- We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
- Part 1: Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur destroys the ‘defense industry whores’ pushing for war with Iran
- Part 2: Companies Profiting The Most From War
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Part 1: Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur destroys the ‘defense industry whores’ pushing for war with Iran
Cenk Uygur lit into “defense industry whores” who will do anything they can to force the United States into a military engagement with Iran.
Scott Kaufman, Raw Story
16 Mar 2015 | In a new video from The Young Turks, host Cenk Uygur lit into “defense industry whores” who will do anything they can to force the United States into a military engagement with Iran.
Uygur began by berating former Democratic senator Evan Byah for collaborating with a group that produced “one of the worst fear-mongering ads that I’ve ever seen.”
“It’s about our negotiations with Iran — and the point of those negotiations is that they don’t get nukes, and they can verify, absolutely positively, that they will not have nukes,” he continued. “This ad, of course, lies and says the exact opposite — that if we strike a peace deal with them and can verify that they don’t have nukes, they will get nukes.”
Scott Kaufman is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and an associate editor at The Raw Story. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it.
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Part 2: Companies Profiting The Most From War
Despite the global drop (in world-wide military expenditure(s), weapons producers generated massive profits from arms sales, and U.S. and European companies continued to dominate the top 10 global companies in terms of arms deals.
Mark Lieberman & Thomas C. Frohlich, 24/7 Wall St.
Boeing is among the companies that profit most from war. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov) | AP
March 18, 2015 | Worldwide military expenditure shrunk in 2013 for the second consecutive year, falling by 1.9% to $1.75 trillion. The 100 largest arms-producers sold a combined $402 billion worth of arms and military services in 2013, also down — for the third consecutive year.
However, not all countries are spending less. Military spending in North America and in Western and Central European countries has continued to decline, while other countries such as Brazil and Russia have increased their arms investments.
Mark Lieberman & Thomas C. Frohlich are writers for 24/7 Wall St.
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