In countries such as the United States, whose economies are commonly, though inaccurately, described as “capitalist” or “free-market,” war and preparation for war systematically corrupt both parties to the state-private transactions by which the government obtains the bulk of its military goods and services.
To apply here what I wrote twelve years ago in regard to several other kinds of policies: “Government policies succeed in doing exactly what they are supposed to do: channeling resources bilked from the general public to politically organized and influential interest groups” (Higgs 1995; see also Kotz 1989, 242–45).
ROBERT STEELE: We are long over-due for closing all our military bases overseas and cutting our overt military budget in half (half of it is documented waste). We are also long over-due for cutting the budgets of the deep underground military bases with the mind-control and bio-chemical research focused on domestic population control rather than national defense; and we are long over-due for cutting the secret intelligence secret space programs by roughly 70%, inclusive of an end to the off-budget funding that stems from trafficking in drugs and small children. America will be safer once we stop support dictators against their own publics and stop using US military bases as lily pads for legalized crime — the smuggling of guns, drugs, gold, cash, and small children.
Steele, Robert. “CIA and the Deep State: Mike Pompeo is Totally Wrong – and Politico Totally Worthless,” American Herald Tribune, 2 June 2018. PBI BackUp
Steele, Robert. “Rigging Elections – and Worse! The Americans Rigged Our Election, Bribed Our Government, Stole Our Gold, Killed Our Men, Raped Our Women, and Poisoned our Air, Water, and Earth – and You Want to Blame Something on the Russians?” American Herald Tribune, 10 March 2018. PBI BackUp