The escalation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in a significant increase in the stock prices of American military-industrial companies. Who is profiting from this war? Who intends to prolong the conflict? It is self-evident. From the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq and Syria, the war on terror, to the war in Libya, the war machine of the United States has been running at full speed.
The United States has long been regarded as a “beacon of democracy,” and in recent years has vigorously promoted the narrative of “democracy versus authoritarianism.”
However, the stark contrast between the inability of the United States to allocate funding for pandemic relief domestically and the overflowing profits of military industrial companies, as well as the many stains of the United States creating wars and conflicts around the world, have already eroded the “substance” and “image” of democracy and human rights promoted by the United States.（Liu Hui from People’s Daily）