Saturday, July 31, 2010

News, Disaster Warfare, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, BP Gulf Oil Disaster, BioWar, Global Depression


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Day 103
of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster ~ Disaster Warfare Against America and the World by the Global Banking Families

Photo gallery of BP Oil Disaster ~ link

Photos of wildlife of the Gulf Oil Disaster ~ link

Gulf Oil Disaster Tracker ~ link

Corexit is Killing the Gulf - Part I - video ~ link ~ Part II ~ link

Requiem for the Gulf of Mexico - video ~ link


Dr. Bill Deagle of NutriMedical Report and 'Clay and Iron' are doing a 5-day per week video news update with Lord Stirling by subscription.
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We are the first in the World to break the story of the Loop Current failing and the Gulf Stream beginning to break apart as well. We have several stories on this grave danger to the entire planet on our subscription news video service. To take a subscription and view these news videos and future ones go to the above Clay & Iron and NutriMedical sites.


RELIEF WELL COLLAPSE - 40 feet of "side walls kind of feed in on itself" - BP to take 24-36 hours removing debris from wellbore - with video ~ link ~ Right....I do NOT trust BP or the Obama Administration. This entire event has been one lie after another!

NASA satellite: Two weeks AFTER capping well, large amounts of oil are seen near the BP blow-out - photos ~ link ~ We have only BP and the Obama Administration's word that the undersea oil volcano has been shut down. Do you trust them - Think about it!

Reporter asks Feds: Why are anti-pollution vessels grouped about 15 miles west of BP blow-out??? ~ link ~ Remember the oil expert who said that the main source of the gushing oil was not the wellbore itself but a opening in the seabed some miles away!

Video from local official in Louisiana tells the real story about the lies from BP and Admiral Thad Allen ~ link ~ link ~ You really want to view this short video!

"Where did all the oil go? US press and scientists admit that BP spill is vanishing much faster than expected" ~ link ~ This is a classic example of how the corporate/Illumunati owned mainstream news media has suddenly begun to do a major snow job about how the oil has vanished. This is total crap! But it is being repeated across the board by the mainstream news media, and it only began a couple of days ago but it is globally organized. The power of the propaganda organs at work. This earns the not so coveted BS Meter Award.


BP cut ROV feeds to prevent public from "seeing what was going on around the wellhead" - with video ~ link ~ The pattern from BP, which includes several proven cases of photo alterations, is to spin this oil disaster into the version of "reality" that BP wants the public to have. The latest is to claim, with the Feds support and that of the mainstream news media, that the "leak" is stopped and everything 'is coming up roses'.....'nothing to look at, keep on moving' ....'story over'....'go back about your business'....'there is no oil left to clean up'.....'the bacterial in the ocean has eaten all the oil'....etc.


Rothschild's Black Gold Empire - BP Oil Disaster brings fabulous riches to Rothschild, Israel and China ~ link ~
The horrible disaster in the Gulf of Mexico grows more and more dreadful each passing day as up to 100,000 barrels of black goo shoot up like a pluming rocket, straight up out of the fiery bowels of the sea floor. But even as the residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the other Gulf states become drenched in black misery, across the globe a small clique of super-rich plutocrats are enjoying a diametrically opposite reaction. In fact, these calculating agents of deceit are celebrating the BP disaster with unmatched, gleeful joy. Their outrageous scheme has worked to perfection, and their bank accounts already show forth the astonishing success of their little sub-oceanic endeavor.

I’m referring to Rothschild and to his cohorts in crime, the freshly minted billionaire oil oligarchs of Israel and the surprisingly capitalistic new oil barons of Communist Red China.

Never in human history have so few profited so immensely while pulling the wool over the eyes of the ignorant, suffering masses.

Two tropical systems show potential for development after 48 hours ~ link ~ 1. A FAST-MOVING TROPICAL WAVE CONTINUES TO PRODUCE DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN AND SOUTH-CENTRAL CARIBBEAN SEA. DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM…IF ANY…IS EXPECTED TO BE SLOW TO OCCUR UNTIL IT REACHES THE SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA IN A COUPLE OF DAYS. THERE IS A LOW CHANCE…10 PERCENT…OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT AROUND 15 TO 20 MPH.

2. A SMALL AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC ABOUT 700 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS HAS BECOME LESS ORGANIZED DURING THE DAY. HOWEVER…A TROPICAL WAVE BETWEEN AFRICA AND THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS IS PRODUCING A LARGE AREA OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AND
COULD BEGIN TO INTERACT WITH THE SMALLER DISTURBANCE IN A COUPLE OF DAYS AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH. THERE IS A LOW CHANCE…20 PERCENT…OF TROPICAL CYCLONE
FORMATION IN THIS AREA DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

Tulane researchers indicate COREXIT now in blue crab larvae from Florida to Texas - Bid-accumulation fears ~ link ~ A report today from Fox 8 in New Orleans reveals that the “orange blobs found lodged in the bodies of tiny blue crab larvae collected from marshes that stretch from Texas to Florida” appear to contain Corexit, according to preliminary results from researchers at Tulane University.

The report says BP’s dispersant “may do more harm than the oil itself.”

ROV films (July 30) explosive black storm on sea floor - "Seepage"? - with videos ~ link ~ Also see: 'Mysterious' black blobs from sea floor (July 31) - with videos ~ link ~ Bubbles seep from SEA FLOOR JUST INCHES FROM WELLHEAD - If leaking "entire structure could topple over" - with video ~ link ~ According to the AP, “An unstable area around the wellbore could create bigger problems if the leak continued elsewhere in the well after the cap valves were shut, experts said. “It’s an incredibly big concern,” said Don Van Nieuwenhuise, director of Professional Geoscience Programs at the University of Houston.”

Nieuwenhuise said to CNN, “One of the most serious situations would be is that if you have a leak very close to the well head and you could have a potential erosion of the substrate or the rocks around that well head that could cause it to collapse.”

Floodwater Traps 30,000 in Northeastern China City ~ link ~ The strange and global weather changes that we have experienced in the last month or so is an early global impact of the dying Gulf Stream system upon planetary temperature control mechanisms!

Flood kills 29 in one northeast China province ~ link ~
At least 29 people were killed and 7 missing in a flood that hit northeast China's Jilin Province from Sunday to Wednesday, according to the latest death toll updated by the provincial authorities Thursday night.

In addition, more than 254,000 people were evacuated and 21,875 buildings collapsed in the flood, according to a statement from Jilin's civil affairs department.

Flood triggered by torrential rains from Tuesday night to Wednesday noon submerged buildings as high as three stories during its peak. Now the water is about one-meter deep.

China's Three Gorges Damn at 90% capacity due to flooding ~ link ~
Picture of floodwater shooting out of the Three Gorges Dam in China.

Prime Minister Putin arrives in fire ravaged region to asses situation ~ link ~ The drought and high heat is having a terrible effect on Russia. Temperatures of 100F in Moscow is unheard of.

Over 800 killed in Pakistan and Afghanistan flooding ~ link

UN: Deadly floods affect 1 million Pakistanis ~ link ~
Rescuers trying to reach thousands of Pakistani flood victims were hampered by deluged roads and damaged bridges Saturday, though there were signs that waters were receding in parts of the country.

Floods killed more than 430 people in one week, left some 400,000 people stranded in far-flung villages and severely damaged the nation's already-weak infrastructure. The U.N. estimated Saturday that some 1 million people were affected, though it didn't specify exactly what that meant.

In the northwest, the hardest-hit region, it was the worst flooding since 1929. People clung to fences and each other as water gushed over their heads, TV footage showed. Scores of men, women and children sat on roofs.

South America hit hard by unusually cold winter ~ link ~ Remember this is simply 'early stages' in the planet's global changing weather patterns due to the dying of the Gulf Stream thermo-regulatory system in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Bomb Iran - Neocon Nutballs Ramp Up Campaign ~ link ~
Reuel Marc Gerecht’s screed in the Weekly Standard seeking to justify an Israeli bombing attack on Iran coincides with the opening of the new Israel lobby campaign marked by the introduction of House resolution 1553 expressing full support for such an Israeli attack.

What is important to understand about this campaign is that the aim of Gerecht and of the right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu is to support an attack by Israel so that the United States can be drawn into direct, full-scale war with Iran.

That has long been the Israeli strategy for Iran, because Israel cannot fight a war with Iran without full U.S. involvement. Israel needs to know that the United States will finish the war that Israel wants to start.

Israel war jets strike Gaza ~ link ~


Israel aiding plot for bloodless coup in Gulf emirate ~ link ~
According to the Guardian report, Sheikh Khalid bin-Saqr al-Qasimi - the exiled crown prince of Ras al-Khaimeh - met with Israel's ambassador to the United Kingdom, Ron Prosor in March. The Sheikh reportedly asked then for Israeli support in his attempt to seize control of the emirate from his dying father, Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammad al-Qassimi, and the current crown prince Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr al-Qasimi.

Doomsday shelters making a comeback ~ link ~ More and more people are seeing the 'handwriting on the wall' and beginning to take steps to safeguard their families.


Iran ready to stop uranium enrichment ~ link ~ Don't expect anything to come of this offer. The real reason that Israel and its supporters want a war with Iran is not the uranium enrichment issue, that is all smoke and mirrors. It is because under Netanyahu (during his first time as PM) Israel resumed the Grand Strategy that calls for confrontation, territorial expansion, ethnic cleaning, aggression, and US wars to break up the major Middle Eastern powers (other than Israel of course).

Iran pledged to halt enriching uranium if world powers agree to a nuclear fuel swap deal it signed with Turkey and Brazil, a newspaper on Thursday quoted Turkey's foreign minister as saying.

The assurance came after Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki held talks with his Turkish and Brazilian counterparts Ahmet Davutoglu and Celso Amorim on Sunday in Istanbul, Milliyet newspaper reported on its website.

Questions Swirl About Damaged Japanese Tanker ~ link ~


Shipping officials said Thursday that they were examining the hull of a Japanese oil tanker that was mysteriously damaged this week as it traversed a strategically vital waterway between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. The ship’s owner has said that it may have been attacked.

Sanctions giving China an advantage in Iran ~ link ~ And this raises the stakes that China has in defending its interests in Iran. Also see: China to invest $40 billion in Iranian oil and gas ~ link

Israel Did 9/11 ~ link
~ But ...but..President Bush told us that this 6'6" Arab, sitting in a cave in Afghanistan, did 9/11.

"What we need to stand up and say is that not only did they attack the USS Liberty, they did 9/11. They did it. I have had long conversations over the past two weeks with contacts at the Army War College, at the Headquarters Marine Corps, and I have made it absolutely clear in both cases that it is 100 percent certain that 9/11 was a Mossad operation. Period . . . And the Zionists are playing this as truly an all-or-nothing exercise, because if they lose this one, if the American people ever realize what happened, they're done."

PKK urges Kurdish rebels to turn Turkey's streets into battlefields ~ link ~ The Mossad is very 'close' to the PKK. This is some additional 'payback' to Turkey for having a foreign policy that disagrees with Israel's policies.


Saakashvili prepares for war with Russia ~ link ~
Saakashvili is a puppet for the neocon/Illumunati/global banking cartel forces, he is also a reputed drug addict (remember the strange video of him chewing on his tie). Several war theaters are planned to turn the coming General Middle East War into World War Three/Armageddon, the Georgia-Russia area will turn into a WWIII war theater and thereby bring a reluctant Russia into the coming global nightmare of a new global war with 21st Century weapons of mass destruction.

Meanwhile, the Georgian army is gaining experience in Afghanistan. The participation in the military operation in that country is important from a geopolitical point of view and it is “a good military school,” Saakashvili said. “We need experience, as we need total defense,” he added.

“Fear sees danger everywhere,” an anonymous source in the Russian Defense Ministry told Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily. “No one is planning to do anything against Georgia, unless its government repeats the cruel behavior it resorted to two years ago. The fruits of that mistake proved to be bitter for the Georgian leadership, and it should have learned its lesson.”

China says its South Sea claims are 'Indisputable' ~ link ~ The Chinese government considers the entire South China Sea as its own, dismissing claims from Southeast Asian countries to islands such as the Spratlys, and is building an ocean-going fleet to project power beyond its borders. China told Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP Plc to halt exploration in areas that Vietnam considers part of its territory, according to U.S. government agencies.

China’s military recently held a large-scale naval exercise in the sea using “real weaponry,” Geng said. The exercise, involving warships from three naval fleets, included missile launches at long-range targets and practicing against jet fighters, the state-run China Daily reported today.

“The United States is attempting to coerce Southeast Asian nations into blowing out of proportion the South China Sea issue,” the state-run China Daily said in a July 27 editorial. “This is a dangerous move. It will jeopardize the status quo in the region, one that is built upon peaceful coexistence.”

China’s behavior over the sea has caused “a lot of consternation in the region,” saidBonnie Glaser, a senior fellow who studies China at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. “The best term would be intimidation. One could also say coercion.”

China criticizes Clinton comments on island chains ~ link ~ China's military on Friday criticized remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Washington had a strong interest in seeing territorial disputes in the South China Sea resolved peacefully.

Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng told reporters China opposes what he called the "internationalization" of the matter, a reflection of Beijing's long-held position that the disagreements were a matter for China and the other disputants to deal with alone.

Brazil's Lula seeks to soothe Venezuela - Colombia crisis ~ link ~ Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced plans on Wednesday to embark on shuttle diplomacy in a bid to resolve a diplomatic crisis between antagonistic neighbors Venezuela and Colombia.

Lula told reporters he was to travel to Caracas and Bogota on August 6 to speak with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and outgoing Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and president-elect Juan Manuel Santos, who takes office the next day.

Dangerous Conspiracy Theories ~ link

Obama pal filing rash of media lawsuits ~ link ~
This is an attempt to shut down the alternative news media because those in power are scared of the masses getting the truth.

Obama Administration In Danger Of Establishing 'New Normal' With Worst Bush-Era Polities Says ACLU ~ link ~ Bush and Obama were both simply puppets for the same high-level criminals.

Stance on Israel an issue in US Senate polls ~ link ~ Those bought-and-paid for political whores who place the interests of tiny foreign Israel ahead of America should be defeated. Of course, with computers used in voting in most of America, you can just about count on the fact that the real vote totals are nowhere near what is reported by the computers. Remember, "he who controls the source code, controls the outcome of the election".

Decision near on Congresswoman Maxine Waters ethics case ~ link ~
A House ethics subcommittee has completed its investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), and could announce its next steps before lawmakers leave town for the August recess Friday, according to sources familiar with the process.

Waters is the second prominent African-American under the ethics microscope this week. The “trial” of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, is scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon.

Christian Woman Stops Robbery with Faith ~ link

Archaeologists uncover St. John the Baptist relics in Bulgaria's Sozopol ~ link

Bulgaria: Archaeologists Uncover John the Baptist Relics in Bulgaria's Sozopol - Report

PM Cameron sparks diplomatic row with Pakistan after 'export of terror' remarks ~ link ~
A furious diplomatic row erupted between London and Islamabad tonight after David Cameron accused elements of the Pakistani state of promoting the export of terrorism.

Speaking on his visit to neighbouring India, the prime minister launched the strongest British criticism yet of Pakistan, warning that the country could no longer "look both ways" by tolerating terrorism while demanding respect as a democracy.

Angry responses followed from Pakistani officials in the UK and the foreign ministry in Islamabad. The row comes as Pakistan's president, Asif Ali Zardari, prepares to visit Britain next week. He is due to stay at the prime minister's country retreat of Chequers.

Greece orders military to step in as truckers vote to continue strike ~ link ~ Officials said Friday that military vehicles would be used to ensure the supply of fuel to airports, power plants and hospitals, and navy boats could help carry tanker trucks to islands, according to official news agency ANA.

Strip criminals of French nationality says Sarkozy ~ link ~ Maybe we can start with Sarkozy himself. Also see: Anger as Sarkozy wages war on French Gypsies ~ link ~ Sarkozy came to power on the basis of giving the appearance of being hard on crime. Of course, this refers to others crimes, not his (like the accepting of large bribes from one of the richest families in France).

Sarkozy orders 'Air Sarko One' presidential jet ~ link ~ Crooks like to travel in class.

US trucking industry says economy is slowing ~ link ~
snail truck slow

Euro rises as fears of US credit rating increase ~ link ~
The dollar fell to the lowest level in nearly three months against the euro Thursday, with the greenback extending its loss versus the Japanese yen, amid positive confidence data for Europe and more downbeat comments about the U.S. credit rating and economic growth.

In 1970 the median US home could be purchased for 657 ounces of gold - Today it requires 155 ounces - The erosion of the US Dollar ~ link ~ The Fed and other central banks are owned by the Rothschilds and the other key global banking families/cartel. They use Fractional Reserve Banking to rob us all, year after year.

Michigan oil spill could be "worst environmental disaster ever in the Midwest" ~ link ~ Also see: Some Michigan residents told to leave 'immediately' because of unsafe levels of Benzene ~ link

Detailed H1N1 Case Fatality Rates in India ~ link ~ This man-made virus is mutating and getting more dangerous. Also see ~ link

Friday, July 30, 2010

News, Disaster Warfare, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, BP Gulf Oil Disaster, BioWar, Global Depression


Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link

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Day 102
of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster ~ Disaster Warfare Against America and the World by the Global Banking Families

Photo gallery of BP Oil Disaster ~ link

Photos of wildlife of the Gulf Oil Disaster ~ link

Gulf Oil Disaster Tracker ~ link

Corexit is Killing the Gulf - Part I - video ~ link ~ Part II ~ link

Requiem for the Gulf of Mexico - video ~ link


Dr. Bill Deagle of NutriMedical Report and 'Clay and Iron' are doing a 5-day per week video news update with Lord Stirling by subscription.
Link to Clay and Iron ~ link
Link to NutriMedical Report ~ link
We are the first in the World to break the story of the Loop Current failing and the Gulf Stream beginning to break apart as well. We have several stories on this grave danger to the entire planet on our subscription news video service. To take a subscription and view these news videos and future ones go to the above Clay & Iron and NutriMedical sites.

Special Report: Dr. Bill Deagle and I were able to break the story, about two weeks ago, that the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has broken down due to the BP Gulf Oil Disaster. We have established that the scientific data that supports this, also establishes that the Loop Current (or what is left of it) has not behaved in the manner in which it now does for at least the last ten years.

Dr. Zangari of the prestigious Frascati National Laboratories of Italy has now reported to us that satellite based scientific data confirms that the surface temperature of the Gulf Stream, itself, has dropped 10 degrees Celsius since last year, and that the velocity of the Gulf Stream has dropped 50% since last year. A ten degree Celsius drop in a large part of the North Atlantic Ocean is a massive drop in one year! Further, the reduction by half or so in the velocity of the Gulf Stream is perhaps even more shocking and important.

This is the most important story that I have ever been involved in. This is of profound planetary importance. The Gulf Stream is the heat exchange system, which begins in the Caribbean with the Loop Current, that heats the Norther Hemisphere and keeps Europe/Asia/North America from going into another Ice Age.

The current pattern of a most unusual Russian heat wave/drought with heat waves in Japan and other parts of Asia, floods in large parts of China, and record breaking cold temperatures in South America is indicative of a global disturbance in the planet's temperature regulatory systems. This is a early result of what is happening in the Loop Current and the Gulf Stream, rather like the early stages shown in the movie "The Day After Tomorrow". Here is a audio of the joint national radio talk show ~ link


Gulf Loop Current destroyed by Corexit and crude oil.
http://argo.colorado.edu/~realtime/gifs_tmp/gom_vel/gmt.25628.gif

Figure 1. Gulf Stream velocities one week ago: Thursday 15 July 2010


Figure 4. Gulf Stream velocities four weeks ago: Thursday 24 June 2010

Gulf Stream. This information is not good.

New BP CEO: Time for 'scaleback' in cleanup ~ link ~ We are so being screwed by BP, the Obama Administration and the mainstream news media.

Bottom Line: Feds Don't have a "good idea" about where the oil is or how much there is ~ link

Reporter locates significant amount of oil on and below surface heading toward land - BP and Feds no where to be found ~ link

Feds now less certain on why wellhead pressure is low? Now say general consensus is it's PROBABLY DEPLETION ~ link ~ BULLSHIT!

Israel Threatens Lebanon ~ link ~ The Netanyahu government is a threat to the entire world.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in a July 23 interview with The Washington Post, spelled it out:

“I think that they're [the Lebanese government] responsible for what happens and if it happens that Hezbollah will shoot into Tel Aviv, we will not run after each Hezbollah terrorist or launcher of some rocket in all Lebanon. We'll see the government of Lebanon responsible for what happens, and for what happens within its government, its body politic, and its arsenal of munitions. And we will see it as legitimate to hit any target that belongs to the Lebanese state, not just to the Hezbollah. And somehow, we are not looking for it. I am not threatening.” [emphasis added]

Recent events belie Barak’s last two claims. Indeed, Israel is doing its best to goad, prod and provoke Hezbollah into firing that one rocket that can be used as pretext to wage all-out war and avenge their July 2006 invasion disaster:

· Military surveillance flights over Lebanon violate the country’s airspace and sovereignty daily.

· In mid-July, an Israeli patrol crossed the border into Lebanon and attempted to abduct a shepherd.

· A week later, an Israeli vessel fired artillery rounds at a Lebanese fishing boat located within Lebanese territorial waters.

· Israel ’s designs on Lebanon ’s offshore gas reserves and the prospect of using force to secure them has been recently discussed, as has evidence suggesting their involvement in the Hariri assassination.

Barak clearly intimates that any war Israel wages will not spare civilian lives or infrastructure, as Gaza will testify. In fact, he simply reiterated what has become known as the “Dahiya Doctrine.”

In an October 2008 interview with Yedioth Ahronoth , Israel Defense Forces Northern District Commander Major General Gadi Eisenkott explained it:

“What happened in the Dahiya Quarter of Beirut in 2006 will happen in every village from which shots are fired on Israel . We will use disproportionate force against it and we will cause immense damage and destruction. From our point of view these are not civilian villages but military bases. This is not a recommendation, this is the plan, and it has already been authorized.”

The Dahiya Doctrine: a strategy used to justify collective punishment and the commission of war crimes, and an existential threat to present-day Lebanon .


Iran sets major military ex cerise - Ahmadinejad sees war by no later than November ~ link

US withdraws 'pain ray' weapon from Afghan War zone ~ link ~
Tested in Afghanistan, but ready for the American people in times to come.

End Middle East wars to Spur US Economy ~ link ~
Of course, the big reason local and state governments are broke is because the Federal government---which is siphoning off more than $2 trillion annually from the public--- is fleecing taxpayers for its wars. As a result, broke taxpayers are voting down bond issues for needed local improvements. They don’t have any money left to fund them. Schools are being built in Iraq, not Iowa.

About 54 cents of every dollar spent by the Feds last year went for past and present conflicts, says the pacifist War Resisters League of New York. Put another way, Washington spends more for war each year than all 50 state governments combined spend for the health, education, safety and general welfare of 308 million Americans.

In 2008, for example, the states collected $781 billion in taxes, according to the Tax Foundation of Washington, D.C. And that’s, essentially, to run the entire United States. For a rough comparison, the Pentagon this year, says Wikipedia, will spend between $880 billion and $1 trillion on war----more than the next high-spending 45 countries combined.

It now costs $1.1 million a year to keep a soldier in Afghanistan, according to The New York Times of July 25th. While some of this money flows back into America in point of fact a number of non-military outlays do more to stimulate the American economy in terms of jobs created and wages and benefits, studies show. If Congress wants to get America moving, morals aside, it’s far better off investing our taxes in education, health care, transportation, and construction than in war.