SHOCK: CNN Host Directly Calls Out Military Industrial Compex

July 29, 2019

so fareed zakaria actually did the best segment I've ever seen on CNN so I'm pretty sure that he'll be fired within a relatively short timeframe but he calls out the military-industrial complex by name here and I was floored my jaw was on the ground as I watched this segment because it seriously got better and better and better watch here's my take you often hear that in these polarized times Republicans and Democrats had deadlocked on almost everything but the real scandal is what both sides agree on the best example of this is the defense budget last week the Democratic House filled with radicals according to the Republicans voted to appropriate 733 billion dollars for 2020 defense spending the Republicans are outraged because they along with President Trump want that number to be 750 billion in other words on the largest item of discretionary spending in the federal budget accounted for more than half the total Democrats and Republicans are divided by 2.3 percent that is the cancerous consensus in Washington today America's defense budget is out of control lacking strategic coherence utterly mismanaged ruinously wasteful and yet eternally expanding $14,000 toilet seat covers and $1300 cups yes cups are par for the course last year after a quarter century of resisting the Pentagon finally subjected itself to an audit which itself in true Pentagon style cost over 400 million dollars most of its agencies Army Navy Air Force Marines failed the then deputy defense secretary Patrick Shanahan admitted we never expected to pass Donald Trump says he's a savvy businessman yet his attitude towards the Pentagon is that of an indulgent parent we love and need our military and gave them everything and more he tweeted proudly last year far from bringing defense spending into some rational system he has simply opened the piggy bank while at the same time trying to slash spending on almost every other government agency the much deeper danger however is spotlighted by Jessica Tuchman Matthews in a superb essay in the New York Review of Books Matthews points out that we think about defense budgets in a fundamentally erroneous way tying it to overall GDP but the defense budget should be related to the threats the country faces not the size of its economy if a country is GDP grows by 30 percent she writes it has no reason to spend 30 percent more on its military to the contrary unless threats worsen you would expect that over time defense spending as a percentage of a growing economy should decline the United States faces a world in flux to be sure but surely not a more dangerous world than during the Cold War it now spends more than the next 10 countries in the world put together six of which are close allies like Britain and France and the real threats of the future cyber war space attacks require different strategies and spending and yet Washington keeps spending billions and billions on aircraft carriers and tanks in the case of the latter Matthews points out the army tried to get Congress to stop spending on new ones it has more than six thousand tanks no luck there are even more fundamental questions about the structure of the Pentagon why do we have an Air Force if the Army Navy and Marines each has its own Air Force why does every service have its own representative to lobby for spending in Congress Dwight Eisenhower was the kind of Republican who had a pragmatic skepticism about government he was the kind of seasoned general who understood that peace came from a combination of military strength and diplomatic engagement that was why in his farewell address he spoke about the dangers of the military-industrial complex 60 years later it looks like one of the most prophetic warnings any president has ever made I've had my massive disagreements with Fareed Zakaria in the past but he that is such a superb job he did they're bringing this notion this con said this idea to an audience they wouldn't otherwise see it I'm almost starting to believe that maybe he started watching like lefty YouTube like the stuff he was saying there I was like this could easily be information that he gathered from watching you know myself or Jimmy door or any of a number of lefty youtubers I mean what is there to add to that he knocked it out of the park all that is totally true in this country our welfare is warfare think about that we have jobs tied to the defense industry the military industrial complex in 50 out of 50 states why what does that do it makes it so that any and all Congress people are hesitant to cut back on the military spending because they go whoa whoa I got jobs tied in my state to that do I want a couple thousand people out of work who are knocking down my door and saying what the hell so they're more likely to say well yeah we could do an increase with the military spending this year because that means that you know X amount more Kevlar vests or tanks or airplanes or certain parts for a gun that they're gonna be manufactured we're gonna need more of them so our welfare is warfare our economy is so intricately tied into the military-industrial complex that if we were to cut back on all this war all these weapons sales um there would be plenty of people who lose their jobs so instead we just kicked the can down the road and just say I don't know just keep spending more and more and more and more and more and the results of that are obviously disastrous we're bombing you know at least seven different countries we're doing a shadow war in Africa and then we do weapons deals with all the worst actors in the world whether it's Turkey whether it's Saudi Arabia whether it's Israel so whether we're flooding arms into Syria like and jihadis and if getting these weapons too so we are fueling international conflict in no uncertain terms and then we have dumbass politicians in this country like Trump who turn around and brag about we gave the military everything they wanted and more when Dwight Eisenhower was warning about exactly this war makes a lot of people rich at the top the executives of these companies the owners of these companies the stockholders of these companies this is the military-industrial complex Smedley Butler said war is a racket it was basically he was saying all about the profits so you have a lot of people getting rich off of it you have a lot of jobs tied to it it's become such a big part of the economy that it's hard to even fathom moving away from it but that's what we need to do we need to totally retool our economy we need to make it so that we have jobs in other industries that are benign you know if we do a green new deal and we have millions of jobs created in green technology and renewable technology we have all these infrastructure jobs created to rebuild our infrastructure rebuild our airports our roads our bridges make us the number one country in the world when it comes to infrastructure get us off of fossil fuels all the the jobs coming in the future building the transportation of the future whether it be high-speed rail whether it be cars that are not run on gas like there's a lot of stuff we could look at climate change like an opportunity to fix the country and our economy and give people good decent paying jobs and get off of our warfare addiction we could do that or we could just keep kicking the can down the road and continue to spend ourselves into oblivion and waste a tremendous amount of resources on the military industrial complex it's gone to the point where even CNN host acknowledged like yeah you know what little crazy what we're currently doing isn't it


  • Reply Brotherhood Of Steel July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Controlled Opposition.

  • Reply Phantom X July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Yeah, but without all of this spending, how could you invade all of those other countries to steal their natural resources and wealth in the name of freedom? The US economy is built on warmongering.

  • Reply satish8299 July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Fareed finally does see these horripic products should not be manufactured, he does know highly complex radar and guiding systems should not be made and sold, because the result will be a countrie will use these technologies, like Saudie Arabia does and Israel, but also Argintina and Brazil does have these weapons bought on lones. Indeed based on stockholders and bankers. He does know this is not a real usefull long duration economy. The lifestyle and this economy is impossible to change. impossible, maybe over 10 years there will be a massive war that will reset things? It will be horriphic. This started with Ronald Reagon where he promoted the modern cowboys with toys in tech planes and tanks.

  • Reply moestietabarnak July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Do you really think Fareed set the agenda of the program? he is the producer?

  • Reply Edward Borland July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    60 cents from every tax dollar going to the military. Nuts.

  • Reply Terry Beaton July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    His job is perfectly safe. Nobody involved in the fleecing of America 'to protect Freedom' is worried about what CNN is saying. But let Fox News run this story, that's a whole other matter.

  • Reply Meganesia Shan July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Not only spending yourselves into an oblivion, don't forget you're destroying humanity, creating untold fear, destruction and disbursement. America like the great big bear it is should go into hibernation and allow the planet to heal.

  • Reply PROJECT CADMUS July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Lets cut to the chase: The Military is the Enforcement arm of WHITE SUPREMACY. The reason why the military budget keeps getting higher is because its becoming harder and harder to CONTROL THE PLANET and its resources for the benefit of white people. These are the Cold Hard #FACTS!!!

  • Reply Dakota Bryant July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Remember the guy who spoke about his opinions on Palestine and got fired

  • Reply bill Will July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    My dude I dig your videos but 🤔 that man is brilliant trust and believe he doesn't need you or any other YOUTUBE LEFTY to enlighten him in the goings on of the United States government. I'm just saying.

  • Reply Louise July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Young folks like Kyle give me hope. Keep up the great work!

  • Reply Dave F July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    As one of Al Freeman's (the actor) characters said – In order to boom we have to bomb.

  • Reply Louise July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Where I live, there’s a huge Air Force base that is the main engine of the local economy. A bunch of bull shit jobs with big paychecks to do nothing.

  • Reply Louise July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am He’s still on CNN. I wish I could find the segment of his show that resonated with me, but this is great stuff too.

  • Reply HoneyDew King of the West July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Dude's not watching you or Jimmy f'n Dore. It's common sense, they see the way the wind is blowing. Hubris dude, shove it.

  • Reply Heather Spoonheim July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Think of all the Russian memes – In Russia, cars drive YOU! Well, in America, guns are healthcare! Or, maybe, In America, Bombs are our children!

  • Reply Chris29671 July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    The world today is a great deal more dangerous than during the Cold War. Threats, particularly from asymmetric warfare, are unprecedented

  • Reply Notonebuttwo Othman July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Fareed Zakaria will never get fired ,, criticizing Jews will get him fired

  • Reply Living in the Pacific July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    I agree that while the DOD is one of the biggest wasters of our tax dollars, it is still important to have a strong military. While the threats to our soverienty from across the globe (and within) have never been greater, the profiteering-complex part of it is just wrong.

  • Reply Fearlessanalyst1 July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Wow. What if CNN has awakened, and realized the new future is more "left of center", and that the "democratic socialists" are really popular — They have begun to listen and re-think?

  • Reply D X July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    It would be one thing if the military budget gave the troops the best of the best, however that is not even close to the case. As a war vet who used "top of the line" equipment during the invasion of Iraq in 03, I can tell you the computer system was about equivalent to one of the 80's, we had forest camo in the desert, and many humvees didnt even have doors to protect us from IEDs. The budget gives a false sense to people that money is making our military the best equipped, but in reality its just lining the pockets of people who make money off of war.

  • Reply Mike Murray July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Kyle, I don't think I'm saying anything you aren't aware of but it is imperative to point out that the MIC's role in pedestrian life goes much further than the explicit practices you mentioned such as (kevlar vests or other defense manufacturers etc.) We are utterly enmeshed in the MIC fabric. From the personal devices we all carry to things seemingly more innocuous like pumping gas or attending an NFL game, the support we feed into it appears omnipresent.

  • Reply TheMercilessEye July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Holy crap… they're going to kill him…

  • Reply moreofawave July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    And even though this makes sense (analyzing this waste) you will immediately see people get bent when you talk about curtailing this fund. People get paid, get pensions, get college grants, special home purchasing programs etc. from being in the service. The 'military industrial complex' has 'taken care' of people who suck on it's teat. Same with Capitalism so you 'threaten' this system and all its little teat suckers get riled up for fear of having this supply being taken away, not realizing that if we did redistribute this money in a better way that it would fix a lot of our social ills, not just for them, but for everyone. That's the thing with 'systems'-those who it benefits most always make sure they create cheerleaders within its construct.

  • Reply Paula Forrest July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    800 military bases around the world.

  • Reply tError4O4 July 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Fareed has always been a solid personality. Good on him.

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