America’s long wars funnel money to transnational security elites –
Why don’t people tell the truth on the wars that the United States provokes? Why is the American media so unable to find the truth? Is this fear of the truth due to what happened to people like Julian Assange, Jamal Khashoggi, Shireen Abu Akleh, Namir Noor Eldeen?
Reading articles by American scholars could help realize the sheer madness of the war in Ukraine and the stupid madness of Vladimir Putin who fell miserably into a 10-year-old US-NATO trap to bring about a lucrative protracted proxy war that could end Ukraine. It will also explain why Joe Biden, or more likely his alleged puppeteers, and Jens Stoltenberg, are viewed by academics as killer pathogens sucking the life blood of the human race for personal power, money, and political gain.
Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at GWU (George Washington University) wrote in al Jazeera on January 11, 2014: “Military and national budgets now support millions in an otherwise declining economy. Hundreds of billions of dollars flow from the public coffers every year to agencies and contractors who have a vested interest in keeping the country on a war footing – and paying the war bill.
US President Dwight D Eisenhower warned that “an immense military establishment and a great arms industry” had emerged as a hidden force in American politics and that Americans “must not fail to understand its grave implications”. Many years later, his prophecies should be taken as sage advice were it not for the truth that America is a war-dependent economy.
The longest American war remains the Korean War of 1950. There was no truce and the declaration of war was not rescinded. American citizens may not realize it, but their tax dollars are still being spent on fighting the DPRK and the numbers are colossal if you count the cost of the US Navy blockade DPRK during all those years. The Council on Foreign Relations suggests that US sanctions against North Korea “hurt ordinary families instead of elites, and encourage the regime to pursue nuclear development”. (Original Photo Credit: US Imperial Flag Published: 16 by SameAccount.)
Yale University historian Samuel Moyn described the Korean War as “the most brutal war of the entire 20th century, measured by intensity of violence and civilian death per capita”, with 3.5 million Korean dead as well as ground and air campaigns that destroyed “every remarkable city and even village”. Two million North Korean children were orphaned or separated from their families in a massive US bombardment of civilian infrastructure that served as a model for US atrocities in Vietnam.
“America has an undeniable penchant for provoking long, losing wars, not winning wars, but long wars at the cost of millions of lives in total, so that a few men get rich and some become more powerful selling the tools to kill humans,” says Dan Cook, an undergraduate cycle in California studying political science commenting during a ‘poly-sci’ conference this weekend.
“The United States is the epicenter of unbridled capitalism, not war. He makes money for his elite while killing soldiers – over 7,000 in Iraq and Afghanistan – and countless civilians. Is this why enrollment in the armed forces has dropped? We don’t know, but the injured who have gone home say they are not being treated well,” Cook commented.
Video: This is the classified video that Julian Assange exposed three years after a mass murder in Baghdad, including the killing of Reuters photojournalist Namir Noor-Eldeen and his assistant Saeed Chmagh, who had young families who suffer to this day in the pain of loss.
Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, killed July 12, 2007, murder revealed by Julian Assange plus the mass murder of 8 other unarmed civilians and serious injury of nearby children – another US war crime – in Baghdad by US forces, disclosed by Julian Assange’s Wikileaks. This is a video that Reuters had attempted to obtain under freedom of information legislation. (“The rally around the corner at which about nine people are shot,” Julian Assange, a WikiLeaks spokesman, told National Press Club reporters in 2010.) WikiLeaks said the men in the square included Reuters photographer Namir Noor -Eldeen, 22, and his assistant and driver Saeed Chmagh, 40, who were killed in the incident. “The video released via WikiLeaks is graphic evidence of the dangers of war journalism and the tragedies that can result,” Reuters editor David Schlesinger said in 2010 of the video.
“Something has gone very wrong when war crimes go unpunished, but those who denounce them are imprisoned and forgotten. says Clare Daly, Member of the European Parliament, referring to the killings of Reuters camera crews in Iraq by US soldiers exposed by Julian Assange. Killing journalists covering a war is a war crime, not that the United States pays attention to this crime, as the case of Shireen Abu Akleh clearly shows.
These protracted wars are used to launder money to America and Europe in a tax-free environment, returning to the pockets of transnational security elites in America, Britain, France and Israel, to name a few. Julian Assange exposed this scheme in Afghanistan using an endless amount of evidence from a US military whistleblower.
In the case of the American war in Afghanistan, the status of women and girls has been set back by decades and the loss of life and disruption caused by the migrations of fear are enormous.
In the case of the very sick Ukrainian war, Europe is being decimated and the situation will get worse, analysts say. so that some men become richer and others more powerful.
“The root of the crisis is the US-led effort to make Ukraine a Western bulwark on Russia’s borders. This strategy has three components: integrating Ukraine into the EU, transforming Ukraine into a pro-Western liberal democracy and, most importantly, integrating Ukraine into NATO. The strategy was launched at NATO’s annual summit in Bucharest in April 2008, when the alliance announced that Ukraine and Georgia would “become members”. Russian leaders immediately reacted with outrage, making it clear that they viewed the move as an existential threat and had no intention of letting either country join NATO. According to a respected Russian journalist, Putin “got angry” and warned that “if Ukraine joins NATO, it will do so without Crimea and the eastern regions. It will simply crumble,” quoting Dr. John Mearsheimer in “The Causes and Consequences of the War in Ukraine.”
Speaking in Washington DC at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Britain’s National Security Adviser Sir Stephen Lovegrove said nuclear war was averted during the Cold War only because the Soviet Union and America were able to talk to each other with a mutual understanding that he said would not does not exist today.
Hundreds of millions of vulnerable Asians at risk
In the case of America’s nascent war with China, if ignited, it will last for decades, sometimes involving nuclear weapons, and kill hundreds of millions of Asians in the long run, some security analysts estimate.
File photo: Hiroshima, August 1945
The persecution of Julian Assange for exposing the transnational security elite committing war crimes and crimes against humanity breaks the hearts of a real dad. John Shipton, the 74-year-old father of Julian Assange, speaks.
Author’s note, writing as a father to four children, including three little boys: “Julian Assange’s father, who once bounced his baby boy on his lap, knew then that nothing like this could happen to his grandson. The truth about being a dad is that your son is still a little boy. Little boys grow up, but daddy’s son is still his little boy. This is the same person who as a dad, as a real dad, a dad would fight until the day he died to protect. I think all dads should join Julian’s dad, John, in this fight. Watch the video if you wish.
“Without journalists able to do their job safely, we face the prospect of a world of confusion and disinformation,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned in fall 2019.
“When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole pay the price,” added the UN chief.
“Without the ability to protect journalists, our ability to stay informed and contribute to decision-making is severely hampered”.
File photograph, Julian Assange and his life partner Stella Morris who have two small children together, praying for their daddy to come home.