Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/10/01/pentagon-took-money-ppe-and-bought-weapons
Some of those weapons will be used against the unemployed and other indirect victims of the mishandling of Covid as Trump, Moscow Mitch and the organized crime syndicate disguised as the GOP escalates domestic oppression.
Fuck trump, the thieving bastard.
It looks like time for a future budget for the military to require them to divert $1 billion from weapons programs to COVID-19 relief before they can spend the last half of the year’s budget.
There a number of thinktanks and other such organizations in the USA that claim to be independent and speak to Military matters.
If one reads what they publish they claim as example that in a shooting war with China and Russia the USA would get trounced. They claim that in order to maintain an advantage far more Military spending needed and that over the past decades the Military has been hollowed out.
Another report was on the newest Russian jet Fighter due to start entering production later this year. They claim it makes the f22 and the f35 obsolete indicating the need to get on with the next generation of US aircraft.
As far as military spending goes it really does not matter whether there a pandemic or not. All of the Pentagon spending is obscene and all of that spending is killing people.
The Engine of War:…
"For the engine of war is greater than they [the leaders]. They are merely the mechanism that brings war into being—that escalates it, that confirms it and condones it and gives it meaning and value, however false that meaning and value may be.
For the engine of war is produced by how people live, what they use from the Earth, what they believe they must have for themselves, and their endless quest for wealth and power and acquisition—beyond the simple needs of life, beyond what they actually need to live and to be sustained with stability and security…"… from the Article: “The Engine of War, New Message” … It is our way of life our tax dollars and our agreement… that allows the military spend, that makes products of death…
- Climate Engineering has been weaponized.
- Covid-19 has been weaponized.
… yes, these projects take money…
Is there something illegal in mis-appropriating that money? Who’ll stand up and say so?