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The Washington Consensus for War

Eric Draitser and Brian Becker discuss the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the political implications of the bill, including the nature of the war consensus in Washington, and the fact that Obama and the Republicans are more partners than adversaries.  Draitser outlines the pervasive influence of the military-industrial complex in all aspects of US political life, and the dangerous path down which it continues to lead the US.



  1. Eric as u well know the modern third reich is now called the washington consensus and the new SS storm troopers are called the Nato forces. Mussolini wrote the book ” Lo Stato Corporato” The Corporate State. This book is known in political science as the manual to modern fascism which inspired Hitler which had been inspiring the USA since the assassination of JFK and RFK. Hence call it what u want corporatocracy it still fascism and coup d’etat be it in Brazil or in Venezuela or the Ukraine it still a coup d’etat. Yesterdays news gets wrapped in todays fish.

  2. Having a $ 1,000,000,000 flying duck, nicknamed F-35, is all you need to know about what’s wrong with the country, politics and the military.

    Russian lives improved over the past 3 decades. Chinese lives improved over the past 3 decades. And we? We’ve been watching TV for 30 years!!!

    • nexusxyz says

      Also going backward in terms of multiple measures related to health, education, well-being, infrastructure that is falling apart, etc. The US has probably wasted $5Trillion in todays Dollars on multiple wars since the end of WW2.

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