Since there always seems to be war somewhere.
Yup, they are great profit engines - so some will always push for war.
Just look at the Cheney/Bush War in Iraq, totally uncalled for, but it was a profit opportunity.
But just as certainly it made the world and America a worse unsafer place.
We continue trapped in those blunders making ever more blunders that have their own blow back and cascading consequences.
An eye for an eye, a ear for an ear, until the whole world is blind and deft as the ruthless get rich.
Sure, there will aways be wars, but don't con me with the War Keeps Us Free jingoism. No sir. It ain't so.
Our war on terror has done nothing but perpetrate more terror and encourage more blow back.
Oh and it made some fabulously wealthy, while all the rest suffered. Same as it ever was.
All this wanton blowing up of cities and people's lives, while our Earth is undergoing a transformation that will kick us in the ass, especially badly because we are so totally unprepared mentally or politically.
As for Saudi Arabia, we've been their biggest booster, including their most radical sect, for some ones' short term self interest, but with consequences that keep giving and multiplying. Same as it ever was.
Sorry really not looking for this discussion.
Let's just say patriotic jingoism sicken me to my stomach, perhaps it's my German heritage, I understand where it leads.