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The Omnipotent Power of the Pentagon

By Jacob G. Hornberger | FFF | December 8, 2021

No matter how you feel about the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex, you can’t help but be impressed at how they are able to successfully plunder and loot American taxpayers, no matter how much needless death, suffering, and destruction they wreak on people around the world.

Think about it: They just exited Afghanistan after their 20-year failed war against the Taliban, a war that left thousands of American soldiers and countless Afghans dead and the entire country destroyed. On top of all that death and destruction was the total waste of hundreds of billions of dollars in U.S. taxpayer money. It’s also worth mentioning that for those entire 20 years, they intentionally lied to the American people regarding progress in their undeclared forever war.

And what has been the result? They get rewarded! Congress is on the verge of giving them more taxpayer money than ever before! That’s impressive, even if in a negative way!

In other words, they are no longer wasting money in Afghanistan in the form of bombs, bullets, gasoline, oil, medicare care for wounded soldiers, etc. That’s got to mean that a lot of money is now being saved.

So, does Congress reduce the military’s budget by the amount of money that is no longer being wasted in Afghanistan? Are you kidding? Like I say, believe it or not, they are actually upping the amount of U.S. taxpayer money that they are allocating to these people! They are giving them more taxpayer money than when they were in Afghanistan wasting all that taxpayer money!

That is power, sheer power! How can anyone not be impressed by it, even if In a negative way?

The fact is that the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA own Congress, lock, stock, and barrel. Not only is Congress filled with national-security state assets, even those members of Congress who maintain the appearance of some degree of independence do not dare to buck the national-security establishment. They know that if they were to buck them, they would soon be targeted with extinction in the next election.

There is another factor that is impressive in a negative way — the ability of the Pentagon and the CIA to engender official enemies to scare Congress into granting the national-security establishment whatever it wants.

Just look how they have succeeded in converting their old Cold War enemies, China and Russia, into new big official enemies of the United States. After milking the “war on terrorism” racket for as much as they could for the past 20 years, they’re now circling back to milk their old Cold War racket against their old Cold War communist enemies.

What’s also fascinating is how they are able to engender these official enemies while convincing people that they are the innocent victims who are forced into defending America and the world from the barbarians at the gate.

Consider how they have done this with Russia. Their strategy has been absolutely brilliant, again in a negative way.

First, they tell Russia that NATO will not expand eastward after Russia called it quits on the Cold War racket. It was a lie. Instead, NATO began gobbling up former members of the Warsaw Pact, moving NATO’s forces and U.S. missiles inexorably closer to Russia’s borders.

When NATO threatened to absorb Ukraine, which would have given the Pentagon and the CIA control over Crimea and also enable the U.S. to station missiles right on Russia’s border, NATO officials and U.S. officials knew precisely that Russia would have to react.

When Russia did react in the predicable way, the U.S. response was brilliant, again in a negative way. Instead of NATO and the U.S. creating the crisis, it was Russia who was presented as the aggressor. NATO, Ukraine, and the U.S. were all seen as the victims of Russian aggression. The only thing that was missing was the threat of “godless communism,” which was the basis of their Cold War racket against Russia and the rest of the Soviet Union.

It’s been pretty much the same with China. While the U.S. government was mired down with its forever wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan, China was prospering and establishing friendly relations with countries all over the world. The U.S. Empire could not tolerate that. That’s when they launched their vicious trade war against China and began doing everything they could to destroy China’s economic prosperity. Among their favorite weapons was economic sanctions, a foreign-policy tool that targets the civilian population of a country as as way to achieve political ends.

Today, China is portrayed by the U.S. mainstream press as a grave threat to U.S. national security, just like it was during the Cold War racket. In one way, the situation with China is even better than with Russia. Given that China is still a communist regime, U.S. officials and their assets in the U.S. mainstream press can still use the “godless communism” angle that they did during the Cold War racket.

Since the Pentagon and the CIA are still killing people in the Middle East, the threat of anti-American terrorism continues to exist. Combine that with the scary notion that the Russians and Chinese Reds are coming to get us, and you have the perfect justification for the continuation and expansion of the U.S. national-security state and its deadly, destructive, and very expensive rackets.

December 8, 2021 - Posted by | Militarism, Timeless or most popular | ,

5 Comments »

  1. Arms manufacturing must be a very big industry in the US, though, providing lots of jobs. Anyone whose livelihood depends on the MIC is going to be in favour of fatter military budgets. So it’s not all a matter of public relations, influence in Congress, etc.: the people really are on board with the Pentagon.

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    Comment by traducteur | December 8, 2021 | Reply

    • Arms spending results in many fewer jobs/$ than education, healthcare, infrastructure, or even law enforcement. It also has no societal benefit. Consequently, the knock on Keynesian economic boost is much less robust.

      The top “defense” supliers are connected with the JINSA Zionist network which has a lock on MSM and Congress.

      If Americans are actually in support of these policies they are mostly all disregarding thier own economic wellbeing. So, if anything, they are manipulated through fearmongering. But I doubt that there are so many that really do support military spending. The establishment relies on a menagerie of wedge issues and identity politics along with sheep dogs like Bernie to get people to validate thier rule by voting.

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      Comment by aletho | December 8, 2021 | Reply

  2. The USA National Debt is $29,000,000,000,000, and rising towards Pluto, and it doesn’t seem(from the outside looking in)to even be under consideration for repayment/reduction!! What is the current position of the Pentagon’s “Lost” TRILLIONS of dollars, announced 1 day before “9/11″(which, very conveniently took everyone’s attention away from the missing trillions$).

    And, with an “Imbecile” in the White House, the MIC will be able to get away with even more “LOOT” from the American Treasury…….

    “Once we squeeze everything we can out of the USA, it can dry up, and blow away”…….(Ex-Israeli PM Netanyahu)……Israel doesn’t even care if the Americans know what is happening!!

    When is the USA going to WAKE UP?

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | December 8, 2021 | Reply

  3. No Mr Hornberger, you know very well that the ‘Terrorism you speak of has always been done by America’s Mercenary Agents within the CIA/Mossad created Terrorist groups ISIS DAESH or whatever the flavour of the month name they choose. This all along has been USSRAEL’s War OF Terror tthat Israel’s 911 attack gave them the excuse to wage to destroy 7 Muslim Nations who were ALL a threat to Israel’s warmongering Hegemony in the region threatening its Colonialist expeansion as part of its Greater Israel project
    Like the rest of the West, America has been used and abused by Israel and is just one of big cogs of Israel’s big wheel that is planning to replace America as the new Nuclear armed Super Power
    All these wars in Musli countries have been wars for Israel and the Jewish Rothschild Dynasty and their Banking Kabal
    This has been a war on Islam by this Jewish New World Order
    America allowed its Jews to infiltrate , control and eventually destroy America form within politically, religiously, morally and of course financially as America dutifully has been Israel’s bottomless pit cash cow at the expense of struggling American taxpayers.. Not an accident that 99% of Us Government is Jewish as is their Media and entertainment industry [fact and not anti semitic gibberish] that indoctrinates and brainwashes Americans into thinking all these blood lust wars are for their benefit and ‘National Interest and Security- two concepts they seem to deny other Nations that they wilfully bomb abd destroy and then seek to install their Minions and take over their resources

    Omitting Israel’s dominace and huge role in America’s Zionist Foreign policies is for me not honest journalism. Jewish writers tend to dodge this bullet and only go ‘so far’ careful not to upset poor little ol defenceless Israel with its 500 Nuclear warheads and being the 3rd largest Arms Suppliers funded ironically by American taxpayers to tthe tune of $3billion a year. How generous to wantt to give so much to a foreign entity and Power that has bled Americans dry for decades, ever since they murdered JFK and thus succeeeded in their politcal coup covertly backed by the Crypto Jew/Zionist LB Johnson [USS Liberty attack] assisted by his Mossad Mistress. But of course the biggest and most damaging coup was 9/11 that duped the entire Western world and its other gullible but complicit allies

    America indeed has allowed itself to be criminally complicit in War Crimes against Humanity and shamefully allowed its soldiers to fight and die not for America, but for Israel’s political and economic military interests.
    Throughout Man’s miserable history, there has been a rise and fall to every Empire and America is no exception as Israel has engineered it. But Israel too will fall as her time will also come, along with its otgher odious Allies, UK, Canada Australia and NATO members,sooner rather than later, something I have been pratying for for years

    This is the same Ilk that has manufactured this evil carefully planned Scamdemic that this time they have inflicted on the entire world as their Jewish Drug Kabals executed people with their fake jabs and try to alter our God Given Human structure.
    They have so much to answer for and I pray one day they will all be held to account, if not here on Earth, they will face judgement on the Day of Judgement by a Power they will never ever be able to lie to or decieve. He will hold them to account for the Crimes against relatives and my brothers and sisters throughout the Middle East and beyond
    And those who continue toi cover for them are on the wrong side of history and immoral

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    Comment by Maisoon | December 8, 2021 | Reply

  4. No Mr Hornberger, you know very well that the ‘Terrorism you speak of has always been done by America’s Mercenary Agents within the CIA/Mossad created Terrorist groups ISIS DAESH or whatever the flavour of the month name they choose. This all along has been USSRAEL’s War OF Terror that Israel’s 911 attack gave them the excuse to wage to destroy 7 Muslim Nations who were ALL a threat to Israel’s warmongering Hegemony in the region threatening its Colonialist expansion as part of its Greater Israel project
    Like the rest of the West, America has been used and abused by Israel and is just one of big cogs of Israel’s big wheel that is planning to replace America as the new Nuclear armed Super Power
    All these wars in Muslim countries have been wars for Israel and the Jewish Rothschild Dynasty and their Banking Kabal
    This has been a war on Islam by this Jewish New World Order
    America allowed its Jews to infiltrate , control and eventually destroy America form within politically, religiously, morally and of course financially as America dutifully has been Israel’s bottomless pit cash cow at the expense of struggling American taxpayers.. Not an accident that 99% of Us Government is Jewish as is their Media and entertainment industry [fact and not anti semitic gibberish] that indoctrinates and brainwashes Americans into thinking all these blood lust wars are for their benefit and ‘National Interest and Security- two concepts they seem to deny other Nations that they wilfully bomb and destroy and then seek to install their Minions and take over their resources

    Omitting Israel’s dominance and huge role in America’s Zionist Foreign policies is for me not honest journalism. Jewish writers tend to dodge this bullet and only go ‘so far’ careful not to upset poor little ol defenceless Israel with its 500 Nuclear warheads and being the 3rd largest Arms Suppliers funded ironically by American taxpayers to the tune of $3billion a year. How generous to want to give so much to a foreign entity and Power that has bled Americans dry for decades, ever since they murdered JFK and thus succeeded in their political coup covertly backed by the Crypto Jew/Zionist LB Johnson [USS Liberty attack] assisted by his Mossad Mistress. But of course the biggest and most damaging coup was 9/11 that duped the entire Western world and its other gullible but complicit allies

    America indeed has allowed itself to be criminally complicit in War Crimes against Humanity and shamefully allowed its soldiers to fight and die not for America, but for Israel’s political and economic military interests.
    Throughout Man’s miserable history, there has been a rise and fall to every Empire and America is no exception as Israel has engineered it. But Israel too will fall as her time will also come, along with its other odious Allies, UK, Canada Australia and NATO members,sooner rather than later, something I have been praying for for years

    This is the same Ilk that has manufactured this evil carefully planned Scamdemic that this time they have inflicted on the entire world as their Jewish Drug Kabals executed people with their fake jabs and try to alter our God Given Human structure.
    They have so much to answer for and I pray one day they will all be held to account, if not here on Earth, they will face judgement on the Day of Judgement by a Power they will never ever be able to lie to or deceive. He will hold them to account for the Crimes against relatives and my brothers and sisters throughout the Middle East and beyond
    And those who continue toi cover for them are on the wrong side of history and immoral

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    Comment by Maisoon | December 8, 2021 | Reply


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