Washington’s military spending orgy brought great benefits to the businesspeople and corporations, who realized extraordinary profits. Historian Stuart D. Brandes writes that between 1942 and 1945, the net profits of America’s 2,000 biggest firms were more than 40 per cent higher than during the period 1936-1939; such a “profit boom” was possible, he explains, because the state ordered billions of dollars of military equipment.
The justification for keeping these armament factories running is to protect the citizens from terrorists. Another blatant lie! The government cannot even protect the citizens from petty burglars and muggers much less terrorists! The UK government could not protect its citizens from the London train bombings. The Indonesian government could not prevent the Bali bombings. The Indian government couldn’t prevent the Mumbai attacks. And the US government was unable to prevent 9/11. America declares war on whatever they don't like and overlook everything else.
The biggest threat Pakistanis face is the fact that our governments, regardless of their party, do not care about the people, they are only interested in licking the American boots. Americans are not capable of protecting us from terrorists when they are the very cause of terrorism in the first place. In all historical examples of global terrorism, it was always some group fighting some government. Yes, civilians were targets, but the real enemy was the government because they had been wronged by the government. They have a grievance against governments not citizens.
The Irish IRA had a grievance against the British government. They wanted the British out of Ireland. So they waged a terror "war" for ages until it became apparent they could not win by military means - so the two parties sat down to talk. People in Pakistan have a grievance against America, not because we hate their freedoms, but because we hate their government interfering in our affairs.
All the "terrorist" threat talk by government is pure propaganda and media hype because it creates fear and forces people to submit to government. It makes one give up freedom for the sake of security. The government clearly has an agenda here -- to scare the citizen so much that spying on his life will no longer be objected. It also fulfills government desire to expand its size and be more interfering into lives of people.
The bottom line is: The "war on terror" is a scam. It's a clever subterfuge to use fear of the unknown to drive a totalitarian agenda through the legislative chambers of so-called democracies in the so-called free world.