In the US’s “Phony Wars,” the Military-Industrial Complex Is the Only Winner

Altnews editor’s comment: While the article correctly identifies the #MilitaryIndustrialComplex as the primary beneficiary of the spoils of the US’s #PhonyWars and provides much verifiable background information in support of the hypothesis, the astute observer cannot escape the conclusion that, when you follow the money, most of the corporations that make up that Military Industrial Complex are in fact owned by the same small group of investors who also deploy their other investment vehicles, like #BigMedia, #BigPharma, #BigAg, #BigChem, #BigEnergy and #BigFood, to steal every last penny from people everywhere and deprive them of their hard earned wealth while keeping them suitably hypnotised,  brainwashed, drugged up and suffering from ill health, with, as the planned endgame, to gain absolute power over every human being, nation and state in this world under the guise of the #NewWorldOrder.

An airman observes a US Army An airman observes a US Army helicopter at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, February 9, 2018. (Photo: The US Army)helicopter
An airman observes a US Army helicopter at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, February 9, 2018. (Photo: The US Army)

By William J. Astore

Overseas, the United States is engaged in real wars in which bombs are dropped, missiles are launched, and people (generally not Americans) are killed, wounded, uprooted, and displaced. Yet here at home, there’s nothing real about those wars.  Here, it’s phony war all the way. In the last 17 years of “forever war,” this nation hasn’t for one second been mobilized. Taxes are being cut instead of raised.  Wartime rationing is a faint memory from the World War II era.  No one is being required to sacrifice a thing.

Now, ask yourself a simple question: What sort of war requires no sacrifice?  What sort of war requires that almost no one in the country waging it take the slightest notice of it? Continue reading “In the US’s “Phony Wars,” the Military-Industrial Complex Is the Only Winner”

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