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“War is a racket, wrote US Maj. General Smedley Butler in 1935. He explained: “A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.”

Gen. Butler’s observation describes the US/NATO response to the Ukraine war perfectly.

The propaganda continues to portray the war in Ukraine as that of an unprovoked Goliath out to decimate an innocent David unless we in the US and NATO contribute massive amounts of military equipment to Ukraine to defeat Russia. As is always the case with propaganda, this version of events is manipulated to bring an emotional response to the benefit of special interests.

One group of special interests profiting massively on the war is the US military-industrial complex. Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes recently told a meeting of shareholders that, “Everything that ‘s being shipped into Ukraine today, of course, is coming out of stockpiles, either at DOD or from our NATO allies, and that’s all great news. Eventually we’ll have to replenish it and we will see a benefit to the business.”

He wasn’t lying. Raytheon, along with Lockheed Martin and countless other weapons manufacturers are enjoying a windfall they have not seen in years. The US has committed more than three billion dollars in military aid to Ukraine. They call it aid, but it is actually corporate welfare: Washington sending billions to arms manufacturers for weapons sent overseas.

By many accounts these shipments of weapons like the Javelin anti-tank missile (jointly manufactured by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin) are getting blown up as soon as they arrive in Ukraine. This doesn’t bother Raytheon at all. The more weapons blown up by Russia in Ukraine, the more new orders come from the Pentagon.

Former Warsaw Pact countries now members of NATO are in on the scam as well. They’ve discovered how to dispose of their 30-year-old Soviet-made weapons and receive modern replacements from the US and other western NATO countries.

While many who sympathize with Ukraine are cheering, this multi-billion dollar weapons package will make little difference. As former US Marine intelligence officer Scott Ritter said on the Ron Paul Liberty Report last week, “I can say with absolute certainty that even if this aid makes it to the battlefield, it will have zero impact on the battle. And Joe Biden knows it.”

What we do see is that Russians are capturing modern US and NATO weapons by the ton and even using them to kill more Ukrainians. What irony. Also, what kinds of opportunities will be provided to terrorists, with thousands of tons of deadly high-tech weapons floating around Europe? Washington has admitted that it has no way of tracking the weapons it is sending to Ukraine and no way to keep them out of the hands of the bad guys.

War is a racket, to be sure. The US has been meddling in Ukraine since the end of the Cold War, going so far as overthrowing the government in 2014 and planting the seeds of the war we are witnessing today. The only way out of a hole is to stop digging. Don’t expect that any time soon. War is too profitable.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
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  1. It doesn’t look like anyone is about to “stop digging”. Every action and reaction brings WW III closer. Still no one heeds the warning of history.

    • Agree: SeekerofthePresence
  2. Most of the fighting isn’t in Ukraine, it is in the People’s Republics of Luhansk and Donetsk, recently recognized by Russia and others as independent nations under Ukrainian occupation in some areas.
    If there is a parallel, it is NATO bombing Serbia, after recognizing Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina when Yugoslavia was dis-intigrating, and later recognizing Kosovo’s declaration (without a plebiscite) after occupation.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  3. meamjojo says:

    “As former US Marine intelligence officer Scott Ritter said on the Ron Paul Liberty Report last week, “I can say with absolute certainty that even if this aid makes it to the battlefield, it will have zero impact on the battle. And Joe Biden knows it.””

    How so Mr. Ritter?

    W/O the USA military aid, Ukraine would have been subjugated by now. This must have Putin steaming. Ukraine’s defense with the help of NATO/USA has shown Russia’s military to be a paper tiger with poorly motivated people and poorly maintained weaponry or as an oligarch recently summed it up “Russia has a shitty army”.

    I do not doubt that the same poor showing could/will display when/if North Korea decides to attack South Korea. Dictators and their countries rarely, if ever, have motivated fighters.

    • Disagree: JR Foley
    • Troll: Here Be Dragon
  4. If only Ron Paul were our President this whole Ukraine war never would have started. Diplomacy, instead of Biden–Blinken purposely botched diplomacy, would have succeeded in saving the Ukrainian people from the devastation of war.

    • Replies: @Jokem
    , @Truth Vigilante
  5. anonymous[192] • Disclaimer says:

    So what’s the problem? A nuclear war would do this kleptocracy some good. This is a regime in the terminal stage of corruption. Look at this kosher nostra mobster highjacking state coercive apparatus:

    Explain to me the downside of New York getting nuked. It’s parasitic jurisdictions all the way down from DC. If the Chinese took over they would shoot crooked scumbags like tobacco shyster Lewis Kaplan. Vermin like this infest the US judicial system. Just nuke all the bullshit courthouses.

    No really, if you need to wipe out 80 million Americans to cauterize the pus like Kaplan, it’s worth it. Let’s put this crooked shithole out of its misery and break it up.

    • Disagree: RadicalCenter
  6. Hail Uncle Sam for this Baphomet in a suit knows what he’s doing, and he’s damn good at it!

    Russia has covered all the expenses in advance, including bonuses for top managers.

  7. @Curmudgeon

    yeah pretty ironic NATO wants to acknowledge Kosovo as legitimate but not the DPR and LPR. As Mr. Paul noted – it’s all a racket.

  8. @meamjojo

    That makes no sense… Russia is still rolling through the Nazi and Right wing areas just as they said they would. And in case you missed it – North Korea had run through South Korea and was holding on for awhile once the US and allies came to help.

  9. Jokem says:

    ‘Dictators and their countries rarely, if ever, have motivated fighters.’

    This is true when up against a tough opponent, against a weak one, they are well motivated.

    I think the Ukraine is putting up a fierce defense. How much is due to NATO and other countries is up for debate.

    • Replies: @Cauchemar du Singe
  10. Jokem says:
    @Minnesota Mary

    I have to disagree. I think Dr Paul would have kept us out of the affair entirely, but the war would have started. Putin is a former KGB operative and in order to thrive in that capacity a certain ruthlessness is required. So, if he saw the opportunity, he would have taken it.

  11. Lemme quote theage 26 Apr 2022 (AKA The Age) front page, article’s author Angus Thompson.

    Experts are warning that Australia needs to rapidly build up its defence capabilities in the same way Ukraine did after Russia’s 2014 invasion to be ready for any conflict and …


    No context re Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine.


    All Russia’s fault.


  12. Phibbs says:

    Mr. Paul fails to mention that Jew hatred of Caucasian-Christian Russia is more of a factor than war profiteers from Raytheon or Lockheed Martin. Jews hate Caucasian-Christians in general and Russian Caucasian-Christians in particular. Russia is friendly to Israel’s enemies (Syria & Iran), and that is why the Jew-owned media and Jew-owned politicians are so full of venom against Russia. War profits are a secondary factor.

    • Replies: @Observator
  13. Cris M. says:

    Few thoughts on comment 5. anon, on link, what he’s dealt with on larger scale has happened to millions on lesser scale, though in totality as large a scale and much larger, as they take people down one or two at a time, while others ignore, is how they get away with so much. Dupes assume ‘I’ll just avoid’, but there’s no avoid, a third in govrmnt are lawyers. Letting them scribble laws that apply to others, but not them, not lawyers or judges, isn’t equal. It’s convenient they scribble rico laws, then pretend lawyers and courts aren’t rico conspiracy. Not every lawyer or judge, only 90%. By the way why haven’t the ‘supremes’ stopped smut, or surveillance, or the patriot act, or anything that matters. Maybe a hint there somewhere.

    Back to point of article, related, think it’s time more people watched this one
    – short only twenty some minutes, difficult in middle but watch to end. Make screen a little larger. Ode to a good man. Couple others in there also, RP and DK.

    Interesting to not when he’s yelling a bit in the beginning how it sounds sort of german. People have been very dumb not bothering to know actual history, where we came from, how we migrated etc.

    Appreciate the article.

  14. @Minnesota Mary

    You wrote:

    If only Ron Paul were our President this whole Ukraine war never would have started.

    What a much nicer and more peaceful world it would be if Ron Paul had been elected President in 2008 or 2012:

    • Thanks: Voltarde, Bro43rd
  15. Lets hope some of those weapons land in the hands of the right “bad guys” and we’ll see some regime changes happening in Europe very quickly.

  16. @Phibbs

    It’s also true that European Catholicism and Protestantism have no love for Russian Orthodox Christianity either. What have been termed the “two sentinels of Roman Catholicism,” France and Poland, and the “gladiator of Protestantism”, Germany, are cheerleading the US project of using Ukraine to dismember the Russian federation (as they did Orthodox Yugoslavia) for reasons of their own. And the shocking rhetoric against Putin and Russia is the language of the Holy Inquisition, infamous for inventive slanders and gruesome punishments promised to the infidel.

    • LOL: Emslander
  17. Emslander says:

    A sane USA would have this man, Ron Paul, as its president.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
  18. the cleaner says: • Website

    “By many accounts these shipments of weapons like the Javelin anti-tank missile (jointly manufactured by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin) are getting blown up as soon as they arrive in Ukraine. This doesn’t bother Raytheon at all. The more weapons blown up by Russia in Ukraine, the more new orders come from the Pentagon.”

    They could make even more if they sent, not weapons, but symbolic representations of weapons, cardboard cutouts, perhaps. Sort of like the dollar which is a symbolic representation of… whatever.

  19. Piglet says:

    Probably the main factor keeping North Korea in its place is its lack of fuel. It launched the war in June 1950 with the heavy backing of its sponsor, the USSR. China only got involved later that year when UN forces, led by General MacArthur, were approaching the Chinese border and “General Mac” made it clear he had no intention of stopping there.

    Back to the fuel… Planes don’t fly, tanks don’t roll, and supply convoys don’t follow the combat troops unless there’s a huge amount of fuel available to make it possible. The USSR made it possible in 1950 but today it no longer exists, and Russia has nothing to gain by helping to start another war on the Korean peninsula. Neither do the Chinese.

    North Korea is a fuel-poor country, so it’s not going anywhere. Anyone who attacks will be jumping into a hornet’s nest because those ornery, ruthless SOBs are tough and would be fighting on home turf. Their military forces, however, aren’t going beyond their borders.

  20. The Uniparty will never willingly stop the grift.

  21. Tobysgirl says:

    Watching Patrick Lawrence’s video of the Russian soldiers handing out aid AND fighting, saying Russia has a shitty army is rather hilarious. It’s the U.S. that has a shitty army, an army which thinks it can fight all wars from a couch somewhere. See Scott Ritter’s essay about war games in which Americans played both themselves and Russians; the game began at 2:00 a.m. and ended at 5:30 a.m. with the Americans absolutely wiped out. Americans do not know what it is like to fight a war in which one has a strong personal interest, and underestimating the Russian army is extremely foolish.

    • Agree: JR Foley
  22. @Jokem

    You’re leaving out “Ukie military and AZOV Battalion scum use of civilians as human shields” as a big part of their defense, civilians in the mostly Russian Donbass.
    This, a major cause of the slower than possible Russian advance.
    Also, the mountain of BeeEss piled up by jewsmedia and the usual crowd of stooges and servants is worth noting.
    Short Version Truth:
    Putin and Russia are The Good Guys in this conflict.
    Money Laundering Central (aka Ukraine) and its crooked Talmudic illegitimate government…and their international co-conspirators…using NATO/CIA as their hitmen…The Bad Guys.

    • Agree: JR Foley
    • Replies: @Jokem
  23. JR Foley says:

    Afghanistan Vietnam Korea Serbia Sonalia Libya Iraq Syria Lebanon —-quite the record —-trillions spent and 0 results. Kursk was not a fluke—-UAS was hiding in North America and England –it took a real army to take down the Nazi machine —–and today it will soon roll out again when the fields dry —Zylenskyy will have to get advice from Hunter Biden where to stash his 80 million —perhaps invest in Amtrak

  24. Jokem says:
    @Cauchemar du Singe

    I may be leaving out other facts also, but I did not see where Ukraine invaded Russia. So, it is hard to paint former KGB operative Putin as a good guy. I think he is a ruthless SOB, maybe Ukraine is populated by much the same, but they are the defenders.

  25. Veni, vidi, vici.

    We profited, we sacrificed a people and nation, we blew up the world.

  26. @meamjojo

    Clearly, the men of the Wehrmacht and the SS were not motivated fighters.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  27. Durruti says:

    The Ukraine War Is a Racket

    Statesman Ron Paul

    The war, and the associated media controllers, and the war profiteers, is indeed, a racket controlled by racketeers. Many Americans are opposing the Imperialist Narrative of this war, and deserve our attention.

    Scott Ritter & Judge Napolitano

    Both Ritter & Napolitano have Histories. Ritter is known. Napolitano is well-known. Napolitano was a Judge, & did not always side with the official narrative. He has a reputation for using independent judgement.

    In similar context:

    Tulsi Gabbard is a former Congresswoman, and National Guard Veteran, who has served 2 tours of duty abroad. She has been slandered by high ranking individuals, and the media. She is guilty of saying what she believes to be the truth, instead of parroting Government/Media propaganda. Senator Romney has accused Ms. Gabbard of Treason.

    The accusation of Treason, made against a Military Veteran, comes from Draft Dodger, Romney.

    Just who Ritter & Napolitano are, exactly, I have no idea. They might be telling the truth.

    You decide!

  28. Jokem says:

    They were, until it became clear they were up against tough opponents.
    The Nazis beat everyone they came up against until their opponents had enough time to react to the new tactics.

  29. I sense a Nagasaki, Hiroshima event-2022 however, on a much grander scale! I’m sure others out there feel that creepy feeling seeping into their conscience as this theatre in Ukanus rumbles along!

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