Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Murderous Society

A MURDEROUS SOCIETY                                      
Politicians love to speak to the media about all their strenuous efforts to bring about peace in the world and to cut military expenditure. Despite these platitudes the facts are completely different though. 'The United States has announced  an urgent $10 billion upgrade of its nuclear weapons arsenal after two hard-hitting reviews found that decades of neglect have left its most significant line of defence in disrepair.' (Times, 15 November) All this is part of the US start on $1 trillion military upgrade. Such obscene expenditure shows wherein capitalism's priorities lie. RD

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