Who is benefiting from all this war and fear you ask? I'll give you one very obvious answer.
HALLIBURTON- Yes, Halliburton... the multinational corporation.
Seriously though, Halliburton has been and still is making a fortune off of the "War on Terror." And just in case you didn't know, our Vice
President, Mr. Dick Cheney was the man in charge of Halliburton before 2000, but when you're VP, you can't have another job. Vice President Cheney
has had a lot of trouble letting go of his corporation as you can see:
Cheney's Halliburton Ties Remain
So how is this related at all to war and poverty? Well, we all know what happens in war, things get destroyed and they must be rebuilt this is almost
always the case. In pretty much every war buildings are destroyed, some are burn, others are bombed. Keep that thought but switch to a different
kind of mess.
The U.S. dollar seems to be dropping in value every day, and most americans will admit that we're in a recession, possibly a depression. If we are
indeed in a recession and have been for a while, then how did Halliburton make 15.3 billion dollars in 2007? It's very simple really... President
Bush came up with an excuse to start a war. We sent weapons inspectors into Iraq, but sadly there were no nukes. So, George says there's terrorists
in Iraq. So we invaded, destroyed cities and created a warzone. How many buildings were destroyed? I'd guess hundreds, possibly thousands.
Someone has to come in and rebuild, because noone wants to be king of a garbage dump. Halliburton just happened to recieve an exclusive offer from
They recieved the rights to rebuild regions of Iraq and Afghanistan, they were also asked to construct new schools, community centers
and homes for the Iraqi people. They were also asked by the pentagon to research and perfect better armor for ground troops. Halliburton is also one
of the worlds biggest supplier for jobs over seas. Cheney is corrupt, and bush is just his puppet. We see these kind of wars constantly throughout
history, they are small wars, but they can make companies like Halliburton billions of dollars. We will keep seeing these small controlled conflicts
pop up as long as there are corporations like Halliburton.
HAha, I just remembered a clip of Bush stating that we would conquer the evildoers in Iraq. The reporter let him finish his rant then asked him what
reporters should ask. He said, "Mr. President, some poeple think that this war isn't justified, what would you say to them?" "W-well," Bush
stuttered, "We went into iraq to get the terrorists, I guess I'd just put on a tape of 9/11." I found it funny that our president, the commander
in cheif, was actually using 911 as an excuse to invade Iraq. He doesn't care about the thousands of people that died on 911, and I doubt he cares
much about the 4000 american soldiers that have died in Iraq.
Hallibuton has made around 20 billion dollars every year since this war started. But how much money do they need? When will these global
corporations be satisfied. Sadly money is the root of all evil, we're in a recession because Halliburton is doing so much work that the Pentagon
can't pay on time. This in turn is fueling a recession that will lead to a depression, that will just lead to violence and more bloodshed.