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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 02:18 PM
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12. I wouldn't put it that way.
Profiteering always plays a role and any war will generate profit for someone who may therefore support it primarily so that they can get a piece of the business (whether that's in arms, security, mineral resources, debt management, rebuilding contracts, and so forth).

However, what drives the political decision making is mainly the policy-makers' (executive and military) perceptions of the political, economic, and geostrategic interests of their "country" (as they may define it), clients and supporters, allies, etc. These can often be twisted, and are often not-so-incidentally self-serving.

But again, purely humanitarian motives? Please!
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