FK – This world is just one big game of ‘king of the hill’ and oil and fossil fuels are like diamonds, in that there’s plenty and it’s all about who controls the spigot and the vaults and the ones and zeroes that constitute modern money.
Or they’re over there looking for that alien tech… they don’t want us to have.
The submissive have been surviving to breed for a very long time and lots of ignorant 19-year-olds die in wars so why should the elite have to fight?
A ‘populist’ view:
FK – The question remains did they give Trump ‘the talk’ before or after the election cycle?
A ‘libertarian’ view:
FK – Who or what is really behind our involvement in the Middle East? Why do we stay involved in that quagmire? How much oil is there really under the ground or why do we war over who controls the spigot when there’s plenty of fossil fuel?
Things haven’t changed that much in the last hundred years or so:
“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
― Smedley D. Butler,
I call them the unmentionables. In a free country there’s no such thing as a group whose motives cannot be questioned. When we have that we have a serious problem. We have a serious problem. In fact we have several.