The news you're not supposed to know...

An Introduction to Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand Everything
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
Article posted Jul 14 2013, 5:24 AM Category: Commentary Source: Will Grigg Print

The Murderous Socialist Alchemy called "War"

by Will Grigg

As the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan is drawn down, the Pentagon is preparing to demolish a huge operations center that was built for the Marines.

The facility, which is located in the country’s Helmand Province, cost at least $34 million to construct. Sprawling across the bleak and dusty landscape of southwestern Afghanistan, the base is the size of a football field. It has an ultra-modern operations center with tiered seating, a briefing theater, a state-of-the-art air conditioning system, and large, well-appointed offices. It has never been used, and never will be.  Military commanders explained three years ago that the base wasn’t needed, but Washington insisted on paying the contractor to finish it nonetheless.

In Kandahar Province, the military recently finished a $45 million vehicle repair facility, which is now being used to sort through surplus equipment. In the northern part of the country can be found a partially completed consulate building that has been abandoned after an expenditure of $80 million. It was decided that the outpost would be vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

As General Smedley Butler pointed out decades ago, war is a racket. It is a perverse form of corporate socialist alchemy in which irreplaceable human lives are transmuted into corrupt profits for politically connected opportunists.

Latest Commentary
- The War on Drugs Was Born 100 Years Ago
- What America Wannabe?
- Judicial Deference to the Torturers
- Ross Ulbricht Should Be Freed in a Fair Trial
- Government Save Us From "Overpriced" Chinese Food
- I Love Loosies and the People Who Sell Them
- Obama's Plan for Better Policing: The Good, the Bad, and the Body Cameras
- Statism: The Most Dangerous Religion (feat. Larken Rose)

Comments 1 - 3 of 3 Add Comment Page 1 of 1

Posted: Jul 14 2013, 1:07 PM

67142 why is it you never report the contractors that make the money and their affiliations. That is a travesty. It shows that you are not reporters just another reproducer.

Posted: Jul 14 2013, 7:43 PM

65110 Whose money is being spent (rather, wasted)?

Posted: Jul 14 2013, 8:16 PM

9822 @67142 Mr. Grigg's article is a brief synopses of another article he provides a link to. He is a prolific writer on a variety of subjects, frequently publishing investigative and detailed accounts which probably tax his time and resources. Instead of accusing him of being a "reproducer" why don't you contact the large news agencies that have more people and money who would be able to pursue an in depth story about the contractors? Another option would be for you to do your own investigating, write the story and put it on the net. If you are able to expose waste, excess or just some nefarious goings on I'd like to know about it, and think many other people would be interested in your expose as well.

Add Comment


Verification *
Please Enter the Verification Code Seen Below

Please see our About Page, our Disclaimer, and our Comments Policy.

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which in some cases has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available for the purposes of news reporting, education, research, comment, and criticism, which constitutes a 'fair use' of such copyrighted material in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. It is our policy to remove material from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our members or users.

About Us - Disclaimer - Privacy Policy

Advanced Search


Remember Me
Forgot Password?

Cop Stops Fellow Cop From Choking a Handcuffed Man, She Was Then Beaten and Fired - 12/18Thieves Yell "Police" Before Invading Home, Shooting and Robbing Resident - 12/18Tennessee Town Passes Policy Banning Negative Comments About The Town's Government - 12/18Obama Commutes Sentences for Eight Drug Offenders - 12/18Ontario Cop Sucker-Punched Good Samaritan Grandmother & Broke Her Leg With Karate Kick - 12/17Cops Called For Wellness Check Beat Innocent Man, Pile On False Charges; Jury Exonerates, Twice - 12/17Ignorance Is No Excuse for Wrongdoing, Unless You're a Cop - 12/17Cop Was Not Fired Despite 75 Counts of Stalking and Harassment -- Now He Just Shot a Mother and Her Daughter - 12/17

Rialto, CA Police Made to Wear Cameras, Use of Force Drops by Over Two-ThirdsCop Who Karate Chopped NY Judge In Throat Gets Off Scot-FreeFlorida Cop Smashes Compliant Woman's Face Into Car -- "Maybe Now You Can Understand Simple Instructions"VIDEO: Lapel Cam Reveals A Day In The Life Of A U.S. Police Officer (Tasing, Beating, Breaking & Entering, Stomping On Heads... and Laughing About It)Caught On Tape: Officer Sucker Punches Inmate In Face, Files Report Claiming 'Self Defense'Insult Person On Twitter, Go To JailSWAT Team Brings TV Crew To Film Raid Against Threatening Internet Critic -- Raids Innocent Grandma InsteadCop Karate Chops NY Judge In The Throat