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JFK Assassination: The Why and the How

Posted by feww on October 27, 2017

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How the JFK Assassination ensured the rise of permanent war economy

Background:

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas while riding in a presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza. JFK was riding with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, who was also shot and seriously wounded, and his wife, Nellie.

[Report prepared by FIRE-EARTH affiliated experts.]

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Kim Jong-un Wins MIC Prize for Regional Arms Sales Forecast

Posted by feww on October 23, 2017

Zombies Vote for Abe’s War Party

Background:

The Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) aims to remilitarize Japan with the help of their hand puppets in North Korea and Japan.

North Korea’s puppet regime, installed by the Military-Industrial Complex and lead by the rogue dictator Kim Jong-un, is playing to Japan’s fear of atom bombs, helping the deplorable PM Abe and his war party to remilitarize the land of nuclear disasters.

The Beneficiaries

Global arms trade of major weapons, which has seen a steady increase since 2002, topped $31 billion [with hundreds of billions more in related sales] in 2016, according to the “conservative” figures released by SPIRI.

The top 10 exporters where responsible for more than 90 percent of the sales:

United States (32.0%), Russia (20.6%), Germany (9.0%), France (7.1%), China (6.8%), UK(4.5%), Israel (4.2%), Italy (2.6%), S.Korea (1.6%) and Ukraine (1.6%).

[Prepared by affiliated political scientists.]

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N. Korea’s Puppet Regime Helping to Remilitarize Japan

Posted by feww on October 10, 2017

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NK’s nuclear tests play to Japan’s fear of atom bomb

Background:

The Military-Industrial Complex aims to remilitarize Japan with the help of their hand puppet in NK

North Korea’s puppet regime, installed by the Military-Industrial Complex and lead by the rogue dictator Kim Jong Un, is playing to Japan’s fear of atom bombs, helping the deplorable PM Abe and his war party to remilitarize the land of nuclear disasters.

The Beneficiaries

Global arms trade of major weapons, which has seen a steady increase since 2002, topped $31 billion [with hundreds of billions more in related sales] in 2016, according to the “conservative” figures released by SPIRI.

The top 10 exporters where responsible for more than 90 percent of the sales:

United States ($9.9b), Russia ($6.4b), Germany ($2.8b), France ($2.2b), China ($2.1b), UK ($1.4b), Israel ($1.3b), Italy ($0.8b), S.Korea ($0.5b) and Ukraine ($0.5b).

$1,570,000,000,000: how much the world spent on arms in 2016

Outlays on weapons and equipment alone rose 1pc in 2016, to a global total of $1.57 trillion, according to Jane’s Defence Budgets report.

The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies, 2015

https://www.sipri.org/sites/default/files/The-SIPRI-Top-100-2015.pdf

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Would the MIC Kill the Geese that Lay the Golden Eggs?

Posted by feww on August 23, 2017

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FEWWR:

The Military-Industrial Complex Would Go Out of Business Without Rouge States, Terrorist Groups,  Israel…

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“North Korea Finishes Preparation for Guam Strike – Embassy in Russia”

Posted by feww on August 22, 2017

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North Korea Threatens US, S Korea With ‘Ruthless Retaliation’ Over Military Drills

The North Korean chargé d’affaires in Russia has told Sputnik News Agency that “Pyongyang has finished preparation for a strike on the US territory of Guam and is ready to carry it out in case of a ‘provocation.'”

“As you know, we have completed the preparation of the Guam strike. Everything will depend on whether the United States acts sensibly or not. If they do not do so, they will be shamed yet again on the Korean Peninsula in front of the whole world,” Jin Jong Hyop said.

Moratorium on Nuclear Tests

“A few years ago we have already come up with such a proposal to introduce a moratorium on nuclear tests if the United States were to cease military exercises. But then the United States responded to our proposal by launching even larger military drills,” Jin said.

“We will not in any way put out missiles and nuclear weapons on the negotiations table until the United States gives up its provocative policies and nuclear threats against our country,” he said.

More at https://sputniknews.com/asia/201708221056683283-north-korea-guam-strike-preparation-finished/

Would the MIC Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs?

FIRE-EARTH Report: Who Really Pulls the Strings on N. Korea?

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The War Racket Still Paying Top Dividend

Posted by feww on July 13, 2017

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Celebrating 103 Years of War, Genocide, Mass Murder and Mayhem

More than a billion people, civilians and military personnel, have been killed, starved to death, maimed, raped, persecuted, or forcefully displaced in dozens of wars since WWI, which broke out in July 1914.

Dozens of wars including WWI, WWII, the Cold War (1947–1991), dozens of regional wars, the “War on Terror” … have generated tens of trillions of dollars for the stakeholders of the military-industrial complex (or the military–industrial–congressional complex)…

[Presented by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

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How U.S. Conceived, Nurtured and Continues to Protect ISIL

Posted by feww on May 24, 2017

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US created Islamic State and competing jihadist groups to continue its permanent ‘War on Terror’ unabated

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

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Background:

“US Budgetary Costs of [Lucrative Wars] through 2016: $4.79 Trillion and Counting – Summary of Costs of the US Wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan and Homeland Security

  • “As of August 2016, the US has already appropriated, spent, or taken on obligations to spend more than $3.6 trillion in current dollars on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria and on Homeland Security (2001 through fiscal year 2016). To this total should be added the approximately $65 billion in dedicated war spending the Department of Defense and State Department have requested for the next fiscal year, 2017, along with an additional nearly $32 billion requested for the Department of Homeland Security in 2017, and estimated spending on veterans in future years. When those are included, the total US budgetary cost of the wars reaches $4.79 trillion.” [That’s about $15,000 for every man, woman, child, and illegal immigrant in the country.]

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Doesn’t thinking about the dead kids in Yemen get you mad?

Posted by feww on January 6, 2016

Sent by a reader in Washington DC

Crocodile tears: Commander in hypocrisy!


Commander in Arms Sales to War Criminals and Child Killers

Mr Obama targets gun sales to criminals in the U.S., but not to the psychopaths and child-killers in Saudi Arabia?

“… there’s been a humanitarian catastrophe of the highest order [in Yemen.] They’ve been bombing markets, hospitals, refugee camps—more than 2,000 civilian casualties, most of them from the Saudi bombing. Basically, the Saudis, many believe, are engaging in war crimes in Yemen. And the U.S. logistical and arms support is facilitating that,” said William Hartung, author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex.

Under the Obama administration, the United States has entered a record $50 billion in new arms sales agreements with the Saudis.

“…throughout the Obama administration, we’ve seen $50 billion in new arms sales agreements with the Saudis, which is a record for any kind of period like that. And so, they’re all in behind the Saudi military. They’re providing logistical support, bombs, refueling for the war in Yemen, U.S. companies training the Saudi National Guard, which is their internal security force. We’ve trained 10,000 Saudi military personnel in the last 10 years—five years, rather. So, you know, my belief is if the Obama administration wants to show displeasure with this execution, try to bring an end to the war in Yemen and so forth, there’s got to be a distancing from Saudi Arabia, beginning with cutting off some of these arms supplies,” said Hartung.

The US government is spending $255 billion annually to defend Saudi Arabia and other tyrannical monarchies in the Persian Gulf region, says a Saudi scholar in Washington.

“The United States has been spending $255 billion a year since the 1970s, an average of $255 billion a year to protect the [Persian] Gulf monarchies, especially Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain,” said Ali al-Ahmed, a critic of the Saudi monarchy.

“This amount of money makes up 40 percent of the annual American defense budget and it’s greater than the combined budgets of the states of California and Florida,” said al-Ahmed, the founder and director of the Institute for [Persian] Gulf Affairs, an independent think tank in Washington, DC.

“I think it’s really a way for America and the American people to stand against their government policy of supporting the tyrannical and absolute monarchies in the [Persian] Gulf countries,” he added.

Under the Obama administration, the United States has entered a record $50 billion in new arms sales agreements with the Saudis.

Ceasefire in Yemen Faces Collapse as U.S. Continues Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, Fueling Civil War

Saudi Arabia arms sales: could British bombs end up killing civilians in Yemen?

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Stopping Barry O’Bomber’s Rush to War

Posted by feww on September 7, 2013

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Ralph Nader Letter to President Obama

September 6, 2013

Dear President Obama:

Little did your school boy chums in Hawaii, watching you race up and down the basketball court, know how prescient they were when they nicknamed you “Barry O’Bomber”.

Little did your fellow Harvard Law Review editors, who elected you to lead that venerable journal, ever imagine that you could be a president who chronically violates the Constitution, federal statutes, international treaties and the separation of power at depths equal to or beyond the George W. Bush regime.

Nor would many of the voters who elected you in 2008 have conceived that your foreign policy would rely so much on brute military force at the expense of systemically waging peace. Certainly, voters who knew your background as a child of third world countries, a community organizer, a scholar of constitutional law and a critic of the Bush/Cheney years, never would have expected you to favor the giant warfare state so pleasing to the military industrial complex.

Now, as if having learned nothing from the devastating and costly aftermaths of the military invasions of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, you’re beating the combustible drums to attack Syria – a country that is no threat to the U.S. and is embroiled in complex civil wars under a brutal regime.

This time, however, you may have pushed for too many acts of War. Public opinion and sizable numbers of members of both parties in Congress are opposed. These lawmakers oppose bombing Syria in spite of your corralling the cowardly leaders of both parties in the Congress.

Thus far, your chief achievement on the Syrian front has been support for your position from al-Qaeda affiliates fighting in Syria, the pro-Israeli government lobby, AIPAC, your chief nemesis in Congress, House Speaker John Boehner, and Dick Cheney. This is quite a gathering and a telling commentary on your ecumenical talents. Assuming the veracity of your declarations regarding the regime’s resort to chemical warfare (first introduced into the Middle East by Winston Churchill’s Royal Air Force’s plastering of Iraqi tribesmen in the nineteen twenties), your motley support group is oblivious to the uncontrollable consequences that might stem from bombing Syria. One domestic consequence may be that Speaker Boehner expects to exact concessions from you on domestic issues before Congress in return for giving you such high visibility bipartisan cover.

Your argument for shelling Syria is to maintain “international credibility” in drawing that “red line” regardless, it seems, of the loss of innocent Syrian civilian life, causalities to our foreign service and armed forces in that wider region, and retaliation against the fearful Christian population in Syria (one in seven Syrians are Christian). But the more fundamental credibilities are to our Constitution, to the neglected necessities of the American people, and to the red line of observing international law and the UN Charter (which prohibit unilateral bombing in this situation).

There is another burgeoning cost – that of the militarization of the State Department whose original charter invests it with the responsibility of diplomacy. Instead, Mr. Obama you have shaped the State Department into a belligerent “force projector” first under Generalissima Clinton and now under Generalissimo Kerry. The sidelined foreign service officers, who have knowledge and conflict avoidance experience, are left with reinforced fortress-like embassies as befits our Empire reputation abroad.

Secretary John Kerry descended to gibberish when, under questioning this week by a House Committee member, he asserted that your proposed attack was “not war” because there would be “no boots on the ground.” In Kerry’s view, bombing a country with missiles and air force bombers is not an act of war.

It is instructive to note how government autocracy feeds on itself. Start with unjustified government secrecy garnished by the words “national security.” That leads to secret laws, secret evidence, secret courts, secret prisons, secret prisoners, secret relationships with selected members of Congress, denial of standing for any citizen to file suit, secret drone strikes, secret incursions into other nations and all this directed by a President who alone decides when to be secret prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner. What a Republic, what a democracy, what a passive people we have become!

Voices of reason and experience have urged the proper path away from the metastasizing war that is plaguing Syria. As proposed by former president, Jimmy Carter, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and other seasoned diplomats and retired military, vigorous leadership by you is needed for an international peace conference with all parties at the table, including the countries supplying weapons to the various adversaries in Syria.

Mr. Obama, you may benefit from reading the writings of Colman McCarthy, a leading advocate of peace studies in our schools and universities. He gives numerous examples of how waging peace avoided war and civil strife over the past 100 years.

Crowding out attention to America’s serious domestic problems by yet another military adventure (opposed by many military officials) , yet another attack on another small, non-threatening Muslim country by the powerful Christian nation (as many Muslims see it) is aggression camouflaging sheer madness.

Please, before you recklessly flout Congress, absorb the wisdom of the World Peace Foundation’s Alex de Waal and Bridget Conley-Zilkic.  Writing in the New York Times, they strongly condemn the use of nerve gas in Syria, brand the perpetrators as war criminals to be tried by an international war crimes tribunal and then declare:

“But it is folly to think that airstrikes can be limited: they are ill-conceived as punishment, fail to protect civilians and, most important, hinder peacemaking…. Punishment, protection and peace must be joined… An American assault on Syria would be an act of desperation with incalculable consequences. To borrow once more from Sir William Harcourt [the British parliamentarian who argued against British intervention in our Civil War (which cost 750,000 American lives)]: ‘We are asked to go we know not whither, in order to do we know not what.’”

If and when the people and Congress turn you down this month, there will be one silver lining. Only a Right/Left coalition can stop this warring. Such convergence is strengthening monthly in the House of Representatives to stop future war crimes and the injurious blowback against America of the wreckages from Empire.

History teaches that Empires always devour themselves.

Sincerely,
Ralph Nader

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