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How generals profit from war

Posted by M. C. on November 17, 2020

The Rich Man’s War and Poor Man’s Fight, with Major Danny Sjursen (retired)

Why would the U.S. Army pay the Taliban during the daytime, and then fight and kill them at night?

Major Danny Sjursen details from his own experience how his former commanders would send their men to die in pointless missions in order to further their own careers in the military, and to secure a job with an arms corporation after retirement. 
`”These are what Obi-Wan Kenobi called ‘the economics of politics.’ Right here, bare-ass naked for everyone to see exactly what’s going on here.”— Scott Horton
Sjursen names former commanders and colleagues who profited off of this corrupt system.

Using war for private profit goes all the way to the top of the political hierarchy, as Horton reminds us by referring to the case of senators Lindsay Graham, John McCain, and Joseph Lieberman, who tried to sell armored personnel carriers to Qaddafi mere months before they pushed for his death.

President Trump has recognized the two castes in the military, the top brass who “want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy” and the enlisted men who “love” him because “we’re getting out of the endless wars”
Yet for all his rhetoric, Trump has failed to end any wars. And it looks like a Biden presidency will continue endless wars along the neoconservative status quo.

For more examples of high-ranking officers directing foreign policy to their personal gain, including the profitable application of counterinsurgency tactics on United States citizens, click the link below.
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