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America Is Completely Broke, And Here We Are Funding Fantasy Wars at the Pentagon

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posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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America Is Completely Broke, And Here We Are Funding Fantasy Wars at the Pentagon


www.alt ernet.org

Like much of the rest of the world, Americans know that the U.S. automotive industry is in the grips of what may be a fatal decline. Unless it receives emergency financing and undergoes significant reform, it is undoubtedly headed for the graveyard in which many American industries are already buried, including those that made televisions and other consumer electronics, many types of scientific and medical equipment, machine tools, textiles, and much earth-moving equipment -- and that's to name only the most obvious candidates. They all lost their competitiveness to newly emerging economies that were able to outpace them in innovative design, price, quality, service, and fuel economy, among other things.

A similar, if far less well known, crisis exists when it comes to the military-industrial complex. That crisis has its roots in the corrupt and deceitful practices that have long characterized the high command of the Armed Forces, civilian executives of the armaments industries, and Congressional opportunists and criminals looking for pork-barrel projects, defense installations for their districts, or even bribes for votes.
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posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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Yet another example of bloated bureaucracy, and waste - this article lays bare the problems inherent in the military industrial complex.

One of the biggest problems is the perpetuated myth that a strong defense is needed - strong to the point of a trillion dollars ayear?

Or is it just another example of corporations protecting profits, and taking advantage of the system through the corrupt procurements process....

The arms industry is one of, if not the biggest industry in the world, where trillions are at stake for those concerned.

Another example of money being more important than human life.

Is it any wonder that there is so much war in the world, and that so many have been brainwashed by TPTB when there is so much profit in it.

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