Bombs Away!

The US has set a new all-time record….it has dropped more bombs in 2016 than any other time….it will be an Obama legacy…..

The U.S. dropped 26,171 bombs last year, 3,027 more than 2015.

According to an analysis of Defense Department data from the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan think tank, the majority of the bombs were dropped in Iraq and Syria. The U.S. leads an international coalition fighting the Islamic State group in both countries and has carried out air operations in attempt to reduce the area controlled by the terrorist organization.

Nearly the same amount of bombs were dropped in Syria (12,192) and Iraq (12,095) last year.

All that death and destruction what has the US really gained from all this?
Glad you asked and I have an answer for you….PROFIT!  But not for the country rather those defense contractors that keep us at war constantly.
That’s bad news for the people in those countries the bombs are falling on, and bad news for the taxpayers, but it’s great news for a handful of key US arms makers, who are seeing their sales soar on the orders that the military has placed to replace the dropped bombs and fired missiles.

These bombs aren’t cheap, with even the smaller “dumb bombs” amounting to $30,000 or more, and more advanced technology like Lockheed Martin’s Hellfire missiles costing in excess of $100,000 each. With thousands of Hellfire missiles being fired, that’s a costly proposition.

From the Pentagon’s perspective, the big issue in all of this is that the companies are having trouble escalating production fast enough to meet demand, and they are fretting that bombs are being dropped faster than they’re being replaced.

There is your answer…..”War is good Business”.

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6 thoughts on “Bombs Away!

  1. It’s also potential profit for all the companies that roll in after the conflict is over to rebuild what we destroyed. Roads, infrastructure, homes…..for a country of people that more likely than not can’t afford anything we rebuild for them. The people then get mad at America and spark more conflict that destroys what we just finished building. Does no one see the pattern yet?

  2. Is that more than over Vietnam and Cambodia during any year of that war? I would have thought Vietnam must have been the most ‘ profitable’ war since 1945. But i could be wrong…
    Regards, Pete.

    1. That was a single year total….I am sure that Vietnam a total was more at the end….I’m thinking that this time is the most profitable with all the tech stuff and drones and such….chuq

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