JEA: At the beginning of this year, Tulsi Gabbard stated that “The military-industrial complex is the one that benefits from this [war in Ukraine]. They clearly control the Biden administration. Warmongers on both sides in Washington have been drumming up these tensions.” She was absolutely right. Ron Paul seems to show why.

By Ron Paul

“War is a racket, wrote US Maj. General Smedley Butler in 1935. He explained: “A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.”

Gen. Butler’s observation describes the US/NATO response to the Ukraine war perfectly.

The propaganda continues to portray the war in Ukraine as that of an unprovoked Goliath out to decimate an innocent David unless we in the US and NATO contribute massive amounts of military equipment to Ukraine to defeat Russia. As is always the case with propaganda, this version of events is manipulated to bring an emotional response to the benefit of special interests.

One group of special interests profiting massively on the war is the US military-industrial complex. Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes recently told a meeting of shareholders that, “Everything that ‘s being shipped into Ukraine today, of course, is coming out of stockpiles, either at DOD or from our NATO allies, and that’s all great news. Eventually we’ll have to replenish it and we will see a benefit to the business.”

He wasn’t lying. Raytheon, along with Lockheed Martin and countless other weapons manufacturers are enjoying a windfall they have not seen in years. The US has committed more than three billion dollars in military aid to Ukraine. They call it aid, but it is actually corporate welfare: Washington sending billions to arms manufacturers for weapons sent overseas.

By many accounts these shipments of weapons like the Javelin anti-tank missile (jointly manufactured by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin) are getting blown up as soon as they arrive in Ukraine. This doesn’t bother Raytheon at all. The more weapons blown up by Russia in Ukraine, the more new orders come from the Pentagon.

Former Warsaw Pact countries now members of NATO are in on the scam as well. They’ve discovered how to dispose of their 30-year-old Soviet-made weapons and receive modern replacements from the US and other western NATO countries.

While many who sympathize with Ukraine are cheering, this multi-billion dollar weapons package will make little difference. As former US Marine intelligence officer Scott Ritter said on the Ron Paul Liberty Report last week, “I can say with absolute certainty that even if this aid makes it to the battlefield, it will have zero impact on the battle. And Joe Biden knows it.”

What we do see is that Russians are capturing modern US and NATO weapons by the ton and even using them to kill more Ukrainians. What irony. Also, what kinds of opportunities will be provided to terrorists, with thousands of tons of deadly high-tech weapons floating around Europe? Washington has admitted that it has no way of tracking the weapons it is sending to Ukraine and no way to keep them out of the hands of the bad guys.

War is a racket, to be sure. The US has been meddling in Ukraine since the end of the Cold War, going so far as overthrowing the government in 2014 and planting the seeds of the war we are witnessing today. The only way out of a hole is to stop digging. Don’t expect that any time soon. War is too profitable.

SOURCEAnti War

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10 COMMENTS

  1. “War is a racket, wrote US Maj. General Smedley Butler …(1935!!!)
    similarly
    poor …Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio…(2022!!)
    used by vets today (cud that be misread as yesterday?) to present even more screentime than Smedly .
    now i have no problem with Giuseppe…..(or repeated one thousand times….smedly)
    But trawlin history for time at the typewriter is hardly a skill nor informative.

    the simple question is…Rothschild?aka NATO, EU/UK/USA…stole 300 billion from russia…overnight!!!

    and yet no mention of this in Vets….
    wonderful coverage of who and why two cats fight and the progress…
    Blame plus more blame sells cyberspace..a few fancy photos..etc

    Kindly explain the monies…how its dispersed..recent contracts…press incitement…
    and of-course your wonderful selves ..obviously fighting for and disseminating footage of live front-line events…where possible.
    Curious how easy it is to present history as “updated…challenging new information…latest theories…etc”…..(911…comes to mind).
    As prostitutes say ….”I,m in the young meat factory….I hava sell-by date.”

    Kindly provide…..

  2. Dollars over country. Dollars over God. It will never stop via the ballot box (we all know how well that works out). These traitors will never stop until they are stopped. And that won’t happen until individual Americans rise up and collectively take matters into their own hands. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans have been brainwashed into believing that they have no power, that all power resides in the Federal Government, that massive change can only happen at the ballot box. Brainwashed by the by the same people who count the votes.

    It will take an act of God, at this point, to convince Americans to get up off of their asses and take their rightful power back. Don’t count on the massive illegal population to lend a hand, because being dominated is in their DNA, they’re used to it. If that were not true they would be back at home fighting their own fight. It will take real Americans of all colors, all races, all beliefs… to stand up and fight these bastards. I have not been the holiest of men in my life but now is the time to get on our knees and beg God to provide us with a huge turning point in American history. He can do it. We must ask.

  3. all western world is under a very storm of propaganda of massive lies……..accusing Russia of making propaganda, when in reality ALL THE PROPAGANDA (full of tons of lies came from Usa and EU) is from the west. All western population yet get used to from covid scam lies, very massive to accomplish enormous bargains for big pharma and thousand of west government officials (sold to big pharma) now are spreading tons of lies on the war and to take people likes and do the worst disasters and crimes…… they told to the people, buying the media, which Ukronazia is a democratic country, despite 8 years of crimes on their people (also not russian, on ALL THEIR PEOPLE and following american orders, also the worst possible crimes and disasters . in the meantime americans obliged european nations to crush their populations with sanctions very infamous to their fellow citizens, but the rest of the world… understood what criminals americans are. Try to ask Serbian people to make sanctions or to came into Nato……….the whole nation know very well who americans are…..

  4. This war, for Ukraine, is the “Chronicle of a death foretold”.
    No matter what they do, Russia will win. And Ukraine will be split in two.
    The East, with Russian rule. The West with the changed Constitution, giving up joining NATO, aromatic weapons, demilitarization and recognizing the new states, including the peninsula as belonging to Russia.

  5. A view from South Africa:
    Most of us here do not understand the hidden agendas of the USA and NATO – except that nothing which the USA (as so-called leader of that alliance) says on any forum can be relied on as being truthful. America has been the land of lies for very long.

    In the USA there are very few individuals who seem to understand what the special military operation in Ukraine is about. Most Americans can not tell you where Minsk is, or in fact even that it is a city at all. Ron Paul seems to be the only American politician – even on the Republican side – to at least understand that USA arms manufaturers have been struggling financially and needed a financial turnover. What better energy injection than creating a war again – at best capitalising on a possibility of a war.

    In the whole USA media – including what used to be a conservative, factual reporting Fox News – it is only their commentator Tucker Carlson who understands the whats and whys of the Russian operation in Ukraine. For that insight he is being villified by Republican as well as Democrat politicians and also the general public.

    This missive about Ron Paul’s insight is important.