War is a Global Bankers Racket Screaming Loud in Syria
As the USA empire prepares to unilaterally attack Syria, we are reminded that creating reasons for war is a cornerstone of a global bankers empire that seeks control of world resources and governments with the wage slaves as it’s livestock.
Back in the day, U.S. Major General Smedley Butler wrote about the bankers who are at war with us.
In fact, General Smedley Butler’s frank book, War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier, shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. This extraordinary argument against war by an unexpected proponent is relevant now more than ever.
Smedley Darlington Butler (1881-1940), nicknamed “The Fighting Quaker” and “Old Gimlet Eye,” was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.
By the end of his career he had received 16 medals, five of which were for heroism. He is one of 19 people to be twice awarded the Medal of Honor, one of three to be awarded both the Marine Corps Brevet Medal and the Medal of Honor, and the only person to be awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions. He became widely-known for his outspoken lectures against war profiteering, U.S. military adventurism and what he viewed as nascent fascism in the United States.
In addition to his speeches to pacifist groups, from 1935 to 1937 he served as a spokesman for the American League Against War and Fascism. In 1935, he wrote the exposé “War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier ” a trenchant condemnation of the profit motive behind warfare.
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“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world – no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” U.S. President Woodrow Wilson after allowing the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank
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