For just a pocketful of Russia’s rubles, Putin facilitated Brexit, doing irreparable harm to the UK and the EU. With what was left over, he did enormous harm to the US, and weakened NATO. No shots were fired, no missiles were launched, and no missions were flown. No weapons that go bang were deployed, and not a single Russian boot trod foreign soil. Putin did more damage with that pocketful of change than his army could have ever done. Yet, the United States continues to spend $billions upon $billions on weapons, troop readiness; and military adventures. China will not be fighting any boots on the ground war, nor one with missiles launched, with the US. China is not stupid. Only the US would be so stupid.
Back when, Ike tried to warn us. Today, we see the rows of generals and admirals lined up to testify before Congress, on CNN and Fox, … , as to the need for more generals and admirals, land, air, sea and space forces. Theirs is also those of the defense contractors. Shills for one another, where would they be without us. Where would Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Virginia, and South Carolina be without them.
Why waste good money on diplomacy when we can spend $billions on less effective troops, ships, planes and missiles? If economics is at the heart of any war; armed conflict represents a complete lack of understanding of the both.
Taking out socialists governments is good for American businesses. So is installing and propping up tin-horned dictators. Worked like a charm in Latin America and in the Middle East. One only need look to Afghanistan, Venezuela, Chile, Cuba, … today. Well, it possibly could have. What if, America?
September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invades Poland. Poland met Hitler’s armies with its cavalry, that’s cavalry as in men on horses. Is what we’re doing any less foolish?
met Hitler’s armies with its cavalry, that’s cavalry as in men on horses. Is what we’re doing any less foolish?
polish Army had good artillery power that kept the invasion at Bay for amazing amount of time considering how overpowered they were. Victory all boils down to economic efficiency. the Army travels on its stomach. we have plenty welfare in this country we have a lot of billionaires but we’re not producing things. you hear many great Economists complaining about this. we need to stop taxing industry out of business stop taxing industry off Shore. Jeffrey gundlach just said couple days ago that he’d be for eliminating the income tax then replacing it with the wealth tax, and I agree. I do think however that the wealth tax should be only a tax on real estate you can tax real property without a lot of hassle and if you set it up right there won’t be any tax shelters. our system of Taxation is a gordian knot of spaghetti wire; it just doesn’t work. Hell! It was carefully designed by Congress to not work. When will Congress ever let us win the war??
You really do not understand, do you?
The Pentagon staff all saw “War Games” when they were growing up. They know how it ends and they were not impressed. From the DoD’s reaction to the recent outing of UFO/UAP sightings that had been kept under wraps, then it looks like ET is the matchup that they have been waiting for. Independence Day had much better casting, real action, and a spectacular ending. Unfortunately, our Pentagon staff is more likely to script itself from “Mars Attacks!” which was also well cast.
P.S., DoD still does not believe in ET. Rather they believe that UFO/UAP technology represents a significant security exposure that they attribute to secret developments by either Russia or China. That has been their story for the last 70 years. It does not change. Most people agree with the DoD on this. The likelihood that either of our cold war adversaries could leap this far beyond us in aeronautical capabilities needs further examination. Reality is more like “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” I preferred the original Michael Rennie version myself.
wow! i have trouble just keeping up with real events. I did see War of Worlds when I was six. Now that impressed me. Maybe we don’t want to eradicate Covid-19 after all. Just in case.
When you were a kid then that would have been the original Gene Barry version of WOW. My wife and I really like Battleship, an update of the general idea heavy with action and a middling cast. Independence Day had great action and great cast. DoD may be looking for action, but is poorly scripted and poorly cast.
UFOs regularly spotted in restricted U.S. airspace, report on the phenomena due next month – 60 Minutes – CBS News
[It is at times like these that I most miss the late and great George Carlin.]