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War Profiteering

Never Again to Us

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Robert Koehler

"Israel regrets every injury to civilians. I call on the residents of Gaza: Don't stay there. Hamas wants you to die, we want you to be safe." This i...

Sequester and its Impact on Private Security Contractors

Kerry Patton | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Kerry Patton

With forecasted Defense budget cuts due to the potential of sequestration, private security contractors will be essential assets needed to ensure national security and prevention of total economic collapse.

You Can Be a Patriot Or a Profiteer... But You Can't Be Both

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

This week, the three military contractors that do the most business with the Pentagon announced their quarterly profits for 2012. Their profits continue to grow while they push Washington, D.C. to protect their budgets at the expense of the rest of us.

War Industry's Accountants Can't Count

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The war profiteers' shady lobbying campaign took another hit to its credibility today, as an accounting firm on which they relied to support their bogus "military spending = jobs" argument was cited for severe audit deficiencies.

No Success in Iraq -- Unless You're a War Profiteer

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Nothing about the Iraq fiasco should be called a success, despite President Obama's attempt to provide closure to the troops misused and abused since the launch of that war.

The War Industry: Bad Job Creators, Bad Bosses, Bad Stewards of Tax Dollars

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

As budget cuts come to the fore, military contractors will undoubtedly try to obscure the fact that every $1 billion of military spending costs anywhere between 3,200 and 11,700 jobs or more when compared to other ways of spending the money.

Afghanistan War Not Worth the Burning of Children and Treasure

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

With our money fueling the insurgency and our killing of civilians driving more people to join the Taliban's side every week, it's little wonder that the insurgency continues to grow in size and sophistication.

WikiLessons: War Is a Joke, But It Isn't Funny

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

By now you've probably seen (or at least heard about) the recent WikiLeaks logs on Iraq (and previously on Afghanistan), which reveal a pattern of wid...

The Next War

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"The next war" has begun, suddenly, to take shape in the media. No public input needed! We're the spectators here. Stay tuned. We'll bring it to you live.

ReThink Review: Bulletproof Salesman -- Warzone Safety For Sale

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Due to its scarcity, safety may be the most precious commodity of all in a warzone. And since scarcity raises prices, it's the rich and well connected...

The Green They Steal, the Greed They Wear ...a St. Patrick's Day Lamentation

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Moore

Wall Street owns "our" Congress lock, stock and big barrel o' campaign cash. What we call the "democratic process" is mostly a sham, pretty words that get repeated in the hopes we will all still fall for it.

"Patriotism" "Machoism," and Profit: Obama the War President

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Myriam Miedzian

Now embraced by Obama, our long-standing tradition of viewing support for war as patriotic and opposition as unpatriotic plays right into the hands of the people who stand to make money from those wars.

R.I.P. Shane Ratliff, Halliburton Whistleblower

Kerry Candaele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Candaele

His story sketched out the coordinates of greed that connected Houston to Baghdad, and ran through Washington D.C., during the Bush reign.

Screaming Joe Wilson: Newt Gingrich's Frankenstein

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

If congressional politics are inside baseball, Newt Gingrich completely upended the playing field. Joe Wilson isn't an accident, he's an outcome.

Blackwater by Any Other Name Would Still Smell Like Shit

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

Maybe Blackwater thinks that by changing their name they can distance themselves from the manslaughter charges facing five Blackwater guards involved in the Nisour Square shooting.

John Cusack Talks War Profiteering, McCain Campaign's Race-Baiting

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

John Cusack sat down with Meet the Bloggers for a video chat the other day, and talked about the contracted nature of the war in Iraq and the obscene ...

War Spending Weighs Down Our 'Genuine Progress'

Jon Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Raymond

Without defense spending, we see the real picture of the downturn our economy is taking while boosting the military laden GDP.

The October Surprise Shouldn't Come as One

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

What will it be? A nod to Israel to bomb Iran? An American-engineered coup in Pakistan? Whatever it is, it is coming and if Obama intends to weather the dirty trick he will have to be prepared.

Iraq War Profiteers: 25 Companies Who Benefit From The War

Business Pundit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Iraq war is many things to different people. It is called a strategic blunder and a monstrous injustice and sometimes even a patriotic mission, mu...

Charlie Rose and His Iraq War Panel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

What appalled me was that Rose allowed key problems regarding Americans' perceptions of the Iraq adventure to be omitted from the discussion altogether.