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The US Military/Security Complex Is Destroying Both Peace and the US Economy – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by M. C. on October 20, 2020

The military/security complex makes certain that no moves toward peace can succeed. Its lobbyists have succeeded in undoing all the arms control agreements reached with Russia since the 1960s.

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/10/19/the-us-military-security-complex-is-destroying-both-peace-and-the-us-economy/

Paul Craig Roberts

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is a former Raytheon lobbyist and another example of President Trump’s penchant for frustrating his own policies by appointing to power people who oppose his policies.  Why does Trump think he can expect a representative of the military/security complex to help him wind down Washington’s hegemonic policeman of the world routine?

Esper is out making speeches that the military/security complex needs 5% real increase annually in order to counter Russia and China—https://news.antiwar.com/2020/10/16/esper-calls-for-more-military-spending-to-face-china-and-russia/ .  It is Washington that is aggressive toward Russia and China, not the other way around.  The military/security complex desperately needs foreign enemies in order to maximize its budget and power.  Russiagate’s purpose was to prevent Trump from removing a valuable “enemy” by normalizing relations with Russia. 

The US defense  budget could be cut in half and still be larger than the combined defense budgets of Russia and China.  China spends about half as much of its economy on defense as the US.  If Russia and China intended aggression against the US, wouldn’t you expect to see much higher spending on military?

You could make a case that US defense spending is so high because of inefficiency and enormous profits hidden in “cost overruns.”  If so, then increased real spending should come from strict budetary measures and oversight.  We should not be accepting a military spending system that cannot account for trillions of dollars and is so poorly controlled that it cannot be audited.  Will patriotic conservatives ever realize that blind support for the Pentagon allows the massive rip-off of taxpayers and the neglect of real needs all for nothing but out-sized profits of arms makers? 

The military/security complex makes certain that no moves toward peace can succeed.  Its lobbyists have succeeded in undoing all the arms control agreements reached with Russia since the 1960s.  Russia’s President Putin has made repeated offers to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty, but Washington has rejected his offer out of hand.  The reason is obvious.  The corrupt puppet regime of Obama agreed to a trillion dollar increase in nuclear weapons spending, and the military/security complex means to get that money.

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Let’s Give Trump Some Credit—On Labor Day He Threw Down the Gauntlet to the Corrupt Military Brass – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by M. C. on September 10, 2020

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/09/08/lets-give-trump-some-credit-on-labor-day-he-threw-down-the-gauntlet-to-the-corrupt-military-brass/

Paul Craig Roberts

Trump said that the Pentagon brass don’t love him, “because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make eveything else stay happy.”

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by the military/security complex for making the same point (see, for example, JFK and the Unspeakable by James W. Douglass, Simon & Schuster, 2008).

The US military/security complex has had its crosshairs on Trump since his first presidential campaign when he said that he was going to normalize relations with Russia.  I don’t think Trump realized what a massive NO-NO this is.  Trump was telling the military-security complex that he was going to take away their concocted enemy that justifies the lucrative $1,000 billion annual budget paid by American taxpayers.

This enormous sum enriches a large number of companies along with the CIA’s power and budget. To tell a powerful institutionalized force that you are going to take away their justification for diverting increasingly scarce American resources into their bank accounts is to ask for assassination. President Trump is in the process of being assassinated, but it is not by bullets. Not even dumbshit Americans will believe another “lone assassin” story.  Trump is being assassinated with a coup—https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/09/08/democrats-have-planned-a-coup-if-trump-wins-reelection/ .

The military/security complex responded to Trump’s policy of normalizing relations with Russia with “Russiagate,” an orchestration initiated by CIA director John Brennan and FBI director Comey.  The CIA has had the media in its pocket since Operation Mockingbird dating back to 1950—https://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/10/14/how-the-cia-paid-and-threatened-journalists-to-do-its-work .

The CIA’s “Russiagate” attack on President Trump served the interests of Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party.  The corrupt Democrats quickly joined forces with the CIA and the CIA’s media whores.  The attack on Trump was underway and has not stopped since.

As I posted here—https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/09/08/democrats-have-planned-a-coup-if-trump-wins-reelection/ —the Democrats have worked out with the CIA and the presstitutes their coup plan if Trump is reelected, which he will be.  Most Americans, black, white, hispanic and Asian do not want rioting and looting as everyday experience, which is what we now know the Democrats will give us.

President Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, said today that Trump is “not going to let some lobbyists here in Washington DC – just because they want a new defense contract – suggest that soldiers need to stay abroad one minute longer than they should.”

Everytime Trump has tried to bring our soldiers home, he has been stymied by the military/security complex and the presstitute media. All sorts of phony reasons are concocted and put into the media about why withdrawal would be inimical to American interest.  Many American partiots fall for the concocted arguments and turn against Trump for “endangering America.”

Nothing better illustrates President Trump’s vulnerability than the fact that his own Defense Secretary has not rejected the unsupported anonymous allegation made by a Jew in the Atlantic that President Trump bad-mouthed American war dead and refused to visit a cemetery in France where many are buried.  Even President Trump’s enemy, John Bolton, has refuted the Jew’s allegation.  Bolton said on the record:

“I didn’t hear either of those comments or anything even resembling them,’ Bolton told Fox News. ‘I was there at the point in time that morning when it was decided that he would not go to Aisne-Marne cemetery … It was entirely a weather-related decision, and I thought the proper thing to do.

“I never heard he made that kind of comment about another country’s forces either, no.”

“Fox correspondent John Roberts, who conducted the Bolton interview, added that he has told him, ‘if [Donald Trump] had said he didn’t want to visit Aisne-Marne because the interred heroes were ‘losers’ and ‘suckers,’ he would have written an entire chapter about it in his book, The Room Where It Happened.”  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8709559/Trump-attacks-militarys-commanders-claiming-want-defense-contractors-happy.html

The Atlantic is part of the CIA’s media assets.  The story was handed to the Jewish editor, Jeffrey Goldberg, and the two-bit puppet performed for his master.  The two-bit puppet went on to say that he expects “more confirmation and new pieces of information” to come out in the coming days and weeks that will coroborate that Trump called US war dead “losers and suckers.”

In other words, Goldberg is acknowledging that he will continue to be a  military/security mouthpiece in driving Trump from office.  The purpose of the CIA story handed to Goldberg is to discredit Trump with his patriotic supporters, those who wave the flag, and especially the retired military.  The way the coming coup against Trump works is to turn his supporters against him so that he is isolated and can be ejected from office

Goldberg’s sources, he says, are anonymous. But they are not.  His “sources” are his military/security masters.  Goldberg knows who they are.  Remember, the entire four-year long attack on Trump has relied on anonymous sources.  With anonymous sources, you can make up anything. There is no one to confirm, deny, or to hold accountable.  It is fake news.

Not only are the CIA, Pentagon, and FBI united in the coup against Trump, but also it seems Trump’s Attorney General as well.  It has been months and Barr and Durham have not produced the indictments against the Obama regime personnel who committed felonies while orchestrating “Russiagate.”  The people who committed the felonies and the felonies that were committed are known and are part of the public record.  Yet no indictments. What we are witnessing here is that the Washington Establishment is Democrat and Republican and neither party will defend an elected President at the expense of the Establishment.

To conclude, blatant treason is in plain view.  Not even insouciant Americans can help but see it. Yet, there is not a word about it.  The coming coup seems to have a clear road for success. Something will remain here afterwards, but it will not be the United States of America.

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The Coming Coup to Overthrow President Trump: Sedition at the Highest Levels – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by M. C. on July 22, 2018

Sooner or later Putin and Lavrov will have to acknowledge that. Once Putin and Lavrov realize the true situation, they will understand that war or surrender is their only option.

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/07/19/the-coming-coup-to-overthrow-president-trump-sedition-at-the-highest-levels/

Paul Craig Roberts

The annual budget of the military/security complex is $1,000 billion. This vast sum is drawn from US taxpayers who have many unmet needs. To justify such an enormous budget a major enemy is required. The military/security complex and the media and politicians that the complex owns have designated Russia to be that enemy. The complex and its political and media agents will not permit Trump to normalize relations with Russia.

To prevent President Trump from reducing the dangerous tensions between nuclear powers that Washington has created, the military/security complex orchestrated Russiagate, a proven hoax, but believed by many due to its endless repetition. The military/security complex orchestrated the false indictments of 12 Russians. The military/security complex orchestrated the false arrest of Maria Butina… Read the rest of this entry »

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Trump Is Being Moved Aside So That Conflict with Russia Can Proceed – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by M. C. on July 28, 2017

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/07/26/trump-moved-aside-conflict-russia-can-proceed/

What is the Congress up to with their stupid bill that imposes more sanctions and removes the power of President Trump to rescind the sanctions that President Obama imposed? Read the rest of this entry »

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