Monday, May 30, 2016

America's Weapons Systems Are Produced
By Private Companies For Making Vast Profits
An F-35 Pilot Helmet Costs More Than A Ferrari
Robert F. 'Bobby' Kennedy: Our "GDP measures everything, except that which makes life worthwhile; and it can tell us everything about America - except why we are proud" .. see our archives .. link here: TOO BAD BOBBY KENNEDY'S VALUES WERE ASSASSINATED 
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"It is extraordinary to see the confidence that many Americans place in their military’s ability. After 15 years the U.S. has been unable to defeat a few lightly armed Taliban, and after 13 years the situation in Iraq remains out of control. This is not very reassuring for the prospect of taking on Russia, much less the strategic alliance between Russia and China. The U.S. could not even defeat China, a Third World country at the time, in Korea 60 years ago. Russian weapons systems are far superior to American ones. American weapons are produced by private companies for the purpose of making vast profits. The capability of the weapons is not the main concern. There are endless cost overruns that raise the price of U.S. weapons into outer space. The F-35 fighter, which is less capable than the F-15 it is supposed to replace, costs between $148 million and $337 million per fighter, depending on whether it is an Air Force, Marine Corps, or Navy model.  A helmet for a F-35 pilot costs $400,000, more than a high end Ferrari.  It is entirely possible that the world is being led to destruction by nothing more than the greed of the U.S. military-security complex .. The U.S. faces peril as a result of Washington’s attempts to assert hegemony over Russia and China .. An insouciant American population preoccupied with selfies and delusions of military prowess, while its crazed government picks a fight with Russia and China, has no future."
- Dr. Paul Craig Roberts,
Former Assistant Secretary To The U.S. Treasury
link here to the reference

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