Friday, March 8, 2013

Ten Companies Profiting Most from War


Johann Wagener 3-8-13

No! Not for those that fight them. For them, as the old saying goes, “war is hell.”

War is good for those who profit from them. The “Cheney” types that have never worn a uniform, let alone fight a war. They spend their time looking for ways to start them, mostly by hook or by crook, like Iraq or Afghanistan.

It usually involves lots of flag waving and made up stories about mythical threats that feed anger,paranoia, and the “bottom line.”

The business of war is profitable. In 2011, the 100 largest contractors sold $410 billion in arms and military services. Just 10 of those companies sold over $208 billion. Based on a list of the top 100 arms-producing and military services companies in 2011 compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 companies with the most military sales worldwide in 2011.

Read more:  Ten Companies Profiting Most from War

For the US and many of the other developed countries (I use the term loosely) wars are not about self-defense or political and religious ideals. They are all about money and mostly fed by the greedy few that make huge profits from them.

One way to put an end these senseless wars is to establish new rules of war that would require anyone who is invested financially, or advocates for them, to actually fight them! Let’s call it a “draft” for lack of a better word. Then, let’s see what happens.