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The Political Economy of the Weapons Industry

Guess Who’s Sleeping With Our Insecurity Blanket? For many people the “military-industrial-complex (MIC)” brings to mind the top twenty weapons manufacturers. President Dwight Eisenhower, who warned about it in 1961, wanted to call it the military- industrial-congressional-complex, but decided it was not prudent to do so. Continue reading The Political Economy of the Weapons Industry

Driving a Wedge between Russia & Syria

In response to Russia’s mocking of the recent display of US firepower in Syria, under a false pretext of a chemical attack by the Assad government against civilians, Western media published a CIA-Pentagon response that what they’ve accomplished was a “surgical attack” that is in full accordance with existing self-defense, and international humanitarian norms. Continue reading Driving a Wedge between Russia & Syria