"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.
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?
The only "sources" for the information that allegedly our government "paid" Syrian rebels are UN-NAMED Syrian rebels. That is a completely laughable source.
Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.