Housing, Fair Wages, Water, Food, Schools — Ya’ Gotta Bomb them First!

Looking at the hardware and software of the killers, Murder Inc., really sets out what we are up against

You don’t need to be a Georgetown graduate of the diplomatic killing corps or a rocket scientist or some overpaid pig of entertainment journalism or pundit or war hero or black president or a member of the publishing class to understand what bombing Syria and Iraq and any other country means to the military and civilian murder machine. Below, just the facts, ma’am. Clearly laid out as the direct military profiteers engaged in killing people abroad or in their neck of the woods (sic) as in Israel, you know, all those companies that are the GE’s and Boeings of the world. But do not be misled — Americans and Westerners make their livings directly tand indirectly killing people. All those defense manufacturers also run on secretarial pools, CPAs, worker bees, err, the Little Eichmanns. Web designers, PR firms, all the nuts and bolts and fabricated metals. You think Intel is some benign outfit? Amazon dot Kill? Google? IBM, HP, the works. Hell, even Hollywood, all of them, make money on murder. I’ve had plenty of people who work at Intel tell me in their $150K a year glee (at age 28) who would one day like to do something else, but for now, top secret marketing and designing of hardware and software that ends up in tanks, on drones, in nuclear subs, in guided missile guts, etc.

Don’t forget that much of this murder hardware is designed and conjured up by the best and brightest at our Western colleges. Lawyers abound in this industry. Unions love good Boeing missile making jobs. This is the legacy of killing, empire, a black president who isn’t and is, fabricated by the same shit schools and teachers who also advance murder, economic hits or direct hits with drones and napalm or guided bunker busters.

The horror is right, Kurtz. Horror indeed. Conrad and Neruda and others had that down before the pencil necks of the mighty military class got their own TV shows and regular pundentry gigs on FOX News and MSN! So, we can pontificate about ISIS and Syria and IMF and Nato and the Jews and Christians of the male-female white dominating class — crook lawyers, bankers, judges, scientists, technologists, hedge funders, et al. We can go on and on about boogymen and lies and more lies and false flag operations and lefties who are really hawks, all of that, sure, just on and on until we end up like Amy Godman, yesterday, with half the guests saying Eric Holder is not Eric the Great and the other half thinking Eric will go down in history as the best attorney general. Schizophrenia of the Jewish New York kind, unorthodox, maybe even aethestic, but, truly, the mass media and less known media, full of warped thinking and couching and discourse and yammering! Whew.

But just look at this gear, this most dirty of industries that has co-opted hundreds of other industries and employs millions upon millions of Little Eichmanns, for a job, to raise a good Jewish or Christian Family, to retire and travel and live the Top 20 Percent Consumer Lifestyle. Makes you want to kiss the feet of nuns and ministers and lay people who have been busted for protesting Minutemen and outside the murder joints of the US Armed Forces. Just kiss them, and cry for them as they rot in jails for civility and humanity, while the pigs all the way through the Little Eichmann species laugh and cultivate more murder, coming to your local military-police hardware fire sale soon.

Recession-proof

Sales for the world’s 100 largest arms producers amounted to $411 billion in 2010, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. That was up 1% from the year before, a modest rise that was held in check by the drawdown of foreign forces in Iraq.

Military budgets have been largely unaffected by the economic downturn, said Susan Jackson of SIPRI, a peace research group.

Since 2002, arms sales among the 100 largest providers of military equipment and services have increased 60%, SIPRI said in a release last month.

The 10 biggest arms producers accounted for more than half of the 2010 sales. The composition of those sales reflects the state of modern warfare, as battles are now often fought with remote surveillance and air strikes instead of ground combat.

Of the 100 companies on the list, 44 are based in the United States. Sales by the U.S. companies accounted for more than 60% of arms sales revenue in 2010.

The top seven U.S. arms producers are also among Uncle Sam’s 10 biggest contractors.

 

A transit exercise with the guided missile destroyer USS Momsen © James R. Evans/U.S. Navy via Getty Images

Army personnel prepare a Sikorsky S-70A-9 Black Hawk helicopter for promotional flights in Melbourne, Australia © Mark Dadswell/Getty Images
No. 10: United Technologies

Sectors: Aircraft, electronics, engines

Arms sales in 2010: $11.4 billion

Total sales in 2010: $54.3 billion

Arms sales as percent of total: 21%

Total employment: 208,220

L-3 Communications equipment in the field © 2012 L-3 Communications
No. 9: L-3 Communications

Sectors: Electronics, services

Arms sales in 2010: $13.1 billion

Total sales in 2010: $15.7 billion

Arms sales as percent of total: 83%

Total employment: 63,000

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No. 8: Finmeccanica

Sectors: Military aircraft, satellites, defense systems, small arms and ammunition

Arms sales in 2010: $14.4 billion

Total sales in 2010: $24.8 billion

Arms sales as percent of total: 58%

Total employment: 75,200

Finmeccanica is Italy’s largest aerospace, defense and engineering company. Partially owned by the Italian government, the conglomerate has joint ventures with dozens of companies in Europe and elsewhere.

Among its most notable enterprises are helicopter manufacturer Augusta Enterprises, missile manufacturer MBDA and the world’s leading antisubmarine torpedo manufacturer, EuroTorp.

In 2007, Finmeccanica was the world’s ninth-largest weapons manufacturer. In 2010, it moved to eighth-largest with a 46% increase in sales over that period.

Workers assemble a Eurocopter NH90 military helicopter © Johannes Simon/Getty Images
No. 7: EADS

Sectors: Military aircraft, electronics, missiles

Arms sales in 2010: $16.4 billion

Total sales in 2010: $60.6 billion

Arms sales as percent of total: 27%

Total employment: 121,690

EADS (EADSF), short for European Aeronautic Defence and Space, is probably best known for its Airbus subsidiary, one of the world’s leading commercial aircraft makers. EADS has a 37% share in missile manufacturer MBDA, and is one of the companies responsible for the development of the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet.

 

Visitors look at a Humvee on display at the 47th International Paris Air Show © Alastair Miller/Bloomberg via Getty Images
No. 6: Raytheon

Sectors: Electronics, missiles

Arms sales in 2010: $23 billion

Total sales in 2010: $25.2 billion

Arms sales as percent of total: 91%

Total employment: 72,400

Raytheon (RTN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of guided missiles. The Waltham, Mass., company produces such widely used weapons as the AIM-7 Sparrow missile, the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile and the BGM-109 Tomahawk.

The company is also responsible for the Air Warfare Simulation program used by the Air Force.

Raytheon’s arm sales rose 17% from 2007 to 2010.

Iraqi soldiers and an M1A1 Abrams tank in Baghdad © Saad Shalash/Reuters
No. 5: General Dynamics

Sectors: Artillery, electronics, military vehicles, small arms, vessels

Arms sales in 2010: $23.9 billion

Total sales in 2010: $32.5 billion

Arms sales as percent of total: 75%

Total employment: 90,000

General Dynamics (GD) provides combat systems, information technology and marine systems, including warships and nuclear submarines. The U.S. government accounts for more than 70% of sales.

Although the company has been around since 1952, it has enjoyed a resurgence beginning in the 1990s, thanks largely to a number of mergers. General Dynamics says it has acquired more than 50 companies since 1997. Over this same period, its revenue increased from $4 billion to more than $32 billion.

General Dynamics is known for its Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the Seawolf-class submarine, the M1 Abrams tank and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

Unmanned X-47B aircraft © 2012 Northrop Grumman
No. 4: Northrop Grumman

Sectors: Aircraft, electronics, missiles, vessels

Arms sales in 2010: $28.2 billion

Total sales in 2010: $34.8 billion

Arms sales as percent of total: 81%

Total employment: 117,100

Northrop Grumman (NOC) is the fourth-largest weapons contractor in the United States. The Falls Church, Va., company is a leading provider of aerospace technology and the world’s largest producer of naval vessels. It makes Nimitz-class carriers, the flagship carrier of the Navy.

It is set over the next few years to build the new aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford, the largest and most expensive ship in the Navy’s shipbuilding program. The cost is rising for the vessel, the first of a new class of nuclear-powered submarines likely to remain in production for several decades.

Northrop Grumman also develops radar systems for aircraft and ground defense, sensor systems for a variety of vehicles and unmanned aircraft, and drones.

United Arab Emirates troops with a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifter © Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
No. 3: Boeing

Sectors: Aircraft, electronics, missiles

Arms sales in 2010: $31.4 billion

Total sales in 2010: $64.3 billion

Arms sales as percent of total: 49%

Total employment: 160,500

As recently as 2007, Boeing (BA) was the largest arms producer in the world. By 2008, it had fallen to third-biggest, behind Lockheed Martin (LMT) and U.K.-based BAE Systems. Boeing is the second-largest aircraft producer in the world by deliveries, behind only Airbus. It is also the second-largest U.S. government contractor, procuring just under $19.5 billion in contracts in 2010.

Among Boeing’s major systems are the KC-767, an aerial refueling tanker, and the F-15 fighter jet.

Just 49% of Boeing’s revenue in 2010 came from arms sales, one of the lowest proportions among the top 100 arms producers.

The TIM 1500 thermal imager © BAE Systems
No. 2: BAE Systems

Sectors: Aircraft, artillery, electronics, military vehicles, small arms and ammunition

Arms sales in 2010: $32.9 billion

Total sales in 2010: $34.6 billion

Arms sales as percent of total: 95%

Total employment: 98,200

BAE Systems is a major foreign player in the U.S. defense market; the Department of Defense is its single largest customer. The London company’s U.S. subsidiary, BAE Systems, would by itself be the world’s seventh-largest weapons manufacturer.

The company was formed in 1999 in the merger of Marconi Electronics (at the time, a subsidiary of General Electric) and British Aerospace.

 

No. 1: Lockheed Martin

Sectors: Aircraft, electronics, missiles, space

Arms sales in 2010: $35.7 billion

Total sales in 2010: $45.8 billion

Arms sales as percent of total: 78%

Total employment: 132,000

Lockheed Martin (LMT), the world’s largest provider of arms and military services, is the U.S. government’s largest contractor, by a large margin. The company did nearly $36 billion worth of business with the government in 2010.

Electronic Systems is its largest segment, providing sensors, surveillance systems and missile launching technology. The company also provides customers with engineering, logistics and information services.

Among Lockheed’s major products are the Trident missile and the F-16 and F-22 fighter jets

Some of the most expensive murdering equipment!

1. Joint Strike Fighter
> Type: multi-role fighter jet
> Total Cost: $326.5 billion
> R&D: $58.4 billion
> Procurement Cost: $267.6 billion
> Total Units: 2,457
> Price per Unit: $109.5 million

6. V-22 Osprey
> Type: tiltrotor transport plane
> Total Cost: $57.8 billion
> R&D: $13.6 billion
> Procurement Cost: $43.5 billion
> Total Units: 459
> Price per Unit: $95.2 million
7. Trident II Missile
> Type: ballistic missile
> Total Cost: $53.2 billion
> R&D: $16.8 billion
> Procurement Cost: $35 billion
> Total Units: 561
> Price per Unit: $65.7 million

3. Virginia Class Submarine
> Type: nuclear submarine
> Total Cost: $83.7 billion
> R&D: $7.2 billion
> Procurement Cost: $76.6 billion
> Total Units: 30
> Price per Unit: $2,552.6 million

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Try out Israeli Weapons Systems and the murdering stuff they sell! All their murdering magic!

Here, Haaretz … How Jewish Money and Ingenuity and Murder Incorporated “Won” Gaza!

Now, let’s see what Alison Weir’s web site says about that sick Gaza murdering spree and the continuation of spraying Palestinians as if they are Jews in Nazi Germany. Lessons Learned! A little history of the middle Eastern situations. If Americans Knew.

The following is a very short synopsis of the history of this conflict. We recommend that you also read the much more detailed account, “The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict.”

Maps showing Palestinian loss of Land
Paul Kirk Haeder has been a journalist since 1977. He's covered police, environment, planning and zoning, county and city politics, as well as working in true small town/community journalism situations in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico and beyond. He's been a part-time faculty since 1983, and as such has worked in prisons, gang-influenced programs, universities, colleges, alternative high schools, language schools, as a private contractor-writing instructor for US military in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Washington. A forthcoming book (Dec. 15, 2016), Reimagining Sanity: Voices Beyond the Echo Chamber, looks at 10 years of his writing at Dissident Voice, and before, to bring defiance to the world that is now lobotomizing at a rate never before seen in history. Read his autobiography, weekly chapter installments, at LA Progressive. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.

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  1. Paul Kirk said on September 27th, 2014 at 10:28am #

    And, well, can we count on those on the Spectrum, autism and Asperger’s, to gain some ethical grounding, when, believe it or not, many in the computing and drone making and AI world see us Typically Developed folk as dumb and slow and plodding and math dead and imperfect and way to humane to work with on those next generation personal surveillance gear, RFID implants, Total Information on the Internet-Email-Personnel Files open to folks who self-identify as better than the nromally developed folks?

    Many computer whizzes are not humane, do not care about liberal arts, do not care about taking care of fellow man. Me, myself, and I.

    Yep, and why are so many more boys and girls hitting that spectrum? Ya think food and vaccinations and pesticides and plastics and pollution and screen time have anything to do with it? Oh, sure, just some new accounting methods. Really, we are being attacked on all fronts, and behavior of the sociopaths is also marked by the misbehavior of the spectrumy ones.