#8 WAR WATCH WEDNESDAYS 2-10-21
How does Washington rob the entire world? mronline.org (2-5-21)
“Against the backdrop of the recent change in the White House administration, and the absence of clear harbingers of the United States’ desire to reduce the number of armed conflicts around the world, it is worth noting that in many respects the present conflicts owe their existence to how they are pumped with American weaponry.” | more…
“Therefore, it is not surprising that American manufacturers. . . occupy dominant positions in the list of the top 100 companies in the world in terms of arms sales, and for its part this has allowed the United States to remain the world leader in the arms market in terms of sales for many years. Including due to drawing upon the military budgets of other countries in its favor.
In this regard, Donald Trump’s statement four years ago, at his inaugural speech, that America is enriching the world at its own expense is fundamentally fake piece of propaganda that serves, above all else, as a requirement put forth for other countries to increase their spending on armaments by increasing purchases of American-made military equipment and weapons.”
Danilov writes for the online magazine .
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Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies. “The U.S. War Machine [remains unchanged] : Now Under New Management.” The Progressive (Feb.-March 2021).
President Biden has been a warrior supporting the “counterterrorism” policy that keeps the fabulously expensive and futile conflicts raging. “The powerful interests driving endless war and militarism and the diversion of 65 percent of federal discretionary spending to an insatiable, sociopathic war machine will not voluntarily release their grip on our country‘s foreign policy and purse strings.” Only “a powerful grassroots peace movement” can overthrow the Military-Industrial Complex.”
Benjamin is co-founder of CODEPINK and author of several books, including Inside Iran. Davies is author of Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq.
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