The Bush Family and the Corporations Profiting from War

This is another brilliant meme I found over at 1000 Natural Shocks (warning! Over 18 site). It lists the companies profiting from the war in the Middle East, going all the way back to George Bush’s father’s business dealings with the Nazis. It also tells you the percentage of armaments used by ISIS that actually come from America: 75%. Yes, ISIS are getting hold of American guns to kill American squaddies.

There was a season of the X-Files, back in the 1990s, which began with Mulder having lost his faith in the reality of Extraterrestrials on Earth. He instead believed that the evidence for them was simply misidentified objects and phenomena, and the misguided or crazed ravings of the deluded or the insane. This season began with him being approached by an official, who worked in a senior position with a defence contractor. This official is working for a company, which is collaborating with the government in creating false UFO phenomena and sightings. The government is deliberately misleading people and deceiving them into believing in UFOS in order to divert them from what’s really going on. The official himself has finally decided to speak out, as his son is dying from a mysterious illness contracted during the Gulf War.

‘The business of America isn’t business’, the official tells Mulder, ‘but war.’ He goes on to explain how war has boosted the corporate profits of America to the point where it has become almost a function of the American government, far beyond the need to defend the homeland. It follows President Truman’s admonition about the dangers of the military-industrial complex. The official’s speech is set within the context of a fictional show, but contains much truth. Though I very much doubt that there are little Grey aliens running around the world, with whom our government have signed nefarious pacts.

Here’re the memes.

Anti-Corporate War
Corporate War
War profits
ISIS American Guns
Repugs Against Peace
War Oil Price
War Lie

This is obviously American, but it also applies over here. We’ve blindly followed and supported the American invasion in Iraq, and successive British government have promoted the sale of arms abroad, frequently to despotic nations like Saudi Arabia, by British ‘merchants of death’. And various members of the British establishment, and especially the aristocracy, were very keen on the Nazis before the War.

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2 Responses to “The Bush Family and the Corporations Profiting from War”

  1. The Bush Family and the Corporations Profiting from War | Beastrabban’s Weblog | sdbast Says:

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  2. Michelle Thomasson Says:

    Just signed a petition re the fact that weapons sales in the USA are apparently not reported / currently clearly documented to Congress ref: http://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/resume-reporting-on-weapons-sales

    Plus a snippet on the general world overview of weapons sales from Andrew Feinstein when I helped host a discussion on ethics and the UK arms trade at the House of Commons last month: https://youtu.be/2F6J4Xvdkuo

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