That the United States has a war based economy should be universally self evident but is not. Think of war at the apex of a three-sided pyramid. The first side is the powerful military/industrial complex that manufactures the war material and fights the wars. The second side is the Federal Reserve system and the international bankers that finance these wars. The third face is the wholehearted and fervent, patriotic support by the Christian right for these wars, particularly those to protect Israel. Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss this three-sided pyramid in this 27-minute podcast. References: "The Federal Reserve's Role in Financing America's Wars," "The Cross & The Sword" sermon series by Dr. Greg Boyd shows how Christians have welded the cross to the sword (for an overview see the CNN segment from 2007: "God's Warriors: Dr. Greg Boyd,") and "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I" exposes the false theology of Christian Zionism.