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Defense contractors excited for more war

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posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 08:37 AM
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Recently a number of higher ups at different weapons manufacturers got together and spoke about the current situation in the Middle East regarding war, terror, and the money it makes.



At a Credit Suisse conference in West Palm Beach this week, representatives from major defense contractors spoke to their investors about how well business was going in these times of global war. Representatives from top firms like Raytheon, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin were in attendance, in somewhat of a celebration of the escalating conflict in the middle east and Africa. Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President Bruce Tanner gave a speech openly praising the “indirect” benefits that defense contractors would see as a result of the war in Syria. A portion of his speech was captured on audio by someone inside and shared widely on the internet hours after the conference.

In the audio that was captured, Tanner discussed the many recent troubles in the Middle East, with an escalation of conflict in Syria and Turkey. He pointed out how these conflicts would lead to increased sales for their company. Tanner said that the increased conflict would cause “an intangible lift because of the dynamics of that environment and our products in theater.”

According to the Intercept, during another speech at the conference, Wilson Jones, the president of the defense manufacturer Oshkosh, said that “with the ISIS threat growing, there are more countries interested in buying Oshkosh-made M-ATV armored vehicles.” Raytheon Chief Executive Tom Kennedy also joined in the informal celebration, saying that his company was seeing “a significant uptick for defense solutions across the board in multiple countries in the Middle East.” “It’s all the turmoil they have going on, whether the turmoil’s occurring in Yemen, whether it’s with the Houthis, whether it’s occurring in Syria or Iraq, with ISIS,” Kennedy added.

In addition to the growing wars, the contractors also celebrated the fact that the defense sector was recently granted a $607 billion budget by the government. “Our programs are well supported [in the budget]. We think we did fare very well,” Tanner concluded.


Apparently the stock price for weapons manufactures also increased following the events that took place in Paris not long ago. It's a great time to be in the business of war.


www.rawstory.com...
theintercept.com...




posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 08:40 AM
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War is good for business, and when war is a perpetual state, well.....things are GREAT.

It's even better when war is brought under fraud--the public will buy into any war as long as their emotional state is unstable.



posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 08:49 AM
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Yes it is a bit like does the conflict necessitate the product or does the product necessitate the conflict?

The major factor that can necessitate a change in product strategy is War. The more of it and the bigger it is the better for business.

Owing to the fact that it is one of the biggest international businesses on the planet making some of the biggest money, billions upon billions, might it be reasonable to suggest that on occasions the market is manipulated? We know that happens in other markets. Many times unscrupulous traders and insiders have manipulated the financial markets. Only a handful of times have they been caught. One would have to be very naïve to believe this did not happen with the arms industry.

After all they call it a THEATER. We know what the show is and who the actors are. Who are the directors and producers?




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posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 09:07 AM
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Yeah. Just keep making those ever more powerful weapons......

"Ladies and Gentlemen, in just a minute, our pilot will turn and show you our new "City Killer" tactical nuke."

whispers - "Hey, how do we tell them their stock is worthless now?"




posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 09:21 AM
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Welcome to the NWO and their military police. It is here.



posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 10:12 AM
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originally posted by: Telepathy3
Recently a number of higher ups at different weapons manufacturers got together and spoke about the current situation in the Middle East regarding war, terror, and the money it makes.



At a Credit Suisse conference in West Palm Beach this week, representatives from major defense contractors spoke to their investors about how well business was going in these times of global war. Representatives from top firms like Raytheon, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin were in attendance, in somewhat of a celebration of the escalating conflict in the middle east and Africa. Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President Bruce Tanner gave a speech openly praising the “indirect” benefits that defense contractors would see as a result of the war in Syria. A portion of his speech was captured on audio by someone inside and shared widely on the internet hours after the conference.

In the audio that was captured, Tanner discussed the many recent troubles in the Middle East, with an escalation of conflict in Syria and Turkey. He pointed out how these conflicts would lead to increased sales for their company. Tanner said that the increased conflict would cause “an intangible lift because of the dynamics of that environment and our products in theater.”

According to the Intercept, during another speech at the conference, Wilson Jones, the president of the defense manufacturer Oshkosh, said that “with the ISIS threat growing, there are more countries interested in buying Oshkosh-made M-ATV armored vehicles.” Raytheon Chief Executive Tom Kennedy also joined in the informal celebration, saying that his company was seeing “a significant uptick for defense solutions across the board in multiple countries in the Middle East.” “It’s all the turmoil they have going on, whether the turmoil’s occurring in Yemen, whether it’s with the Houthis, whether it’s occurring in Syria or Iraq, with ISIS,” Kennedy added.

In addition to the growing wars, the contractors also celebrated the fact that the defense sector was recently granted a $607 billion budget by the government. “Our programs are well supported [in the budget]. We think we did fare very well,” Tanner concluded.


Apparently the stock price for weapons manufactures also increased following the events that took place in Paris not long ago. It's a great time to be in the business of war.


www.rawstory.com...
theintercept.com...


Gee, how about the medical-pharma industries? The food suppliers? Transportation? Guess they might be excited too.

They should be depressed that their business profits might go up? Yawn...



posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 01:58 PM
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I sure hope that one day soon all the war-mongers are taken to task for this evil they have foisted on humanity . www.youtube.com...



posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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I too enjoy conducting operations against Jihadis.

It's fun. I'd do it for free. Thank God the Army paid me to do it.
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posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 07:07 PM
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They are evil scum, but then almost all big business is. So much for pro-life, they're just like the insurance companies making money by denying people their benefits. Corporations kill people for money and we're supposed honor them and let them do whatever they want?



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