posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 12:38 PM
Or, the US knows that in order to justify the massive defense budget they need a viable enemy.
The US is bribing Taliban/Afgan warlords to allow safe passage and generate the appearence of progress in that country. While the cash is flowing
cooperation is assured. When the bribes stop the fighting will escalate and these groups will have huge cash reserves to fall back on.
This is only the most current of a long list of US activities that have directly led to well funded heavily armed groups.
China owns immense amounts of US debt, this is nothing new, but over the last decade China has been caught stealing a variety of nuclear and military
secrets from the US with little or no reaction. There was also a multi-axis state-of-the-art robotic machining tool, one of only a few in the world,
that was sold to the Chinese on the *promise* that they would not use it for weapons.
The machine disappeared as soon as the monitors left and China has made huge advances in ship and aircraft design since.
The US needs enemies, imaginary ones are OK for day-to-day propaganda/budgets, but for the big money real enemies are required.
This helicopter wreckage provides, as the op mentioned, an excuse to turn the heat up on Pakistan as well as siphoning some more tech into China. Up
until now the best China had was broken F117 parts from a European accident (Bosnia? not sure where) crash, now they have much larger, more intact
...and they have them at a time when thier stealth program is starting to roll.
Transferring stealth technology is a pretty substantial intrest payment on the Chinese held debt. It also guarentees a future enemy whose military
abilities will require an upgrade of the US equipment in order to counter.
edit on 15-8-2011 by [davinci] because: (no reason given)