WAR: What is it good for? The vast majority of humans desire peace and cooperation, so wh

---
Master Index Current Directory Index Go to SkepticTank Go to Human Rights activist Keith Henson Go to Scientology cult

Skeptic Tank!

浜様様様様様様様様様様様様様様 WAR: What is it good for? 藩様様様様様様様様様様様様様様 The vast majority of humans desire peace and cooperation, so why are there currently over 40 wars raging around the globe? To find what or who is responsible for a problem that persists and gets worse no matter how hard you work at correcting what you think is the cause, look to see who benefits from the continuation of the problem. The beneficiaries of war are: 1) the owners of the companies that manufacture and sell weapons systems; 2) the owners of the giant banks that loan money to governments to cover the deficits created by defense spending, who can then use the billions in interest payments to get their own people elected and influence government spending policy toward still greater debts; and 3) the heads of governments who have so thoroughly cheated and mistreated their citizens that only wars with outside enemies, genuine or artificial, will distract the people from recognizing and revolting against the real enemy in their own government. Hence the symbiosis of U.S. and Soviet military-industrial-intelligence establishments. Imagine you're in the big-time weapons business. Your profits depend on increasing the world-wide demand for weapons. So you invest profits and/or government funds to "stimulate the market". Hire "ex"-CIA or other clever mercenaries to stir up or intensify foreign and domestic hostilities. Overthrow popular leaders and replace them with fascists, who need tons of weapons just to keep their own outraged citizens subdued. Don't think about the natives you merchandise ruins. Peace movements are costly and must be infiltrated and side tracked, and their more effective leaders assassinated. The owners of the major news services are tightly connected with the defense and banking giants, through interlinked corporate directorates and membership in the Council on Foreign Relations. So if you get all your news and information from AP, UPI, NBC, ABC, CBS and the other established media owned by this same interconnected pro-war corporacy, of course you'll remain totally baffled by the treason-disguised-as-bungling that dominates the news. Don't expect those sources to expose any deeper layers of the cover-up of illegal weapons deals than are needed to ease out the Reagan team and install a different batch of front-men ot continue the same policies (if Americans allow it). Just like after Watergate (and now Iran-Contra). Only millionaires can get their own friends appointed to"investigate" them when they are accused of criminal acts/Senator John Tower, assigned to "get at the truth" in the Iran-Contra affair is a long-term ally of key weapons industrialists. He's even married to the sister of Interarms president Sam Cummings, the world's largest private arms merchant. The federal deficit is constantly referred to in mass media without ever acknowledging why it really exists. The world's largest banks derive their largest profits from the interest payments on loans made to governments. Only governments borrow billions at a time, and they only do that to cover budgets bloated with massive "defense spending". Thus, the top bankers have a vested interest in maintaining the appearance of a threat of imminent war. The very men who collect the yearly billions in interest payments on the national debt are then able with such resources to make sure the government policies calling for deficit spending continue. To understand the direction the world has taken since World War II, one must recognize the full implications of these facts: through out the war, the Nazis had tremendous financial and material support from such U.S. corporations as Ford, ITT, Standard Oil and Chase Bank. The Nazi goal of world conquest, enslavement and population reduction appealed just as strongly to powerful American fascists, and still do. Only a few dozen Nazi officers were ever tried for war crimes. Literally thousands of other important Nazi personnel simply moved their base of operations to the U.S., South America, the Middle East and elsewhere. Under the guidance of Martin Bormann, they also removed from Germany all the capital they'd accumulated (over $370 million), and used it to form some 750 foreign corporations officially headed by local nationals, but with German expatriates as the principle share holders. These companies, reinvesting "from abroad" in Germany's industrial reconstruction, are responsible for its rapid recovery and current economic strength. They also are tightly interconnected with their American counterparts, and include some of today's biggest multinationals. The loyalties of the Nazis who went under ground remained with the Third Reich and its long- range goals. And the Nazi's biggest enemy, our war-time ally the Soviet Union, suddenly became "our" enemy. Only these two superpowers were big enough to maintain large-scale military forces and industries in both countries. The government checks and balances provided in the U.S. Constitution were completely side-stepped by the formation of the CIA in the Executive Branch immediately following World War II and stomped into the ground as more such agencies were added (NSC, DIA, DISC, DARPA, FEMA, etc.). Few citizens are aware yet of their power and influence. The first thing new intelligence agents are taught is to lie convincingly. With the intelligence/defense establishment in almost total control over the U.S. government, naturally we now have an "ex"-CIA director in the White House. Official deception of citizens is a daily occurrence, for "national security reasons", which has more to do with protecting those in power than protecting the nation. But even though many government lies are exposed, many others have not yet come out. It is a common tactic to confess to small misdeeds to throw investigators off the trail of major crimes. Intelligence agents are also taught how to sabotage, steal, arrange coups, set up phony front organizations, blow up buildings, cars, and planes, and kill people without being detected. These are their products, the things they are paid to do. So is it any wonder we now have a world in which all these things occur constantly and are attributed to other sources? When truth is what is really wanted, many popular deceptions must have given up. Most people trying to reach the truth would prefer to pause at a safe plateau of group agreement along the way. However, the world situation has reached the point where learning what is really going on is far more important than maintaining confidence in governments, corporations, schools and established media. When the map you're following is of some imaginary land instead of where you really are, of course you'll be mystified by what you see around you. If while reading this you are experiencing disbelief or outrage, you'd better start studying some of the references listed below, because you'll be a lot more upset if you find out later that it's all true, when it's too late for you to do anything about it. BOOKS FOR THE BRAVE "Gehlen: Spy of the Century" -- E.H. Cookridge; Random House. "The Warmongers", and "The Paper Aristocracy" -- Howard S. Katz;Books in Focus. "The Secret Team" -- L. Fletcher Prouty; Ballantine. "Spooks" -- Jim Houghan; Wm. Morrow & Co. "Secret Agenda" -- Jim Houghan; Random House. "A Higher Form of Killing: The Secret Story of Chemical and Biological Warfare" -- R. Harris and J. Paxman; Hill and Wang, NY. "Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal" -- Wm. Torbitt (the removal of JFK) "The Taking of America 1, 2, 3" -- Richard E. Sprague "The Nazis go Underground" -- Curt Reiss; Doubleday Doran (1943). "Project Paperclip" -- Clarence G. Lasby; Antheneum 214, NY. "The Great Conspiracy and Sabotage! The Secret War Against America" Michael Sayers and Albert Kahn; Little, Brown & Co.Harper. "Moongate: Suppressed Findings of the U.S. Space Program" Bill brian; Future Science Research Publishing Co., Box 06392,Portland, OR 97206. "International Terrorism and the C.I.A." -- Syromsky; Progress Publishers. "The Real Terror Network" -- Edward S. Herman; South End Press, Boston. "The Death Merchant" -- J. Goulden; Bantam (CIA arms U.S.'s Enemies). "Deadly Business: Sam Cummings, Interarms and the Arms Trade"; Norton. "The Great Heroin Coup" -- Henrik Kruger; South End Press. (CIA and narcotics) "On the Take: From Petty Crooks to Presidents" -- Wm. Chambliss; Indiana University. "Amnesty International World Reports" (annual) -- Amnesty International, London. "The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben" -- Joseph Borkin; Pocket Books. "The Glass House Tapes" -- Louis E. Tackwood; Avon Books. (LAPD and Cointelpro) "Under Cover: 35 Years of C.I.A. Deception" -- Darrell Garwood: "Coup D'Etat: A Practical Handbook" -- Edward Luttwak; Fawcett.(how- to manual on overthrowing a country by a member Reagan's transition team) "The C.I.A. and the Cult of Intelligence" -- V. Marchetti and J.Marks; Dell. "Trading with the Enemy" -- C. Higham; Delacourte. "American Swastika" -- C. Higman; Delacourte. "Operation Mind Control" -- Walter H. Bowart; Dell. (CIA/Army &MK ULTRA) "Acid Dreams - The CIA, LSD and the 60's Revolution" "The Third Option" -- "In God's Name" -- (the murder of Pope John-Paul I) "A Bright and Shining Lie" -- (Vietnam)

---

E-Mail Fredric L. Rice / The Skeptic Tank