John McCain appears to be a far more devoted neocon than George W. Bush ever was. Could this be what uber-neocons like William Kristol (or McCain himself) mean when they refer to McCain as a "maverick"?
As foreign policy analyst Mark Engler notes in his new book How to Rule the World, declining returns on traditional investments in manufacturing and industry since the 1970s go a long way toward explaining today's highly speculative economy.
Financial markets are not described here as anonymous zones of self-regulation but as instruments of private actors enforcing their own buisness interests on state institutions. Structural deficits cause the crises, e.g. massive liquidity withheld from consumers.
The fbi/cia are in part responsible for the loss of American soldiers killed in battle around the world (this is a matter of public record, as shown in part in the Iraq conflict).The US Army, in order to continue the fbi/cia murderous agenda, targets the most vulnerable segment of our population for recruitment as 'citizen soldiers'.