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reply to post by Annunak1
American society is as long as reality tv rules the airwaves.
The problems in how vets are treated, speaking as a Canadian for Canadian vets alone, is a shameful situation Canadians need to reckon with and until there's a loud outcry from the population, politicians aren't going to be motivated. We need to become active and force the issue at home, but not allow it to impact our missions abroad.
I think the same situation exists in America, fwiw.
In addition, there were (are?) three US citizens aboard. Don't they matter? How much money are they worth?
It's better that the military do something positive rather than do nothing. All the machinery is there anyway, and if I was an American maybe sitting on a rock in the middle of the ocean, it would be nice to think someone is gonna call by.
What you have going on is a seriously complicated operation between a number of nations working together, instead of gutting one another. This was a passenger plane that went missing, there were Americans, Malays, Chinese and others on board, not a big bad bogyman.
Very selfish to complain, under the circumstances.
I completely disagree. Military sitting quietly training and not spending one extra dime that we don't have is better. You realize the cost of our military is likely the largest threat to the continuation of the United States? That means the amount we spend on our military IS the greatest threat to US national security there is. We collapse financially we are done. That would mean the US military itself defeated USA by causing economic collapse which really falls at the feet of congress who controls the money flow to the DOD, making our congress a threat to the National Security of the United States if economic collapse due to military spending is indeed in our future.
We can offer the Airlines and other countries the assistance of our advanced technology but THEY should pay for it not add it to our national debt.
reply to post by buster2010
True but we know we have Navy ships, subs and very expensive to operate Aircraft in the search. Not only that but I imagine our CIA, FBI and other agencies are spending millions as well. We will eventually know the cost to us.