At Zero Hedge by Tyler Durden
Authoreed by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces) via SHTFplan.com,
President Trump just took a trip to Saudi Arabia in an effort to obsequiously “shore up” the ties. Expected. It is expected for any U.S. president to “recertify” the Petrodollar and the commitments to protect the House of Saud
that were initiated by Kissinger and Nixon almost five decades ago.
Times change, and administrations change; however, the systems in place
are very slow and resistant to modification. The BRIC nations are
shoring up their interests as the U.S. continues to send more naval
“support” for South Korea in the form of another aircraft carrier.
In order to keep the MIC (Military Industrial Complex) happy, defense contracts have to be on the rise: A Republican administration is the foundation for this. The creation of a threat is ongoing.
The creation of a threat (whether viable or not) is essential to
justify the defense contracts and the ongoing deployments of U.S. troops
that were initiated under Obama and are continuing under President
Trump. The MIC is too deeply lodged within the framework of the
government to extricate in one fell swoop. It is inexorably intertwined
with the fragile (almost skeletal) domestic industrial base of the U.S.
economy, as well as all of the foreign policy instituted at home and
carried out abroad.