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With Us-Led Air Strikes On Isis Intensifying, It’S A Good Time To Be An Arms Giant Like Lockheed Martin

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http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/with-usled-strikes-on-isis-intensifying-its-a-good-time-to-be-a-shareholder-in-the-merchants-of-death-9804918.html

Last month American warships fired $65.8m worth of Tomahawk missiles within just 24 hours of each other

So who is winning the war? Isis? Us? The Kurds (remember them?) The Syrians? The Iraqis? Do we even remember the war? Not at all. We must tell the truth. So let us now praise famous weapons and the manufacturers that begat them.

Share prices are soaring in America for those who produce the coalition bombs and missiles and drones and aircraft participating in this latest war which – for all who are involved (except for the recipients of the bombs and missiles and those they are fighting) – is Hollywood from start to finish.

Shares in Lockheed Martin – maker of the “All for One and One for All” Hellfire missiles – are up 9.3 per cent in the past three months. Raytheon – which has a big Israeli arm – has gone up 3.8 per cent. Northrop Grumman shares swooped up the same 3.8 per cent. And General Dynamics shares have risen 4.3 per cent. Lockheed Martin – which really does steal Alexandre Dumas’ Three Musketeers quotation on its publicity material – makes the rockets carried by the Reaper drones, famous for destroying wedding parties over Afghanistan and Pakistan, and by Iraqi aircraft.

Cruise missiles are the perfect consumer product, use once and have to buy another.

Still all adds up for GDP, war is great for boosting those figures.

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Or a Pharma giant. It wont be long now until one of them gets huge government hand outs for some sort of Ebola meds.

Both bombs and drugs seem to get their yearly donations from mugs/taxpayers, they always find a reason.

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Or a Pharma giant. It wont be long now until one of them gets huge government hand outs for some sort of Ebola meds.

Both bombs and drugs seem to get their yearly donations from mugs/taxpayers, they always find a reason.

I guess the US taxpayer could support a military-industrial complex. Perhaps even a military-prisons-industrial complex.

Now we're into the realm of the taxpayer supporting a military-prisons-pharmaceuticals-further education-banking-general motors complex, surely it cant be that long to collapse? Can it?! Most every company measured in the billions has its claws into the taxpayers and savers.

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