DRAFT: War is there to promote corporate takeover

<p>The following comments are my thoughts from this <a href="http://youtu.be/umMDO_HNlCU">video</a>.</p>" target="_blank"><p>&#160;</p> <p>Maria really needs to do some reading. She could start with "The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman". Then she would realize what Stockman is talking about regarding war. The only reason we are in these wars is because the right people profit from it. Then she could try, "The Octopus of Global Control" to get the history of it all.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>Stockman&#160;didn't say that we were responsible for the religeous extremeism in the Middle East, rather we went in with guns a blazin' and upset a balance of power and stasis that had been working for a long time. The majority Sunni were knocked down and the minority Shia&#160; and Kurds got a bunch of weapons we left laying around which empowered them to cause a little mayhem. Hello Isis.&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>I don't think Maria and the others had any idea where Stockman was coming from in that discussion. She starts with a premis that the war is necessary and the great American leadership noble in the endeavor and therefore needs to be funded, damn efficiencies. Stockman knows the war is there to promote corporate takeover of resources for profit by destabilizing governments that won't play the game Washington orders. The war is not in the nation's interest and we don't need to be there. Policy is directed to the government by the corporations for the corporate benefit. The military becomes the publicly funded hit squad for the private enterprise.</p>


Stone-Eater Friedli Added Mar 13, 2018 - 12:28pm
Good one, thanks.
mark henry smith Added Mar 13, 2018 - 2:41pm
I would argue that the real beneficiary of all of that US incursion was Israel and Saudi Arabia. I would argue that Israel has gained control of the American political process and we cannot do anything in foreign policy without Israeli permission and that Saudi Arabia and Israel have a s secret joint security agreement brokered by the US.
I would not argue whether this is good or bad for the world, but it has been bad for the US pocketbook. Nice post.   
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Mar 13, 2018 - 4:29pm
Good point. That would also explain why the US never really fought IS, since IS is a child of Wahhabia Saudi ideology, and the 9/11 attackers were in the majority Saudis.
After all, the US keeps the Saudi family in power. Without them their oil would probably being sold in Yuan or Rubels...
If the Christian god knew that, he'd damn the US as religious traitors LOL
Katharine Otto Added Mar 13, 2018 - 11:15pm
Is Maria the obnoxious one who kept interrupting Stockman?  I always liked him and was sorry when he left the Reagan administration.  I also agree with his claim that we don't need to be fighting all these wars, but I thought the main point about the national debt and deficit was lost.
It seemed Stockman was suggesting that people get out of the stock and bonds markets.  Maria obviously did not want to hear that.