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The US Military/Security Complex Is Destroying Both Peace and the US Economy

Posted By pcr3 On October 19, 2020 @ 6:33 am In Articles & Columns | Comments Disabled

The US Military/Security Complex Is Destroying Both Peace and the US Economy

Paul Craig Roberts

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is a former Raytheon lobbyist and another example of President Trump’s penchant for frustrating his own policies by appointing to power people who oppose his policies.  Why does Trump think he can expect a representative of the military/security complex to help him wind down Washington’s hegemonic policeman of the world routine?

Esper is out making speeches that the military/security complex needs 5% real increase annually in order to counter Russia and China—https://news.antiwar.com/2020/10/16/esper-calls-for-more-military-spending-to-face-china-and-russia/ [1] .  It is Washington that is aggressive toward Russia and China, not the other way around.  The military/security complex desperately needs foreign enemies in order to maximize its budget and power.  Russiagate’s purpose was to prevent Trump from removing a valuable “enemy” by normalizing relations with Russia. 

The US defense  budget could be cut in half and still be larger than the combined defense budgets of Russia and China.  China spends about half as much of its economy on defense as the US.  If Russia and China intended aggression against the US, wouldn’t you expect to see much higher spending on military?

You could make a case that US defense spending is so high because of inefficiency and enormous profits hidden in “cost overruns.”  If so, then increased real spending should come from strict budetary measures and oversight.  We should not be accepting a military spending system that cannot account for trillions of dollars and is so poorly controlled that it cannot be audited.  Will patriotic conservatives ever realize that blind support for the Pentagon allows the massive rip-off of taxpayers and the neglect of real needs all for nothing but out-sized profits of arms makers? 

The military/security complex makes certain that no moves toward peace can succeed.  Its lobbyists have succeeded in undoing all the arms control agreements reached with Russia since the 1960s.  Russia’s President Putin has made repeated offers to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty, but Washington has rejected his offer out of hand.  The reason is obvious.  The corrupt puppet regime of Obama agreed to a trillion dollar increase in nuclear weapons spending, and the military/security complex means to get that money.

 
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October 19, 2020

Mainstream media tries to tamp down Hunter Biden email story

The Intercept founding editor Glenn Greenwald shares his thoughts on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'

WATCH > https://video.foxnews.com/v/6202966295001

 

October 19, 2020

Dems, media claim Hunter Biden emails are 'disinformation campaign'

Tucker Carlson takes a closer look at the response to the bombshell New York Post reports

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6202950353001

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Studies have shown that tariffs result in lower income, reduced employment, and lower economic output. According to our analysis, tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in decades: https://buff.ly/310DBaj
 
 
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Studies have shown that tariffs result in lower income, reduced employment, and lower economic output. According to our analysis, tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in decades: https://buff.ly/310DBaj
 
 
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Jake, I'm surprised you would be honest enough to post this. Congratulations on showing a little objectivity for a change.

Oh, wait, I see you didn't post this.

Never mind.

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Studies have shown that tariffs result in lower income, reduced employment, and lower economic output. According to our analysis, tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in decades: https://buff.ly/310DBaj
 
 
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Trump's China policies, foreign policy, tariffs have been failures, as has he as president.  China has been the victor in winning the tariff wars, increasing power and influence in the Far East and Pacific, as well as in other countries around the world.

Trump has lost, lost, lost - and the American people are suffering because of it.

By the way, Jake and Nippy, what are y'all going to do when the Republicans and the Republican Supreme Court abolishes Social Security and Medicare?

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Intel Officers ‘Terrified’ Of Briefing Trump On Russia Because He Would ‘Explode’:

"..........“No one’s going to brief anything on Russia to the president,” Marc Polymeropoulos told GQ correspondent Julia Ioffe. “They’re terrified of doing that. I know that from the briefers. Because he’ll explode and the whole thing will get derailed, because he has this weird affinity for [Russian President Vladimir] Putin.”

Asked why Putin is such a touchy subject, Polymeropoulos said that Trump “wants Putin to like him.”.....

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-russia-intelligence-explode_n_5f8f4ae6c5b61c185f44ed81?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

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If Biden Lies and Media Ignore It, Does He Make a Sound?

Salena Zito, Washington Examiner October 20, 2020

Shawn Steffee was at a political function in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, last Thursday evening when he started receiving an overwhelming number of calls and text messages. “My phone started going off like a slot machine. Initially, I had no idea what was going on,” he said from his home in Homer City.

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The Truth Is Coming Out About Biden's Deals With Hunter

Piers Morgan, Daily Mail October 20, 2020
 

Joe Biden's behavior over son Hunter's dealings with Burisma continues to be anything but transparent. This issue is not going to just disappear if he wins the presidency.

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Sorry to distract from all your posts about Biden family "corruption," Jake, but here's a subject to which you didn't even bother to make mention today . . .

200,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the US. That's more than the US battle deaths from 5 wars combined

Covid-19 is now the third-leading cause of death in the US, according to the most recent available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/22/health/us-coronavirus-deaths-200k/index.html

 

Of course, this headline is a couple of weeks old. There are now 21 thousand more deaths.

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6 hours ago, TomJH said:

Sorry to distract from all your posts about Biden family "corruption," Jake, but here's a subject to which you didn't even bother to make mention today . . .

200,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the US. That's more than the US battle deaths from 5 wars combined

Covid-19 is now the third-leading cause of death in the US, according to the most recent available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/22/health/us-coronavirus-deaths-200k/index.html

 

Of course, this headline is a couple of weeks old. There are now 21 thousand more deaths.

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You can add to this that everyone who gets it is PERMANENTLY impaired or at risk to some degree.  Those who are hospitalized are in danger of having severe conditions develop related to having been infected.

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Rachel Mad Mouth reported on the many millions of dollars that Trump personally has received from his affiliation with Chinese in China or US who are connected to the Chinese government.  Just in 2017, the year after he took office.

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