Saturday, November 03, 2007

Corporate war.

China 1945-46

Korea 1950-53

China 1950-53

Guatemala 1954

Indonesia 1958

Cuba 1959-60

Guatemala 1960

Belgian Congo 1964

Guatemala 1964

Dominican Republic 1965-66

Peru 1965

Laos 1964-73

Vietnam 1961-73

Cambodia 1969-70

Guatemala 1967-69

Lebanon 1982-84

Grenada 1983-84

Libya 1986

El Salvador 1981-92

Nicaragua 1981-90

Libya 1986

Iran 1987-88

Libya 1989

Panama 1989-90

Iraq 1991-2002

Kuwait 1991

Somalia 1992-94

Croatia 1994 (of Serbs at Krajina)

Bosnia 1995

Iran 1998 (airliner)

Afghanistan 2001-02

And of course Iraq, 2002-?

Estimated killed in these incursions and invasions: around 10 million.

Estimated Injured, crippled and broken-hearted, homeless and desolate, several hundred million more.

There is a definite pattern here, the Corporation only bombs the weak and defenseless, and only brown and black people, or muslims.

Will the dead see justice?
Will there be a reversal?
Will the world ever forgive?


RoseCovered Glasses said...

I am a 2 tour Vietnam Veteran who recently retired after 36 years of working in the Defense Industrial Complex on many of the weapons systems being used by our forces as we speak. I believed another Vietnam could be avoided with defined missions and the best armaments in the world.

It made no difference.

We have bought into the Military Industrial Complex (MIC). If you would like to read how this happens please see:

Through a combination of public apathy and threats by the MIC we have let the SYSTEM get too large. It is now a SYSTEMIC problem and the SYSTEM is out of control. Government and industry are merging and that is very dangerous.

There is no conspiracy. The SYSTEM has gotten so big that those who make it up and run it day to day in industry and government simply are perpetuating their existance.

The politicians rely on them for details and recommendations because they cannot possibly grasp the nuances of the environment and the BIG SYSTEM.

So, the system has to go bust and then be re-scaled, fixed and re-designed to run efficiently and prudently, just like any other big machine that runs poorly or becomes obsolete or dangerous.

This situation will right itself through trauma. I see a government ENRON on the horizon, with an associated house cleaning.

The next president will come and go along with his appointees and politicos. The event to watch is the collapse of the MIC.

For more details see:

Larry said...

Good and accurate post.

landsker said...

Hi Ken,
Like you said, the MIC is the dog that bites the hand of the taxpaying master.
But it is already been tamed by the neighbours.
The MIC got evicted from Vietnam, Lebanon and Somalia and now all that multi-billion dollar technology has been exposed as worthless by the Iraqui resistance, with $100 homemade bombs ripping the guts out of million dollar armoured vehicles, and blowing the brains of those unfortunate saps who chose to serve the MIC.
The use of just one anti-ship missile by Hezbollah, showed the Israelis that their goose is cooked as well.
If only America had directed all that knowledge and enthusiasm towards building water plants, hospitals , schools....
There is definitely an end in sight, will it be a collapse of the dollar, with riots for food and fuel, or will it be a military uprising?
Asymetrical warfare, and economic battles, and above all, the spread of information is soon going to tame the unruly beast..
After that, who knows? Like the Germans and Japanese, there will probably be a complete de-militarization, war crimes trials, rule by an international group, and a severe period of guilt and then a determination that it should never happen again.
One day, America might even become a socialist state!!

Hi Larry, thanks, I have to confess that the information and picture comes from another site, which can be accessed by clicking the title.
But then, I`m sure the original writers want to see this information made public.
"An informed electorate" and all that.

Naj said...

Hi Landsker,

Nice image this post points. I would add the WWII to it as well, though.

landsker said...
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landsker said...

¬Allo Naj,
Yes WW2 as well, and WW1, the Crimean war, in fact we might say that one war is every war.

Always the same armament factories, the same bankers, and the same self-centered objectives.

Ah well, at least now, mostly thanks to the internet, the world is less enthusiastic about "wars for freedom".
They used to call them "Wars for Christ", but the appeal wore off after a few crusades.

Naj said...

Well I am afraid the "war for christ" mantra is being set up again!

landsker said...

I wouldn`t worry about it too much, the godless socialist states of China and Russia are not standing idle, they are steadilly moving away from the dollar into other currencies, even Warren Buffet sold his dollars a while back!
The dollar is unwanted, and plumetting relative to other currencies. Soon, maybe weeks or months, the american military will have to consider their position in the financial sense.
When soldiers stationed overseas (737 bases) can`t afford to eat, or they realise that they earn less than the local street sweepers and taxi drivers, then they will turn against their paymasters..