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Global Elites Started The Russia Nonsense
2019-05-26
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[Human Events] The great funding pipeline that makes Washington D.C. the wealthiest region in America feeds mostly on military spending which still, nearly thirty years removed from the Cold War, requires a Russian enemy.

Unconventional candidate Donald Trump rattled Washington to its core in March 2016 when he wondered about NATO’s continued relevance and questioned America’s foreign policy in Ukraine.

That’s when this "Putin’s candidate" stuff started among both Republicans and Democrats, egged on by Ukrainians ‐ who almost certainly fed Steele the fake kompromat in the dossier.

Russia may be a convenient boogeyman that serves as a necessary foil to both sides in the Washington establishment. But, for once, let’s fight the real enemy: the global elites who started this nonsense.
Posted by:Besoeker

#11  And speaking of military spending, doesn't the USA out-spend the next five countries COMBINED?


Given that Chinese salaries are about 1/8 US salaries and China spends $200b vs the US's $700b, I'm inclined to say that China is effectively spending more than the US in procurement terms. Note all the new ship, aircraft and armored vehicle types that have been coming out of China almost every other year. That's not a sign of a military that is spending less money than the US.
Posted by: Zhang Fei   2019-05-26 23:43  

#10  Bravo Dopey Hupolump5799, Bravo.
Posted by: rjschwarz   2019-05-26 19:44  

#9  Columbus say, "Cheap Chinese junk,
Regrettably, easily sunk,
Like wayward Italian
Or gold-laden galleon,
So, do you feel fortunate... punk?"
Posted by: Dopey Hupolump5799   2019-05-26 19:03  

#8  Confucius say, "Greatest inventor
Not Chinese or copycat mentor.
Most fanciful thinker
(and surely big drinker)
Say, 'China must move to the center!'"
Posted by: Dopey Hupolump5799   2019-05-26 18:58  

#7  ...yeah, but those others aren't engaged across the world in 'hot' environments and keeping the seas free of pirates. Expensive being the world's policeman because somebody's knickers get in a bunch if barbarians overrun someone else's turf.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2019-05-26 11:26  

#6  And speaking of military spending, doesn't the USA out-spend the next five countries COMBINED?
Posted by: DooDahMan   2019-05-26 09:26  

#5  Ref: #4 - I think I will see my union steward over that one!
Posted by: DooDahMan   2019-05-26 09:23  

#4  Ref #3: Someone miss the rise of China in the last 30 years which was made possible by 'Global Elites'

Much evidence to be found on the shelves of your local Walmart, Target, Home Depot, etc. Cheap labor, isn't it wonderful ?
Posted by: Besoeker   2019-05-26 07:21  

#3  Someone miss the rise of China in the last 30 years which was made possible by 'Global Elites'. The same China that has never forget it was once the 'Middle Kingdom' on earth.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2019-05-26 07:15  

#2  But just like other types of drugs, there are only sellers because there are buyers...
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-05-26 07:14  

#1  ....the wealthiest region in America feeds mostly on military spending

Washington and Moscow, not really so different, just different product lines. We have the F-35 export line, they have the S-300/400 family of antidotes.
Posted by: Besoeker   2019-05-26 07:12  

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