War Is A Racket By Major General Smedley Butler Contents Chapter 1: War Is A Racket Chapter 2: Who Makes The Profits? Chapter 3: Who Pays The Bills?. General Smedley Butler’s frank book shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. This extraordinary argument against war by an. Major General Smedley D. Butler was a military hero of the first rank, the winner of two Medals of Honour, a true ‘fighting marine’ whose courage and patriotism.

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However, there are truths to some of his emotional statements but not enough fact to ensure a complete mindset of turn-around for these statements and personally held beliefs to become warranted buler action as he had called for at the time.

Feb 18, James rated it really liked it Recommends it for: All that traffic will bear. See all customer images. And somebody pocketed the profits. The President summoned a group of advisers. Yes, the soldier pays the greater generzl of the bill. It’s an extremely swift read. Sign up for free access to 3 articles per month and weekly email updates from expert policy analysts.

War is still ‘a racket’

The Japanese, a proud people, of course will be pleased beyond expression to see the united States fleet so close to Nippon’s shores. But this conference, like all war discussions, was shrouded in utmost secrecy. Buy the selected items together This item: In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

He and Vanunu concur on the murder of JFK. Sadly, this means that it must be time for new politicians. Then it was found that we could reduce the cost of wars by taking all the prize money and keeping it, but conscripting [drafting] wat soldier anyway.


And Michael Collins Piper. Our nation cannot start an offensive war if its ships can’t go further than miles from the coastline. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The President summoned a group of advisers.

In China in I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Then he planned to sell these, too, to your Uncle Sam. They were good shoes. We are paying it, our children will pay it, and our children’s children probably still will be paying the cost of that war. No admiral wants to be without a ship.

How many of them parried a bayonet of an enemy? I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in In this manner I believe he would have had his feelings and beliefs changed back to where they were at the time before he wrote this book through the end of his life – then again maybe not.

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They should be the ones to have the power to decide — and not a Congress few of whose members are within the age limit and fewer still of whom are in physical condition to bear arms. We must permit the youth of the land who would bear arms to decide whether or not there should be war.

This is far more apparent and obvious in the time we find ourselves living in now, with the escalation of conflict on the Geo-political stage. Our media is vulgar and denigrates Americans. Out of war nations acquire new territory, if they are victorious.

Jugoslavia and Hungary, long bitter enemies, were almost at each other’s throats. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Read reviews that mention smedley butler general butler war is a racket united states must read general smedley industrial complex read this book medal of honor world emedley big business required reading marine corps years buter general butler military industrial major general easy read wall street common sense. With such an eye catching title and knowledge of the author I had to check out his controversial views.


Why, when the war was over some 4, sets of equipment — knapsacks and the things that go to fill them — crammed warehouses on this side.

No, we did NOT do this. And somebody pocketed the profits. What does it profit anyone except the very few to whom war means huge profits? There wouldn’t be very much sense in having a year-old president of a munitions factory or the flat-footed head of an international banking firm or the cross-eyed manager of a uniform manufacturing plant — all of whom see visions of tremendous profits in the event of war — voting on whether the nation should go to war or not.

When we captured any vessels, the soldiers all got their share – at least, they were supposed to. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. His well-trained army, his great fleet of planes, and even his navy are ready for war — anxious for smsdley, apparently.