posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 11:49 AM
loam, that was an interesting link. Not that there was any doubt that food stores play a part in military operations, but it is usually a supply
issue. These boys and girls are a group tasked with, among other things, unconventional warfare. Interesting indeed.
Scramjet,This also ties in to how hard this, and other recent administrations, have tried to tie Canada and the US. All that lovely water in the north
must look mighty good to some here in the states. And Mexico has no shortage of exploitable labor. Can you spell N-A-U?
hildar, I agree the squeeze is being put on the poor. But I see it being exploited to a different end. How many re-election votes does someone get for
helping America's poor before those of other nations? (Would Hillary use this logic to get re-elected in 2012?) "We're sorry, but we have to
provide for our own citizens first, and if anything is left over we can help others." Imagine how popular that would be? And all the money gets spent
here at home to reboot the economy.
As a side note. I have heard a rumor from a family member that is disturbing in some ways. Now bear in mind, there are always tons of rumors floating
around in the military, and 98% of them are false. But, he has heard that people who join the military and have immediate relatives living at or below
the poverty level, will soon get special subsidies to their family members.
Now this is a good thing in that it is something for Americans who are economic trouble. But it would result in a rise of poorer Americans joining the
service, thereby placing a greater portion of the bleeding and dying on one segment of the populace than another. Would there be an unspoken pressure
for poor families to sacrifice a child to the war machine? Would this result in a situation where the more elite felt even better about wars, since
the majority of those paying the ultimate price would be the very ones least loved by the power elite?