We fight because it’s profitable

President Obama announced today that he supported military action against Syria. This should come as no surprise.   However, he will seek permission from the US Congress.  Despite the fact the UK Parliament, no doubt our strongest ally, rejected military intervention, I suspect the US will proceed as usual.   Why? The late Chalmers Johnson summed it up best in the 2005, yet relevant, film “Why We Fight:”

The ‘defense’ budget is three quarters of a trillion dollars. Profits went up last year well over 25%. I guarantee you: when war becomes that profitable, we’re going to see more of it. ~ Chalmers Johnson in “Why We Fight”


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