Tag: Industrial Military complex

What Price Is ‘Defense?’: America’s Costly, Dysfunctional Approach to Security Is Making Us Ever Less Safe – scheerpost.com

The assumption is that when it comes to spending on the military and related activities, more is always better.

Source: What Price Is ‘Defense?’: America’s Costly, Dysfunctional Approach to Security Is Making Us Ever Less Safe – scheerpost.com

We are useful idiots for the US war industry and its followers in Australia – Pearls and Irritations

Two flags. 3D. United States and Australia.

America believes that it should run the world unchallenged in all dimensions of statehood.

Known as AUSMIN, the high-level talks between the United States and Australia are now underway in Washington on foreign policy and defence. Held annually since 1985 they are the cement which binds this habit of our being allies.

It is time to talk frankly about the big picture behind these talks and understand that our independence is no longer welcome within them. Friends need to be candid.

 

Source: We are useful idiots for the US war industry and its followers in Australia – Pearls and Irritations

Trump Is Throwing Billions at the Pentagon But Wants Us to Believe He’s a Dove | The Smirking Chimp

SPIN

“I’m not saying the military’s in love with me,” Donald Trump said on Monday. “The soldiers are. The top people in the Pentagon probably aren’t because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.”

Trump Is Throwing Billions at the Pentagon But Wants Us to Believe He’s a Dove | The Smirking Chimp

ISIL Hits Tehran; Trump Blames Victim, Iran Hard-Liners Blame Saudis | The Nation

Washington demonizes Iran as a supporter of terrorist groups because of its backing for Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which has primarily functioned as a national liberation movement and more recently has fought Al Qaeda and ISIL (as well as some less radical rebel groups) in Syria. None of the terrorist assaults in the United States or Western Europe in recent years have been linked to Iran. Also on Wednesday, the US Senate voted to place more stringent sanctions on Iran.

 

Source: ISIL Hits Tehran; Trump Blames Victim, Iran Hard-Liners Blame Saudis | The Nation