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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Paul Craig Roberts: Integrity Has Vanished From The West

Altnews editor’s comment: Western #Sheeple are being herded towards an unwinnable and fatal #Nuclear_War at breakneck speed like shite scared lemmings heading towards a cliff over the abyss. The point of no return seems just around the next corner. Are you just another brainless sheeple or lemming or do you join us and stand firmly against this cleverly imposed collective insanity gripping the West? Share this post!

“Orchestrations this blatant demonstrate that Western governments have no respect for the intelligence of their peoples. That Western governments get away with these fantastic lies indicates that the governments are immune to accountability.”

By Paul Craig Roberts

Among Western political leaders there is not an ounce of integrity or morality. The Western print and TV media is dishonest and corrupt beyond repair. Yet the Russian government persists in its fantasy of “working with Russia’s Western partners.” The only way Russia can work with crooks is to become a crook. Is that what the Russian government wants?

The G20 Itching to go to War with Russia
The G20 Itching to go to War with Russia

Finian Cunningham notes the absurdity in the political and media uproar over #Trump (belatedly) telephoning #Putin to congratulate him on his reelection with 77 percent of the vote, a show of public approval that no Western political leader could possibly attain. The crazed US senator from Arizona called the person with the largest majority vote of our time “a dictator.” Yet a real blood-soaked dictator from Saudi Arabia is feted at the White House and fawned over by the president of the United States. Continue reading “Paul Craig Roberts: Integrity Has Vanished From The West”

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Worst. Putin Puppet. Ever.

Knee jerks or just jerks? Is the empire looking for war?
Knee jerks or just jerks? Is the empire looking for war?

In what the BBC is unironically referring to as “a remarkable show of solidarity,” the US and more than 20 other countries have participated in the largest collective expulsion of Russian diplomats ever in history. The US topped them all with no less than 60 diplomats expelled, far exceeding the 23 diplomats expelled by the UK, the location of the alleged “Novichok” poisoning which the expulsions are intended as a response to.

This is just the latest gratuitous cold war escalation against the Russian Federation by the Trump administration, which will still remain plagued by accusations of Kremlin collusion despite this latest act and all the others preceding it. Those previous escalations include Trump’s capitulation to the longstanding neoconservative agenda to arm Ukraine against Russia, killing Russians in Syria as part of its regime change occupation of that country, adopting a Nuclear Posture Review with greatly increased aggression toward Russia and blurred lines between when nuclear strikes are and are not appropriate, sending war ships into the Black Sea “to counter Russia’s increased presence there,” forcing RT and Sputnik to register as foreign agents, expanding NATO with the addition of Montenegro, assigning Russia hawk Kurt Volker as special representative to Ukraine, shutting down a Russian consulate in San Francisco and throwing out more Russian diplomats in August of last year.

Isn’t it weird how when you ignore the narratives being promoted by both sides and just look at the raw behavior, being a “Putin puppet” looks exactly the same as being a dangerously aggressive Russia hawk? Continue reading “Worst. Putin Puppet. Ever.”

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