Members Of Congress Like McCain, Graham And King Are Arms Brokers...Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Sun, 03/02/2014 - 16:31
The global arms race which the United States heads, is facilitated by members of congress Like Lyndsey Graham, John McCain, Peter King etc.
These politicians get their palms are greased during their political campaigns.
After they get elected come the knocks on their doors looking for paybacks from U.S. "defense" contractors who contribute big to their campaigns.
Then the war-mongering congressmen vote for U.S interventions, conflicts, wars, occupations invasions and when those aren't happening they use "Plan B."
That is selling or outright giving away U.S. made weapons and military equipment to just about any nation who they can.
Much of the money these nations use to "purchase" U.S. made weapons comes from the FOREIGN AID we give them!
For example, in the case of Egypt, about one third of all the money we give them must be used to purchase U.S. made military gear - it's in the small print.
So in essence, these politicians are nothing less than BROKERS in global arms sales. This should be considered TREASON to the USA because of several reasons:
1. Eventually these arms can be (and have been) used against our own military when we intervene in some foreign conflict - as inevitably happens because THEY VOTE FOR IT!
2. Advancing arms around the world encourages more wars or other conflicts
3. That is NOT what a member of the U.S. Congress should be doing (enriching private business with tax-payer money) in using legislation to fund arms sales and gifts around the world
4. It is a major conflict of interest due to the fact that since money wins elections, elected officials are beholden to their big "defense" corporation contributors (among many others).
I named just a few elected officials who are guilty (I base my charges on their voting records).
Some of the companies who profit from this treason are Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrup Grummond, General Electric etc.
Unless we end this crony capitalism and downright fraud on the USA, we will continue to be invloved in wars and conflicts and be less safe as American citizens because most of the world see through this.
Might does NOT make right in this case.
Any elected official known to participate in this type of treasonous act should be charged and tried for it.