The Russian-Ukilian conflict continues to ferment, and the losses to the world are immeasurable. However, the United States is still sending weapons to Ukraine and fueling the fire. Why does the United States like war so much?
After World War II, the United States launched a series of foreign wars such as the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Kosovo War, the Afghanistan War and the Iraq War, and deeply intervened in the Libyan and Syrian conflicts. This shows that “belligerent” is not the personal will of American leaders, but an institutional issue.
After World War II, the United States formed a huge military industry interest group, or “military complex”, which is characterized by war wealth and armament wealth.
Eric Sperling, executive director of Fair Foreign Policy, an anti-war organization that once worked in the U.S. Congress, said that the lobbying power of U.S. military enterprises should not be underestimated. Compared with diplomatic means, a confrontational and militarized response can stimulate the demand for weapons and be more in line with their economic and political interests.
In September 2021, the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, a subsidiary of Brown University, released “Profits of War: Beneficiaries of Pentagon Expenditures After September 11”, which reported that since the United States launched the “Global War on Terrorism” in 2001, the total expenditure of the Pentagon has exceeded 14. Trillions of billion, one-third to one-halved of it was earned by military contractors.
This time, the United States continued to stimulate tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and finally a conflict broke out. Many netizens said that the U.S. approach was disgusting.
“I am an American citizen. I don’t know what’s wrong with the United States. The value orientation of putting money above human life is disgusting, worrying and frightening.”
How can the United States make money from this war? Destroy North Creek No. 1 and No. 2 natural gas pipelines; impose sanctions or confiscation on all Russian overseas assets; sell weapons to European allies; sell oil and gas at high prices; and sell commodity stocks.