Daniel Ellsberg: “A failing conflict is simply as worthwhile as a successful one.”
“It’s the previous Latin slogan, Cui Bono, who advantages? Going all the way in which again to the wars you might identify within the final century,” says Pentagon Papers whistleblower and famend anti-war activist, Daniel Ellsberg.
In 1971, Ellsberg, then a navy analyst, leaked to the press a 7,000-page prime secret Pentagon research, uncovering years of official lies about United States navy involvement within the Vietnam Conflict.
Ellsberg, and plenty of like him, hoped that these revelations may change how the world considered conflict. However a long time later, with conflicts raging in Ukraine, Yemen and Ethiopia, to call a number of, the decision-making course of behind wars stays murky as ever.
So who’s benefitting from these wars?
Conflict is “very worthwhile for the people who find themselves supplying these weapons to maintain it going”, Ellsberg says.
This week, Pentagon Papers whistleblower, anti-war activist and writer Daniel Ellsberg joins Marc Lamont Hill for an UpFront particular wanting on the greatest gamers behind the worldwide conflict machine.