Who Will Pay the Price?
When War Passes for Foreign Policy
by P. SAINATH
“Take the profit out of war,” said Kevin Zeese, one of the more important activists of the Occupy Movement in the United States, “and you take out war.” His audience was made up mainly of U.S. war veterans gathered in New York to observe — and protest — the 11th anniversary of the conflict in Afghanistan. That is the longest war the United States has ever waged. The veterans ranged from those who had seen action in Iraq and Afghanistan to many who had fought in Vietnam. There was also one 88-year-old World War II veteran.
Maybe this is an understatement: the lesson of WWII was that wars jumpstart economies. That lesson was applied behind various disguises after the war until our times, with the case of Iraq and Afghanistan being especially egregious. They were set up by false-flagged operations, 9/11 conspiracies, to legitimate both wars, beginning with the Afghan case.