Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
I looked it up again. Sorry, I made an error earlier.
1. The three countries I mentioned are places where there is an ongoing military conflict which started in 2011.
2. Obama declared the Iraq war over in August 2010.
3. As for the US military presence in Afghanistan, that was started by Osama's 911 attacks. Again - nothing to do with any property or corporations.
There does seem to be a lot of money being made from the proliferation of war. I would suggest that corporations have a LOT to do with war. It could be argued also that since the Middle East does happen to have a lot of Oil that these were/are essentially resource wars(Iraq and Afghanistan). The major purveyors of these resources are corporations. Since the government of the US is largely in bed with many multinational corps, there is an awful lot of relevance to the argument that I suggest. In fact I would say that one of the biggest reasons for this whole occupy movement is the apparent marriage of corporations and government.