Companies profiting most from war

The majority of the top arms producers are American companies. Most are also among Uncle Sam's biggest contractors.

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Mar 27, 2013 12:37AM
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War is not a thing that gives me a Fuzzy feeling up my leg,but if it is needed then we will and can support it for our Freedom and liberty.Just hasn't been too wisely engaged in lately.We should not be the peace keepers of the world.The USA has enough problems of their own and should think of our selves first.
Mar 26, 2013 7:59PM
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This is truly disheartening, It cannot be good for the world when War is a profitable business.
Mar 26, 2013 8:32PM
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Where has all our money gone ? Not to build our country and keep our homes!
Mar 26, 2013 10:34PM
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This isn't surprising War has always been a Racket. You people should look up USMC Major General, Smedley Butler's speech and book that he wrote in 1934 called War is a Racket. He speaks about this.

 

"The Flag follows Wall Street and the Soldiers follow the flag"

Mar 27, 2013 6:34AM
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I am all for defending this country and I am all for defending countries that cannot defend themselves but I am not for starting wars just so companies can make a profit.


Mar 27, 2013 12:03AM
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An aircraft carrier is presently being built. according to Time Mag. It will be the 12th one. The next highest number that I believe England has is 2 or 3, not more than 3. The projected cost for the new carrier is $16,000,000,000. Why are we having another one being made? In addition to the carrier, the pentagon will be looking for more dollars to build a support fleet. That will cost many more billions of dollars. According to not my priorities dot org. Time Mag. issued a report last year, or late in 2011 with a detailed report on the monies spent by the Pentagon. It suggested that we could save ~$1trillion over a 10 yr. period if it truly started to cut back on unnecessary spending. Like; do we really need another aircraft carrier, the F35 is not necessary, we are already way ahead of other countries with combat aircraft technology. We have ~ 700 military bases around the world. The budget in 2010 for the Pentagon was $577,000,000,000; Iraq &Afghanistan cost $128,000,000,000. The total cost was $705.000.000.000 for 2010. The percentage of the total fed. budget that went to the pentagon plus the two conflicts was ~ 63%. Almost more than all the other countries, friend and foe, combined spent in that year. We need to shift our spending to infrastructures here in our countries, e.g., bridges, highways etc. Also on developing reusable energy projects. I'm sure that the military corps. can transition. We did it in 1941, car manufactures transition from making cars, to building tanks and planes for the war effort. No reason why we couldn't go the other direction.
Mar 26, 2013 9:55PM
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Says a lot about a government when it's largest contractors, by far, are in the business of war.
Mar 26, 2013 9:18PM
Mar 26, 2013 8:59PM
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Banks have been profiting from war for 200 yrs.!  All you have to do is follow the money which is public domain.
Mar 26, 2013 10:35PM
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and probably didn't pay a dime in tax's
Mar 27, 2013 5:56AM
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note: this will be lengthy but you should enjoy

 

   The executives of these big corporations and the politicians who support  them should all be charged with crimes against humanity !!!  They say they are looking to Latin America ,Middle East , Asia as the next big markets ? well we know how unstable the middle east is but Latin America and Asia are pretty stable with the small internal BS that goes on. Really make a person wonder if these corporations have people in these regions fanning the flames to keep the $$ rolling in, Hmm> (thinking)<Hmm-- YEP I'm pretty sure they do !!!!

 This nation ( U.S. ) has the largest Military WAR budget and I say war not defense because we have not been- DEFENDING- this nation from invasion or attack by foreign governments but attacking them instead (terrorists are NOT foreign governments) why because the military needs to get rid of all the outdated munitions they had stockpiled and field test under real conditions all the new systems they have to justify the expense expenditure through any means they can. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were attacks on Governments that should not have taken place they didn't attack our nation, an entity not of the governments committed acts of terrorism against this nation and not the nations themselves. After 911 the U.S. attacked the terrorist camps in Afghanistan before First asking them to hand over Osama, this was in itself an act of war against a foreign government, did they really think the Afghans would hand him over after that (would the U.S. if the situation was reversed?( HELL NO !!!!! ). What was the real reason for attacking Iraq ? Because Daddy (Bush) couldn't finnish  the job of removing Saddam in the first place because he mired himself into an international coalition so there wouldn't be a big crisis that would start ww3,well sonny boy learned from dads mistake saw the opportunity and jumped Knowing damned well the Iraqis couldn't or wouldn't come to Afghanistan's aid after the drubbing they got in the first war it was all another excuse to finnish his fathers war and deplete stockpiles of munitions and test new weapon systems so the taxpayers could make the corporations more money at the expense of how many countless Human lives and it's not even done yet WHAT A SHAME... or should I say SHAM !The reasons were not justified and the terrorist organization involved in 911 is no closer to being  eliminated and only increases with each head of the hydra cut off.. The U.S. is not and should not be the worlds police force this comes at a cost in human lives and money that is to high for the American citizens and the nations it is attacking to support!! we the U.S. have our own social problems to deal with like poverty, homelessness, economy, securing our boarders from illegal immigrants and drug traffickers (the real invasion they don't want to deal with ) maybe this is where our troops should be!!!! along with rampant government waste and corruption at the federal, state and local levels.

  well enough I could go on for hours I just had to get this out.

        A fed up citizen       I love my country  I don't like this Government

                         CRTTR  

      So as I said in the beginning the corporations and politicians (past as well as present) should be put on trial for crimes against humanity !!!  

Mar 27, 2013 7:07AM
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How much has these companies spent convincing us who are enemies are?   George Bushs' families original fortune came from killing and slave labor in return for supporting hitler.  George Walker and his son-in-law Prescott Bush were caught in Oct.1942 dealing with the enemy.  Nothing was done except close the bank they were doing business through.  In fact, Prescott was elected to congress in 1952 without a word of his nazi ties.  George W's share was put in a trust fund in 1980 (about the time he found Jesus).  So when George gave his speech about "capitalism" a few years ago, this is what he was talking about-slave labor-the cheapest labor there is. 
Mar 26, 2013 8:35PM
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When the Bushes started this war, Haliburton and Bechtel were BIG contributors to GOP campaigns and fared very well from the get-go. Remember the FOOLS who dropped Beans & Rice packets with American Instructions on them? GOP contributor. Wars aren't waged for society, they are waged for industry. Have been for centuries. Destroy wealth and have peace. Isn't the whole world frustrated by financial wrangling? Who do you think funds all wars? Banks. Close banks, end wars, make peace.
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Are you kiddin me? LIke this is a surprise.Read Smedley Butlers" War is a racket".People have profited off of war since there has been war.
Mar 27, 2013 2:24AM
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Isn't that the true purpose of war, $ and profits priority with all else last. Now to stop this nonsense and throw all the puppets on Capitol Hill out responsible for perpetuating this insanity and greed. Protecting our country is paramount but initiating war in the name of self gain is despicable and unacceptable.
Mar 26, 2013 9:54PM
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MSN profits from wars and all other hardships of others

Mar 26, 2013 11:42PM
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Who are the major share holders ? Many would be surprised!!!!!!!
Mar 26, 2013 9:00PM
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Why would capitalism discriminate against war?
Mar 26, 2013 10:10PM
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Go figure. States that vote for BIG GOVERNMENT are also the ones profiting the most from war.
Mar 26, 2013 8:39PM
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All Co. that King Geo. and Darth Vader had money in. And how wmny Sen. are in their pockets.
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