage freezes or cuts, unrestricted access for Western corporations, corporate-friendly tax cuts, increases for working people, undermining trade unionism, and enforcing harsh repression against those who balk.In sum, its financial terrorism, New World Order tyranny, waging war on nations and humanity for profit and power.According to Eyre:"It boggles the mind that a system so vulnerable to manipulation would ever have come into existence in the first place."It wasn't by accident or from Adam Smith's invisible hand. Since the 19th century, it was engineered by Rothschilds, Rockefellers, and other visible ones in league with complicit politicians to the highest levels.Eyre ended his commentary, saying "Stay tuned for more grime and slime."War as an Instrument of ControlWars play an integral role. On September 11, 1990, preparing America for Operation Desert Storm, GHW Bush told a joint session of Congress that war on Iraq presented "a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times....a New World Order can emerge."McAlvany Intelligence Advisory defines it as follows:"A supranational authority to regulate world commerce and industry; an international organization that would control the production and consumption of oil; an international currency that would replace the dollar (and other major currencies); a world development fund that would make funds available to free and communist nations alike; (and) an international police force to enforce the edicts of the New World Order."A briefer definition is tyrannical money power in private hands. Dictating global policies, what it says goes. Major banks and financial institutions call the shots. Political leaders genuflect and obey, including when to wage wars against what enemies.On September 21, 1992, GHW Bush told the UN General Assembly that multinational troops would become a New World Order army, saying:"Nations should develop and train military units for possible UN peacekeeping operations." America's permanent war agenda wasn't explained. Neither was using "peacekeepers" as imperial occupiers.Post-9/11, Dick Cheney warned of wars that won't end in our lifetime. Former CIA Director James Woolsey said America "is engaged in World War IV, and it could continue for years....This fourth world war, I think, will last considerably longer than either World Wars I or II did for us."In its 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), Pentagon commanders called it the "long war." In fact, throughout US history, America waged continual wars at home and abroad.Obama is Washington's latest warrior president. Earlier ones included Washington, Madison, Jackson, Lincoln, T. Roosevelt, Wilson, F. Roosevelt, Truman, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, GHW Bush, Clinton, and GW Bush.America glorifies wars in the name of peace. The business of America is war and grand theft. One nation after another is pillaged. Libya was the latest. Are Syria and Iran next?At issue is consolidating wealth and power, subverting democratic freedoms, and achieving unchallenged global dominance through financial manipulation and brute force.