Thursday, December 26, 2013
Obama, Kerry arm sales maintain permanent state of war!
A few days before Christmas while most people were paying attention to other things the Boston Globe reported about how Kerry and Obama have been "making an aggressive push to help US weapons manufacturers sell more arms overseas."
The U.S. is by far the biggest supplier of weapons around the world especially since the collapse of the Soviet Union and one time after another the weapons we sell to other countries have been turned against us. The war against Iraq was based on lies about weapons of mass destruction but before the first Gulf War Saddam Hussein did have them thanks to support from the U.S. who also supplied weapons to Iran. We supplied weapons to the mujaheddin which became Al Qauda and the Taliban and many other countries around the world that often turn against us.
John Kerry started his political career as an opponent of the Vietnam war although after taking a closer look it doesn't appear as if he opposed it until after it was clear the rest of the country opposed it and it might help his reputation at the time.
Barack Obama campaigned as an opponent of the war in Iraq and someone who promised to reel in the war machine.
Bait and switch by our elected officials is standard operating procedure; when it comes to those who won't do it they can't get coverage from the commercial media.
The mainstream media will almost certainly not provide more than a token amount of coverage of this while the coverage about soldiers surprising their relatives continues to get an enormous amount of attention.
There is little or no chance they will do a good job explaining to the public the one of the biggest reasons why we keep fighting one war after another is because we keep pushing arms around the world that are routinely turned against us in the next inevitable war, wherever it might be.