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Geschäftsmodell "Merchants of Death"

Trump wird sich von denen, die ihn gewählt haben, immer weiter entfernen. In dieser Situation bleibt ihm nur eine Option: Krieg. Zum einen, um seine Anhängerschaft von den wahren Problemen der USA abzulenken, zum anderen, um im Rüstungssektor Arbeitsplätze zu schaffen und die Produktion anzukurbeln, um so den Verfall der USA über eine auf Kriegsproduktion umgestellte Wirtschaft zumindest vorübergehend aufzuhalten.

Klingt plausibel und sollte weiterhin genau beobachtet werden. Hierzu ein Textauszug aus "Merchants of Death - A Study of the International Armament Industry" by H. C. Engelbrecht:

"Suppose the war should end in a stalemate,
suppose a "peace without victory" should be concluded?
Thoughts like that made Wall Street shudder. American
finance had placed its bet on the Allied horse, and if that
should fail to reach the post first, the stakes were so enor-
mous that none dared even think of what might happen.

The terrible years wore on. The seas were crowded with
vessels rushing supplies of all kinds to the Allies. Then an-
other nightmare began to trouble Wall Street. How were the
Allies to pay for these goods? The credit of the Allies was
virtually exhausted. The United States had grown from a
debtor nation to one of the greatest creditors of the world.
At the beginning of 1917 the Allies had little more to offer
than their IOU's. Some of the vast loans already made had
virtually been unsecured and the announcement was actually
made that henceforth Allied loans would have to be wholly
unsecured. No wonder Wall Street was worrying. All the
beautifully embossed notes which it held might turn out to be
just so many "scraps of paper." The year 1916 had taken
American business and finance to the dizziest peaks. Would
1917 find them shattered and broken at the bottom of the
abyss?

But this hour of darkness was also the beginning of the
dawn.

On April 6, 1917, the United States entered the con-
flict, and the heart-beats of the war traffickers became nor-
mal again. It is not contended here that the United States
fought in the World War solely because of its armament
makers and their financiers. There were many other factors
in the situation. Yet the question of Hamilton Fish, Jr., is
more pertinent than is generally admitted: "Is it not a fact
that the World War was started by the shipment of muni-
tions? . . . Was not the cause of the war our continued
shipping of munitions abroad?" 6 American commitments
with the Allies were so enormous that only our entry into the
war saved the country from a major economic collapse.

In 1917 on the floor of Congress it was charged that as
early as March, 1915, the Morgan interests had organized
and financed a huge propaganda machine, including 12 in-
fluential publishers and 197 newspapers, for the purpose of
"persuading" the American people to join the Allies. Fur-
thermore, the French historian and politician, Gabriel
Hanotaux, tells in his history of the war that in 1914 he
and a member of the Morgan firm had drawn up plans for a
great war-scare campaign in the United States in order to
embroil the country in war. He adds that France was ready
for peace in 1914, but that the Morgan partner dissuaded
French leaders from talking peace at that time. 7

When war was actually in the offing, the war traffickers re-
joiced. President Wilson had just made his war address to
Congress and Wall Street replied. "It was exactly right,"
said Judge Gary of the Steel Trust. "It was 100 per cent
American," said Frank Vanderlip of the National City Bank.
"The speech breathes the true spirit of the American peo-
ple," said Martin Carey of the Standard Oil Company. "The
President's address was magnificent," said James Wallace,
head of the Guaranty Trust Company."

> https://ia801409.us.archive.org/21/items/MerchantsOfDeath-AStudyOfTheInternationalArmamentIndustry/MerchantsOfDeath-AStudyOfTheInternationalArmamentIndustryByH.c.Engelbrecht.pdf

Wikipedia zitiert das Nye Committee:

"The committee reported that between 1915 and January 1917, the United States lent Germany 27 million dollars, and in the same period, it lent to the United Kingdom and its allies 2.3 billion dollars, almost 100 times as much.
Because of these facts Senator Nye, many war critics, and members of the American public concluded that the US entered the war for reasons of profit, not policy — because it was in American commercial interest for the United Kingdom not to lose."

> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye_Committee

> http://images.slideplayer.com/24/7062990/slides/slide_17.jpg

Dazu gehören jetzt die Waffenlieferungen in alle Krisen- und Kriegsgebiete, u.a. die Waffendeals mit Saudi-Arabien, die Aufstockung der Truppen im Irak, Afghanistan und die Kriegsteilnahme mit der AirForce, u.a. in Syrien, aber auch der Aufbau einer arabischen NATO gegen den Iran u.s.w.
Allein mit den umfangreichen Waffenlieferungen läßt sich schon gut zündeln.

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