PERPETUAL WAR….

By John Avery

We know that war is madness, but it persists. We know that it threatens the survival of our species, but it persists, entrenched in the attitudes of historians, newspaper editors and television producers, entrenched in the methods by which politicians finance their campaigns, and entrenched in the financial power of arms manufacturers – entrenched also in the ponderous and costly hardware of war, the fleets of warships, bombers, tanks, nuclear missiles and so on.

In his farewell address, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned his nation against the excessive power that had been acquired during World War II by the military-industrial complex: 

“We have been compelled to create an armaments industry of vast proportions,” Eisenhower said, “…Now this conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every state house, every office in the federal government. … We must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. … We must stand guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted.”

Eisenhower’s words echoed those of another US President, George Washington, who warned against “overgrown Military Establishments which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are regarded as particularly hostile to Republican Liberty.”

The military-industrial complex needs enemies. Without them it would wither. Thus at the end of the Second World War, this vast power complex was faced with a crisis, but it was saved by the discovery of a new enemy – Communism.

However, at the end of the Cold War there was another terrible crisis for the military establishment, the arms manufacturers and their supporters in research, government and the mass media.

People spoke of the “peace dividend”, i.e., constructive use of the trillion dollars that the world wastes each year on armaments. However, just in time, the military-industrial complex was saved from the nightmare of the “peace dividend” by the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington.

No matter that the attacks were crimes committed by individuals rather than acts of war, crimes against which police action rather than military action would have been appropriate.

The Bush Administration (and CNN, Fox, etc.) quickly proclaimed that a state of war existed, and that the rules of war were in effect.

The Cold War was replaced with the “War on Terrorism”.

To a large extent, this over-reaction to the events of 9/11/2001 can be interpreted in terms of the needs of the military-industrial complex against which Eisenhower had warned.

Without a state of war and without enemies, this vast conglomerate of organizations and pressure groups would have languished.

If the aim of the “War on Terror” had been to rid the world of the threat of terrorism, acts like illegal assassination using drones would have been counterproductive, since they create many more terrorists than they destroy. But since the real aim is to produce a state of perpetual war, thus increasing the profits of the military-industrial complex, such methods are the best imaginable.

Urinating on Afghan corpses or burning the Koran or murderous night-time raids on civilian homes also help to promote the real goal – perpetual war.

Even the events that initiated the “War on Terror”, seem to have been made worse than they otherwise might have been, in order to give a better excuse for invading Iraq, attacking Afghanistan, and attacking civil liberties. There is evidence that a number of highly placed officials in the US government knew as early as April 2001 that the World Trade Center might soon be attacked.

The testimony given by CIA insider Susan Lindauer is very explicit about this point. There is also evidence that charges of thermite were placed on steel structures of several buildings, to melt the steel and ensure their collapse. Molten steel and traces of thermite were found in the ruins before these were sealed off from public scrutiny by the FBI.

The collapse of Building 7 (which was not hit by the aircraft) is particularly suspicious. Larry Silverstein, the leaseholder of the World Trade Center, said shortly afterwards in a PBS interview: “I remember getting a call from the fire department commander telling me that they were not sure that they would be able to contain the fire…” (and he said that) “I think that the smartest thing to do is to pull it.”

The phrase “pull it” is one used to speak of controlled demolition, and the subsequent free-falling collapse of Building 7 had all the earmarks of this process.

For those who belong to the military-industrial complex, perpetual war is a blessing, but for the majority of the people of the world it is a curse. Since we who oppose war are the vast majority, can we not make our wills felt?

John Avery received a B.Sc. in theoretical physics from MIT and an M.Sc. from the University of Chicago. He later studied theoretical chemistry at the University of London, and was awarded a Ph.D. there in 1965. He is now Lektor Emeritus, Associate Professor, at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen. Fellowships, memberships in societies: Since 1990 he has been the Contact Person in Denmark for Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. In 1995, this group received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts. He was the Member of the Danish Peace Commission of 1998. Technical Advisor, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe (1988- 1997). Chairman of the Danish Peace Academy, April 2004.

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  1. NOT ON-TOPIC,BUT QUITE CLOSE:-
    I DOUBT IF ANYONE WILL DISAGREE WITH THIS PIECE.ALSO SOME INTERESTING LINKS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION:-

    http://www.intifada-palestine.com/2014/09/nation-cowards/

  2. NEARLY ALL OF THE BLACK ON WHITE CRIME GOES TOTALLY IGNORED BY THE U.S.MSM.,& THE BLACK ON BLACK CRIME SIMPLY NEVER HAPPENS AS FAR AS THEY’RE CONCERNED-UNLESS THE “WHITE VICTIMS” HAPPEN TO HAVE A CERTAIN “TRIBAL AFFILIATION”.:-

    MORE ON AMERICA’S “BLACK RAPPER CULTURE”:-
    Atlanta rappers lose freestyle battle to woman, set her on fire:-

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3206745/posts

    WHICH LINKS TO THIS:-

    http://rollingout.com/criminal-behavior/atlanta-rappers-lose-freestyle-battle-female-decide-teach-violent-lesson/#_

    AND SOME MORE OBSERVATIONS:=
    “Slaying of Domino’s delivery driver appears to be random carjacking, employer says”

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3206736/posts

    WHICH LINKS TO THIS MORE EXTENSIVE ARTICLE,WITH IT’S OWN COMMENTS:-

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/09/slaying_of_dominos_delivery_dr.html#incart_m-rpt-2

    AND HERE’S ONE YOU WON’T READ IN THE “DAILY KARTRASHIAN”,SORRY,”DAILY MAIL”.(THE BLIND ITEM COMMENTS POSTERS GOT IT AT ONCE!.QUITE FUNNY:-

    http://www.wineandsass.com/2014/09/blind-gossip-61-about-to-get-outed.html

  3. As usual …… WELL SAID!

  4. “Fantastic video which explains how the British Government are getting away with robbing the nation and killing the most vulnerable people in society by diverting attention away from criminal elite.”
    http://rinf.com/alt-news/uk-news/v-vendetta-real-truth/
    O.G.NOTE:- FOR ME,THIS VIDEO CRASHED A COUPLE OF TIMES PART-WAY THROUGH,BUT PERHAPS IT’LL BE DIFFERENT FOR YOU BUT HANG IN THERE,IT PICKS UP AGAIN:-

    A GOOD & EXPLANATORY READ.THERE’S A LINK IN THE COMMENTS TO A VIDEO.
    http://www.sott.net/article/286142-Our-global-cancer-Machiavelli-and-oligarchic-democracy

    Georgia Guidestones! Amazing New Details Surface In Suppressed Book, ‘The Age of Reason’
    (YOU CAN TRY DOWNLOADING THE pdf ASSOCIATED WITH THIS VID,BUT MY ATTEMPT STOPPED A T 99%):-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkB-EyoxHCQ

    JIMSTONE RECKONS THIS IS EXCELLENT – GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME:-
    http://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/khazar-theory-a-scapegoat-for-jews/

    1. QUOTE
      http://www.scribd.com/doc/37295591/Georgia-Guide-Stones

      “Ted” Turner III: American media mogul and multi-billionaire Ted Turner is an off-the-wall character who sometimes appears to be insane. Here’s a video of Turner claiming that most of us will be dead and the rest will be cannibals in 30 or 40 years unless we act now on global warming.

      YouTube – Ted Turner; Global Warming Will Create Cannibals

      The largest land owner in North America, Ted Turner started his road to riches when he inherited his father’s billboard business. Turner’s media empire is largely centered in Atlanta, Georgia, less that 100-miles away from the Guidestones.

      1. I always suspected Ted was involved somewhere 😉

        1. And they did say if the man behind it was named, people would lose interest, I know I have 😉

  5. GUESS WHICH TRIBE:-
    http://investmentwatchblog.com/2400-year-old-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend-myth-has-led-to-insanely-stupid-u-s-foreign-policy/

    I DID POST EARLIER ABOUT THE EFFECT THAT SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA COULD HAVE ON EUROPE & THE REPERCUSSIONS THESE COULD HAVE AMONG EUROPEAN FARMERS,WAS I PSYCHIC:-
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-23/decline-fall-europe-french-farmers-set-tax-office-fire

    FROM THE LAND OF THE BRAVE & THE HOME OF THE FREE,WHICH IS BUSY SPREADING YET MORE FREEDOM & DEMOCRACY AROUND THE WORLD:-
    http://rt.com/usa/189748-william-lopez-prisoner-asthma/

    JOBCENTRE ANYONE:-
    http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/former-israeli-president-seeks-employment/

    “Thompson isn’t talking about one vaccine. The CDC “paralysis” refers to a stoppage of all honest research on the causal connection between all vaccines and autism.
    Thompson straight-out admits he has a boss at the CDC who wants him to lie and hide the connection between vaccines and autism”
    http://www.infowars.com/breaking-cdc-whistleblower-ive-stopped-lying/
    (OldGits Note:_ALL – REPEAT ALL- U.S. GOVERNMENT BODIES DEALING WITH THE PERMITTING/APPROVING OF FOODSTUFFS,MEDICINES,VACCINATIONS,& WHATEVER ELSE ARE TOTALLY CORRUPT & HAVE BEEN FOR DECADES.TRUST NOTHING FROM THEM.IF THEY APPROVE IT,IT’S SUSPECT TO SAY THE VERY LEAST.I BASE STATEMENT THIS ON MY 8+ YEARS OF READING ABOUT THIS STUFF ON THE NET.)

  6. His comments on Building 7 are interesting – especially when talking with an architect friend of mine, the latter said that 1) random fires are not capable of collapsing a building of that size, and 2) if the building was demolished deliberately (as Silverstein’s conversation with the fire chief implies) it would take a long time to plan and implement said demolition, certainly NOT something that could be achieved so exactly and expertly within a few short hours, which was the time frame on the day. I see that the final report came down on the side of ‘out of control fires’ ….

    1. My understanding of the architectural side of things is that when the WTC was erected,special places were built into the structure for demolition charges in the event that they ever had to be demolished.It was or became,a standard thing on steel structure high-rise buildings to cut the cost of,& simplify,the demolition process,but I don’t know when the practice was started.So it wouldn’t take long to place the charges.A weekend when the buildings were “closed to everyone for essential maintenance” would be enough time.And also understand that radio-detonated charges are now commonplace,with very accurate & reliable timers as to when they become activated.Thus no need for miles of conspicuous wiring & chipped away plaster,etc.Just set them to activate a half hour before the planes hit &…
      Wasn’t the Brighton hotel bombing that nearly killed Thacher & her crew done in this manner?.And that was by the IRA & years before the WTC.

  7. AND AS MORE & MORE ELECTRONICS ARE INSTALLED IN VEHICLES,& IT BECOMES IMPOSSIBLE TO BUY ONE THAT DOESN’T HAVE THIS KIND OF REMOTE CUT-OFF DEVICE …(DISCLAMER;I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE STATE OF INSTALLED ELECTRONICS IS IN CARS SOLD IN BRITAIN.PERHAPS ANOTHER POSTER CAN SUPPLY?.):-
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3207573/posts

    SOME GOOD ARGUMENTS FROM BOTH ANGLES IN THE COMMENTS.AND IF YOUR LENDER CAN SHUT YOU DOWN IN AN INSTANT,WOULD YOUR GOVERNMENT HESITATE IF YOU WERE BEING A “NUISANCE” TO THEM?.THERE IS THIS LINK TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE WHICH HAS SOME MORE INSTANCES OF THE DANGERS OF THIS KIND OF DEVICE BEING FITTED:-
    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/miss-a-payment-good-luck-moving-that-car/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&src=twr&_r=1&

    A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY THAT NEVER GETS A MENTION IN THE BRIT MEDIA:-
    How Gun Control Made England The ‘Most Violent Country In Europe’
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3207578/posts

    WITH A LINK TO THIS;COMMENTS ON BOTH ARE WORTH A READ:-
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/09/24/How-Gun-Control-Made-England-The-Most-Violent-Country-In-Europe

  8. A LONG ARTICLE WITH A MASS OF VERY INFORMATIVE COMMENTS.TIES IN WITH YOUR “PERPETUAL WAR” THEME:-
    “Ike, at the beginning of World War II was a minor officer with no combat experience. He was left home when the Army went to fight in France and stayed home as well for World War II, until they took him from Lt. Col. to 4 star general. Who is “they?” Ike had powerful friends, powerful friends who hated the United States.”
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/09/20/ikes-free-ride-and-other-tales-of-horror/

    SHORT BUT VERY ACCURATE READ.URL SAYS IT ALL.(MANY INFORMATIVE ARTICLES ON THIS SITE,ALTHOUGH IT’S A MUSLIM SUPPORTING SITE.JUST BEAR THAT IN MIND AS YOU READ):-
    http://rehmat1.com/2014/09/19/judea-declares-war-on-venezuela/

    NOW THIS IS INTERESTING.I’VE SEEN A VIDEO OF THIS COLEMAN & HE’S VERY CONVINCING,BUT YOU DO WONDER WHY SUCH A “VALUABLE SOURCE” WOULD BE ALIVE FOR VERY LONG.
    “According to the late, great Eustace Mullins, Dr. John Coleman (the name he goes by, anyway) not only lifted the materials he used in his books and lectures from both Mullins and Lyndon Larouche publications, but he also may have lifted material from the Anti-Defamation League…while working as a Mossad agent-agitator against America!”
    http://theunhivedmind.com/wordpress3/eustace-mullins-exposed-dr-john-coleman-in-1992/

    “Everyone will strongly resist the idea that something so simple and cheap such as sodium bicarbonate (Baking Soda) can surpass the most expensive pharmaceutical drugs.”

    Read more: http://www.bestherbalhealth.com/baking-soda-true-enemy-pharmaceutical-industry/#ixzz3EIrm90qU

    AND A LINK TO THE DOSAGE etc ON THAT PAGE:-“Many people die while this secret is jealously kept in order to not affect the interests of the large corporations.”

    Read more: http://www.bestherbalhealth.com/lemon-baking-soda-miraculous-healing-combination/#ixzz3EIsA6x11

  9. The situation at the end of WW II was a swirling mess of competing ideology and nationalism attempting to grab power and influence in the vacum left behind by retreating or defeated forces. Add into this the machinations and under the table agreements of the then great powers in attempting to forge the best peace possible under competing ambitions, results in a sort of barely under control chaos.
    Most people are totally unaware of the slaughter that took place in every formerly occupied nation after the war as competing partisans of differing ideologies slaughtered each other, and various nations literally ethnically cleansed their populations employing the most barbaric techniques, techniques demonstrated later in the former Yugoslavia. This European general slaughter and lawlesness continued for years after the end of hostilities and any events of that period HAVE to take into account the general situation of the time.

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