Ike’s words of wisdom

Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower first warned his nation about what he called “the military-industrial complex” in his 1961 farewell speech.

He knew whereof he spoke.

For those not familiar with the name, a few facts: Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower, America’s 34th President (1953-1961) served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War II. He rose to the rank of five-star rank of General of the Army.

He would be the first military guy to be elected President and, thus far, the last one, too.

Here’s the quote: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.”

That’s what the 34th U.S. President said on January 17, 1961, as he was packing, about to leave the White House, and opening the door for his successor, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a.k.a. JFK.

Which brings us to September 16, 2022 news: the annual Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition is going to introduce Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Ukraine’s his minister of defence, Oleksii Reznikov will put in his few cents’ worth, too.

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) hosts the event that takes place September 19 through 22, at Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX, 78701, for those who might want to attend).

Insider club

Who should attend? organisers ask in a rhetorical question, only to provide the answer themselves (verbatim): As this event combines the annual Global EOD event with that of the NDIA Armaments, Robotics, and Munitions Technology Divisions, anyone working or interested in these focus areas is welcome and highly encouraged to join us in October. (Whatever that EOD abbreviation is supposed to mean: your usual acronym dictionaries carry more than 60 definitions of the term, and they all differ from one another.) The Future Force Capabilities agenda will cover a wide range of subjects while offering unique opportunities for learning, conversing, and networking, which means that there’s something for everyone.

End of quote.

Some U.S. political insiders view askance the U.S. tax office (IRS) decision calling the NDIA a non-profit organisation. They point out that, in fact, it is blatantly lobbying on behalf of the military-industrial complex.

An interesting note on NDIA’s website announcing the details of the conference: This event is open to media but will have some Distribution D sessions that are closed to media.

Another disclaimer on that site: NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.

Which is precisely why the IRS agreed to view NDIA as a group of keen gardeners who get together to debate the colours they use to adorn their backyards while making no profit out of their praiseworthy work.

It’s the members who profit from military conflicts. Just consider this partial list: Boeing Defense, Space & Security; L3Harris Technologies; Raytheon Technologies; BAE Systems; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Huntington Ingalls Industries; General Dynamics; and Northrop Grumman. What’s their job?

Who owns the planet?

American taxpayers have already sunk more than $15 billion in weapon supplies to Ukraine. Most of these deadly tools have never seen action: the Russians have found them, often even before they could be unpacked, and changed them into heaps of scrap metal.

Well, so what, we’ll send them some more stuff, the government is gladly paying for this blatant paragon of waste anyway, and it’s none of U.S. taxpayers’ business where their cash is going, either.

Which is precisely what’s going to happen between Sept. 19 and 22. The Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition event organisers fully expect (they said so quite publicly) the two Ukrainian guys to demand more weapons, trying to shame the Americans into clearing the shelves of their own stuff at whatever price. They aren’t footing the bill, after all, American taxpayers are.

The West plans to fight the noble battle till the last Ukrainian is alive and standing. Should it happen that the world runs out of Ukrainians, there are plenty other targets, with one pre-condition: Russia’s got to be dragged into the conflict. Russia, especially Russia that could care less about America’s craving for her vast reserves of all kinds of commodities and raw materials.

Poker face

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hands are definitely covered by innocents’ blood: he hadn’t been a ranking KGB officer for decades just for his blue eyes. It remains one of many serious questions whether Putin really is standing up to the globalist gang who want to rid the world of six-sevenths of its population and seize control over the rest, all in the name of the new serfs (or slaves) owning nothing and being happy, or whether he, too, is part of the equation known as the Great Reset.

Either way, he’s a thorn in America’s backside and, together with China, he keeps the rest of the world hostage. Even if he, indeed, is one of the globalists, he seems to be one on his own terms.

Is the end nigh?

One thought on “Ike’s words of wisdom

  1. Inkavo September 16, 2022 at 17:31 Reply

    Hi Peter,

    Nice to renew contact. I tried once before, but it didn´t work. I hope it will this time. I remember Ike well, especially during WWII, so this was interesting for me. Unfortunately there is no new Ike and the danger of WWIII is real. Humanity may not survive it.

    I hope to hear from you. I am now 92 and I recceived the „Artis Bohemiae Amicis“ award from the Czech minister of culture for my 90th birthday, for my „ contribution to promoting Czech art“..

    I am undergoing the so called biological medical treatment for lung cancer. I was stupid enough to smoke for about 40 years, srarting on the 12 day train to China with our dance group. The moment we crossed the Chinese border on the 12 day train trip across Siberia, the Chinese started putting cigarettes in each compartment every day. I started smoking out of boredom. .

    I live in a flat neighbouring with Michal´s apartment., so he takes care of me, does most of the shopping for food, accompanies me to doctors, etc.

    I remeber you as being the cheeky little rascal, who visited the performance of our folklore group and asked the conductor Vladimir Jelinek, who later defected to Canada and became the conductor of the Winnipeg theatre orchestra, to lend you „the little stick“ he was holding when conducting .

    I loved both your parents. Franta was our „family doctor“ and Esta was my babysitter when I was a toddler.

    Pusu na celicko, pozdravuj dalsi 2 „sukyny syny“, jak vas Esta nazyvala. Precetla jsem Misovu knizku a je dobre a vtipne napsana.

    Vzdycky kdyz jedu kiolem Podskalí, vzpomenu si na vas všechny.

    Inka Vostrezova (neé Vainsteinova, whom your mum babysitted after I was born, and who was your dad´s patient for several years )

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