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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Global Elites Started The Russia Nonsense
[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 || 05/26/2019 07:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6532 views] Top|| File under:

#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 || 05/26/2019 7:12 Comments || Top||

#2  But just like other types of drugs, there are only sellers because there are buyers...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/26/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||

#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 || 05/26/2019 7:15 Comments || Top||

#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 || 05/26/2019 7:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Ref: #4 - I think I will see my union steward over that one!
Posted by: DooDahMan || 05/26/2019 9:23 Comments || Top||

#6  And speaking of military spending, doesn't the USA out-spend the next five countries COMBINED?
Posted by: DooDahMan || 05/26/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||

#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 || 05/26/2019 11:26 Comments || Top||

#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 || 05/26/2019 18:58 Comments || Top||

#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 || 05/26/2019 19:03 Comments || Top||

#10  Bravo Dopey Hupolump5799, Bravo.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/26/2019 19:44 Comments || Top||

#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 || 05/26/2019 23:43 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
USAA Poppy Wall of Honor
[MSN] The USAA Poppy Wall of Honor returns to the National Mall for a second year in a row on Memorial Day Weekend.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/26/2019 07:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well done, USAA. Thank you, B
Posted by: Frank G || 05/26/2019 10:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Video is confusing...who knew that poppies grow on trees.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 05/26/2019 18:35 Comments || Top||

#3  You maybe like airplanes?
Posted by: Dopey Hupolump5799 || 05/26/2019 19:25 Comments || Top||

Melanie Phillips: How Are Our New Best Friends In Saudi Arabia Doing These Days?
Key bits.
[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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Posted by: trailing wife || 05/26/2019 01:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6515 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  You don't like Mo bin Salman? Just consider all the possible alternatives at the moment. Got a better one?
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/26/2019 8:17 Comments || Top||

#2  it was an attempt by MBS to kidnap him back to Saudi Arabia that went badly wrong

OK, boss. We snatched up him like you said.
Well, where is he?
Over there. In those buckets.
There's some out in the garage, too.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/26/2019 9:09 Comments || Top||

#3  In Capone's time, he'd have said. "Eh, OK. The linguine is getting cold..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/26/2019 10:10 Comments || Top||

#4  And I do think MBS really doesn't consider the Khashoggi affair a loss. It reads more like, "OK, wahhabi losers. New sheriff in town. New rules. Watch and learn. One can hope, anyway...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/26/2019 10:14 Comments || Top||

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