The Ukraine Struggle Is a Racket

JEA: In the beginning of this yr, Tulsi Gabbard acknowledged that “The military-industrial complicated is…

JEA: In the beginning of this yr, Tulsi Gabbard acknowledged that “The military-industrial complicated is the one which advantages from this [war in Ukraine]. They clearly management the Biden administration. Warmongers on either side in Washington have been drumming up these tensions.” She was completely proper. Ron Paul appears to indicate why.

By Ron Paul

“Struggle is a racket, wrote US Maj. Common Smedley Butler in 1935. He defined: “A racket is finest described, I imagine, as one thing that’s not what it appears to nearly all of the folks. Solely a small ‘inside’ group is aware of what it’s about. It’s performed for the advantage of the only a few, on the expense of the very many. Out of warfare a couple of folks make big fortunes.”

Gen. Butler’s commentary describes the US/NATO response to the Ukraine warfare completely.

The propaganda continues to painting the warfare in Ukraine as that of an unprovoked Goliath out to decimate an harmless David until we within the US and NATO contribute huge quantities of army gear to Ukraine to defeat Russia. As is at all times the case with propaganda, this model of occasions is manipulated to convey an emotional response to the advantage of particular pursuits.

One group of particular pursuits profiting massively on the warfare is the US military-industrial complicated. Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes just lately instructed a gathering of shareholders that, “Every little thing that ‘s being shipped into Ukraine at the moment, after all, is popping out of stockpiles, both at DOD or from our NATO allies, and that’s all nice information. Finally we’ll must replenish it and we’ll see a profit to the enterprise.”

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He wasn’t mendacity. Raytheon, together with Lockheed Martin and numerous different weapons producers are having fun with a windfall they haven’t seen in years. The US has dedicated greater than three billion {dollars} in army assist to Ukraine. They name it assist, however it’s truly company welfare: Washington sending billions to arms producers for weapons despatched abroad.

By many accounts these shipments of weapons just like the Javelin anti-tank missile (collectively manufactured by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin) are getting blown up as quickly as they arrive in Ukraine. This doesn’t hassle Raytheon in any respect. The extra weapons blown up by Russia in Ukraine, the extra new orders come from the Pentagon.

Former Warsaw Pact international locations now members of NATO are in on the rip-off as properly. They’ve found easy methods to eliminate their 30-year-old Soviet-made weapons and obtain fashionable replacements from the US and different western NATO international locations.

Whereas many who sympathize with Ukraine are cheering, this multi-billion greenback weapons bundle will make little distinction. As former US Marine intelligence officer Scott Ritter mentioned on the Ron Paul Liberty Report final week, “I can say with absolute certainty that even when this assist makes it to the battlefield, it should have zero impression on the battle. And Joe Biden is aware of it.”

What we do see is that Russians are capturing fashionable US and NATO weapons by the ton and even utilizing them to kill extra Ukrainians. What irony. Additionally, what sorts of alternatives will likely be supplied to terrorists, with hundreds of tons of lethal high-tech weapons floating round Europe? Washington has admitted that it has no means of monitoring the weapons it’s sending to Ukraine and no strategy to maintain them out of the arms of the unhealthy guys.

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Struggle is a racket, to make certain. The US has been meddling in Ukraine because the finish of the Chilly Struggle, going as far as overthrowing the federal government in 2014 and planting the seeds of the warfare we’re witnessing at the moment. The one means out of a gap is to cease digging. Don’t count on that any time quickly. Struggle is just too worthwhile.

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