War Is Still A Racket

Discussion in 'Iraq' started by rayboyusmc, Feb 2, 2009.

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    It hasn't changed that much since General Butler wrote his short book in 1928. Wars are still used to make a few people very rich and a lot of people very dead.

    Commission gets grim report on wartime spending - Yahoo! News
     
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    It also is a convenient way to impose reforms on a nation, to make it 'open for business'. Take a good look at many invasions and see the economic aspect of it - the setting the stage for business to operate as they wish. Why do you think Iraq's patent laws were re-written? Their banking laws? No WMDs in their constitution, which was also re-written.

    If you are politically weak, but militarily strong it doesn't take a genius to see what methods you're likely to employ.
     

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