Bush: “War is the engine of our economy”

OUTRAGE – Bush Tells Argentinian President Kirchner “War Is The Engine of the Economy” (VIDEO)

 

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI446mXonu0&feature=player_embedded

 

US senator Graham sees ‘confrontation’ with China, war with Iran.

 

 

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101106/pl_afp/canadanatodefensesummitusiranchina

 

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PM asks Biden for ‘credible military threat’ against Iran.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in New Orleans on Sunday and asked the United States to “create a credible threat of military action against Iran,” ….

 

 

 

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/pm-asks-biden-for-credible-military-threat-against-iran-1.323470

  

 

 

http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=194512

  

 

 

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/11/08/2741646/gates-rejects-amping-military-pressure-on-iran

 

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Biden at GA: U.S.-Israel ties ‘unbreakable’

 

 

 

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/11/07/2741633/vice-president-vows-support-of-israel-to-countrys-largest-jewish-charity

 

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4 Responses to “Bush: “War is the engine of our economy””

  1. worzzz Says:

    The “War On Terror” Is A Fraud – It Is Not Meant To Be Won, It Is Meant To Be Continuous.

    http://revolutionarypolitics.tv/video/viewVideo.php?video_id=12368&title=the-war-on-terror-is-a-fraud—it-is-not-meant-to-be-won–it-is-meant-to-be-continuous

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    Jeffrey Blankfort: Chomsky Misfires on US-Israel Relations.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathleen-wells/jeffrey-blankfort-chomsky_b_778840.html

    Israel Is the Most Immediate Threat to the Future of the Planet.

    http://dissidentvoice.org/2010/10/israel-is-the-most-immediate-threat-to-the-future-of-the-planet/

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    Chomsky: No Evidence that al-Qaeda Carried Out 9/11

    Noam Chomsky says US invasion of Afghanistan was illegal since to date there is no evidence that al-Qaeda has carried out the 9/11 attacks.

    http://redactednews.blogspot.com/2010/11/its-about-time-chomsky-admits-no.html

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  2. worzzz Says:

    Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War. – Andrew Bacevich (Author)

    … America maintaining a massive military capable of rapid and forceful interventions anywhere in the world–have dominated national security policy since the start of the cold war and have condemned the U.S. to “insolvency and perpetual war.” ….

    Time has expired on the ‘American Century,’ says retired Col. Bacevich, and this is the time to reject militarism and recognize that fixing Detroit takes precedence over Afghanistan. ….

    Almost no attention is given to how support for Israel, Iraq War I and the subsequent stationing of troops in Saudi Arabia, etc. brought us 9/11, a never-ending state of War on Terrorism …

    DOD has become the Department of Global Policing, and President Obama finds himself continuing the model laid down since 1945. ….

    http://www.amazon.com/Washington-Rules-Americas-Permanent-American/dp/0805091416

  3. worzzz Says:

    Our Addiction to War:

    US Federal Spending 2009: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_budget_of_the_United_States

    Defense – 23%

    Social Security – 20%

    Medicare & Medicaid – 19%

    Other Mandatory Expenditures – 17%

    TARP – 4%

    Interest on Debt – 5%

    Defense Related expenditures for FY 2011: $1.0–$1.2 trillion

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    Commentary:

    The “Defense” budget is considered sacrosanct. – No cuts are ever considered.

    Our military adventures are the root cause of our economic troubles.

    Because we view ourselves as the world’s policemen, most of our wars are not defensive in nature.

    Most countries resent their noses being tweaked by our government’s know-it-all haughtiness.

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    Anglo-Afghan Wars – The Consequences of British Colonialism.

    First Anglo-Afghan War, 1838-1842

    Second Anglo-Afghan War, 1878-1880

    Third Anglo-Afghan War and Independence 1919

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_influence_in_Afghanistan#Third_Anglo-Afghan_War_and_Independence

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    America’s Path to Permanent War. –

    http://www.amazon.com/Washington-Rules-Americas-Permanent-American/dp/0805091416

    Quoted: I grew up believing in the nobility of military service. But today, I mainly feel angry at those who profit by others’ sacrifice.

  4. worzzz Says:

    Quoted: I grew up believing in the nobility of military service. But today, I mainly feel angry at those who profit by others’ sacrifice.

    http://www.commondreams.org/views03/1129-08.htm

    The Arrogance of Power (William Fulbright)

    Fulbright had several key points for me, and I’ll sketch them briefly:

    * Just because you are one of the biggest and the most powerful nations, you don’t have a responsibility to run everyone else’s business to their benefit.

    * You seldom can understand what another nation needs or wants, since your own subtext distorts your ability to see the other nation’s perspective, or predict that nation’s actions.

    * Historically, all empires get embroiled in foreign adventures to the point of destroying their domestic economic base, which provides your international power.

    * We hang on to stupid positions and stay embroiled in losing conflicts because we are afraid of being embarrassed in front of other nations. By the time we are in this position, we are normally already embarrassed but too self centerd to see it.

    * For all our vaunted demonizing of the Red Chinese because of their strident words and bellicose statements, we appeared much more demonic through our strident military actions. They provided guns and money. We provided guns, money, and a huge occupying force.

    * Dissent is healthy. A nation can have a concensus if the vast majority recognize the same basic goals and principles, but should still have a healthy dialogue or dissent on how to get there.

    * Congress has failed to discharge is foreign affairs responsibilities (it is a rubber stamp). It has ceded power to the Executive Branch (and in my opinion, will seldom if ever get that power back).

    * America had a conservative, nonviolent (sic), democratic revolution. No one else has much chance of pulling this one off again.

    * We fundamentally mistook nationalism as a driving force for many other nations because it carried a label of communism, and this blinded us. We therefore acted often against our own best interests.

    * Foreign aid should be based on our principles and our honest charity, rather than based on a ruthless effort to manipulate other countries internal policies (something we have seldom done in 200 years of foreign aid).

    http://www.amazon.com/Arrogance-Power-J-William-Fulbright/dp/0812992628/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

    War is the most profitable racket in the world! http://www.warisaracket.org/semperfi.html

    The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War.
    http://www.amazon.com/New-American-Militarism-Americans-Seduced/dp/0195311981/ref=pd_rhf_shvl_2

    Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

    ….. This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

    In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

    We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. …

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html

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