There are many comments from many critics of current USA President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw the US Army from Afghanistan. Obviously, Afghanistan was a lucrative business opportunity for many in the upper and lower echelons of the establishment. Tax-free, duty-free profits in the range of two thousand percent at least, and beyond comprehension amount of sales contracts for the military-industrial complex.
Many specialists with service in Afghanistan showed their faces in public for the first time, severely criticizing the logical decision for withdrawal.
America needs to reform itself from within! To achieve that reform and save the country, all the places where the state money was flowing without any serious audit for the profit of individuals need to be cut loose!
Here you will find parts of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1961 speech to refresh the memory of those who forgot and increase awareness for those who did not know about it.
“Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A huge increase in newer elements of our defense; development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a dramatic expansion in basic and applied research — these and many other possibilities, each possibly promising in itself, may be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel.
But each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs — balance between the private and the public economy, balance between cost and hoped for advantage — balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desirable; balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual; balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future. Good judgment seeks balance and progress; lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration.
The record of many decades stands as proof that our people and their government have, in the main, understood these truths and have responded to them well, in the face of stress and threat. But threats, new in kind or degree, constantly arise. I mention two only.”
As a wise man with tremendous knowledge and intuition as well as a patriot and genuine American, then-President Eisenhower left with us an account which is humbly but firmly suggested to all to read before exercising criticism for long term decisions which are cutting unimaginable costs and stop some of the bleedings of the state!
And it is suggested for reading to those that are genuine in their intentions and are not bought by any interests!
” A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction.
Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peacetime, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea.
Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.
In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present
and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system — ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society.”
Just not to think that this is an American phenomenon, let me bring to your attention the story they say occurred in the Soviet Union after Stalin’s death.
Namely, Lavrentiy Beria, who was in charge of the Internal Affairs Ministry, prepared the document together with Stalin about sustainability- yes, sustainability of the Soviet Union economy, having in mind all these new states in Eastern Europe that fell under the Soviet influence! They say that the recommendation was to cut loose those newly acquired countries as the Soviet Union could not manage to finance and develop them in the long run.
Noone of the members of then politburo was an angel, and all had the blood of their citizens on their hands! However, as Beria would apply the suggestions from that paper, thus striking a blow to the Soviet military-industrial complex Marchal Zhukov and Nikita Khrushchev went into Beria’s office with pistols and forced him to resign and brought him to trial, executed him, thus covering their own crimes. “Dead mouth does not talk.” It was 1953! A good example for business partners from America!
Perestroika was born by Stalin and Beria, brought to the light of the day by Yuri Andropov, and executed with the mess by Gorbachev and Yeltsin.
There is another piece of information which time now shows that was true and right!
Yuri Andropov as ex KGB chairman, when becoming General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, asked all KGB offices in the world to answer one crucial question – “What will happen if the Soviet Union and Warshaw pact ceased to exist?”
Surprisingly, he got the reply from the vast majority of the KGB intelligence stations that the long-term strategic strength of Russia would only increase!
It was greatly masked with poverty shown on the surface and professionally executed by brilliant minds!
Russia was reformed, and that reform continues till this day! New faces, patriots, and dedicated personalities are preparing Russia to enter the new stage of human history.
Just to mention that Nikita Khrushchov, in 1954, transferred Crimean Oblast to Ukraina! It was the present of the Soviet military-industrial complex to Kruschov’s role in ousting Beria!
Wake up, people!
Donald J. Trump said in his public duels with Joe Biden in the very human and profoundly informed manner that Joe, you will not be able to do what you want with those around you, to get a reply that it will be my government. I, Joe Biden, will be making decisions!
That is what is happening now!
Nothing is easy, especially when you have vast interests against you! But!
Every person wants something to stay behind him! Something to be remembered for, from generations to come!
All those who still did not sell their soul to the devil have only hope that this is behind the decision to withdraw the US Army from Afghanistan!
The decision to reform from within!
Maybe it is too late, but it is sure that all normal human beings from whatever place of the world they come, want the reformed USA! Even Russia and China! Have that in mind!
Do not allow to be manipulated! Investigate and inform your self always having doubt as guidance! Balanced doubt!
And “stay observant!”
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Darko Richard Lancelot
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