"For us let it be enough to know ourselves to be in the place where God wants us, and carry on our work, even though it be no more than the work of an ant, infinitesimally small, and with unforeseeable results."
-- Abbé Monchanin

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Profits of War

"This is not the coalition of the willing. It's the coalition of the billing."

For all of the lofty talk of freedom, liberty, democracy, war against terrorism and other such bunk, the real basis for the war and its continuation is the buck. At a time in our past making fortunes during war time was called war profiteering. It was considered contemptible and was also illegal. Today it is called free enterprise and is lauded.

The companies with the largest number of employees are foreign firms in the Middle East that subcontract to KBR, the Houston-based oil services company, according to the Central Command database. KBR, once a subsidiary of Halliburton Co., provides logistics support to troops, the single largest contract in Iraq.

(Note the connections to the Texas oil industry and Hilliburton. Who are their friends?)

It is also a way of enslaving the working class in the USA. As workers are forced to rely upon investments in the stock market for survival when they are no longer able to be "productive" in the work place, they need a healthy investment return. The jobs created in the production of war material become essential in combating unemployment. War is not only profitable for the wealthy owners of companies with war contracts, it is essential for avoiding financial collapse of the nation's economy.

Former government employees trained at taxpayer expense can retire or resign and do the same work at exorbitant salaries.

And we the workers to pay the taxes foot the whole bill and surrender our freedoms to the god Mars. How can anyone dare call this a "Christian Nation?"

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