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War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler . In them, Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests commercially benefit from warfare . After his retirement from the Marine Corps , Gen. Butler made a nationwide tour in the early 1930s giving his speech "War is a Racket".
If you were to draw an oily line from the first exploitation of oil in the Middle East by the British in 1901 (they were in the process of converting their then world dominating naval fleet from coal to oil and were in desperate need of it) to the overthrow of the secular democratic leader in Iran, Mohammed Mossadeq , in 1953, to the Iraq War, to the criminal environmental catastrophe in the Gulf, BP would have been there. But the fourth largest company in the world wasn't always called BP. It used to be owned by the British Government (remember the navy armada in need of oil). It was named the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company when the CIA teamed up with the British because the Western style Iranian leader Mossadeq wanted to nationalize Britain's 100% owned and run giant oil concession in Iran, and the West would have none of that.
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By Daniel Tencer Friday, July 16, 2010 17:59 EDT Washington’s intelligence establishment appears to be in panic mode over an upcoming Washington Post series about runaway growth in defense and intelligence spending. A State Department email has accused the Post of planning to make public “top secret” information about defense and intelligence contractors working for the US, despite an admission in the same email that the Post ‘s information came from “open sources.”
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Recent legislation attempting to legitimize the use of internment camps to detain U.S. citizens in the event of an uprising or civil unrest has many people asking what nation they live in.
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Former Beverly Hills lawyer Richard Fine is led back to his cell at L.A.'s Men's Central Jail. Former Beverly Hills lawyer has been in solitary confinement for 14 months Richard Fine, 70, is not charged with a crime; he's being held in contempt Supreme Court decides Monday it won't hear the case
Statewatch , the civil liberties body that monitors the EU, has gained access to Council of Ministers Conclusions that reveal that Brussels now wants law enforcement agencies in its member countries to build lists of political activists as part of a 'systematic data collection'. Those responsible in the member countries for acquiring the information on 'agents of radicalisation' have been sent by the EU a 'data compilation instrument' that includes a list of 70 questions they are requested to answer.
The "deathbed confession" audio tape in which former CIA agent and Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt admits he was approached to be part of a CIA assassination team to kill JFK was aired this weekend - an astounding development that has gone completely ignored by the establishment media. Saint John Hunt, son of E.
David Sutherland, Filmmaker Acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland returns to FRONTLINE on 4/1 with Kind Hearted Woman 4:54 Air Date 04/01/13 Expires 04/01/13 "Don't Touch Adam" As a child, Adam Lanza got upset when others gave him a high-five or a pat on the back. 2:04 Air Date 02/19/13