Reagan era is of course when global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS went wild with ALT RIGHT ALT LEFT 5% freemason/Greek civil unrest/civil war all manufactured to expand wealth and power of global 1%. Nothing honorable-----nothing done in GOD'S NAME----all having NO CONSCIENCE.
REAL left social progressives have known for several decades that these CHESS PLAYERS as Walrus and Carpenter would be reverting back to BISHOP MEETS KNIGHT right here in US. So, yes, MOVING FORWARD the UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS will morph into a MILITARY JUNTA.
While Clinton/bush/Obama installed these few decades military juntas in Asia and Africa----MOVING FORWARD from pre-Weimar Germany----our 99% US WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens get this same military junta.
Opinion Gideon Rachman
Why the world needs a United Nations army
July 20, 2009
Ronald Reagan once asked Mikhail Gorbachev to imagine that there was “suddenly a threat to this world from some other species, from another planet”. The late American president speculated that this would ensure “we would forget all the little local differences that we have between our countries”.
We have been shouting for over a decade that the installation of AMAZON.COM GLOBAL WAREHOUSES has nothing to do with RETAIL drone deliveries----these structures are MILITARY JUNTA MOVING FORWARD inside US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES no matter how much our US 99% of WE THE PEOPLE love the convenience of drone retail delivery. When we allow the global military complex to disguise their MILITARY JUNTA infrastructure because it makes things easier today-----in only a decade or two all US 99% are living under a military junta.
CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA having MOVED FORWARD these global corporate complexes filled with Federal funding and tax breaks KNOW all this moves forward global militarized policing and security found in all FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES. This is what global AMAZON is building in AFRICA PARTNERED with the global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS-----KNIGHTS OF MALTA-----TRIBE OF JUDAH MILITARY.
OH, YEAH------these will be 'fulfillment centers' alright.
Amazon Wants To Build a Freakin’ Mega-Drone
New patent shows a sort of drone horde, where unmanned aerial vehicles join up in mass configuration.
By Max Prince
January 11, 2017
One bee by itself is weak; a hive can wreak havoc. That looks to be guiding principle behind a new patent by Amazon, approved in December and uncovered this week. The online retail titan’s plans include a sort of drone hoard, where unmanned aerial vehicles join up in a mass configuration, then split off as need be. This phalanx, according to the patent, could “aerially transport virtually any size, weight or quantity of items.”
The drone mothership concept is strange, slightly creepy, and potentially brilliant. One of the biggest hurdles in drone deliveries is payload—namely that larger packages require more powerful drones. Instead, Amazon posits, why not just add more drones? Multiple unmanned aerial vehicles linked together could deliver heavier packages first, then break up into smaller groups to deliver medium-weight packages, and so forth.
U.S. Patent Office
The patent also mentions that, while decoupled, the drones would use “wireless general data networks, such as a Wi-Fi, satellite, and/or cellular networks” to communicate. So, with smart enough algorithms, Amazon could use hyper-efficient flight patterns, linking up drones as needed according to payload, destination, proximity, etc. Major logistics gone aerial.
AND US 99% WE THE PEOPLE THOUGHT ALL THIS CITY-WIDE WI FI WAS ALL SOCIAL BENEFIT.
The drone mothership revelation comes just weeks after another patent filing showed Amazon’s plans for “airborne fulfillment centers”—blimp warehouses that hover 45,000 feet over cities, deploying drones to deliver items to the homes below. Of course, none of this is being put into action (yet.) But CEO Jeff Bezos has been on about drone delivery since his “60 Minutes” interview three years ago, and he’s not quitting. Self-driving trucks, automated warehouses, now “airborne fulfillment centers” and “collective unmanned vehicle configuration.” They’re all pieces of an entire future retail ecosystem that Amazon envisions.
How does global banking 1% build an infrastructure for far-right wing, authoritarian, militaristic, extreme wealth extreme poverty LIBERTARIAN MARXISM? It PRETENDS the global corporate campuses being built today inside our US cities are a WIN WIN for our local economies jobs, jobs, jobs.
We can simply look to where AMAZON.COM 'warehouses' are chosen to be built to see global MILITARY JUNTA----UNITED NATIONS ARMY -----is being built all with our local and national US media cheerleader pretending this is a healthy economic competition.
As we state often-----SMART CITIES has nothing to do with PROGRESSIVE INDUSTRY. It is totally a DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP STATE MILITARY JUNTA structure and goal.
Of course, BALTIMORE was first round choice for AMAZON WAREHOUSE-----with all our global banking 5% freemason/Greek players pretending to help labor and justice fighting for these global corporate campuses.
'Hans Riemer, president of the Montgomery County Council, found out from a friend via text message.
“My heart skipped a beat,” he said'
HANS being that raging global banking 1% CLINTON neo-liberal using all those same TALKING POINTS of SUSTAINABILITY and helping build our communities KNOWING that is not the goals of these global militarized infrastructure.
Hans Riemer, first elected to the County Council in 2010, represents one million Montgomery County residents as an At-Large Member.
Hans has dedicated his public service career to creating opportunity for all people to achieve their potential. As a Councilmember, he works towards this vision by advocating to fund public education and public transportation, early childhood programs, libraries, recreation, human services, housing and economic development.
A dedicated environmentalist, Hans works hard to strengthen Montgomery County’s superb rural, suburban and urban areas by placing walkability, public transportation and sustainability at the center of our planning goals'.
DOES HANS REALLY REPRESENT 1 MILLION MONTGOMERY COUNTY CITIZENS?
Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters
Indianapolis made the list of finalists, which favored cities in the Midwest, South and on the East Coast.
Stacy Able for The New York Times
By Nick Wingfield
- Jan. 18, 2018
“We would like to move Boston forward in the process so we can continue to learn more about your community, your talent, and potential real estate options,” Holly Sullivan, an Amazon executive, wrote in the note. “Please email me back with available times for a call so we can discuss next steps.”
Boston was one of 20 places in the United States and Canada that made Amazon’s list, joining cities that had been widely expected to make the cut, like Denver and Dallas, and surprises like Nashville and Columbus, Ohio.
The winner could get up to 50,000 high-paying jobs and $5 billion in investment, figures that Amazon has dangled in front of local officials, setting off an unprecedented competition to be the second home for one of the internet’s mightiest companies. In all, 238 cities and regions applied to bring the company to town, many using promises of tax breaks and public charm offensives to gain favor with the e-commerce giant.
The finalists include places like Newark, where the local economy has struggled for decades, and hip centers like Miami and Austin, Tex. For other cities, like Los Angeles and New York, luring Amazon would cement their place as centers of the tech industry.
The other finalists are Atlanta; Chicago; Indianapolis; Montgomery County, Md.; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh, N.C.; Washington and Toronto — the only one outside the United States.
Officials from the 20 locations celebrated their selections and, in most cases, reiterated their pitches for why Amazon should ultimately pick them. Ras Baraka, mayor of Newark, said Amazon would have “a tremendous social and economic impact on this city, state and region by coming to Newark.”
Kathleen Wynne, the premier of Ontario, the province where Toronto is located, reacted with what could be perceived as a dig at her American competitors. Toronto was the “obvious choice” for Amazon, in part because of Canada’s universal health care system and its openness to immigrants, she said.
“We are already welcoming the best and brightest talent from around the world — no matter where you come from, you are welcome and you will feel at home in Ontario,” Ms. Wynne said.
Many of the cities selected had been considered shoo-ins from the moment Amazon announced the search in September, largely because they closely matched the attributes that the company said it wanted in a second home, which it is calling HQ2. Those criteria included a metropolitan area with a population greater than one million and the ability to attract and keep strong technical talent.
But there were several surprise snubs, too. Amazon rejected applications from Detroit, Phoenix and San Diego, plus all the bids from Mexico. The list leaned east, away from the tech-saturated hubs of the West Coast.
“Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough — all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” Ms. Sullivan, Amazon’s head of economic development, said in a statement. “Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.”
Amazon shrouded its selection process in secrecy. On Thursday, the company said little about how it had pared down the list, other than to say it based its choices on the criteria it laid out for the search earlier.
The process was conducted by a team of about a dozen people within Amazon, including economists, human resources managers and executives who oversee real estate, according to people briefed on the process who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deliberations were private. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive who was the mastermind behind turning the search into a public process and coined the term “HQ2,” was also involved, the people said.
The veil of secrecy kept even the finalist cities in the dark until Thursday’s announcement.
Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington, was on her way into the office when a deputy mayor called and said that the city had made the Top 20. “I was, of course, pleased, but not that surprised because we know that Washington, D.C., matches what Amazon is looking for,” Ms. Bowser said.
The Scioto Mile park in Columbus, Ohio, which also made Amazon’s list of possible homes for its second headquarters.CreditAndrew Spear for The New York Times
Hans Riemer, president of the Montgomery County Council, found out from a friend via text message.
“My heart skipped a beat,” he said.
The process will now shift into a new phase, with Amazon representatives communicating more directly with the finalist cities as they prepare to select a winner later this year — and perhaps with cities being even more outspoken about why they should be chosen. Emissaries from Amazon are expected to visit the finalist locations in person.
Some of the finalists are neighbors, setting up what are likely to be intense regional rivalries. Ms. Bowser said Amazon’s selection of Montgomery County and Northern Virginia — both near Washington — spoke to the appeal of the region’s work force.
“Of course,” she added, “we believe that Washington, D.C. — with our top talent and world-class amenities — is the right place for Amazon HQ2.”
Mayor Baraka said that Newark has a “friendly rivalry” with its bigger neighbor, New York, while adding that his city enjoys the advantages of cheaper real estate, space for development in its downtown and lots of fiber optic network capacity.
The MaRS Discovery District innovation hub in Toronto, the one Canadian city that made the Amazon list.
CreditAaron Vincent Elkaim for The New York Times
Amazon needs a second headquarters because it’s bursting at the seams in its hometown, Seattle. Mr. Bezos founded the company there in 1994, and it has since transformed the city, employing more than 40,000 there. That expansion has also contributed to Seattle’s soaring cost of living and its traffic woes.
To lure applicants, Amazon showered local politicians with its own data about the effect the company has had on the Seattle economy, and some of the immediate economic benefits its second home would experience — including $5 billion in construction spending.
It asked candidates to include in their bids a variety of detailed information, including potential building sites, crime and traffic stats and nearby recreational opportunities. Amazon also asked cities and states to describe the tax incentives available to offset its costs for building and operating its second headquarters. The most eye-popping of those offers was New Jersey’s promise of up to $7 billion in tax incentives to bring Amazon to Newark.
Another tech giant, Apple, this week said it, too, was hunting for a location to build a major new campus. But the company’s chief executive, Tim Cook, said it would not conduct a public bidding process akin to Amazon’s. He said California and Texas were unlikely locations for the new campus because Apple already has significant operations there.
Amazon’s search process has also attracted critics. Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate for local businesses, said that politicians were enhancing Amazon’s image just as the company’s market power was under growing scrutiny from groups like her own.
“As these cities woo and grovel, they are basically communicating this idea that we should want Amazon to be bigger and more powerful in our economy,” Ms. Mitchell said.
Ed Glaeser, a professor of economics at Harvard who studies cities, predicted that the winner of the contest would have in place the kind of positive economic attributes that mean it wouldn’t necessarily need Amazon to thrive.
“At its best, the competition for Amazon has spurred cities to think about how to improve their quality of life more generally,” he said. “At its worst, the competition has become a distraction and a contest for throwing cash at the giant.”
NORIEGA was of course one of those BUSH SR/REAGAN ERA global banking 1% installed military junta guys who as all those THUGS recruited by global banking 1% for these jobs of brutality----unbridled death and destruction ---was also tied to OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS OPIUM WAR against the 99% of LATINO citizens and our 99% of US WE THE PEOPLE. The global 1% KNIGHTS OF MALTA AND TRIBE OF JUDAH love sacking and looting sovereign nations as CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA-----but they have a special place in their hearts for this stage of MOVING FORWARD-----THOSE BRUTAL MILITARY JUNTA----do not have to be charming and smiling----they simply have to have absolutely no HUMANITY.
Baby boomers back in 1970s-80s watching the US media knew what CIA KNIGHTS OF MALTA were doing to destabilize Latin America----the US even had back then a US Justice Department and court system that CONDEMNED these covert missions controlled by FOREIGN SOVEREIGNTY OF MALTA. Fast forward today in US, and our candidates for local, state, and national office are openly former CIA----who US citizens know were given that license to kill---that license to ignore all US RULE OF LAW and international laws.
Here is old-reliable NPR as global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS media outlet having CIA on air telling us RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA ----is the problem.
As MOVING FORWARD becomes global military junta-----our local US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES city/county councils and state assemblies of course start filling with former insider agents from global military complex. Not our rank and file former US service men and women----but those having spent these few decades working to create civil unrest/civil war ---installing military junta in sovereign nations once having CIVILIZED SOCIETIES.
So, here in our US national media giving air time to who we KNOW is myth-making and propagandizing these FAKE NEWS stories making RUSSIA vs WESTERN NATIONS manufacturing reasons for WW 3.
MRC with SAMANTHA BEE-----will make TWEEDLE DUM and TWEEDLE DEE of our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens.
Ex-CIA Officer, Texas Rep. Will Hurd, On Russia's 'Greatest Covert Action Campaign'
March 19, 20176:01 PM ET
Heard on All Things Considered
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) talks about President Trump's plan to build a wall, the Congressional intelligence hearings on Monday and his recent road trip with Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke.
MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:
We've been broadcasting all weekend from the Texas Standard studios at member station KUT in Austin, Texas, where we're experiencing South by Southwest. It's the 30th anniversary of this massive festival and conference that explores music, film and technology. We figured we'd come because frankly, you get a different perspective when you travel, and because some of the people and ideas that will transform the future are here.
Now, to that end, we'll start today with Congressman Will Hurd, a Republican who represents the 23rd congressional district. It runs from El Paso to San Antonio. We called him for a Texas perspective on a number of the important national stories that have been percolating while we've been here. And he recently had a transformative experience himself while traveling. I began our conversation by asking him about President Trump's budget proposal, which includes billions of dollars to build a wall between Texas and Mexico. Congressman Hurd opposes that.
WILL HURD: I always talk about with a president's budget is a statement of priorities, but it's Congress that funds the government. And so I think almost all Republicans have said the government is going to look a little bit differently than what the president has asked for. But when it comes to border security, there's already physical barriers along the border. I have 820 miles of the international boundary between Texas and Mexico. The Santa Elena Canyon and Big Bend National Park, you have a 6,000-foot cliff on the Mexico side. You have the Rio Grande or the Rio Bravo, as they call it in Mexico. And then you have another 6,000-foot cliff on the U.S. side. That's already a physical barrier.
We should be spending some of this money on increasing folks within border patrol. And that's one thing that the president is trying to do. We should be using some of that money to help improve intelligence collection in Mexico and Central America on drug trafficking organizations and human kingpin smugglers.
You know, I've spent nine and a half years as an undercover officer in the CIA. Meanwhile, I was in India two years, Pakistan two years, New York two years, Afghanistan a year and a half. I chased al-Qaida all over the world. You know, intelligence is important, and we can stop this problem before it gets to our border. And it's cheaper to do it than building a 30-foot concrete barrier.
MARTIN: I'm glad you mentioned your intelligence background because I want to talk about that next. But just one more question on the whole border question. Do you have any evidence that your colleagues are listening to you?
HURD: I do. I've brought members of Congress down to the border and I've taken them into Juarez. And I represent from San Antonio to El Paso. El Paso is one of the safest cities of its size in the country. Juarez is not the murder capital of the world the way it was in 2008 and 2009. And they've seen and they've changed their opinion. They've actually gone back and written op eds talking about how building a wall is probably not the most reasonable way.
MARTIN: Now, I want to draw on your intelligence background. You sit on the House Intelligence Committee. The president still hasn't offered any evidence that the Obama administration wiretapped Mr. Trump's Manhattan office. Your committee has also said that they've found no evidence. What should happen now?
HURD: Well, what should happen now is folks across the country should be happy that the government is working. You have Republican leaders in the House and the Senate that deal with intelligence that disagree with the president. And the reality is there is no evidence that suggests any truth to these claims. And the folks in Congress are doing our job and calling balls and strikes.
MARTIN: So let's talk about the hearings. On Monday, the committee will be holding the first public congressional hearings on Russian interference in the U.S. elections. Now, a number of people, including Evan McMullin - he's a one-time candidate for president and, like you, a former CIA officer - he's criticized these hearings being held, saying that this should go to a bipartisan special committee. His argument is that this makes it easier to limit and control the investigations. And this is a way, he says, that this could be used to minimize the political damage toward a Republican president, potentially, rather than allow the chips to fall where they may. And I'd like to ask how you respond to that.
HURD: Well, I disagree with Evan on that. First off, the fact that this hearing is being done publicly, which is rare for the House Intelligence Committee, is a sign of commitment to an open investigation. And we're going to be able to hear the responses from the director of the FBI and the director of the NSA. And this is going to go down in Russian history as the greatest covert action campaign not because of who won the election. That was won fair and square. It's going to go down as the greatest covert action because it created a wedge, whether real or perceived, between the White House, the intelligence community and the American people.
Again, REAL left social progressives LOVE our rank and file US public military service citizens----we fight for vet rights, benefits, fight against illegal wars sending them into harms way when goals conflict with AMERICAN FREEDOM, LIBERTY, JUSTICE, HONOR, PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS for our US 99% of WE THE PEOPLE.
What we are seeing nationally sold as PATRIOTISM-------are more and more and more of former military having ties with global banking 1% KNIGHTS OF MALTA----TRIBE OF JUDAH advancing goals of ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE for ONLY THE GLOBAL 1%.
Any former US military NOT shouting against MOVING FORWARD and these few decades of sacking and looting of our sovereign US nation----not shouting against CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA ENDING ties to GENEVA CONVENTION rules of military engagement MOVING FORWARD the same tortures-----the same military brutality MILITARY JUNTAS use globally in third world nations---will simply be MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE military junta structures here in US.
THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR OUR FORMER RANK AND FILE US MILITARY TO RUN FOR OFFICE----WE ARE STOPPING MOVING FORWARD US BEING TAKEN TO THIRD WORLD MILITARY JUNTA.
These are the public policy today MOVING FORWARD infrastructure inside US cities having goals of GLOBAL MILITARY JUNTA.
'Founded by ex-members of the US Army Special Forces, Triple Canopy is a mercenary force that works mainly for the US government in Iraq. Their employees include former Navy SEALs, Rangers, Special Operations personnel and police officers'.
More military veterans running for office at a time when fewer are in Congress
- By CHEYENNE HASLETT
- Luke Barr
Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
President Trump touts his accomplishments in Memorial Day tweet about fallen soldiers
Memorial Day is typically left untarnished by politics but the president’s tweet Monday morning, which suggested that fallen U.S. troops would be “very happy” with his administration's performance, quickly brought Washington into the mix.
Twitter backlash aside, and in some cases because of it, this Memorial Day brings more service members seeking office in the nation’s capital than in years past. Over 400 former service members are running or have run for Congress in this year’s midterms, according to With Honor, a “cross-partisan organization” that supports veterans.
And the surge comes at a critical juncture for veterans on Capitol Hill.
Fewer veterans served in Congress last year than previous years, making up just 20 percent of the Senate and 19 percent of the House in 2017, according to the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. Comparatively, veterans made up 81 percent of the Senate and 75 percent of the House roughly 45 years ago, according to Pew.
Today, veterans like Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a former Navy commander and prisoner of war, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who lost both legs when her Black Hawk helicopter was downed in Iraq, and Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., who also lost limbs in combat while serving in Afghanistan, are among the over 100 veterans across both chambers who’ve entered a different kind of service to the nation, on Capitol Hill.
Today we honor the Americans who sacrificed everything to secure the blessings of liberty. Family and friends to some, heroes to all - who lived, fought and died for the safety and future of a great and good nation. God bless them and grant them perpetual peace. #MemorialDay pic.twitter.com/OtdTAd3DS5
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) May 28, 2018
Americans remain confident in the military, according to a Gallup poll released the Friday before Memorial Day, and are more confident in the military than any other institution. The reasoning, the poll said, is partly because of the professionality of the military and the “importance of what military does for the country.”
WHAT IS DIFFERENT TODAY THAN 45 YEARS AGO REGARDING VETERANS AS POLITICIANS? 45 YEARS AGO WE HAD A STRONG PUBLIC US MILITARY VETS BEING PROUD AMERICANS---TODAY WE HAVE ALMOST NO US PUBLIC MILITARY AND VETERANS OFTEN BEING TIED TO GLOBAL PRIVATIZED MILITARY CORPORATIONS.
Lt. Col. Amy McGrath — one of the 400 veterans seeking office in 2018 — hopes to benefit from that connection come November. A Democrat running in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District, McGrath was the first woman to fly an F/A-18 fighter jet in a combat mission for the Marine Corp.
In a March interview with ABC News, McGrath said she thinks voters are looking for “people who served their country, not their political party.”
“That’s really resonating,” she said.
McGrath was inspired after the 2016 election but her training as a Marine led to her decision to run, she said. “As someone who has been a Marine, how do you change things? You step up to the plate. And you are the one who says, ‘Put me in,’” she said.
Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath stands beside an F/A-18 in Virginia Beach, Va., where she was part of a squadron in 2007. McGrath, running as a Democrat for a House seat in Kentucky, was the first woman to fly an F/A-18 in combat for the Marine Corps. more +
Richard Ojeda is also a military veteran running as a Democrat for a House seat, but in West Virginia. The former state senator and Iraq war veteran frequently describes his anger upon returning from war in campaign speeches.
“I found kids in my backyard that have it worse than the kids that I saw in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Ojeda said days before the West Virginia primaries in May at an event with voters. “And that's unacceptable. I cannot accept that. And then when I ask myself, what did my brothers die for? They didn't die for this.”
Veterans running across the country also frequently bring up leadership in their campaigns, a perceived skill Ojeda and others attribute to their time in the military.
“I've led men in combat,” he said. “I'm not going to let somebody claim to be a leader when they don't even have no sense of what that word means. And that's why I got into this.”
There is no case of global banking 1% installing military juntas that society is not filled with brutality----death and destruction-----inhumanity-----and yes, it is our RANK AND FILE military recruits placed out front and center in these goals. YOU ENLIST OR WE WILL ENLIST YOU-----then becomes WE MUST DO WHAT WE ARE TOLD.
BURMA as MYANMAR was made a military junta for these few decades for the same reasons each nation falls to these military occupations. These Asian nations were sacked and looted, fell into tremendous civil unrest civil war, had that military junta installed being brutal ----now MOVING FORWARD to installing FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES with 'elected' leaders tied to global banking 1%. The 99% of Burmese citizens never able to live in a civil society once WORLD BANK/IMF/GLOBAL 1% KNIGHTS OF MALTA TRIBE OF JUDAH install these MILITARY JUNTA. So, today after HILLARY installed FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES in BURMA----BURMA now simply has BILLIONAIRE JUNTAS-----as EGYPT---as PAKISTAN----as THAILAND et al.
THIS IS WHAT MOVING FORWARD IN US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES HAVE AS A GOAL FOR OUR US 99% WE THE PEOPLE BLACK, WHITE, AND BROWN CITIZENS. LET'S JUST STAND UP NOW AND BE CITIZENS COMING TOGETHER AS A 99% VS GLOBAL 1%.
Hello says this man in the mask----I am a global banking 1% freemason/Greek 5% civil unrest/civil war PLAYER.
Who is killed in greatest numbers during these MILITARY JUNTA installations? Our rank and file 99% of citizens black, white, and brown citizens.
Burma's military junta accused of torturing and killing ethnic rebels
War on Kachin rebels has intensified but gone entirely unnoticed, with abuses overshadowed by drive for political reform
Tania Branigan in Ruili on China-Burma border
Sun 18 Dec 2011 13.42 EST First published on Sun 18 Dec 2011 13.42 EST
A Kachin Independence Army soldier with assault rifle shops for a mobile phone. Kachin civilians have reported human rights abuses by government troops.
The villagers scattered as machine guns raked the darkness, fleeing from the Burmese troops into the thick of the jungle. When day came they crept from their hiding places to find each other.
Nu La could not see his wife until he followed the wail of their two-week-old baby. Her body lay close to her son, between two large rocks, slumped to the right. The slash wound that killed her ran all the way from one side of her chest to the other.
The mother of four was a casualty of a brutal six-month conflict between the Burmese government and ethnic minority rebels from Kachin, a state in northern Burma bordering China. This is a war that has killed and maimed countless civilians and caused 30,000, probably more, to flee, yet has gone almost entirely unnoticed, as the outside world chooses instead to focus on the possibility of a Burmese thaw and rapprochement with the generals. As Hillary Clinton visited the country last month – and as William Hague prepares for a rare official visit to Burma early in the new year, fighting has intensified in Kachin.
"There's so much focus on political reforms from the international perspective, but human rights abuses that are continuing are being ignored. It doesn't fit into the narrative," said Lynn Yoshikawa of Refugees International, who visited the region this month.
The government announced a ceasefire last week, but sources in Kachin areas said clashes continued. Among the allegations made by Kachin civilians interviewed by the Guardian along the Chinese-Burma border were:
•Burmese troops attacked villages without warning, injuring and killing civilians.
•Numerous civilians vanished in areas occupied by the military.
• Soldiers pillaged homes and forced villagers to carry away their plunder.
• Troops subjected men to brutal interrogations.
• Chemical agents were used around one village, possibly to push people out of the area.
Groups including Human Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights and Partners Relief and Development have also gathered numerous accounts of abuses. Organisations say that while the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has also committed violations, government soldiers are responsible for the vast majority.
"Abuses have been extreme and have been a rallying point for people to back the Kachin Independence Organisation [political wing of the KIA], now more than ever. Support for the KIO is really at a peak," said Yoshikawa.
"Troops know they won't be held accountable for serious violations of the laws of war," said David Mathieson, Burma researcher for Human Rights Watch, noting that similar military behaviour had been documented around the country.
"It's like a set menu of abusive practices: forced labour, torture and the destruction of property and livelihoods."
The longrunning conflict is one of many between the Burmese state and ethnic groups which reignited two years ago as the government sought to extend its hold. Skirmishes between government troops and the KIA erupted into outright conflict this June, ending a 17-year ceasefire.
"The resumption of fighting in Kachin areas … is the most serious threat to peace in Myanmar," a recent International Crisis Group report warned.
"The KIO was the group that approached the ceasefire with probably the greatest strategic thought, and they went very far in co-operating with the military government's roadmap. The consequences of that ceasefire failing are grave."
No one has felt those consequences more acutely than Nu La and his family, who fled with fellow villagers as the Burmese army approached early this month.
Troops stumbled across them as they sheltered in a jungle camp overnight. When Nu La got up to see what was happening, soldiers fired four shots towards him and a mortar before shouting in Burmese and Kachin: "Don't flee!"
The families were too frightened to comply.
"It was like a battle. Then the machine guns came," Nu La said. "The shooting was for around 15 minutes. They shot and we fled … We were all afraid and ran in different directions."
He wept as he described finding his wife of 15 years the next morning. Beside him, their eight-year-old daughter dandled her baby brother in an imitation of motherhood.
Another neighbour was wounded by gunfire and two more are missing, Nu La said. One was holding her four-year-old daughter when she was shot in the leg.
"Her daughter said [the soldiers] injected medicine into the woman and took her away. I saw pieces of her clothes on the way. I don't know what happened to her," he added.
Mathieson said many disappearances suggested forced labour or interrogation, and that there were concerns women had been abducted to be abused. The Kachin Women Association of Thailand has logged around 40 cases of alleged rape or sexual abuse by soldiers.Another civilian gave a detailed account of a November assault on settlements between KIA and Burmese military lines. Hkun Awng described a four-day attack, with the army firing what he believed were chemical agents into areas around their villages – possibly to force them further and further out of the territory.
"With the one that explodes on the ground the smoke is black and everything afterwards is black. It was like you had poured engine oil on the ground … The grass and leaves and bark were all completely black.
"With the other it explodes in the air. They shoot two [shells] together: one with white cloudy smoke and the other with brown smoke."
When villagers went to investigate, children and the elderly were immediately affected, he said, and others more gradually."The throat dries up. It feels like wanting to cough. You feel nauseous and want to vomit and your body weakens."
Experts said the nature of the substances was unclear. Anti-crop agents would usually take days or weeks to work. While CS gas makes some individuals nauseous, irritant effects usually predominate, said Alastair Hay, professor of environmental technology at Leeds University.
CS gas and other riot control agents can be used in civil disturbances but are forbidden in warfare under the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which Burma has signed but not ratified. Professor Julian Robinson, an expert on chemical weapons at Sussex University, said allegations of Burmese use were "both numerous and – at least to my mind – unresolved".
There have been widespread claims of brutal interrogations and Zahkung Nu Nu, from a Kachin area of northern Shan state, said she witnessed a neighbour's torture in early September. The 18-year-old civilian was singled out by troops who halted her party of villagers as they fled.
"They poured water over him and then covered his head with a plastic bag so he was struggling to breathe. They did it for about 10 or 15 minutes, then pulled it off and beat him, then poured water and covered his head, again and again.
"They were asking questions like 'Are you KIA?' He said no, I'm a civilian. He said it again and again and they didn't believe him," she said.
The torture ended after two hours when a soldier who knew the man's parents intervened, she said.
Other villagers, whom she met on a surreptitious return to her home, told her they had been forced to act as porters – perhaps the fate of her husband, too; she has not seen him since their chaotic escape.
"They had to carry their belongings and the belongings of villagers. I went hoping to bring back my things, but when I arrived at my house, nothing was left," she added, describing how everything from cooking pots and rice to traditional clothes had vanished.
A headman from another area said that even before the ceasefire ended, troops had forced villagers to log trees and carry loads of bricks for their base, paying small sums or nothing at all.
He added that the fighting was much worse than in previous outbreaks. Troops were using mortars as well as guns and firing more often.
"They just used people to show them the way or forced them to be porters," he said.
"During the current fighting it's very different: when they see civilians, they know they are civilians, but they shoot and kill them."
His own son has been missing for more than three weeks, but no one dares to return to look for him.Some witnesses complained that troops seemed to assume all Kachin were KIA members or active supporters.
"In other cases it is clear they have simply gone into an area and shelled the village and watched people run away – and then quite often destroyed food and made the area uninhabitable. They create huge areas which are free fire zones and basically shoot on sight," said Mathieson.
"It is not necessarily to kill people but to drive them away, to deny support [for the KIA] and tie up their resources as people flee into their areas."
The Guardian has changed the names and withheld details of interviewees, because they fear retaliation.
Burmese authorities did not respond to questions. An official at the embassy in Beijing said that information on Kachin was available from state media and that the foreign ministry was busy preparing for a summit.
The government has signed deals with other ethnic groups in recent weeks and has met Kachin representatives for discussions, bringing hope for a resolution.
Aung Thaung, the minister of industry and head of the Union Level Peace-Making Group, said on Friday that the government wanted "everlasting peace" and hoped to sign agreements with all ethnic groups within three years.
Asked why troops had not followed the presidential order to withdraw from combat with the Kachin, he told Reuters there might be skirmishes due to problems communicating with troops in remote areas.
In another possible sign of progress Unicef and UNHCR officials last week were allowed to visit Majiayang, where many of the displaced Kachin have fled. The World Food Programme has been able to visit only government-controlled areas, but hopes it may now be able to extend its programme – at least until funding for Burma runs out, in February.
A Kachin volunteer said psychological issues were as acute as food shortages and health problems, with traumatised families further distressed by recent fighting. "People are crying in their mind," she said. When they hear gunshots, "they are frightened and want to escape again".
The Burmese government has been in conflict with ethnic minorities such as the Kachin, Karen and Shan since independence in 1948. Longstanding ceasefires collapsed two years ago as it tried to bring their militias under national army control and while President Thein Sein promised this spring to make the issue a national priority, an upsurge in fighting followed.
In recent weeks authorities have reached ceasefires or deals with several groups. But the Kachin are particularly wary. The Kachin Independence Organisation – allied to the Kachin Independence Army – agreed to participate in the government's political roadmap in the 1990s and co-operated even when its proposals were ignored. Yet Kachin candidates were blocked from standing in 2010's elections and the government became increasingly hostile, declaring the ceasefire null and void.
Kachin grievances have been exacerbated by government-backed projects that displaced inhabitants and brought them little benefit: "With the [Myitsone] dam, mining, other infrastructure – there's a sense of being politically marginalised and exploited at the same time," said David Mathieson of Human Rights Watch.
The government surprised many by axing the massive Chinese hydropower project in September, but the International Crisis Group warned that did not solve the underlying problems. A recent report praised the president's bold peace initiative but warned that the most difficult deal to reach might well be with the KIO.
• The picture caption on this article was corrected on 19 December 2011 because the original identified the Kachin fighter as holding "a rocket launcher". This was based on the caption material supplied. The weapon is a type of assault rifle.
As US national media PRETEND there is tension between RUSSIA and US ----between US and CHINA ------we have watched these few decades as CHINA has been allowed outsourcing of vital US national strategic infrastructure -----as we discussed over a decade ago------FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE PORT MANAGEMENT-----as below in Greece so too all US ports. In MOVING FORWARD US cities as MILITARY JUNTA-----no one does MILITARY JUNTA better than MAOIST CHINA. When US public policy states that anywhere inside US designated FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE is free from any national, state, and local laws, sovereignty, US Constitutional rights-----as has existed through CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA-----then a US PORT as Baltimore outsourcing to this Chinese port management corporation will tell our 99% of WE THE CITIZENS OF BALTIMORE that Chinese port management corporation can get as MILITARY JUNTA as it wants.
Greek military junta of 1967–1974
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Greek military junta of 1967–1974, commonly known as the Regime of the Colonels (Greek: καθεστώς των Συνταγματαρχών, kathestós ton Syntagmatarchón [kaθesˈtos ton sin'daɣ.matarˈxon]), or in Greece simply The Junta (/ˈdʒʌntə/ or /ˈhʊntə/; Greek: Χούντα [ˈxunda]), The Dictatorship (Η Δικτατορία, I Diktatoría) and The Seven Years (Η Επταετία, I Eptaetía), was a series of far-right military juntas that ruled Greece following the 1967 Greek coup d'état led by a group of colonels on 21 April 1967.
The trade agreements made several decades ago under a NIXON opening of China as we state created FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES with trade agreements allowing multi-national corporations to operate independent of any Chinese laws-----with contracts of 50-60 years. As we discussed, those 50 year contracts are ending-----global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS are simply reversing the FAVOR by handing Chinese corporations control of US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES. These are MILITARY JUNTA public policies installed a few decades ago in US cities like Baltimore. While US media sell SANCTUARY CITY/STATE as pro-99% of new immigrants----it has always been pro-global foreign corporations being installed in US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES. Maryland was made a SANCTUARY STATE by Maryland Attorney General FROSH because FROSH is global banking 1% MOVING FORWARD US MILITARY JUNTA.
Who created all those southeast Asian military juntas after decades of manufactured civil unrest civil wars pretending a LEFT COMMUNISM battled a right government? Global 1% CHINESE MAOIST players. Who will partner with global 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS KNIGHTS OF MALTA TRIBES OF JUDAH to do the same here in US? Nobody does MILITARY JUNTA better than KNIGHTS OF MALTA then MAOIST CHINA.
Chinese carrier Cosco is transforming Piraeus – and has eyes on Thessaloniki
As PM begins official visit to Greece, interest in Mediterranean ports and China's increased presence will be at forefront of talks
Helena Smith in Athens
Thu 19 Jun 2014 10.33 EDT
Seated in his pristine office overlooking the port of Piraeus, Captain Fu Cheng Qiu sums up the magnitude of China's interest in Greece.
"No other country in Europe offers such potential," he says as cranes in constant motion move containers from ship to dock outside. "We believe that Piraeus can be the biggest port in the Mediterranean and one of the most important distribution centres because it is the gateway to the Balkans and southern Europe."
Five years ago, Fu's employer, the global shipping carrier Cosco, acquired the management rights of half of the port in a €500m (£400m) deal that has seen business activity triple. Under the Chinese company's watch, about 6,000 containers a day are transferred through the terminal with breathtaking efficiency. "It's a huge investment that is teaching us a lot about management skills in a foreign country," says Fu, who has overseen the remodelling and expansion of the piers now controlled by Cosco under the 35-year concession.
As the Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, arrives to conduct an official three-day visit to Greece, it will be the success of China's state-run shipping group at the forefront of talks. With Beijing hoping to further cement its foothold in a country viewed as offering the easiest entrance to Europe commercially, Chinese officials are eager to replicate Cosco's business model elsewhere. "The Chinese and Greek economies are mutually complementary," Li wrote on Wednesday in the conservative daily Kathimerini. "Greece is accelerating privatisation and infrastructure construction. China will encourage its well-established enterprises to play an active part in this process."
Already China has expressed interest in purchasing the port of Thessaloniki, Greece's state-run railway network and a majority stake in the other half of the port of Piraeus still under government control. All three are expected to be put to international tender as part of an asset-stripping drive aimed at trimming the twice-bailout country's monumental debt load. Rumours are swirling that Athens' international airport – and new international airport on Crete – will be added to the list.
"China wants more cooperation with Greece in airport, rail, road and other infrastructure development," added Li, insisting that tourism would also become an important growth area. "In this fast-changing world, China and the EU, as the biggest developing country and the biggest bloc of developed countries in the world, share common interests and have a greater need for each other."
The enthusiasm is echoed by Greek officials. Nearly five years into its worst economic crisis in living memory, Greece is thirsty for investment seeing it as the easiest way to offset an unemployment rate that at 26.7% remains the highest in the EU.
"Cosco's presence in the port of Pireaus … has brought great benefits to the Greek public sector," the merchant marine minister Miltiades Varvitsiotis said last week as he dismissed suggestions that Beijing was exploiting Greece because of the bargain prices at which much of its infrastructure was being sold. "It has proved to be one of the most important and profitable investments to have to happened in a global harbour … and because of this we are trying every day to reinforce this relationship."
SAME FAMILIES COMING UP WITH ALL KINDS OF WAYS TO HAVE A 'NEW DEMOCRACY'.
List of political families in GreeceFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Miltiadis Varvitsiotis (died 1960): People's Party MP for Athens 1946–1950
- his son Ioannis Varvitsiotis (born 1933): National Radical Union and New Democracy MP, Minister for Commerce (1975–1977), Education (1977–1980), National Defence (1989, 1990–1993), Vice President of the European People's Party and of New Democracy.
For Spyros Mercouris, who is seen as the arbiter of improved cultural ties with China – the basis for the economic cooperation now taking root – that relationship is as much about the two nations shared sense of history as the very modern demands of globalisation.
"There's a shared sense of belonging to ancient civilisations that has helped lay the foundations for what we are seeing now," says Mercouris who has organised several groundbreaking shows in China as Greece's pre-eminent curator of exhibitions. "It has helped cut the vast distance between the two countries."
Cosco's presence has fast turned Greece into a portal through which Chinese products are daily passed into the European Union – a strategic plan that Beijing intends to take further with the expansion of processing rights enabling it to ship goods under EU label.
With investors also poring in, the surge of interest has reanimated Athens' resident Chinese community. "Our phones are ringing off the hook," says Li Ang, who heads the capital's Greek-Chinese Commercial and Cultural Association. "Investors want to buy five-star hotels, wineries and olive oil companies … people who left with economic crisis are flooding back. Greece is a great place to do business in and the prices are very good."
Here we see global banking 1% preparing for all those MILITARY JUNTA civil unrest civil wars in each of the nations in southeast Asia----in Latin America----then Arabia and Africa is fueled. Obama and Hillary made the largest military weapon cache drop in US history just trying to create civil unrest/civil war leading to installed military junta----followed by building FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES.
One thing we notice today ------after US CITIES as FAILED STATE gun violence fueled by these same weapon caches coming back to US cities----we don't see the gun cartels reverse pathways back into AMERICA.
MOVING FORWARD US taken to military junta will have these stats showing more clearly the pathways BACK INTO AMERICA of military weapons. At the same time we have BUSH ERA alt right alt left 5% freemason players shown by US national media as leaders of US GUN CONTROL. HOGG AND GONZALES.
July 16 at 10:14 AM
America is the world's largest weapons exporter. I was curious to see what this looks like over time, so I mapped the flows of arms transfers leaving the U.S. from 1950 to 2017.
Full video is available here: https://vimeo.com/279923192?quality=1080p.
The underlying data is freely available from the SIPRI Arms Transfers Database.
What is different about global banking 1% installing MILITARY JUNTAS in sacking and looting civil societies to install far-right wing DICTATORS? First, 300 years of America has never allowed global banking OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS to take control of our US government ---until CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA. Second, in past as history repeated itself for thousands of years of these same LAISSEZ FAIRE economic structures ----those regions captured and controlled by military juntas broke free several decades-----a few hundred years later----
THE FINAL SOLUTION ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE----WILL NOT ALLOW A BREAK FROM MILITARY JUNTA THIS TIME---THAT IS WHAT SMART CITIES DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP STATE HAS AS A GOAL.
if we reverse this flow------from EAST to WEST-----we will see how the US MOVING FORWARD will have military weapon caches dropped all around the nation for our US MILITARY JUNTAS black, white, and brown citizens.
'To grasp just how much the US defense industry’s loyalty to its own nation has eroded, take what Alliance TechSystems (ATS) has done to make a simple bullet'.
When our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE understand that these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA had our US military being outsourced and privatized to such an extent that is was not US MILITARY----then they can see as with all US corporations sent overseas-----so too will all of what is today global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS KNIGHTS OF MALTA military ----will be manufactured overseas---and yes, all that weapons caches sent from WEST TO EAST will reverse from EAST TO WEST----with our US cities deemed FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES as the destinations----with growing numbers of military junta waiting for those weapons.
Outsourcing Security: Defense Manufacturing Goes the Way of the Automobile
June 29, 2010
From the microchips that fly F-16s and activate nuclear warheads, all the way down to the lowly (but deadly) bullet, more and more US military weapons are being made overseas by foreigners.
Some experts say that outsourcing defense contracts not only costs Americans jobs and America’s connection to the war, but one of the nation’s most essential assets, as well: its security.
According to William R. Hawkins, a defense expert on military contracting and former Republican Party staffer, foreigners have been manufacturing critical and sophisticated components of US weaponry for nearly 20 years now.
He says the Pentagon started outsourcing the manufacturing of “high-end” computer chips to Taiwan in the early 1990s – microchips used in US fighter jets and missile defense systems, for instance. Over time, the Taiwanese have “second-sourced” most of these contracts to the Chinese, he says.
“Can we trust buying [high-end] chips from China for our military systems? Will they perform as well?” asks Hawkins. “We have found Chinese chips do not perform as well. They’ve also found counterfeit chips in the supply chain. Can we be sure the Chinese won’t plant Trojans or bugs in them?”
Indeed, on June 13th on 60 Minutes, Jim Gosler, an expert on cyberwarfare, said the US government has uncovered sabotaged microchips within some of the nation’s most powerful weapons. “It’s very clear that a foreign intelligence service put them there,” he added.
Hawkins says outsourcing US weapons manufacturing started gaining serious traction back in 2004, when the Bush White House and Bush Administration free market neo-cons such as Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz began to force the outsourcing of an industry they all seemingly were in love with.
Ahhh, those global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS KNIGHTS OF MALTA TRIBE OF JUDAH taking our US military manufacturing overseas to send weapons caches from EAST TO WEST.
“The thinking was, there’s not enough competition within the US defense industry,” says Hawkins, who acknowledges the argument has substance, but argues that doesn’t justify outsourcing.
Soon thereafter, the Pentagon awarded Brazilian jet manufacturer Embraer a $6 billion deal to build high-flying reconnaissance aircraft (spy planes). That contract would later be canceled; but the 240G machine gun is now made by Fabrique Nationale, based in Belgium. Italy’s Beretta makes the 9mm pistol which is worn by nearly every US soldier.
The American public finally woke up to the issue two years ago when a $35 billion deal was cut with European and Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) to build 179 in-air refueling tankers for the US Air Force.
The Pentagon rescinded the contract after EADS’ main American competitor Boeing protested the deal and lobbied strongly on its own behalf. On the second go-around, Boeing won the contract in March over EADS, which was caught trying to sell helicopters to Iran in 2005.
To grasp just how much the US defense industry’s loyalty to its own nation has eroded, take what Alliance TechSystems (ATS) has done to make a simple bullet.
ATS of Minneapolis is the US military’s largest civilian small-arms ammunition maker, and since 2008 has been awarded $200 million in American taxpayer dollars to deliver AK-47 rounds (7.62 x 39mm) to Afghan security forces.
Two-hundred million to make bullets sounds like a stimulus plan for American defense manufacturing. Yet ATK went on to “second-source” the contract to the former Soviet Union. ATK claims they had no choice but to go overseas, and offered only the following statement in explanation:
“There are no large manufacturers of non-standard, non-NATO ammunitions in this country,” says ATK spokesperson Amanda Covington. “There are only small manufacturers.”
But Dan King, who runs AK47World.com, a Web site that’s all things about the assault rifle used widely by the Communists during the Cold War, believes ATK is deliberately obfuscating.
He says the phrase “non-standard non-NATO ammunition” – when applied to AK-47 rounds – can be simplified this way: it is an AK-47 round made with a steel casing or a steel jacket. ATK actually makes a 7.62 x 39mm round here in the US, but only in a brass casing; it’s available at Wal-Mart.
The reason NATO desires a steel jacket is that Afghan forces fighting the Taliban refuse to fire brass-jacketed AK-47 rounds. They argue the brass jacket has made a few AK’s overheat and breakdown. But all ATK really needs to make steel-jacketed 7.62 x 39mm rounds here in America, says King, is to purchase some new round-making presses, order some steel and lacquer, and hire more employees to make several million rounds.
And ATK, with $3.5 billion in sales in 2007, seemingly has the means. Especially when they were awarded another $52 million in 2008 to upgrade their Missouri-based Lake City Army Ammunition Plant.
“We get money to modernize our [ammunition manufacturing facilities] all the time,” says Covington, the ATK spokesperson.
The statement prompts King to say, “I guarantee they [procurement officers at the Pentagon] are going to pay too much for this ammo. These people are famous for this.”
Loren Thomson, a military analyst at Washington’s Lexington Institute, says even though the American defense industry is embracing the free market strategy of outsourcing, the industry itself is still strong, in part due to its long history of weaponizing the world. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, from 2005 to 2009, the US was the number-one exporter of arms, averaging $7 billion a year.
Arguably, America began eroding its security when it gave up key civilian sectors of industry and manufacturing. It’s sheer madness to think the nation may do the same to the defense industry. But such a day hasn’t arrived, probably because the industry has powerful allies in Congress who are eager to put defense factories and jobs in their districts.
Thus one reason, says Thomas, why the US – at least for the moment – is self-sufficient when it comes to making war.
“We make a lot of weapons,” he says, “It’s one of the last few sectors not running a negative trade balance. As of today, it is not a major issue, but look at the global market and how electronics, automobiles and other manufacturing have been outsourced and undermined by foreign competitors.” The process has begun with defense.