Earlier it became clear that war is a great way for the financial elite and the corporatocracy to make good money. Total global annual sales in military goods now exceed 300 billion dollar. Is this the greatest obstacle to world peace? As long as war is economically interesting and it is an effective tool for gaining wealth through theft of resources from other countries for a particular group of people, will there ever be world peace?
This US war veteran tells his own experiences and explains in his view that wars are not about the struggle between two or more peoples, but that the real war is one of the elite against the middle and underclass. An extremely inspiring and honest story:
The US and Europe feature in this all too often with NATO. It seems that we in the US and Western Europe have a great responsibility in many wars after World War II. If we stopped doing this, would world peace stand a chance?
This video below shows what is happening in the name of NATO to “help” other people and what the US and Europe are doing to “bring democracy” to countries that have not necessarily asked for it. To what extent can you bring peace through the barrel of guns and the bombing of people who think differently from yourself?
And it is strange that we never see images of civilian casualties from these areas with us in the press? When is someone a freedom fighter and when a terrorist in the eyes of our mainstream or 1% media?
And do we actually want world peace in the Netherlands? Do we really benefit economically from a peaceful world?
If we look at how many our pension funds still invest in the arms industry and how strong many Dutch banks still do invest in the arms industry, that is not at all as strange a question as it may seem.
Companies in the US and Western Europe are the largest arms producers of the world. Thereby was The Netherlands per capita measured, the largest arms exporter in 2008. And the Netherlands is still at the top of the lists of arms exporters today.
In addition, it is partly companies from the Netherlands such as Shell that after wars gain access to raw materials from other countries, which was often not possible before the wars. When we know our royal family major shareholder of Shell then we may also understand why Beatrix on state visits to sell Dutch weapons.
In short, is it secretly not the case that the west, and especially the elition, just makes double money from wars?
Is world peace a feasible visionary concept or is it an unattainable utopia? And if it is economically disadvantageous for the Netherlands, Western Europe and the US, is world peace desirable at all? How do the readers feel about this?
Related articles and information:
-) Wikipedia - Arms trade
-) World peace saves $9,000 billion per year
-) Top 100 Arms Production Companies - SIPRI
-) Documentary - Why We Fight
-) Travel course: Why is there war?
-) The Netherlands lacks independent media
-) The war that you do not see on the NOS Journaal
-) War is cash for the elite
-) The military industrial complex
-) Getting rich through politics, war and oil
-) Who are the international private banking cartel?
-) The United States' War on Democracy
-) Confessions of an economic hitman
-) 100 years of mind control experiments
-) Corruption explained by ex-lobbyist
-) Banking with Hitler
-) Nazis all over the place
-) Iran yesterday and today
-) Poverty in the US in pictures
-) Renewable energy instead of war