Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

The U.S. economy and its formidable defense industry

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 against the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, allegedly hit by two planes, caused misery for many people. It also caused happiness and joy for the powerful U.S. weapons and security equipment industry. Misfortunes and sufferings were only for the Americans caught in the explosion of the towers. 

by Welinton Naveira Silva

Thousands of other people outside of the U.S., under the immediate decision American politics that followed, starting with the military invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, were directly affected in retaliation for the terrorist attack of September 11, with them claiming to hunt for terrorists.

The prisoners captured by the U.S. in Afghanistan, and other regions of the world, were sent to a military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Bush did not grant them the basic rights of every prisoner of war, established by the Hague Convention. Therefore, many atrocities were committed against defenseless prisoners, including the use of hideous torture.

Soon after the invasion of Afghanistan, in March 2003, the U.S. also invaded Iraq, leading an alliance with other nations, known as the "Coalition."  In this action, the U.S. used the cynical pretext that Saddam was developing chemical weapons. This lie was soon unmasked.

In fact, Bush only invaded Iraq, aiming to control possession of their huge oil reserves. After all, the U.S. is the largest consumer of oil in the world.  Moreover, already at that time the price of this valuable product had hit stratospheric levels ​​for the global economy, causing havoc in the U.S.. Furthermore, and most importantly, the invasion of Iraq served the purposes of activating the powerful U.S. defense industry, which was plunged into deep crisis since the end of the Cold War, after the dissolution of the former USSR (CIA-led by traitor Gorbachev).

Regarding the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, in November 1963, he was mortally wounded by gunfire while riding in the presidential car.  Even today, it remains a great mystery. Two official investigations have concluded that Lee Oswald was the assassin. Two days after being arrested on November 24, 1963, when he was transferred under police custody from the city jail to the state jail, Oswald was shot and killed.

In the sequence of murder suspects that followed, until today, no one knows for sure who was responsible for the shooting, much less those who were the instigators of the assassination of Kennedy. An inexplicable and utter shame.

Today, astonishingly, the newspapers report that one of the two main suspects for the bombings in the Boston Marathon, which left three people dead and over 170 wounded, was killed after being captured during a police mega-operation in Massachusetts (USA). The press says that "one of the suspects died, the other is loose, armed and dangerous."

For this and other incidents, for all that the world has ever seen, always terrified, until proven otherwise, the economic interests of the U.S., could very well be involved in yet another criminal enterprise. Another. Why not?

Already they have taken up again the absurdity of declaring a "red line" in regards to Syria, rehashing their false accusations against the Assad government for what their own client terrorists have done, as was proven in this space.

Original in Patria Latina
Translated from the Portuguese version by:

Lisa Karpova


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