Friday, December 30, 2011


This is something that could put a serious dent in everyone's plans for several years to come... Bigtime!

On a much more immediate and somewhat more local level- there's always the real possibility of a brand new war (it's just not the same with only one- and an old forgotten one at that) to start the new year off on the good foot... like say, with Iran.


Eric Rose said...

If America goes to war with Iran then it will surely be for money reasons rather than security reasons. The US needs to be in wars to keep the economy going in a GOP controlled economy. You can bet your last dollar that none of the top CEO's kids ever get into active service. If the US wants to wage war then military service should be compulsory with no exceptions or deferrals. Take little Johnny out of Harvard and hand him a helmet and an M16. If that were ever to happen you could bet your second last dollar that the US would soon take a different tack.

Stan B. said...

"It can be smashed effectively only by taking the profit out of war. The only way to smash this racket is to conscript capital and industry and labour before the nation's manhood can be conscripted.…Let the officers and the directors and the high-powered executives of our armament factories and our steel companies and our munitions makers and our ship-builders and our airplane builders and the manufacturers of all other things that provide profit in war time as well as the bankers and the speculators, be conscripted — to get $30 a month, the same wage as the lads in the trenches get"

-- US Marine Major General Smedley D. Butler-
War Is A Racket