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War is a Recket!

HERE ARE SOME GREAT QUOTES:

“I have estimated that the bankers made about $75 MILLION out of the American Revolution. They made about $125 MILLION out of the War of 1812-14. They made about $3 BILLION out of the Civil War [editor’s note: of 1861-65; known to some as “The War for Southern Independence”]. They [i.e., the bankers] made about $30 BILLION out of the First World War. And the amount of profit they made out of the Second World War simply defies comprehending and staggers the imagination. It runs into the TRILLIONS of dollars.”

Dr. Martin A. Larson (Made in a presentation to the Arizona Breakfast Club)

“The normal profits of a business concern in the United States are six, eight, ten, and sometimes twelve percent. But war-time profits – ah! That is another matter – TWENTY, SIXTY, ONE HUNDRED, THREE HUNDRED, and even EIGHTEEN HUNDRED PER CENT – the SKY is the limit.

Of course, it isn’t put that crudely in war time. It is dressed into speeches about patriotism, love of country, and ‘we must all put our shoulders to the wheel’, but the PROFITS jump and leap and skyrocket – and are safely pocketed.

In the World War [i.e., World War I] a mere handful garnered the PROFITS of the conflict. At least 21,000 new MILLIONAIRES and BILLIONAIRES were made in the United States during the World War. How many of these WAR MILLIONAIRES shouldered a rifle? …dug a trench? …knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? …spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? …parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? …were wounded or killed in battle?

The general public shoulders the bill… This bill renders a horrible accounting: newly placed gravestones; mangled bodies; shattered minds; broken hearts and homes; economic instability; depression and all its attendant miseries; back-breaking taxation for generations and generations.”

Smedley D. Butler, Major General, USMC (Retired), awarded two Medals of Honor

“Woodrow Wilson was re-elected president in 1916 on a platform that he had ‘kept us out of war’ and on the implied promise that he would ‘keep us out of war’. Yet, five months later he asked Congress to declare war on Germany.

…What caused our government to change its mind so suddenly? MONEY!!! An allied commission…came over shortly before the war declaration and called on the President. The President summoned a group of advisers. The head of the commission spoke. Stripped of its diplomatic language, this is what he told the President and his group: ‘There is no use kidding ourselves any longer. The cause of the allies is lost. We now owe you (American bankers, American munitions makers, American manufacturers, American speculators, American exporters) five or six billion dollars. If we lose (and without the help of the United States we must lose) we, England, France and Italy, cannot pay back this MONEY…and Germany won’t. So…’.” – Smedley D. Butler

((NOTE: The last two quotes were taken from the outstanding booklet, Slick Willie & the Amazing American Bodybag Factory, Inc. (which includes “War is a Racket” by Smedley D. Butler and “The War Prayer” by Mark Twain). For information on ordering this great booklet, call 410-374-4255 . Bulk prices are available.))

I. INTRODUCTION

Smedley D. Butler, Major General, United States Marine Corp (Retired), and double Medal-of-Honor recipient, tried in vain to warn American citizens prior to World War II about the BIG PROFITS made during war time! Major General Butler stated that he had felt like a “mercenary”. He died at the age of 59 at the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 21, 1940. His warning to the American people, eloquently stated in his book War is a Racket, is just as timely TODAY as it was back prior to the start of World War II.

 

Others have tried to warn the American people about foreign wars and those who orchestrate such wars, and who make tremendous PROFITS from these wars.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his farewell address, warned the American people about the [colossal] “military-industrial complex”.

Several centuries ago, Presidents Washington and Jefferson had warned the American people against involvement in “entangling alliances” and sending off our troops to fight in far-off foreign lands. Sadly, those “leading” our country today seem to TOTALLY ignore the great advice of Washington, Jefferson, and other founding fathers of our Republic. Today’s “leaders” also seem to TOTALLY ignore the warning given by Major General Smedley D. Butler about “BIG PROFITS” for the FEW, and the tremendously “HIGH COSTS” borne by the MANY service members and their families.

II. WAR IS INDEED A RACKET!

Great profits were not only made in World War I and World War II. Great profits were also made in the Vietnam War (e.g., the building of the large port facilities at Cam Ranh Bay).

And big profits were also made by the “military-industrial complex” during the bombing campaigns against Serbia and Iraq. (Just think how much a single cruise missile costs!)

There is nothing wrong with a munitions company making a “reasonable” profit on war-making materials. However, as Major General Smedley D. Butler pointed out, something is very wrong when these companies providing munitions and other war-making supplies to our troops in the field make TREMENDOUSLY LARGE PROFITS. Interestingly, there seems to be a revolving door between CEOs of big corporations in the war-making business and top leaders within certain Administrations at the White House! That’s probably just coincidence, huh?

And now we hear reports that “deals” have ALREADY been cut for several big companies to put out the oil rig fires that “Saddam Hussein’s boys” will surely set!

Yes, there are indeed tons of PROFITS to be made just prior to the war, during the war, and even after the war (such as the “reconstruction” of both Germany and Japan after World War II). A small group of very rich men always become MUCH RICHER. And a very large group of Americans always become MUCH POORER (through the deaths or maiming of loved ones on the battlefield; through higher taxation; and, sometimes, through the infringement upon their constitutionally-guaranteed (and God-given) rights during war time)!

Double Medal-of-Honor recipient Major General Smedley D. Butler, at the end of his military career, stated that he felt that he had been a “mercenary” for BIG CORPORATIONS. Rather than defending the interests of our Republic, he felt that he had fought to defend the interests of the corporate elite (e.g., the oil business, the fruit business, etc.). Whenever any nation in the world tried to take control of its own natural resources (instead of letting American corporations keep the vast majority of the PROFITS), the US Marines (and sometimes U.S. Army units) were sent in to give the “rebelling” nation an “attitude adjustment” (which normally consisted of removing the current government)! ((The video tape “What I’ve Learned About US Foreign Policy” deals with such “attitude adjustments” – call 310-838-8131 to order – it’s only $10 PPD.))

And now the American people are being told that once again they will have to make many sacrifices in this “perpetual war” on “terrorism” – a war that, we are being told, may last 100 years or more – a war against an almost endless list of “enemies”! Yes, the American people will not only be making sacrifices in the deaths and maimed bodies of loved ones on the battlefield, but also in much higher taxation; greatly increased CONTROL of the government over our lives; and, the surrendering of many of our rights and freedom!

III. PAINFUL QUESTIONS

There are indeed some possibly very “painful” questions that we all should be asking:

1.) Is this “100-year plus” war against “terrorism” really going to include RIGHTEOUS and JUSTIFIED attacks on a long list of nations identified as “supporting terrorism”?

2.) What is going to be the TOTAL COST to our Republic in the long run?

3.) Will this “war on terrorism” alienate most, if not all, of both the Islamic (i.e., Moslem) World and the Arab World? ((NOTE: There are 1.5 BILLION Moslems in the world!))

4.) Will this “war on terrorism” CREATE a whole new generation of potential “martyrs” who have lost loved ones in massive U.S. bombing raids on their countries and who will be willing to become “human explosive devices” to attack American citizens both here at home and overseas?

5.) Will we Americans have to surrender almost all, if not all, of our constitutionally-guaranteed rights and our liberty to a POLICE STATE here at home?

6.) Will we Americans have to submit to being “policed” by FOREIGN troops when almost all our combat troops are overseas fighting one, two, or three or more simultaneous wars?

7.) Are America’s women and children to be subjected to the atrocities ALWAYS visited upon civilian populations when FOREIGN troops are there to “safeguard” them?

8.) Will we Americans be FORCIBLY inoculated and rounded up into “relocation centers” when the “terrorists” attack us with biological and/or chemical weapons?

9.) Is America going to alienate so many nations and peoples in the world during relentless bombing campaigns (that are bound to kill many civilians) that she will become HATED by the entire world? ((Our relentless bombing of Serbia in 1999 alienated much of the Orthodox Christian World and much of the Slavic World!))

10.) Might some of those powerful nations who consider the USA to be enemy #1 decide that it is time that THEY do a PREEMPTIVE STRIKE on the USA “homeland” with weapons of mass destruction, such a nuclear warheads? Might such countries include Russia, Red China, and North Korea?

11.) Might some of those powerful nations who consider the USA to be enemy #1 decide to do a massive strike on our combat troops while they are overseas in such locations as the Middle East and/or Korea? Might such countries include Russia, Red China, North Korea, and many Moslem countries (such as Iran, Syria, etc.)?

12.) Might the globalist rich elite have already decided to put the “final nail” in American national sovereignty (which would include decimating much of America’s combat forces)?

The above are indeed “painful” questions. No doubt each reader can think of even more questions that should be asked. The above list should be enough, however, to get most of us thinking BEYOND the first couple days of war with Iraq or North Korea.

To get INFORMED so that we can make proper decisions, and then take proper actions, we must go outside of the establishment-CONTROLLED mainstream media!

And that brings us to “where” we can go to get key information that the CONTROLLED media is KEEPING FROM us:

IV. GETTING THE TRUTH

a) Alex Jones’ Show, www.infowars.com and www.infowars.net and www.prisonplanet.com ;

c) Call to Decision Ministries, www.calltodecision.com .

d) “Perspectives on America”, www.federalobserver.com .

2. Listen in to some great broadcasts that deal with current events &/or analysis of those events (listed in alphabetical order) ((all times are Eastern; Monday thru Friday)) ((SW = short-wave)):

a) Alex Jones’ Show; noon-3 P.M. (SW frequencies: 12.172 MHz and 9.320 MHz), and 10 P.M.-1 A.M. (SW frequencies: 5.085 MHz and 6.890 MHz); or listen live off of the net at www.infowars.com . Check his web site for satellite information.

b) “Perspectives on America”, hosted by Jeffrey Bennett; 10-11 A.M. (SW frequency: 12.160 MHz); Contains excellent editorial analysis; check his web site: www.federalobserver.com for more information.

((Most of the web sites listed above have a TON of great “information tools”, such as books, video tapes, audio cassette tapes, etc. PLEASE check them out! If you do not have access to a computer, than PLEASE visit your local library and use theirs! If you cannot listen to some of the above-mentioned broadcasts on the net, consider purchasing a short wave radio so that you can listen!))

3. Obtain some great video tapes ((they are great informational tools to loan or give to others)):

a) Documentary films (on VHS video tape; some on DVD): “The Masters of Terror”, “9-11 : The Road to Tyranny”, “Police State 2000”, and “Police State II – The Takeover”; all by Alex Jones. Most of these documentaries are over two hours in length; are fast-moving and professionally-done; are fully-documented; and tell the truth that the mainstream media keeps from you! (Those in the military and in law enforcement REALLY NEED to see the two “Police State” videos!) If you order three or more of any one or combination of videos, the price drops down to $20 per tape. If you can only afford two, I recommend the first two listed above. To order: either call toll-free 888-253-3139 ; or, visit their web site at www.infowars.com .

c) Video, “Gulag USA” by Texe Marrs (:) It contains 82 minutes of documented information on “relocation centers” in the USA. To order, call toll-free 800-234-9673; or send $27.50 PPD check or money order made out to: “Power of Prophecy” and mail to: Power of Prophecy // 1708 Patterson Road // Austin, TX 78733 .

4. Purchase some good books that tell the facts that the establishment-CONTROLLED mainstream media often keeps from the American people. Here are some:

a) The Medusa File by Lieutenant Colonel Craig Roberts (deals with “government secrets” you are not supposed to know about; covers the period from 1940 through 1996).

b) The Brotherhood of Darkness by Dr. Stanley Monteith (deals with the influence of secret societies on civilization);

c) None Dare Call it Treason by John Stormer (a compilation of facts from hundreds of Congressional investigations of communism and its infiltration into many aspects of our society);

d) Into the Buzzsaw, edited by Kristina Borjesson (deals with some journalists in America who had major stories SUPPRESSED by “those above them” – debunks the myth of a “free press”);

e) The Planned Destruction of America by Dr. James Wardner (deals with the plans made many years ago to destroy our Republic).

f) Another book I most highly recommend is Operation Vampire Killer 2000 (often abbreviated OVK2000) by” Police Against the New World Order” (Jack McLamb’s organization). OVK2000 can be ordered by sending $11 PPD in check or money order made out to “Aid & Abet”, and mailing it to “Aid & Abet Police & Military Newsletter” // HC 11, Box 357 // Kamiah, Idaho 83536 . ((This book is an absolute MUST read for all Americans, and especially for military and law enforcement personnel. It deals with the globalist rich elite’s plans to end America’s national sovereignty, and to bring in a New World Order. The book is in 8 ½ X 11″ format; and is profusely illustrated with drawings. It uses a lot of great quotes, including some from the mouths of the globalists, to show us what the globalists are up to.)) Bulk prices are available on OVK2000 – for more information call 208-935-7852; or Fax 208-935-7854 .

g) “Slick Willie & the Amazing American Bodybag Factory, Inc.” (which includes “War is a Racket” by Major General Smedley D. Butler) – call 410-374-4255 for ordering information.