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Why Does America Have 800+ Military Bases Around The World?

Written 5:14 AM ET, Tue March 28, 2016

Why does the US have 800 military bases
around the world?


Do we really need so many Military Bases?

How come the United States is the only developed country in the world without National Healthcare?  How come our roads and bridges are falling apart?

Apparently, our nation spends so much of our tax dollars on our military, that we can't even afford to pave our roads, and we are converting them back to gravel roads.

Also... funny, true, interesting to watch, and covers a lot of topics that affect American citizens and explains our government's disastrous foreign policy. -

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How many bombs does the USA drop each day on countries we aren't even at war with? Find out here

07/14/2018 Update:

Regarding The United States of America's proclivity for War & Military Spending, it's not about Israel, it never was, it's about Oil and War Profits; I could not have said this much better myself:

'It's about money. About cash and gold. Profit. Markets. Growth. About cheap or free resources. Access to labor. New customers.

War makes companies rich, it might be the ONLY way they can get rich. War is waged when GM wants to sell trucks to the Pentagon. When Boeing wants to sell jets. When MIT wants money for arms research. When NATO wants a reason to exist. The dogs of war are loosed when oil gets tight. When countries won't 'accept our cultural freedoms'. When trade agreements aren't enough to open up new markets.

Israel has fleeting nothing to do with it, except maybe when war aligns with their perceived need for hegemony in their own sphere. But by loading all this on Israel you encourage others to miss the real fox in the henhouse. You could wipe Israel off the Earth tomorrow and still have (American) wars for profit for a thousand years to come.

This nation (the USA) was born in war. It has practiced war since that day and will be at war with the rest of the world until humans are killed to the last and the last ounce of profit from war is had.' - cougar_w

Who are America's real owners? Who profits from the business of war? It's no big secret, it's out in the open. In fact, you could look it up on Yahoo Finance. Look up any major company that you can think of, any company that is a 'household name' in America, any Fortune 500 company from Amazon to Verizon, From Avon to Raytheon, from Mc Donald's to Ford Motor Company. They all have the same, or nearly the same 'Top Institutional Holders' and 'Top Mutual Fund Holders'.

Here is a partial list of the corporate entities the own The United States of America, through the time honored Washington DC tradition  of influence peddling (politelely called lobbying); their combined business interests guide both foreign and domestic policy and also our laws and regulations; indeed, everything of business or financial importance in this country.

Top Institutional Holders

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)
Blackrock Inc.
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc,
Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc.
State Street Corporation
Capital World Investors
Capital Research Global Investors
Baillie Gifford and Company
Greenlight Capital, Inc.
Invesco Ltd.
Northern Trust Corporation
Franklin Resources, Inc.
Eagle Capital Management LLC.
JP Morgan Chase & Company
Geode Capital Management, LLC

Top Mutual Fund Holders

Growth Fund Of America Inc
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund
Vanguard 500 Index Fund
Fidelity Contrafund Inc
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust
Vanguard Institutional Index Fund-Institutional Index Fund
Powershares Exhg Traded Fd Tr-Powershares QQQ Tr, Series 1
Price (T.Rowe) Blue Chip Growth Fund Inc.
Fundamental Investors Inc
Price (T.Rowe) Growth Stock Fund Inc.

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