It worth detailing how lucrative war and a permanent warfare state is for some small few. The costs of waging war and of weapon systems explodes exponentially. The only way to afford this in the current economic system is by cutting Social spending at home, running a given country into ever more debt to the banker class, or financing part of those costs via plundering the wealth of other nations.
Just as an example of these costs. There a new Naval vessel in the US Fleet that costs several billion per. The cost of a single shell fired by its main gun is 1 million dollars. This is not a missile , it is a shell.
The British Navy is in such dire straits it is removing all missile systems from its Naval Vessels. This means the only weapon systems will be a gun with a range of some 17 miles. Not only that but the F35 is so expensive they can only afford a handful for their new Aircraft Carriers. The carriers will be run a few years without aircraft.
That F35 itself is so expensive the USA is going to retrofit older aircraft to the tunes of billions of dollars just to get enough aircraft into the air. The F35 yearly maintenance costs will be some 40 percent higher per year then those older aircraft even though it brand new. This extra cost is expected to go UP. Generaly speaking when one goes "new" one of the reasons is because the item being replaced too expensive to maintain. The f35 boondoggle turns that on its head.
This "Permanent warfare state" is an endless flow of dollars and the peoples and the worlds wealth into their pockets. All of these "facts on the ground" and the trying to detail "how terrorists come about" and how these conflicts start are secondary to the real reason these wars waged and these conflicts stoked. It all about the money and how these conflicts ensure the money frlows endlessly from the people to the 1 percent that are running things.
War is the enemy of the people. All of us. A nation that promotes endless war can never be a Democracy. The more a nation spends on its Military, the less Democratic it becomes. These are MY observations.