America’s Planned War
Written by Alfonso Elizondo
A brilliant young man belonging to Generation ‘X’ explained to me today the two basic reasons why the United States meticulously plans and pursues its lengthy, large-scale wars in different regions of the world. He told me that it is all due to the fact that wars that cover large territories require two essential elements, without which they cannot be waged:
1º. Large amounts of energy sources from hydrocarbons to operate the engines of ships, airplanes and ground transportation equipment.
2º. A very varied and expensive military arsenal to use in the region where there are plans to wage war, including a good number of combat soldiers, a huge staff to attend to their health, nutrition and education issues, and all the other services offered for those working abroad, including entertainment and all kinds of services that are provided in a country with a high level of economic development and very little culture.
To be able to wage these wars, they need to control the mass media of the country and the allies. That has been easy, because 95% of the media belongs to large conglomerates clearly aligned with the “oil” interest groups and the military- industrial complex.
Regarding the control of fuel, there are several companies in the United States that produce and control fuel, such as Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron and BP, which are associated with oil producers in Arabia and with other Middle Eastern countries, including those from North Africa. These would benefit greatly from a large-scale war, especially in the Middle East, which would lead to a rise in prices and an increase in demand.
The military arsenal, the production of weapons and ammunition has been the exclusive property of the Pentagon and the families that have controlled it for more than half a century after the end of the Second World War when the United States, along with the United Kingdom, France, China and Russia became the countries with the arms business in much of the world.
There is no doubt that the control of the mass media has been very complex because press freedom varies greatly in the view of each country, to the extent that so far it has not been possible to find a definition of such freedom that is accepted by all countries, and even less if you include nations of the Asian continent where there are countries with very different mentalities from Western countries, such as Russia, China, India, New Zealand, Malaysia and the Philippines.
At the moment there are countries that have nothing to lose, and for that reason, in practical terms, they are not affected by wars. There are also a large number of countries that have huge debts to the international financial community that would not be affected by a transnational war. Additionally, there are the great powers whose foreign debt is higher than their wealth creation, as is the case of the United States, the United Kingdom, France and most of the European countries. They do not have the economic solvency to participate in a war, but cannot isolate themselves from the current international community due to their business, financial and industrial ties that allow them to survive.
Addendum: At this point the United States will inevitably continue its evil business of starting wars so that its large companies and billionaire families that profit from war will keep increasing their wealth and political power over the next three or four years.
On the other hand, due to the presence in the world order of two top political leaders with serious mental problems – Trump and Netanyahou – who believe they can reproduce the boom times they had in the past, in the big picture of war today there are still Jewish companies on Wall Street that have controlled a good portion of the financial capital of the United States for many years but are now in full decline.
Fortunately, it is very likely that the world of the immediate future will change its paradigms and new economic powers will emerge with a vision of power and equality among human beings that will create a new world that is more ethical, more equitable and more decent.