“The Establishment Will Never Say No to a War”

It’s time to end the absurd “war on terror.”  What exactly is the U.S. Government fighting? Hillary Clinton asserted that pulling out of Syria would “put our national security as grave risk.” Huh? I see the U.S. military terrorizing the citizens of the countries occupied by U.S. forces all over the world. I have yet to see a Syrian military jet fly beyond the Middle East airspace looking to drop bombs on anything deemed “a threat to national security interests.”

“…Washington never learns this lesson, cannot relinquish the imperial temptation, even as it has bankrupted us, killed and maimed thousands of young Americans, and turned us into a country that commits war crimes. If you want to understand why we have a resurgence of populism and why a patently unfit person like Trump became president, it’s because most Americans know when their government refuses to do what its people want.” (Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine)

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” (George Orwell, 1984). There’s a lot of concepts embodied in that Orwell quote. If Orwell had titled his novel, “2018” instead of “1984,” the timing of his prophetic narrative would have been perfect.

“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.”

That quote by President Eisenhower never gets old with me. Unfortunately, the U.S. military industrial complex has become Eisenhower’s nightmarish warning incarnate. We are living and breathing the business of war to the extent that its trappings now adorn even professional and collegiate sporting events. I never thought I would see it, but Fox News and CNN now are on the same page with respect to the use of militarism and U.S. imperialism.

This commentary written by Andrew Sullivan for the New Yorg Magazine’s Intelligencer is a must-read for putting the U.S. “war on terror” in proper perspective. The Afghanistan and Middle East imperialistic campaigns are Viet Nam on steroids. When George W took office, the Defense budget was $380 billion. By Q3 2018 it hit $785 billion. Most of this spending has been a gross transfer of wealth from the public to the companies that supply weapons and services to the Department of Defense. Just ask Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt, who both sit on a little-known, defense technology advisory board. Both CEO’s companies rake in $100 of millions in revenues from supplying services to the Deep State.

“Neoconservatism, it seems, never dies. It just mutates constantly to find new ways to intervene, to perpetuate forever wars, to send more young Americans to die in countries that don’t want them amid populations that try to kill them. If you want the most recent proof of that, look at Yemen, where the Saudi policy of mass civilian deaths in a Sunni war on Shiites is backed by American arms and U.S. It’s also backed by American troops on the ground — in a secret war conducted by Green Berets that was concealed from Congress…”

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF “The Establishment Will Never Say No to a War”

2 thoughts on ““The Establishment Will Never Say No to a War”

  1. Being an older guy I just turned 60, I cannot remember any period of
    my life when the U.S. was not involved in a military conflict(war).
    It appears that’s how the wheels are greased and any ally (coconspirator)
    that is aligned with the U.S. also benefits either monetarily or geographically.
    My hope is that someday the world will try and mediate differences and come
    to mutually beneficial agreements. Unfortunately the continued weapons
    development at an escalated pace will make the prospect of peaceful
    resolutions next to impossible. Happy New Year to all. Lets hope for the best.

  2. We continue to allow Milirary Generals to lead our foreign policy but that is a conflict of interest. We can go back to Vietnam to know that is true.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.