The root of all war: "George Carlin
Nothing is as cloaked in BS as war.
War is business conducted at gun point.
Nothing more, nothing less.
War costs a fortune and the money is only loaned when the people borrowing it have the assets to back up the loans (i.e. the money they hope to make from the war and, if it fails to pay off, the taxpayer/slaves/suckers back home.)
The US income tax, the IRS, and Wall Street for the masses was created to pay for World War I."