[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.
...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.
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.
[Jpost] So how are our new best friends in Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... doing these days?
After last year’s grisly murder of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, it looked like it might be curtains for Saudi’s reformist crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, known as MBS, who was accused of ordering his killing.
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You don't like Mo bin Salman? Just consider all the possible alternatives at the moment. Got a better one?
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.