How much control of our society does the military-industrial-complex have?
I happened to run across this headline today, so I did a Google search to get more information about the protest.
Same with Yahoo.
Washington Post? Silence.
Only Sputnik, the Russian news agency that we've accused of "sowing the seeds of radical discontent", was covering a peace march at the Pentagon.
Most of you probably noticed how Trump weighed the life of a Saudi journalist against a $110 Billion arms deal, and found the arms deal to be more important.
But you probably missed what happened with India this week.
With India signing a pact with Russia to purchase the S-400 missile defence system, Washington has informally conveyed to Delhi that it could avoid sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) if India were to give an assurance that it would buy the F-16 fighter aircraft from the United States. Not keen on buying an aircraft already in service with Pakistan, India has refused to give any such assurance till date.
So buying arms from Russia is bad because Putin!
However, if you buy our weapons too, suddenly Russian badness can be overlooked because money.
I haven't found any American sources for this news, but there are plenty of Indian sources.
One last bit of today's news that is worth noting concerns the Syrian peace talks.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the Istanbul summit on Syria that was earlier announced by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday.
...The spokeswoman said the focus of the discussions between her and the presidents of France, Russia and Turkey would be the situation in the enclave of Idlib and supporting the implementation of the Sochi agreement between Russia and Turkey.
Notice how the U.S. isn't mentioned in these peace talks. You probably never heard of the Sochi agreement.
That's because Sochi is in Russia. The U.S. was invited to attend these peace talks and refused in January and refused again in July.
"The United States will not be attending the Sochi Congress as Observer. We note that the Syrian Negotiations Committee has announced that it will not attend and respect that decision," spokeswoman Maria Olson told RIA Novosti.
It's almost like the U.S. is controlled by the military-industrial-complex and simply doesn't want peace.