Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S. military machine to turn. If the world were peaceful, we would never put up with this kind of ruinous expenditure on arms at the cost of our own lives. This is where the thousands of CIA destabilizations begin to make a macabre kind of economic sense. They function to kill people who never were our enemies-that’s not the problem-but to leave behind, for each one of the dead, perhaps five loved ones who are now traumatically conditioned to violence and hostility toward the United States. This insures that the world will continue to be a violent place, populates with contras and Cuban exiles and armies in Southeast Asia, justifying the endless, profitable production of arms to ‘defend’ ourselves in such a violent world. - John StockwellFound in Why the Deep State always Wins by William A. Blunden / September 1st, 2014. The article is pretty grim. He's got a bunch of footnotes, and he mentions a bunch of people I'd never heard of, actual people who are (were) important enough to rate their own Wikipedia page.
Via Detroit Steve.