by Ted Rudow III, MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Monday May 28th, 2012
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Sunday that it would be "disastrous" for Congress to allow cuts in defense spending as scheduled in January. If the U.S would cancel all of its military spending, they'd eliminate the deficit in no time at all! The deficit is going to destroy the U.S. But the Americans don't want to reduce weapons, because they know that will also wreck the American economy.
Defense spending is the biggest part of the American budget, about 631 billions Dollars a year.--That means the salaries of hundreds of thousands of Americans. So they don't really want peace, because it would bring economic collapse.
The Americans want war because it is more profitable, it's better for the economy! They can't stand peace, they've got to have war, or the threat of it, to survive! It would destroy all their excuses for spending so much on arms and the military and defense because there would no longer be any reason for it. They know that this huge expenditure on war and "defense" and the military and arms is what's literally keeping their economy going. And if they stop producing weapons, they're going to fall flat on their face!
They've got to keep spending these hundreds of billions on the military, just to keep the economy going. But if the people don't fear an enemy, because peace has been made, they're going to ask, "Why do we have to spend all of this money on defense?" They've got to keep up the propaganda of the threat in order to keep the military and defense industry going.
Ted Rudow III, MA