Why the U.S. supports Israel, Egypt, Saudia Arabia, etc., etc., etc.
Gard posed this rhetorical question in a recent podcast. Seems especially ironic that the U.S. would arm antagonistic nations.
Of course, we all know why. The federal government gives the foreign nation dollars with which to buy military equipment. The foreign nation then turns around and buys the equipment from an American manufacturer--Lockheed, General Dynamics, Boeing, Raytheon, or whomever. Or, the federal government gives the foreign government the equipment directly. Either way, whether the foreign government acts as a middleman or if Washington pays for the equipment, American taxpayer dollars (or dollars printed up by the Fed) end up in the accounts of the politically connected military contractors.
Profitting by funding both sides of a conflict and earning America the enmity of the rest of the world. Ah, ain't fascism grand!!
The great non sequitur committed by defenders of the State, including classical Aristotelian and Thomist philosophers, is to leap from the necessity of society to the necessity of the State.--Murray N. Rothbard