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  •  It's Nothing Personal, It's Just Business (16+ / 0-)

    The Weapons manufacturers are very careful when they
    choose companies for Sub Contracts.

    They make sure that the Sub Contracts are spread out
    to Cover as Many Congressional districts as Possible.

    If anyone in Congress wants to Cut the Pentagon Budget,
    they end up cutting Jobs in their Own District.

    Major General Smedley Butler was Right.   War is a Racket.

    On Giving Advice: Smart People Don't Need It and Stupid People Don't Listen

    by Brian76239 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 06:23:03 AM PST

    •  and then (0+ / 0-)

      they keep developing "new" weapons to sell the the Pentagon, while using their political power to sell "old" weapons to countries overseas, then asking for more money for "newer" weapons to combat the "older" weapons we sold...and the cycle keeps going. then the weapons end up in the hands of rebels who massacre villages, or repressive regimes like that in Syria.

      Who is to blame?

      Gun control may stop the shooting in CT, but it won't stop the killings overseas. and to me, as much or a tradegy as CT was, I want to find a solution to stop killings here AND abroad. Because an American life is not more valuable than a Syrian or Congolese one.

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