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War Corporatism: The New Fascism

 

In the councils of government, we must 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 liberties or democratic processes.

President Dwight D. EisenhowerIn the 1950’s President Eisenhower issued his prophetic warning about the dangers of our nation’s Military industrial complex. We are seeing the fruits of that in our current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the administration’s drive to trigger one with Iran.

During the Second World War, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, later he became the first supreme commander of NATO. He was elected the 34th U.S. President on a Republican ticket, serving for two terms. He is perhaps best known for Social Security, and the Interstate Highway System.

Lets us take a moment and listen to his farewell address to the nation…

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Video: The fifth estate: The Lies That Led To War

 

CBC News' The fifth estate

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation‘s program, The fifth estate took a look at the lies and manipulations which lead to the invasion of Iraq and the failure of the media to question the lies which they were being fed by this administration. They point out the many simularities between what we heard then about Iraq and what we are hearing from the administration about Iran. This program first aired on March 7th 2007.

A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.

Since the US-led invasion four years ago, the fifth estate has covered Iraq and the war on terror from virtually every angle–the military, media, intelligence, politics–revealing aspects of the story that you didn’t find anywhere else. Now, as the White House warns about the latest threat in the region, this time from Iran, it’s worthwhile looking back to examine the deception, suspect intelligence, even lies, that convinced the world of the rightness of targeting Saddam Hussein. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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