The one thing the author of this article forgot was the banking business. The banksters always win, no matter how the war turns out. They fund both sides and charge interest.
“If my sons did not want wars, there would be none,” said Mama Rothschild.
See also our post War is a Racket complete with video – and download Smedley Butler’s essay by that title.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it. – George Orwell
The late United States Marine Corps Major General Smedley D. Butler is perhaps most famous for his post-retirement speech titled “War is a Racket”. In the early 1930s, Butler presented the speech on a nationwide tour. It was so popular that he wrote a longer version as a small book that was published in 1935.
Butler points to a variety of examples, mostly from World War I, where industrialists whose operations were subsidised by public funding were able to generate substantial profits essentially from mass human suffering.
The work is divided into five chapters:
- War is a racket
- Who makes the profits?
- Who pays the bills?
- How to smash this racket!
- To hell with war!
It contains this summary:
“War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. 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.”
Read more and find out who are biggest players are in the arms race at Blood Money: These Companies and People Make Billions of Dollars From War | The Daily Sheeple.