A famous quote from US Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler 1881-1940:
“War is a racket. It is the only one International in scope. It is the only one in which profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.”
Another of his famous quotes:
“The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag… War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious…I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street… I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
Then there is this from retired 4-star US Army General Wesley Clarke:
“We’re going to take out 7 countries in 5 years. Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and finishing off, Iran.”
There are now currently human rights violations in Yemen by Saudi Arabia through bombing civilians, hospitals, and blockades of vital medical supplies and food. More than 800 women and children have died so far.
Remember this when the Saudi king passed away. Australia’s Governor General went to Saudi Arabia to give condolences to Saudi’s instead of celebrating Australia Day. Saudi Arabia must be an important ally.
Now the US has approved a weapons deal to Saudi Arabia of $1.29 billion US just one month after approving combat ship sales to the Saudi’s worth $11.25 billion US.
A Human Rights Watch report on Saudi Arabia 2015. It doesn’t look pretty but their US allies are concerned, and troubled. So in other words nothing will be done.
Now President Putin has come out and said at the G20 meeting that some member countries of the G20 are funding ISIS. You also will not here that in the western media.
President Putin is now bombing ISIS oil trucks and oil fields because the US wouldn’t.
Major General Smedley Butler would, I think, be turning in his grave.