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Thread: US Admits Paying Terrorists For Services Rendered In Syria

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    Re: US Admits Paying Terrorists For Services Rendered In Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The issues you have addressed are all business issues. The Military Industrial Corporate Complex needs customers. Customers mean wars. Any kind of war. "War is good business, and business is good." That is especially prescient when your labor and currency rates are so high that it becomes your most important domestic industry. It is a captive industry built on patronage and collusion and old time corporatists. Good Marketing for the MIC is all about more wars. Terror, drugs, cyber, immigrants, hot, cold, and all very profitable and that is what drives policy, PROFIT. Sad to say.
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    Re: US Admits Paying Terrorists For Services Rendered In Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The issues you have addressed are all business issues. The Military Industrial Corporate Complex needs customers. Customers mean wars. Any kind of war. "War is good business, and business is good." That is especially prescient when your labor and currency rates are so high that it becomes your most important domestic industry. It is a captive industry built on patronage and collusion and old time corporatists. Good Marketing for the MIC is all about more wars. Terror, drugs, cyber, immigrants, hot, cold, and all very profitable and that is what drives policy, PROFIT. Sad to say.
    I go back and forth between the interests of the Military Industrial Complex and that of the Oil Industry, often seemingly to be inline with one another's objectives. At this point you could argue well that the majority of our Middle East decisions since the 1970s has been about the flow of Oil to all over Europe, Asia, and parts of the US. Energy controls seems to be hand in hand with selling weapons and equipment.
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    Re: US Admits Paying Terrorists For Services Rendered In Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I go back and forth between the interests of the Military Industrial Complex and that of the Oil Industry, often seemingly to be inline with one another's objectives. At this point you could argue well that the majority of our Middle East decisions since the 1970s has been about the flow of Oil to all over Europe, Asia, and parts of the US. Energy controls seems to be hand in hand with selling weapons and equipment.

    Wars run on ENERGY. The mechanical and technical weapons are all powered by Petro Products. You move all equipment and personnel to and from war zones with Petro Products. The first profits of war are these ENERGY initiated activities and the longer you can keep the war going , the longer the profits flow. If, by chance of planning, your war gains new Petro Production assets, then profits are twice served. Corporatism is about profits, ergo the industry analysts know all about these profits and are as anxious for wars as good marketing policy as weapons, MIC, and banking industries. Even sadder, eh?

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    Re: US Admits Paying Terrorists For Services Rendered In Syria

    The only "sources" for the information that allegedly our government "paid" Syrian rebels are UN-NAMED Syrian rebels. That is a completely laughable source.

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    Re: US Admits Paying Terrorists For Services Rendered In Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by pphhrogg View Post
    The only "sources" for the information that allegedly our government "paid" Syrian rebels are UN-NAMED Syrian rebels. That is a completely laughable source.
    You mean other than the Pentagon, Ashton Carter (Secy of Defense) and the Navy Commander who all acknowledged the payments/stipends?

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    Re: US Admits Paying Terrorists For Services Rendered In Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    You mean like Bush created ISIS? That party line stuff?
    How is that ridiculous? Saddam Hussein's regime was utterly terrible, but it created stability in the region. The lack of stability after the regime's overthrow created a power vacuum that ISIS filled.
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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