posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 05:53 PM
Originally posted by longbow
EADS recently recieved a lot of military R&D from European countries too.
- A handful of recent EADS programs is hardly on a par with receiving the decades of vast amounts of US taxpayers money in defense contracts and soft
Maybe even more than Boeing.
- God no; you must be kidding.
And if they want more EU should invest more into the military and stop whinning...
- What whining?
The only 'whining' I've ever seen connected to Airbus/EADS is when US contractors moan about the European system of repayable Gov loans....... as
they themselves have gotten decades of soft R&D money & umteen military contracts.
Brazen and shameless are not the words!
.....and as for 'us' wasting increasing vast fortunes on so-called 'defense' spending?
No thanks, we'll leave that revolting waste of talent & resources to the USA and pity the grip that madness has on that country.
We'll leave the USA all alone to their criminally wasteful, pointless and grotesquely expensive arms race against itself and it's absurd paranoia
and imagined 'global threats'.
We'll just stand in wonder at just how come the people in the USA put up with a political leadership who insist on bigger and bigger military budgets
and that there is a higher threat from low-tech 'terrorists' (mostly to be found within specific countries in the ME) than the days of WARPAC & the
old Soviet Union.
We prefer not to create and bloat out to ever increasing degrees the 'military industrial complex' even America's most experienced military
President warned America about.
Pity the USA eventually elected those hell-bent on achieving what Eisenhower warned they would try to do.
Anyhoo, we will stick to spending the minimum of what is 'needed' and go with a far far better balance of investing in our society and people.
[edit on 4-11-2006 by sminkeypinkey]