In 2021 the US State Department even warned Americans against doing business there.
Just as politicians, not only in America, are on Big Pharma’s ‘reward’ list, that is certain to apply to the Armaments industy also.
from Summit News
The US military-industrial complex is making massive gains as a result of the war in Ukraine and other global conflicts, with weapons manufacturers enjoying soaring profits.
Data released by the State Department shows that US weapons sales to other countries rose from $103.4 billion in 2021 to $153.7 billion in 2022.
The leap was largely thanks to US support for prolonging the war in Ukraine.
Germany’s order of 35 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter airplanes for $8.4 billion and Poland’s $6 billion spend on 250 M1 Abrams tanks also bumped up the numbers.
$3 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, a country which the Biden administration promised to stop arming due to its war in Yemen, also inflated the figure, as did $2.2 billion to the United Arab Emirates and a $1.1 billion weapons package for Taiwan.
Lockheed Martin, which develops the F-16, F-22, and F-35 fighter jets, saw its profits jump 7.13% to $19 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Northrop Grumman is also expected to report 11.8% revenue growth for fourth quarter earnings, thanks in part to its manufacture and sale of F-35 fighter jets.
Raytheon, the maker of the Patriot Air Defense System which the Biden administration is set to supply Ukraine with, enjoyed a Q4 profit rise of nearly 18% compared to last year.
News of the profits has served as a reminder of a 1935 essay written by United States Marine Corps Major General Smedley D. Butler, who famously said “war is a racket,” pointing out how gunpowder manufacturer the DuPont Company saw their profits increase by more than 950% during The Great War.
Meanwhile, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s comments to Sky News will be music to the ears of the permanent war industry.
In an interview with Kay Burley, Zelenskyy said he was “not interested” in meeting with Putin or anyone else from Russia for peace talks.
This question of whether She resigned to escape a scandal brewing is indeed the subject of a lot of speculation. The obvious one is the extent to which She and Her minions in the MoH including Bloomfield covered up the nature of Her government’s dealing with Pfizer, as well as the evidence about how useless and dangerous that substance is.
Another possibility is the orchestration, — Zelensky + CIA style — of the counter-propaganda about the protestors outside Parliament against Her mandates. We know that there were agents provocateurs planted in the crowd in order to smear and defame the protestors collectively, particularly on the last day, Ash Wednesday 2022. The police OIA we obtained (see earlier) says there were no undercover agents. It’s not possible to make any comment on that, except that if the agents provocateurs weren’t undercover cops, then which government agency or NGO employed them? The Independent Police Conduct Authority is still conducting its investigation, so is She concerned that the report won’t be the whitewash that She hopes for?
And what’s behind it all? He has made a 10-fold profit from his investments in health and vaccine technology pre-covid, turning $10 billion into $200 billion, in what he called his ‘best investment’.
Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do,” Trump wrote on his social media platform Truth Social on Thursday. The 45th president has argued in the past that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine would not have happened had he still been in office.
Republican Congressman Troy Nehls suggested in a Fox News interview on Thursday that President Joe Biden should call Trump and that Trump could later call Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We must stop this war, and Donald Trump can do it,” Nehls said.
The Abrams tank “requires an enormous amount of logistical support,” Nehls explained, adding that, instead of additional military aid to Kiev, the US should focus on other crises in the world and on issues at home. “We’re depleting our munitions. It’s going to take years for the industry to catch up.”
This panel called “Ready for Brain Transparency” at the Davos World Economic Forum made us pretty nervous and it turns out, with good reason. In this panel, Duke University researcher Nita Farahany predicts that in the future, even healthy adults will use implanted technology in their brains in order to collect data from their brain for insights and convenience. She shows how big business and big government will use your brain data to make you a ‘better worker.’