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The Numbers Racket

Nick Turse

General David Rodriguez might be a modern military celebrity -- if he hadn’t spent his career ducking the spotlight. After graduating from West Point in 1976, he began his long march up the chain of command, serving in Operation Just Cause (the U.S. invasion of Panama) and Operation Desert Storm (Iraq War 1.0) before becoming deputy commander of United States Forces, Afghanistan, and commander of the International Security Assistance Force-Joint Command in 2009.


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"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
Frederic Bastiat


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Precisely why no bankers were jailed for their roles in the 2008 global economic meltdown and so many Murkins tacitly approved the "moral code that glorifies it" by voting for Hillary Clinton whose deregulation (Bastiat would call it decriminalization) enabled "the legal system that authorized it".

The meltdown brought Africans down to their knees, making it easier for Africom to pave the way for the Gates Foundation and other enablers to usher in Monsanto and other entities that will exploit Africa.