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A few years back, beconase aq free delivery I was browsing through some books at my neighborhood book store, beconase aq free delivery one of the few remaining of its kind, beconase aq free delivery and I came across a thin paperback, beconase aq free delivery an obvious reprint, beconase aq free delivery of a book authored by a man by the name of General Smedley Butler.  The title of the book - "War is a Racket".   Not exactly a typical title given for a book written by a General of the Marine Corps. Beconase aq free delivery It was one of those books that permanently impacted my perspective on so many things, beconase aq free delivery primarily my entire concept of war and the truth behind such events which have dictated so much of our history.   If anyone would know about war, beconase aq free delivery it would be General Butler.    He has basically been removed from history books, beconase aq free delivery or perhaps was never covered in them to begin with, beconase aq free delivery because he dared to expose a coup attempted on Franklin D. Beconase aq free delivery Roosevelt attempted by a number of banking interests, beconase aq free delivery including JP Morgan himself, beconase aq free delivery  and he was perhaps the first of his kind to lift the veil and expose the reality and truth behind the war machine by sharing his own experience as a General, beconase aq free delivery and as he puts it, beconase aq free delivery being a "high class muscle man for big business". 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According to writer Ed Roberts, beconase aq free delivery the general, beconase aq free delivery shortly before his death, beconase aq free delivery said: “I spent 33 years in active military service, beconase aq free delivery and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, beconase aq free delivery for Wall Street and the bankers. Beconase aq free delivery In short, beconase aq free delivery I was a racketeer, beconase aq free delivery a gangster for capitalism.” “I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914.” “I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues.” “I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street.” “I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912.” “I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916.” “I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903.” “In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested.” In the introduction to a Reader’s Digest condensation of “War is a Racket”, beconase aq free delivery journalist Lowell Thomas noted that Gen. Beconase aq free delivery Butler was a strong defender of the U.S. Beconase aq free delivery homeland. Beconase aq free delivery He just didn’t support corporate bullies who, beconase aq free delivery in their greed, beconase aq free delivery were sending young American soldiers abroad to kill or be killed. In describing war as a racket, beconase aq free delivery Butler wrote: “It always has been. Beconase aq free delivery It is possibly the oldest, beconase aq free delivery easily the most profitable, beconase aq free delivery surely the most vicious. Beconase aq free delivery It is the only one in which profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.” “A racket” said the general “is best described, beconase aq free delivery I believe, beconase aq free delivery as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Beconase aq free delivery Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. 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Beconase aq free delivery It can be smashed effectively only by taking the profit out of war. Beconase aq free delivery Let the officers and the directors and the high-powered executives of our armament factories and our steel companies and our munitions makers and our ship-builders and the manufacturers of all things that provide profit in war time as well as the bankers and the speculators, beconase aq free delivery be conscripted – to get $30 a month, beconase aq free delivery the same wage as the lads in the trenches get... Beconase aq free delivery Give capital and industry and labor thirty days to think it over and you will find, beconase aq free delivery by that time, beconase aq free delivery there will be no war. Beconase aq free delivery That will smash the war racket — that and nothing else.” Needless to say, beconase aq free delivery Gen. Beconase aq free delivery Butler’s words ring true today. 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