Tips on How to Start the Final World War
The bureaucrats in charge after WWII, fearing a return to the banker/government-caused Great Depression, made a fatal decision. Since it had apparently finally gotten the U.S. out of that disaster, enshrined in National Security Council Report 68 (NSC-68), signed by president Harry S Truman on September 30, 1950, they decided to continue using the manufacture of military materials to pump the economy.
Ten years later, President and Five-star General Dwight Eisenhower caught a glimpse of the result and warned us like this – – –
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial-congressional complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
“We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address 1961, Public Papers of the Presidents, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960, p. 1035- 1040
Called “Military Keynesianism,” political scientist and ex-CIA consultant Chalmers Johnson was among those who solidly nailed the long-term dangers and consequences of using war production to stimulate the economy.
It was clear that the MilitaryIndustrial Complex (MIC) required an enemy, a dastardly villain, as an excuse. They managed to create North Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and a few lesser excuses into that needed commodity but these all eventually fell short and fizzled out.
You can find a list of seven potential replacements HERE.
And how about that old stand-by, the Soviet Union? But it had broken up. On the other hand, public opinion polls showed that most Americans hadn’t separated modern Russia from that intimidating image of the old Soviet Union as our evil enemy. All those decades of propaganda were still in place, especially in the minds of us Baby Boomers. You know, James Bond and all.
So, a ready-made villain on the cheap!
The Main-Stream Media (MSM) had completely failed to notice that the Russians had learned the hard way that socialism/communism “promised workers paradise but delivered the other place instead.” They’d also learned — the hard way — that voluntary market exchange kicks booty.
So, under the guidance of Vladmir Putin and his cronies, they’d been promoting trade with other folks in other countries, including selling massive amounts of natural gas to Europe through their twin billion-dollar under-sea pipelines, Nord Stream I and soon, II. They’d been promoting Sochi as a resort town and host to major international events. Etc.
The Russians were making money hand over fist and loving it. And Putin was regularly referring to “Our friends and partners in the West.” Meaning us.
But That Thing That Lives in Washington D.C. and its minions (the U.K. for example) needed that Essential Villain and guess who they chose?
The C.I.A. has a lot of experience assassinating folks, overturning governments, fomenting violence and revolution, that sort of thing. President Harry S. Truman, who created the C.I.A., described things this way – – –
“Now, as nearly as I can make out, those fellows in the CIA don’t just report on wars and the like, they go out and make their own, and there’s nobody to keep track of what they’re up to. They spend billions of dollars on stirring up trouble so they’ll have something to report on. They’ve become … it’s become a government all of its own and all secret. They don’t have to account to anybody.” –Pres. Harry S. Truman
And so they got to work, first by refurbishing the narrative.
Most of us, including me, weren’t paying attention until one of the C.I.A.s UK minions — Prime Minister Theresa May — started unmercifully pimping the Skripal-Novichok Legend.
According to this farcical tail, Putin operatives snuck into the Skripal’s Salisbury, England retirement home and poisoned ex-Soviet spy Sergei Skripal and his hot daughter Yulia with an obscure poison. Supposedly they used a “Novichok,” one of the most deadly — and difficult to handle — substances on earth.
Apparently the Skripals’ Super Powers were intact because neither died – – – and then something deep in the Brit nether-regions disappeared them from the media before they could tell their tale.
Then there’s the hokey Alexei Navalny follow-up. This preposterous claim was that rather than just quietly disappearing him into a gu
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