A Dollar-by-Dollar Tour of the National Security State – TomDispatch – William D. Hartung, Mandy Smithberger and Tom Engelhardt

May 8, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. And keep one thing in mind: that $750 billion represents only part of the actual annual cost of our national security state.

There are at least 10 separate pots of money dedicated to fighting wars, preparing for yet more wars, and dealing with the consequences of wars already fought. So the next time a president, a general, a secretary of defense, or a hawkish member of Congress insists that the U.S. military is woefully underfunded, think twice. A careful look at U.S. defense expenditures offers a healthy corrective to such wildly inaccurate claims.

Now, let’s take a brief dollar-by-dollar tour of the U.S. national security state of 2019, tallying the sums up as we go, and see just where we finally land (or perhaps the word should be “soar”), financially speaking.

Source: A Dollar-by-Dollar Tour of the National Security State – Antiwar.com Original

Is Demography Destiny? – The American Conservative – Scott McConnell

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Unease with rapid demographic change is a major driving force in our politics. Neopopulist parties advocating tougher immigration restrictions continue to advance in Europe, most recently in Spain and the Netherlands. The more established parties of the European center-right, ineffectual at stemming immigration when in power, increasingly give rhetorical backing to enhanced restriction.

It now seems clear that at least a plurality of voters in Europe favor stark immigration limits. In the United States, President Donald Trump propelled himself past the rest of the GOP presidential field by promising strong measures to stem illegal immigration. He unexpectedly won the presidency and will quite possibly win a second term, even if he has failed to fulfill the promises he made to voters who backed him to get control over immigration.

Source: Is Demography Destiny? | The American Conservative

Council of Councils: CFR Deep State Convenes Latest Globalist Confab on “World Order” – The New American – William F. Jasper

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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is holding its latest Council Of Councils (COC) gathering in Washington, D.C., hosting “opinion leaders” from the arenas of politics, finance, media, academia, and think tanks to grapple with “global governance” issues. The three-day event, the COC’s eighth annual conference, brings together globalist elites representing 29 of the CFR’s sister organizations in 24 countries.

The participants in the CFR/COC palaver, according to the organization’s announcement, will be discussing five major themes:

• What Should the Future World Order Look Like?

• Managing Global Catastrophic Risk: Nuclear Weapons Confronting the Challenges of a Rapidly Urbanizing World

• How Do We Ensure Freedom has a Future?

• Multilateral Responses to a Planetary Environmental Crisis

• Multilateral Conflict Management: Yemen

Source: Council of Councils: CFR Deep State Convenes Latest Globalist Confab on “World Order”

Does Trump Have Control of His Government, or Is It His Government? – Paul Craig Roberts

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I smell a rat. John Bolton, Trump’s national security adviser or, more correctly, Israel’s agent, has assembled a team consisting of himself, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Emirati crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed, and Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman. These men are Iran’s four worst enemies.

The purpose of the team is to produce a false flag event that will provide an excuse for Washington to attack Iran. As the Israelis are the most competent member of this team, the speculation is that Israel will shoot down an American aircraft or attack a US Navy vessel, and Washington will have the presstitute media blame it on Iran. In other words, a revival of the Northwoods Project that the US Joint Chiefs presented to President Kennedy in hopes of setting up a US invasion of Cuba.

The plot seems already to have been set in motion. Both Bolton and acting Pentagon secretary Patrick Shanahan have announced their detection of a “credible threat by Iranian regime forces. We call on the Iranian regime to cease all provocation. We will hold the Iranian regime accountable for any attack on US forces or our interests.”

Source: Does Trump Have Control of His Government, or Is It His Government? – PaulCraigRoberts.org

The Alt Media Will Soon Be Gone Along with Trump and the Constitution: The Three Stages of a Revolution | The Common Sense Show – Dave Hodges

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Most people in this country fail to recognize where they are at with regard to history. The majority do not see that we are already in a state of rebellion, a civil war, if you will. However, most people if they heard these words would believe that it was the average American that will be involved in a civil war, and they would be wrong!

Today, the rebellion has to do with the Deep State and their followers who rebelling against the legitimate authority, namely, the US government and its people. It is the George Soros’ who are in a state of rebellion.

There are 3 stages associated with a rebellion.

Source: The Alt Media Will Soon Be Gone Along with Trump and the Constitution: The Three Stages of a Revolution | The Common Sense Show


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