Conspiracy theorist: “A psychologically disturbed person who poses a danger to society by virtue of the fact that he frequently questions or refuses to accept the views or opinions of society’s authorities” – The consensus definition of ‘conspiracy theorist’ promoted by society’s authorities.
You don’t have to be a so-called “conspiracy theorist” these days to believe that a major function of the U.S. military is – and has been for a long time – to ensure a plentiful supply of oil for U.S. corporations and consumers, not to mention for the U.S. military itself.
John McCain himself, the 2008 Republican nominee for President, so much as admitted this when he said in May of this year, in the course of bragging about his woefully deficient energy plan:
My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East that will – that will then prevent us – that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East," McCain said.
I don’t know whether that was just a plain old gaff or some sort of trial balloon to see to what degree the American people are willing to consider wars for oil to be a legitimate purpose of our military. Either way, it was an admission of something that many Americans have believed for a long time and that has become increasingly obvious over time.