By Al Duncan
April 15, 2011
"War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!" Edwin Starr, 1969.
From a rational perspective, this statement is accurate; when viewing it from a political, financial, or ideological perspective it is false.
In 1948, George Orwell wrote the novel 1984. In his magnificently prophetic portrayal of a futuristic world, much like the world we live in today, he makes a number of profoundly factual statements. Orwell writes, "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
A word's definition cannot be changed; however, by deviously clever design, the implications certainly can. "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind," George Orwell.
Today, U.S. military troops are being sent to annihilate lands, property, homes, buildings, and entire cities filled with people, all under the pretext of what are called Peacekeeping Missions.
The U.S. has troops permanently stationed in over 133 countries. Military spending is 5.8 times more than China, 10.2 times more than Russia, and 98.6 times more than Iran. The defense budget is $708 billion, which is more than all other discretionary parts of the federal budget. There is no country on earth that can challenge the U.S. militarily.
"In war, truth is the first casualty," Aeschylus, 525 BC - 456 BC
In December 2, 2009, Brian Ross, a senior U.S. intelligence official told ABC News that "There was an approximate estimate of 100 al Qaeda members left in Afghanistan. The small number was part of the intelligence passed on to the White House as President Obama conducted his deliberations. As he justified sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan at a cost of $30 billion a year, President Barack Obama's description Tuesday of the al Qaeda 'cancer' in that country left out one key fact: U.S. intelligence officials have concluded there are only about 100 al Qaeda fighters in the entire country."
According to the L.A. Times, January 13, 2010. There are at least 21,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. With only 100 enemy fighters left, who are they fighting, why are additional troops needed, and why are they still there? It's evident that there are hidden motives behind war, and for certain, this war that is being waged on terror.
"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act," George Orwell.
President Dwight Eisenhower, a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member, Four Star General and apparent war mongrel repentant, stated in a 1953 speech, "Every gun that's made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It's spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hope of its children."
Today the cost of a destroyer equals 8000 houses, a fighter plane equals food for 6-million people and a bomber equals a modern school in more than 30 cities. "War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent," George Orwell.
Eisenhower was the first to introduce the term, Military Industrial Complex, in his January 17, 1961 Farewell Address, he warned the American people, "in the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the Military Industrial Complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
"Anyone who trades freedom for security deserves neither freedom nor security," Benjamin Franklin.
There are six major components fueling the mightiest industry on earth: the Military, the Defense Industry, the CIA, Population Control, Congress, and Think Tanks, such as the Project For The New American Century. These groups have no accountability to American voters.
The members list for the Project of the New American Century (PNAC), 1997-2006, reads like a who's who of former high-level government and military officials: Richard Perle, Elliot Abrams, Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and William Kristol (all CFR or Trilateral Commission members) are some of the members that mold a seamless transition between the financial and the political, while gaining enormous personal and corporate benefits with each transformation. This interlocking connection is now so enmeshed that the financial elites and the political elites are literally the same.
The PNAC said that the U.S. forces are "the cavalry on the new American frontier." They said that the U.S. must "fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars as a core mission." They state that "Focuses must be on long-term policy issues such as the strategic implications of defense policies and tactical considerations, including what types of weapons the military should develop," All of this is to be done at the U.S. taxpayer's expense.
One PNAC report contained ambivalent language toward bioterrorism and genetic warfare: "New methods of attack-electronic, non-lethal, biological-will be more widely available... Combat will likely take place in new dimensions, in space, cyberspace, and perhaps the world of microbes... Development of 'world-wide command-and-control system' to contain dangerous regimes... Advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool."
As far back as 1998 there were reports from the PNAC stating: "The U.S. must take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein is in power. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein. Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan are essential locations that must be controlled." All of this is at the expense of the American solider and the U.S. taxpayers.
We learn from a study released from The Center For Public Integrity, March 28, 2003, that states, "After September 11, 2001, at least 71 companies got contracts to go into Afghanistan and Iraq and all of the top 10 companies had ex-U.S. officials on their boards of directors as top executives who had worked in the Pentagon or other top government positions."
The Center For Public Integrity statement continues: "Of the 30 members of the Defense Policy Board, the government-appointed group that advises the Pentagon, at least nine have ties to companies that have won more than $76 billion in defense contracts in 2001 and 2002. Four members are registered lobbyists, one of whom represents two of the three largest defense contractors. And here was just one shopping list, the Air Force wanted 312 B-2 stealth bombers, $500 million each; the Marine Corps wanted 12 V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor helicopters, $136 million each; the Army wanted $240 million to produce the LHX, a new reconnaissance and attack helicopter, $33 billion; the Navy wanted 5 Aegis guided-missile destroyers, at $3.6 billion." All of this is at the American taxpayer's expense.
I reiterate, there is no country on earth that can challenge the U.S. militarily.
Each piece of a bomber, a submarine, an aircraft carrier, a fighter jet is made in a different state, in a different congressional district, reaping enormous financial gains, and thus guaranteeing approval from each House member. It has nothing to do with what benefits the country; it's about what benefits the corporation and politicians.
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"War is not meant to be won, it's meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not victory," George Orwell. For part two click below.
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“Al Duncan is the author of The Master Plan, which is now being revised. He is also compiling a booklet of about 60 short articles for publication and future availability. Until recently, he wrote a weekly column for a local newspaper, the Lake County Record Bee, distributed by Associated Press. The readers were basically secular and unaware of the New World Order, so his articles were written hoping to educate the reader on this subject. However, Al realizes that NewsWithViews attracts an informed reader, who is seeking to expand his or her understanding of the truths behind the daily events, and how these truths can best help them meet the challenges ahead.
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