Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes… known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.— James Madison
Waging endless wars abroad (in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and now Syria) isn’t making America—or the rest of the world—any safer, it’s certainly not making America great again, and it’s undeniably digging the U.S. deeper into debt.
In fact, it’s a wonder the economy hasn’t collapsed yet.
Indeed, even if we were to put an end to all of the government’s military meddling and bring all of the troops home today, it would take decades to pay down the price of these wars and get the government’s creditors off our backs. Even then,government spending would have to be slashed dramatically and taxes raised.
You do the math.
The government is $19 trillion in debt: War spending has ratcheted up the nation’s debt. The debt has now exceeded a staggering $19 trillion and is growing at an alarming rate of $35 million/hour and $2 billion every 24 hours. Yet whiledefense contractors are getting richer than their wildest dreams, we’re in hock to foreign nations such as Japan and China (our two largest foreign holders at $1.13 trillion and $1.12 trillion respectively).
The Pentagon’s annual budget consumes almost 100% of individual income tax revenue. If there is any absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off, especially when it comes to paying the tab for America’s attempts to police the globe. Having been co-opted by greedy defense contractors, corrupt politicians and incompetent government officials, America’s expanding military empire is bleeding the country dry at a rate of more than $57 million per hour.
The government has spent $4.8 trillion on wars abroad since 9/11, with $7.9 trillion in interest: That’s a tax burden of more than $16,000 per American. Almost a quarter of that debt was incurred as a result of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and Syria. For the past 16 years, these wars have been paid for almost entirely by borrowingmoney from foreign nations and the U.S. Treasury. As the Atlantic points out, we’re fighting terrorism with a credit card. According to the Watson Institute for Public Affairs at Brown University, interest payments on what we’ve already borrowed for these failed wars could total over $7.9 trillion by 2053. …
As long as “we the people” continue to allow the government to wage its costly, meaningless, endless wars abroad, the American homeland will continue to suffer: our roads will crumble, our bridges will fail, our schools will fall into disrepair, our drinking water will become undrinkable, our communities will destabilize, and crime will rise.
Here’s the kicker, though: if the American economy collapses—and with it the last vestiges of our constitutional republic—it will be the government and its trillion-dollar war budgets that are to blame.
Of course, the government has already anticipated this breakdown.
That’s why the government has transformed America into a war zone, turned the nation into a surveillance state, and labelled “we the people” as enemy combatants.
For years now, the government has worked with the military to prepare for widespread civil unrest brought about by “economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters.” …
The author rightly places blame on the MIC, but leaves out the most important problem: It was wall street and the TBTF banks that maneuvered this country into a situation where the petro-dollar arrangement is virtually the last remaining prop to the US dollar, which is the last dike holding the floodwaters of economic devastation at bay.
The MIC is just a side bet of the main investment: the big “put” on this country which was taken out in the early 1980’s when david rockefeller initiated the wholesale export of our industrial infrastructure abroad with a series of meetings between CEO’s of US industries and the people’s bank of china.
All the wars since then have been mere distractions and accessories to the main attack, which was economic in nature.
The USA is already a 3rd world nation running on the fumes of its past.
This is why the middle east wars cannot be abandoned by the clueless washington ruling class. They are backed into a corner. They stood by and allowed the foundation of the country to be hollowed out while pursuing their wet dream of global empire. They were tricked by a larger, more intelligent and more ruthless government, the luciferian government, the new world order, which is waiting patiently for them them to start WWIII in a last desperate bid for national survival.
But there is one last defense available to us which could still strike a lethal blow at the heart of the NWO and easily save both this country and the rest of the world from devastation: monetary reform.
Seriously. You think I’m joking? I’m not joking.
Without it, our doom is a matter of arithmetic. With it, the NWO, nay, satan itself could be rendered impotent. It’s simply a matter of democratizing the production of money as provided for in the 1st amendment to the constitution. By eliminating the ability of banks to counterfeit dollars, the national debt would be transferred to the books of the banking sector where it belongs. The national debt would vanish. $400B in annual interest payments would vanish. The national economy would be freed from the slow suffocation of the debt treadmill and begin the long overdue rebuilding of the national infrastructure. And the dollar would be the world’s most sought after currency as the rest of the world sees that we’ve liberated ourselves from the ancient chains of the luciferian central banking cartel. Eventually they will follow suit.
Simply by calling the scam a scam and refusing to play the game any longer.
Wake up please. See http://monetary.org/