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A broken system

• Tom Watkins, a retired Navy officer, Times Argus
In 1832, Carl Von Clausewitz published his influential tome called “On War” in which he described war as “politics by other means.” History has certainly proven that to be true, but in more modern times, we might add a qualifier — “war is financially motivated politics by other means.” This is a broader version of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s warning when he said, “Beware of the military-industrial complex.” Today, he might update that warning to the “congressional-military-industrial complex.”

The system works like this:

Some of the largest companies in the United States sell or support military weapons. Our Congress awarded Department of Defense contractors more than $655 billion in 2012. Of the 30 highest-paid contractors, only six of them are not suppliers of weapons or weapon systems support, and they have averaged more than $100 million per year of contributions to Congress over the past 15 years while receiving an average of $450 billion in contracts per year.

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Comment by Olde Reb
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 War mongering is an essential element moving toward a New World Order. Rothbard identified Bill Buckley/National Review as the original neocon in the Republican party.




It would be the epitome of human folly to ignore the repetition of the same Wall Street financiers who have routinely inflicted financial chaos and abject poverty by debt upon the under-developed world for decades, who now have leading roles in enforcing national IOU’s which they created in Europe that is devastating each nation, who created and manage the $16 trillion debt on the United States, who also permeate the U.S. Treasury, who are also the largest campaign contributors for congressional and presidential candidates, and who are further the putative recipients of hidden profit from their Ponzi scheme that embezzles trillions of dollars from the United States government.



The above is the first paragraph of an article posted at among other places (but without the Rebel‘s graphic). *** Perhaps it is of interest. Copies (with updates) available upon request.

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