posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 02:56 AM
reply to post by xmotex
Yes xmotex, I agree with your argument totally, the US's defense budget is approaching near one half a trillion dollars a year. Gobbs o' money for
the defense establishment, but the Russian and Chinese budgets are also growing. Take these two rogue superpowers out of the picture and we can still
create even more Bin Ladens and chase them endlessly. They will always have these "Goldstein" phantoms to prop up their defense budgets. Russia and
China are real threats to US Global hegemony, why, because the US can't influence their election processes by pouring in hundreds of millions of
dollars to back a pro-US candidate's campaign. Good examples of this were the recent German and French elections, where right of center candidates
recieved funding from the US indirectly and topoled left of center pro-Russian socialist governments.
Other suscessful examples could include both the "Orange Revelution" in the Ukraine and Saakashvili's rise to power. A really good example of the
dangers of US election rigging is Venezuela. Boy, was that a disaster!
My argument for a war with Russia now is that the US/EU alliance is the strongest it has ever been, now that Sarkozy and Merkel are onboard. This is
the strongest colalition the conservative right has been able to form since the end of the cold war. This, combined with the advances in nuclear
weapons technologies over the last 15 years, I feel that the Joint Chiefs have already given the green light for a pre-emptive strike on Russia, all
we are waiting for now is for the media to establish a probable cause.