By Eric Margolis
"......Half a century ago, President Dwight Eisenhower warned Americans about the growing power of the military-industrial complex. Is the updated version -the financial-military-industrial complex - making US foreign policy no matter who is in the White House?
Hopefully not. But, aside from the thinning of US forces in Iraq, there has been remarkably little change of direction in US foreign policy since Obama took office.
To many of Moscow’s `siloviki’ – the hard men of the security complex – it’s Washington’s old `imperialist ruling circles’ still hard at work. Back at the Pentagon, there is palpable relief that the `reds’ are again running things again in Moscow. The devils you know……"