By Jamie Busby - Staff Author
Military-Industrial Complex - "A network of individuals and institutions involved in the production of weapons and military technologies. The military-industrial complex in a country typically attempts to marshal political support for continued or increased military spending by the national government."
Above is pretty much a standard definition of what the Military-Industrial Complex is and how it functions on a very basic level. The actual term "Military-Industrial Complex" was first coined by President Eisenhower in 1961 as he was about to stand down as POTUS. America is not the only country with such a complex but as is often the case, they're the best example.
It's more than a rumour that in this speech, Eisenhower himself wanted to call it the "Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex" because he knew exactly how it worked. However, whilst delivering his speech he decided, on the fly, to drop the "Congressional" because, in his own words, “It was more than enough to take on the military and private industry. I couldn’t take on the Congress as well.”
Regardless of the dropping of that one crucial word, it's implicit that the term includes Congress. They're major Deep State puppets/muppets/fraggles and are balls deep into anything where the big money is because their masters tell them to be. They're the Deep State's bitches.
War is big business, no war no business, so let's make war; That could be their mantra, I can see them dancing round a fire chanting it, I'm sure they'll thank me later.
Since the Vietnam "conflict" as many like to call it, America has been fighting in war after war almost seamlessly. They lurch from one to the other, then onto the next. Right now, America is heavily involved in conflicts in at least SIX different countries. Not just in the Middle East but also Africa. Why? Have I mentioned that WAR = MONEY? Dollar Dollar bills y'all...
The conflicts they're involved in now are not because they're trying to keep up the hilarious "World Police" image or "spread democracy". This democracy-spreading line is a classic! Whoever dreamt that up needs a dry slap. No; they're there because of the territory and the oil, all of which equates to the money. But you knew this, you're only here because you're woke to some degree. But it had to be said. This is the brainwashing that maintains just enough support for what they're up to overseas. They have SO MUCH to worry about domestically but don't even THINK about dismissing the global picture... The media will get their turn later...
"In the councils of Government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the Military-Industrial Complex." - US President Dwight D. Eisenhower; January 17th, 1961. Prophetic words indeed, even with the missing "Congressional".
Back then, what was Eisenhower alluding to exactly? He was of course referring to the shady alliance between the Military and the Defence Industry. And what a money-spinning industry that is! You see, it was around this time that arms and weapon manufacturing made the transition from publicly owned companies to private contractors. Basically, the government ceased making it's own instruments of war and passed the work on to outside firms. Hence "Military-Industrial".
In 2017, Lockheed Martin, Boeing and General Dynamics were the top 3 benefactors of generous government arms contracts. They make all the fighter jets, helicopters, cargo planes and Tomahawk cruise missiles, to name just a few items from their delightful range of products.
These 3 companies received a combined $90 BILLION in 2017 alone. 85% of Lockheed Martin's huge profits are consistently generated from these government contracts, they're pretty important to them... thus, so is perpetual war.
Peace?!? "Fuck that" they cry in unison. It's essential that these companies keep America at war by all means necessary. The influence they need and hold is sustained by what are known as "Interest Groups". The defence industry is an Interest Group and they're very bloody interested; in war.
Interest Groups create and do everything and anything they must to retain what's known as an "Iron Triangle". This is formed when the Interest Group (arms manufacturers) and Government agency (Department of Defence) form a relationship that's mutually beneficial. One gets the money, the other gets their lovely weapons; a match made in heaven.
You may have noticed it's called a "Triangle" and they have 3 points. So who's missing? This is where Congress comes in. The government can only spend money that congress allows it to. This means that the influence on congress by the defence industry is key. There are many ways to influence congress and have a wild guess what the common denominator is in every method... Yep, MONEY!
This is often paid in the form of campaign contributions. The defence contractors will donate to congressional, senatorial and presidential campaigns.
These psychopaths would contribute to a campaign for less cuddly teddy bears or killing all puppy dogs at birth if it meant they got the desired result; SALES! Both Hillary and The Donald's presidential campaigns were heavily funded by the "defence" industry. (Shouldn't it be called the "Attack" Industry? Or "Offence"?...)
So, in a nutshell, arms dealers pay off congress who give the green light to the appropriate government agency to buy weapons off said arms dealers. And as you can see, it's in congress's interests to keep as many wars on the go as possible to make sure they keep getting their "contributions". A filthy yet perfect loop. I say loop, it's a triangle as we know and "Iron" simply because of the strength it has due to the reliance of all 3 components on each other.
The Good and Bad. And Ugly...
Technology has improved exponentially due to the Iron Triangle. Take transistors for example; they were obsolete due to being pretty much worthless until the military decided to buy and utilise them. The trickle down effect of this can be seen all around us in the likes of TV's, computers and smart phones. It's entirely subjective whether some of these inventions have actually been a GOOD thing however, outside of medical or humanitarian progress.
The drastic evolution in technology has also fuelled more innovation, the constant pushing for more and better stuff. The military is no different to the average consumer as in they'll only keep buying technology if it's better than what they've already got. Hence the relentless release of a new "i" gadget every year and the frenzied clamour of the public to get their hands on it. The same applies to the Department of Defence, except they want a newer and more accurate ballistic missile as opposed to an iphone 23 or whatever they're up to nowadays.
Obviously, all this creates and preserves countless jobs in the fields of technology and engineering, all good on an economic level. But when we look at a profit and loss sheet for this sector, what about the cost in human life? The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have claimed the lives of around 7000 US soldiers so far.
Then there's DEBT. That thing the banking cartels magically create out of thin air to enslave us. Even America as a country cannot escape this. Far from it, they're in the red to the tune of $22 TRILLION, give or take a few hundred billion dollars. Yet they still manage to spend up to $800 BILLION every year on defence and the military.
The arms manufacturers have the government by the balls here, think of the dynamic of the Iron Triangle. They quite possibly charge whatever they like for their wares... But $22 TRILLION of debt and America can still spend so much?!! Where does it come from? I went £4 overdrawn at the bank once and it took me months to recover, I wish I knew their secret... DEEP STATE BABY! Running the world for 200 years, and that's just in my lifetime...
And now we get to the convoluted bureaucracy of it all. The blatant corruption that goes ignored because too many people are getting PAID and we aren't afforded the power to say "Oy, stop that". Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Mr. Dick Cheney.
Cheney was secretary of defence from 1989-1993 under George Bush Senior. In 1995, he became the CEO of a huge oil company called Halliburton. He "retired" from this position in 2000 to run as vice-president under George Bush Junior, the somewhat simple son of his father.
Boy George got the gig as we know and it was during this period in office that Cheney handed out a $7 BILLION contract to Halliburton prior to the Iraq war. This was completed in the form of a "single-bid contract", meaning that no other bids were allowed to be tendered or considered. This is done when only one company is deemed capable of getting the job done. Deemed capable by Cheney in this case. Nothing fishy here at all...
It doesn't stop there though. Cheney was in receipt of a $36 Million "severance package" when he retired as CEO of Halliburton in 2000. I wish someone would sever me...
Halliburton went on to win contracts totalling over $39 BILLION during the Iraq war. This ain't the only time a Dick has had such a major influence on goings-on at the White House...
That's the Iron Triangle summed up I reckon. However, there's a train of thought that says we may well be dealing with an Iron SQUARE, the additional point being the MEDIA.
American Mainstream Media are considered by some to be a bunch of warmongering bastards. This applies to every network which isn't strange considering they're all bought and paid for by the Deep State. The media are absolutely crucial in manipulating the American public into believing what they're told. The whole 9/11 sham is a classic example but they're at it all the time. And all this comes from way up above everyone we get to see; the Shadow Government, the real puppet masters behind everything.
The fact remains that Eisenhower predicted this and if he were alive today, I doubt he would believe how completely and utterly fucked up it's become.
The Military-Industrial Complex is firing on all cylinders and is here to stay unless something changes dramatically. That change has to come from the will of the people, using exposure so all can learn the truth of how they operate. Until that day comes, America (and it's allies) will continue making war every chance they get because it's just too profitable not to.
That's the tragedy.
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