Military industrial Complex monopoly and demise

Ending Endless War  <> NO MORE WAR

Military industrial Complex Monopoly and Demise

America’s Monopoly Crisis Hits the Military

Wall Street’s short-term incentives have decimated our defense industrial base and undermined our national security.

China has a 5, 10 20, 50, 100 year plan.
America has the Trump Tweets  Plan.

By Matt Stoller and Lucas Kunce • June 27, 2019
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/americas-monopoly-crisis-hits-the-military/

Who took down America and got royal compensation for taking one of America’s strategic industrial assets down the road toward total destruction.

The erosion of much of the American industrial and defense industrial base.

Wall Street Richard McGinn became CEO in 1997, he and Carly Fiorina focused on financial markets and its pressure on executives to make decisions designed to impress financial markets, rather than for the long-term health of their companies.

Americans invented the telephone business and until recently dominated production and research. But in the last 20 years, every single American producer of key telecommunication equipment sectors is gone. Because of public policies focused on finance instead of production, the United States increasingly cannot produce or maintain vital systems upon which our economy, our military, and our allies rely.

One manufacturer told me we can no longer replace our submarine fleet, because we don’t have the capacity to do high quality steel castings necessary for high-pressure hulls. Most of that’s in China now.

“Well there was a China 2020 plan, 2016 plan, 2012 plan.” The United States has, for instance, lost much of its fasteners and casting industries, which are key inputs to virtually every industrial product. It has lost much of its capacity in grain oriented flat-rolled electrical steel, a specialized metal required for highly efficient electrical motors. Aluminum that goes into American aircraft carriers now often comes from China.

Hickey told a story of how the United States is even losing its submarine fleet.

ending endless war

Ben Ferencz http://www.benferencz.org/index.html

Benjamin B. Ferencz was born in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania in 1920. When he was ten months old his family moved to America. His earliest memories are of his small basement apartment in a Manhattan district – appropriately referred to as “Hell’s Kitchen.”
Benjamin Berell Ferencz is a Hungarian-born American lawyer. He was an investigator of Nazi war crimes after World War II and the Chief Prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen Trial, one of the twelve military trials held by the U.S. authorities at Nuremberg, Germany.

What Ben Ferencz, the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive, wants
What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know. At 99, Ben Ferencz is the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive and he has a far-reaching message for today’s world.

COALITION FOR AN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (CICC)
washingtonicc.org
Coordinates groups to advocate creation of an International Criminal Court for war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.

INFO: HOW CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CONSPIRACY THEORY AND FACT?

PROOF OF  STRATEGY

STATECRAFT  = PROOF OF STRATEGY

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.cnas.org/documents/CNAS_Strategy&Statecraft_SmithStokes.pdf

Ending Endless War

Smedley Butler USA’s most decorated General in the Marines

In 1935, Butler wrote a book titled War Is a Racket, where he described and criticized the workings of the United States in its foreign actions and wars, such as those he was a part of, including the American corporations and other imperialist motivations behind them. After retiring from service, he became a popular advocate, speaking at meetings organized by veterans, pacifists, and church groups in the 1930s.

The real heroism story about him starts when he retired. In 1933, A Wall Street bond salesman Gerald MacGuire approached Butler with a proposal for him. He said to him that he was acting as a front man for wealthy industrialists and bankers, and offered Butler the chance to become the American Legion’s national commander. If he accepted the offer he would have the loyalty of 500,000 veterans and up to $300 million of funding made available by the bankers and industrialists. Their mission would be to take over the White House. MacGuire told Butler that the same people controlled the media and that would help for the public to easily swallow the story that they were about to tell. They wanted to install a fascist government and Butler would be America’s Hitler.
Apparently, they had the money, but they weren’t that smart when they approached Butler with this proposal. They picked the wrong man; Butler didn’t like Mussolini and he didn’t like fascism. Butler didn’t say anything and he decided to play the game and try to find out more about them. He even contacted Philadelphia Record reporter Paul French and asked him for help. He gathered all the information he could and went straight to the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1934 and told them everything he knew.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler

WHO IS THE REAL VILLAIN?

– 2014 Nothing Really Compare to the Koch Brothers Political Empire
billionaire George Soros, Tom Steyer, Tides Foundation

The Koch brothers run most of their political empire through a network of 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits, the majority of which spend money directly on elections or fund those that do.
In total, the Koch political empire marshaled $400 million in the 2012 election cycle toward groups and efforts that spent money directly in the electoral arena.

“dark money” was meant to describe the funds spent on elections and election-related issue ads by political nonprofits that are not required to disclose the names of their donors. The term “dark money” does not apply, however, to every nonprofit that does not disclose its donors — not even to every nondisclosing nonprofit with political goals, broadly speaking, on the left or the right. public interest nonprofits (organized under section 501(c)(3)), which may be involved in shaping policy but are forbidden to engage in electoral activity and labor unions (organized under section 501(c)(5)), which can participate in elections but must disclose their donors to the Labor Department.

OK FOLKS!
I GUESS IT’S NOW OK TO BELIEVE EVERY CONSPIRACY THEORY TOLD EVER !!!

WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS?

In an astonishing turn, George Soros and Charles Koch team up to end US ‘forever war’ policy

By Stephen Kinzer 1-401-863-3473  280 Brook Street, Room 211
June 30, 2019
Stephen Kinzer is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. CV
http://stephenkinzer.com/

George Soros and Charles Koch are teaming up on the effort.

BESIDES BEING BILLIONAIRES and spending much of their fortunes to promote pet causes, the leftist financier George Soros and the right-wing Koch brothers have little in common. They could be seen as polar opposites. Soros is an old-fashioned New Deal liberal. The Koch brothers are fire-breathing right-wingers who dream of cutting taxes and dismantling government. Now they have found something to agree on: the United States must end its “forever war” and adopt an entirely new foreign policy.

In one of the most remarkable partnerships in modern American political history, Soros and Charles Koch, the more active of the two brothers, are joining to finance a new foreign-policy think tank in Washington. It will promote an approach to the world based on diplomacy and restraint rather than threats, sanctions, and bombing. This is a radical notion in Washington, where every major think tank promotes some variant of neocon militarism or liberal interventionism. Soros and Koch are uniting to revive the fading vision of a peaceable United States. The street cred they bring from both ends of the political spectrum — along with the money they are providing — will make this new think tank an off-pitch voice for statesmanship amid a Washington chorus that promotes brinksmanship.

“This is big,” said Trita Parsi, former president of the National Iranian American Council and a co-founder of the new think tank.
https://twitter.com/tparsi
“It shows how important ending endless war is if they’re willing to put aside their differences and get together on this project. We are going to challenge the basis of American foreign policy in a way that has not been done in at least the last quarter-century.”

Since peaceful foreign policy was a founding principle of the United States, it’s appropriate that the name of this think tank harken back to history. It will be called the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, an homage to John Quincy Adams, who in a seminal speech on Independence Day in 1821 declared that the United States “goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.” The Quincy Institute will promote a foreign policy based on that live-and-let-live principle.

The institute plans to open its doors in September and hold an official inauguration later in the autumn. Its founding donors — Soros’s Open Society Foundation and the Charles Koch Foundation — have each contributed half a million dollars to fund its takeoff. A handful of individual donors have joined to add another $800,000. By next year the institute hopes to have a $3.5 million budget and a staff of policy experts who will churn out material for use in Congress and in public debates. Hiring is underway. Among Parsi’s co-founders are several well-known critics of American foreign policy, including Suzanne DiMaggio, who has spent decades promoting negotiated alternatives to conflict with China, Iran, and North Korea; the historian and essayist Stephen Wertheim; and the anti-militarist author and retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich.

“The Quincy Institute will invite both progressives and anti-interventionist conservatives to consider a new, less militarized approach to policy,” Bacevich said, when asked why he signed up. “We oppose endless, counterproductive war. We want to restore the pursuit of peace to the nation’s foreign policy agenda.”

In concrete terms, this means the Quincy Institute will likely advocate a withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and Syria; a return to the nuclear deal with Iran; less confrontational approaches to Russia and China; an end to regime-change campaigns against Venezuela and Cuba; and sharp reductions in the defense budget.

It aims to issue four reports before the end of 2019: two offering alternative approaches to the Middle East and East Asia, one on “ending endless war,” and one called “democratizing foreign policy.” Its statement of principles asserts that the United States “should engage with the world, and the essence of engagement is peaceful cooperation among peoples. For this reason, the United States must cherish peace and pursue it through the vigorous practice of diplomacy . . . The use of armed force does not represent American engagement in the world. Force ends human life, destroying engagement irreparably. Any resort to force should occur only as a last resort and should remain infrequent. The military exists to defend the people and territory of the United States, not to act as a global police force.”

The depth of this heresy can only be appreciated by recognizing the meretricious power that nourishes Washington’s think-tank ecosystem. These “talk shops” employ experts who pop up to advise politicians, journalists, Congressional staff members, and the public. They write opinion columns and bloviate on news channels. In foreign policy, all major Washington think tanks promote interventionist dogma: the United States faces threats everywhere, it must therefore be present everywhere, and “present” includes maintaining more than 800 foreign military bases and spending trillions of dollars on endless confrontations with foreign countries. That, with some variation, is the ethos that moves conservative think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation as well as liberal ones like the Center for American Progress and the Brookings Institution. Just as pernicious as their relentless support of the global-hegemony project is the corruption that lies behind it. Many Washington think tanks are supported by industries and foreign powers eager to inflate threats in order shape American law, policy, and public opinion. Their “experts” are often paid shills who cloak themselves in institutional respectability so they can masquerade as independent analysts.

When foreign crises like the war in Yemen break out, critics of US policy emerge and are given space to air their views. These protests, however, are episodic. Little continuity ties one burst of outrage to the next. The Quincy Institute aims to offer a corps of experts in Washington who will promote a unified foreign-policy paradigm based on statecraft and cooperation. Its founders plan to become involved in grass-roots campaigns, especially in minority communities. They hope their specialists will eventually move on to populate Congressional staffs and the executive branch — as alumni of pro-intervention think tanks have been doing for decades.

“Some interesting currents are emerging in American politics and we want to capture this moment, but we’re in it for the long haul,” said Parsi. “We’ll be a failure if in 10 years we’re still criticizing. In 10 years, we want to be driving the bus.”

Quincy Institute – Hiring Director of Media Relations

The idea is that you finance both sides e.g. pro fascist, anti-fascist etc. This creates a state of confusion where people don’t really know what is going on and become apathetic to it. Adam Curtis made a documentary about it, however here is a snippet from it.

 

Pentagon study: Russia outgunning U.S. in race for global influence
A divided America is failing to counter Moscow’s efforts to undermine democracy and cast doubt on U.S. alliances, says the report, which warns of a surge in ‘political warfare.’
By BRYAN BENDER 06/30/2019 06:11 AM EDT
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/30/pentagon-russia-influence-putin-trump-1535243
PDF @ https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000016b-a5a1-d241-adff-fdf908e00001

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613891/the-pentagon-has-a-laser-that-can-identify-people-from-a-distanceby-their-heartbeat/

 

2 thoughts on “Military industrial Complex monopoly and demise”

  1. There is no ‘right’ v ‘left’: it is Trump and the oligarchs against the rest
    Robert Reich
    The president is the puppet master so Americans of all persuasions must look behind him, to where the real danger lies. In reality, the biggest divide in America today runs between oligarchy and democracy. When oligarchs fill the coffers of political candidates, they neuter democracy. The only way to overcome the oligarchy and Trump’s divide-and-conquer strategy is for the rest of us to join together and win America back.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/07/donald-trump-oligarchs-democrats-right-left

  2. Telford Taylor was an American lawyer best known for his role in the Counsel for the Prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II, his opposition to Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s, and his outspoken criticism of U.S. actions during the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telford_Taylor

    WHEN PEOPLE KILL A PEOPLE By TELFORD TAYLOR MARCH 28, 1982
    https://www.nytimes.com/1982/03/28/books/when-people-kill-a-people.html

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