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US Needs Another War to Help Economy



USA needs nuclear explosion to turn the world into dictatorship
Source: Pravda.Ru
URL: http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/106864-usa_change-0

Is the United States going to put dictatorship into effect under the guise of the anti-terrorist struggle? What may trigger another major transformation in 2009? The answer is obvious: another 9/11 in the USA.

Terrible and bloody events are in store for the world in the beginning of 2009. Most likely, the world will witness a reality show with a nuclear blast, which will be used as a reason for the US administration to change the world order again and leave the new Great Depression behind. There is every reason to believe that the Russian Federation may suffer as a result of this possible initiative too.

Joe Biden made a sensational statement on October 19, 2008. He said that Barack Obama would have to undergo an ordeal during the first six months of his stay in the White House. It will be the time of a very serious international crisis, when Obama would have to make tough and possibly unpopular decisions both in home and foreign politics.

Biden said that there were four or five scenarios for the development of the international crisis. Afghanistan, North Korea or the Russian Federation may become the source of one of them.

When Obama learned of Biden?s speech, he tried to explain everything with rhetorical exaggerations. However, Biden?s remarks gave food for thought, taking into consideration the fact that former secretary of state Madeleine Albright described his remarks as statement of fact.

Apparently, the political elite in the United States is certain that their nation would soon suffer another mammoth terrorist act. This assumption became the subject of Michel Chossudovsky?s article ?A Second 9/11?: An Integral Part of US Military Doctrine.?

The independent analysts presented a selection of statements, which US top officials released during the recent several years. For example, Michael Chertoff, the Homeland Security Secretary, said at Yale April 7, 2008 that modern technologies let even a small terrorist group kill hundreds of thousands of people. Dick Cheney stated May 26, 2008: ?Nobody can guarantee that we won?t be hit again.?

The general public has been prepared for a possible mega terrorist act with hundreds of thousands of victims. The expectation of another major terrorist attack, Chossudovsky wrote, became a part of the US military doctrine to justify possible preemptive strikes, i.e. aggression. The analyst also wrote that the US administration was aiming the efforts of the national security services at the liquidation of the consequences of the Massive Casualty Producing Event. Moreover, the US establishment believes that such an event may unite the Americans. Tommy Franks, the then CENTCOM commander voiced this idea in 2003. He particularly said that another event with many casualties in the USA would revive the support of wartime laws. Franks also said that such an event would mark the end of democracy in America. To put it in a nutshell, it would mark the beginning of the era of dictatorship.

The US administration planned Operation Northwoods in 1962, in which the US incursion into Cuba was supposed to be justified with a massive massacre of the Miami-based Cubans, as well as the explosion of a US warship in Guantanamo Bay. President Kennedy did not let the operation become a reality. The logic of Northwoods does not differ much from that of General Franks - a new mega terrorist act will justify the beginning of USA?s new aggression in the Middle East.

The Pentagon started to develop the plan of the new war in April 2006 ? the third war after the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Stew Bykovsky, a well-known columnist, said in his interview in August 2007 that America needed another 9/11 because the country had forgotten who its enemy was.

Which weapon would make it possible to conduct a major terrorist attack with countless casualties and produce the effect of universal panic? A nuclear weapon would suit this goal best. It would not be a hardship to say that a nuclear explosion was conducted by Islamic terrorists who stole nukes from Russia in the beginning of the 1990s. A nuclear mushroom grows somewhere in the USA and the country launches another war and introduces dictatorship.


turns out war is a shitty stimulus since none if it lasts after the war is over


Don't take statements from politicians THAT literally. Any doomsday prediction is idiotic, but we surely are headed into a violent 2009.

The shit has hit the centennial fan in Israel. Plus Pakistan is a hellhole that India might attack. And the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have turned, it seems like the jihadists are tireless.


How does destruction benefit society as a whole?

War does not improve the economy. Production does. Producing weapons that are used to destroy capital does not improve society in the least.

Dead and maimed soldiers don't benefit society. Their families do not benefit by having a source of income taken away from them. The invaded nation does not benefit from having their means of production destroyed. Those that benefit are the bomb builders and politicians only.


Basic economics. It's amazing the myth of war stimulating the economy has lasted as long as it has. It was dispelled as long ago as the late 1800s yet we still hear about it.

It certainly stimulates certain economies but at the expense of others and and the economy as a whole.

If any subject should be included in primary education, classical economics has to be at the top of the list. At least for anyone that plans to vote. Oh well, probably just end up teaching Keynes anyway. Sir Maynard seems to have quite the following in Washington these days.

As for war as means for more gov't control and ignoring the constitution, it works beautifully. I doubt this is the result of any deliberate master plan but the overall quest for control certainly plays a role.


Damn that Joe Biden for revealing this secret. Doesn't he know that a secret is supposed to be secret ? ? ?


Maybe we'll bomb your house, jlesk.

Ahhh. I remember when I got all my news from Pravda. Wait, I never did.


I would choose my words more carefully Homeland Security may be knocking at your door...


They have a war against terrorists and a war on drugs. How about a war against poverty.


There already is one:


War is great for the economy - as long as the war isn’t one you are in, and you are selling to both sides, it is a damned fine business.


[quote]jlesk68 wrote:
A nuclear mushroom grows somewhere in the USA and the country launches another war and introduces dictatorship. [/quote]

Even worse!!



[quote]Physiophile wrote:
turns out war is a shitty stimulus since none if it lasts after the war is over[/quote]

Our economy was awesome after WW2. It started going down after Nixon took us off the gold standard.