The Citizens Of Iran May Be The Next Victims Of Western Global War, Inc._Featured_, War on Terror Saturday, August 11th, 2012
(By Mark Taliano | Daily Cloudt)
In scenes hauntingly similar to those preceding the illegal invasion of Iraq, countries including Israel, the U.S, and even Canada, are once again beating the drums of war – against Iran. The hapless citizens of Iran — whose democratically-elected government dared to nationalize their oil industry, and was subsequently overthrown in a 1953 U.S/U.K coup – may well be the next victims of a Western Global War, Inc.
What do I mean by this term? We must face the fact that Many nations’ foreign policies now -=- from the US to the UK and Canada – are being run for the benefit of a few companies that profit vastly from keeping these countries on a permanent ‘war footing.’
Lockheed Martin is part of War Inc., when it successfully lobbies Canada to buy sole-sourced F-35 war planes, designed for offensive bombing operations. The contract for the planes is expected to be C$29.3 billion over 30 years, far more than the $C16 billion-C$18 billion promised to tax payers.
Blackwater Industries, more recently re-branded as “Academi”, is also part of part of War, Inc., by providing an ever-growing list of services, such as catering, construction, and even (well paid) private soldiers. Each of these “services” was previously the exclusive domain of the military. Blackwater charges about $1,222 per day per guard, about six times what a regular soldier receives, even though it’s the taxpayer who foots the bill in each case. Since June 2004, Blackwater has been paid over $320 million out of a State Department Budget (Worldwide Personal Protective Services) of $1 billion.
Media conglomerates also profit from war and have become part of War, Inc.
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