The Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin both told Congress that more funding is required for their federal bureaucracy to prepare for war against China.
Milley defended the $842 billion projected Pentagon cash grab while using both sides of his mouth. The amount is “extraordinarily expensive,” he told Congress, but “it’s not as expensive as fighting a war.” Additionally, “this budget both averts war and gets us ready to wage it if required.” China is “pushing it down the path toward confrontation and possible war with its neighbors and potentially the United States,” the speaker continued.
Austin stated during his remarks before the Congressional hearing that the budget “includes a 40% increase in comparison to last year’s for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative to a record high of $9.1 billion. That will enable greater defenses for Hawaii and Guam, a more robust force posture, and closer coordination with our allies and partners.”
As World War 3 takes shape, the media has reported on how the military-industrial complex is transferring hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons to Taiwan:
“To help Taiwan get ready for a possible battle with China, the Biden administration has promised to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into the island nation.”
The United States sold Taiwan missiles for F-16 fighter jets and other weaponry worth a total of $619 million, according to an announcement from the State Department. This will simply inflame China and put the United States at risk for another costly and hazardous proxy war akin to the one currently raging between Russia and Ukraine.
Arming Taiwan, according to the Pentagon, “serves US national, economic, and security objectives by supporting the recipient’s ongoing efforts to upgrade its armed forces and to retain a credible defensive capability.”
Congress must finally accept the contract before it can be implemented, but given how closely tied to the military-industrial complex all of these lawmakers are, it is anticipated that Congress’ approval will amount to little more than a formality.
“The world is in severe peril because of the military-industrial complex. The American Empire’s debauchery and arrogance have reached unprecedented heights. When the Founding Fathers authored the Constitution and established the Republic, this was the exact reverse of what they intended.”
Intervention in Russia is already backfiring spectacularly for the US Empire, and it would likely be far more destructive to intervene in Asia against China. We must oppose the Pentagon’s absurd budget rise.
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