Tag Archives: Military-Industrial Complex

The Dogs of War: Useless Republican Candidates.

In the latest Republican Debate, candidates Rand Paul and Chris Christie had this testy exchange: Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky suggested that his rival Chris Christie would start World War III if elected president. Paul was asked to respond to Christie, the New Jersey governor, saying he would implement a no-fly zone in Syria and […]

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How Medicare and Social Security Will Hammer the Military.

On Fox News, we read: A feud between Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., escalated Wednesday when McCain called the 2016 presidential hopeful “the worst possible candidate” on the issue of national security. McCain’s comments, made on Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” were in response to Paul calling McCain and […]

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How the Federal Gov’t Wastes $400 Billion…

On the Fiscal Times, we read: The Pentagon’s embattled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continues to be plagued with so many problems that it can’t even pass the most basic requirements needed to fly in combat, despite soaring roughly $170 billion over budget. As the most expensive weapons program in the Pentagon’s history, the $400 billion and counting F-35 is supposed to be unlike any other fighter jet—with high-tech computer […]

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Ron Paul: Obama Seeks “Blank Check” For War.

From the Ron Paul Institute, as written by Ron Paul: Last week President Obama sent Congress legislation to authorize him to use force against ISIS “and associated persons and forces” anywhere in the world for the next three years. This is a blank check for the president to start as many new wars as he […]

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Obama to fight Islamic State AND Syrian President Assad?

On Yahoo! News, we read: The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq… That, however, is far more complicated. If it launches airstrikes against the group in Syria, the U.S. runs the risk of unintentionally strengthening the hand of President Bashar Assad, […]

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Ron Paul: “Haven’t We Done Enough Damage in Iraq?”

Written by Ron Paul, from the Baxter Bulletin: In 2006, I invited the late General Bill Odom to address my Thursday Congressional luncheon group. Gen. Odom, a former NSA director, called the Iraq war “the greatest strategic disaster in American history,” and told the surprised audience that he could not understand why Congress had not […]

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Ron Paul: Proposed Defense Cuts are “Smoke and Mirrors”.

Ron Paul discusses the proposed defense cuts in this article from the Ron Paul Institute: Last week Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed an additional 40,000 reduction in active duty US Army personnel, down to 450,000 soldiers. As US troops are being withdrawn from the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, it might make sense to […]

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White House seeks Allies and Support for War in Syria as Britain Says No.

The US Government finds itself increasingly alone in pursuit of a war with Syria, especially as the British Parliament rejected any such military strike in a vote held early Thursday. In spite of the probable loss of UK support, administration officials said that President Obama, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, was still […]

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7 nations, 5 years: A Two-Minute Video.

A possible joint US/UK invasion of Syria may come about any day now. I am not a huge Wes Clark fan, but I take what he says in this video seriously. Watch and consider this video while you ponder recent events.

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