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Published on Jul 17, 2007
In President and General Dwight David Eisenhower 's farewell Address to the Nation he warned Americans about the "persist"ant threat to our liberties by the "military industrial complex". This was the first known use of that expression.
One interesting sidebar is this letter Ike wrote to his brother concerning the use of the Atomic Bomb in Japan.
letter to his brother Edgar, November 8, 1954
"I voiced to him (Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson) my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the (atomic)bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives."
Stimson,of course, pushed for dropping TWO atomic bombs and equally "of course" Stimson was a member of the multi-generational skull and bones cult of elitist crooks,killers(by remote control) and war mongers. "Henry Lewis Stimson S&B 1888"
Those who subscribe to "coincidence theories" will not find this side bar interesting but those who are not coincidence theorists will.