Keeping the wheels of capitalism well oiled!
War costs money, of course, and the cost is met by the tax payers of the participating states. But, it seems such a waste of money. Those missiles and bombs cost so much money to develop and to build and then BANG! they are gone.
The point is that the arms are supposed to be used up. The arms manufacturers like Lockheed Martin are not able to make continuous huge profits if they sold the weapons once; the sales must continue, repetitively. Governments must constantly imagine, create and invent reasons to facilitate the flow of taxes from the public to the grubby, grabby hands of the arms industry. New war opportunities are always sought, as is the deliberate prolonging of any existing conflicts. The demand for the supply of arms must always exist.
The structure within governments to ensure a willingness to participate in this welfare system for the arms industry is highly…
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