War Is A Racket - Book Review
A man of many nick names.
"The first casualty
..of any war is the truth." Various versions of this statement have been attributed to philosophers as varied as Sun Zu and United States Senators and we won't argue the point here.
A statistic that seems to be quoted frequently with various different numbers inserted is that 95 to 98% of the world's money is controlled by from 2 to 5% of the population.
In spite of vocal cries to the contrary, most (if not all wars) are fought over some aspect of economic issues. For good or bad, it seems undeniable that whether we are speaking of purveyors of bows and arrows in medieval times, gun powder and bullets in the U.S. Civil War, or the manufacturer of Patriot missiles in the present, there are always those that profit financially from war while others pay with their lives. (In the 40's it would have been good to have been in the steel or leather business!)
Do these numbers and facts all add up to conspiracy? Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler thinks so. His thoughts are detailed in his book, War Is A Racket which I recently reviewed.
War Is A Racket
- Book Review: War Is A Racket
My review of Butler's book.