Tag: Pentagon

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

”The Spoils of War”: How Profits Define Success for Pentagon

An aerial of the the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on May 12, 2021.

Pentagon = Profit = The Industrial Military Complex = Economy

Cockburn aptly quotes one Pentagon weapons designer in the 1960s telling new hires that they would be making “weapons that don’t work to meet threats that don’t exist.”

If you’re still not convinced, the proof of this unpalatable pudding is in the eating. Consider America’s just-concluded 20-year war in Afghanistan. As the Taliban took over the country in days, it might have seemed that the whole thing was a colossal failure. But if you check your portfolio of defense contractor stocks, and visit the enormous mansions in the northern Virginia suburbs surrounding the Pentagon, you’ll see that, in fact, it was an incredible success.

Source: ”The Spoils of War”: How Profits Define Success for Pentagon

Twenty Years Ago, the Saudis Got Away With the Crime of the Century

Despite copious evidence of Saudi complicity in the September 11 attacks, the Bush administration and its successors have spent twenty years shielding the country’s elite from accountability while making war on an ever-growing list of other Middle East countries.

Source: Twenty Years Ago, the Saudis Got Away With the Crime of the Century

Communists were jailed for Less: Trumpies call for overthrow of US Constitution

Trump and his son wants Don jnr to head the NRA and that stockpiled armoury

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Caitlin Dickson at Yahoo News reports that Trump supporters and Tea Partiers have begun calling for a suspension of the US constitution to prevent Joe Biden from taking office. The only way to parse “suspension” of the constitution is its temporary overthrow. Moreover, they are calling for the use of force (“martial law”) toward that aim. They are also using diction such as the threat of civil war. Since nobody but them is talking about civil war, I take it they are envisioning firing off the AR-15s they have stockpiled.

Communists were jailed for Less: Trumpies call for overthrow of US Constitution