“War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.”—Major General Smedley Butler, 1933 speech.
The Joe Biden regime is pushing hard to go to war with Russia. To be sure, many people will benefit from yet another unconstitutional, undeclared war, and it most certainly is not you or I.
On Saturday, Biden gave his latest blustering statement that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is “increasingly imminent” and ordering all Americans in Ukraine be evacuated. Of course, those Americans must show they’re submission to the vax gods.
Even through all the bluster, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy basically told Biden on Sunday to calm down with all the rhetoric, as reported by Zero Hedge. Zelenskiy asked for proof of the claims of an imminent invasion from Russia.
If you’ve been watching this circus closely, you may recall the reporter who actually engaged in journalism a few weeks ago when he asked Ned Price, of the State Department, for proof of any of the regime’s claims. Price, as all government bureaucrats do, effectively said “just trust us, we don’t lie.”
The warmongers have been saying basically every day for weeks now that an invasion is going to happen “any day now” and “as soon as tomorrow.” Last Thursday, the Biden regime announced he stole our tax dollars to send stinger missiles to Ukraine, the same day a “do not travel” warning was issued.
And, as to be expected, there’s a bipartisan warmongering class calling for more and more sanctions, a precursor to war. Kyle Anzalone and Will Porter write for the Libertarian Institute: “US leaders present sanctions as a low-cost option to punish bad actors and give oppressed people a chance to rise up. However, the results are almost always the opposite.”
The rhetoric has been heating up recently, but Biden’s been beating the war drum for a while now. It’s almost like they want a war because, well, they do.
Why? Who benefits?
There are two groups that will profit from this, the political class (Biden the chief among them) and the military-industrial complex.
As far as the military-industrial complex, Caitlin Johnstone noted in December that the National Defense Authorization Act was approved with record levels of military spending this year, $778 billion, that even after an end to a two-decade long war. The bill, as always, was negotiated behind closed doors with Congress given just hours to read the 2,100-page bill, and as Congress always does, it almost unanimously approved the bill with just a few exceptions.
“Americans are being scammed …. A sane military (if there is such a thing) would be bolstered in times when a nation needs to defend itself and scaled down during peacetime. With the US military it’s completely backwards: it’s taken as a given that the budget must keep expanding, and then reasons are made up to justify doing so by making ‘peacetime’ nonexistent. The military budget isn’t set to serve existing conditions, conditions are set to serve the military budget,” Johnstone wrote.
The Nation reported that the bill included an additional $25 billion that was not even asked for by the Pentagon. Meanwhile, estimates suggest the military budget could receive $7.3 trillion over the next decade
As far as Biden and the political class in general is concerned, this is wag the dog. It’s a nice distraction as they continue to tyrannize their people at home.
The political class, and their corporate and banking partners, have destroyed our economy.
John Kiriakou, a former decorated member of the Central Intelligence agency who became a political prisoner for whistle-blowing and exposing corruption, said it’s “a great big bowl of nothing,” but Biden needs “a nice tidy little war” as his poll numbers dwindle.
As far as all the allegations being made against Russia, Kiriakou said they’re all easily refuted. He noted one being the constant charge that Russia is amassing 90,000 troops on the border of Ukraine.
“Well, you know what, the Russians always have 90,000 troops on the border …. (It’s) their normal border protection force,” Kiriakou said. “It’s always been that way. It’s not changed. And by the way, they’re not on the border. They’re 160 miles away from the border. They’re closer to the border of Belarus than they are to the border with Ukraine.”
Also remembers the political class’s corporate and banking bedfellows who no doubt would plan a war as the economy falters. These Keynesian fools believe in the broken window theory that somehow destruction is good for the economy which they continue to lie saying World War II ended the Great Depression. It did not, as the Mises Institute effectively refutes.
“I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we’ll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag,” Butler said. “I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket. There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its “finger men” to point out enemies, its “muscle men” to destroy enemies, its “brain men” to plan war preparations, and a ‘Big Boss’ Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.”
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