The United States Military budget is nearly equal to that of the next 14 countries in line as far as military spending. That includes China, Russia and Great Britain. However, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans on cutting that number, or does he? While his proposal would trim the number of active soldiers to about 450,000, down from 520,000 (and a peak of 566k in 2010), it really wouldn’t be enough. While many lawmakers seem to believe we are still at war (which we have been for most of our history), the levels of military spending are the highest they’ve been since the Cold War. Thanks to whatever is going on in Afghanistan and nuclear weapons programs, the level of spending isn’t expected to decrease.
Said Winslow Wheeler, a defense budget analyst with the Project on Government Oversight in Washington DCto the BBC, “That level is scores of billions above what we spent during the Cold War when the threats were real and huge. We’re making all the wrong decisions in terms of the bang for the buck that we’re getting for the budget. We will be spending multiples of what China and Russia spend combined.”
Hagel touted the fact that the U-2 spy plane and the A-10 attack jet will be retired, but so what? Even with a 13% reduction in force, we are still spending billions too much on the industrial military complex, and for what? To rouse some possible terrorists out of their hiding places? To fight a nuclear threat from a communist enemy? Which one? The one we owe billions of dollars to (China holds a great deal of our debt), or the one that can’t even install toilets properly during the Olympics? Or how about the one we embargo because they once held on to some missiles for a communist buddy?
“This is a time for reality,” Hagel said. “This is a budget that recognizes the reality of the magnitude of our fiscal challenges.” No it’s not. This is a budget that continues to maintain a ridiculously sized military in order to appease the massive private sector defense contractor payouts. Let’s be clear here, the military only needs to be as massive as it is to make sure that defense contractors and legislators involved stay rich off pointless incursions and military bases. Which is why the Republicans went batshit when they heard about a military budget cut. That means their brown envelopes full of cash will be much, much lighter.
The American people are tired of this shit. We don’t need any more wars, any more stupid and pointless conflicts. Not to mention, we don’t need boots on the ground like we needed in the great wars of the 20th century. We have technology now. Between drones and guided missile systems that can snap the dick off a fly from 1000 miles away, we don’t need the kind of force we’ve had in recent years. Just like after Pearl Harbor, September 11 caused a swell in the military. The difference is that one was war, the other was something that could have been avoided had our legislators not had their damn heads up their asses. They were warned, the didn’t listen because of all this partisan bullshit, and that isn’t going to change.
The Cold War (which amounted to pretty much nothing but political posturing) is well over. It is time to get over it and move the fuck on. It is time to scale back the military, it is time to spend money on education and infrastructure instead. A big ass mother fucking military won’t matter if there is nothing left to irrationally defend.
Two Malaysia Airlines fly into two conflict zones. One in Ukraine and the other in the South China Sea, almost the other side of the world. One is shot down the other is missing for over two months. These are very large aeroplanes with more than 520 passengers. What are the odds numerically of this happening? I asked a lot of questions, of a lot experienced people in the airline industry and people who work in the airlines business in that area at that time. Frankly I was upset and became aware from the off, that there was something particularly spooky happening and that there was considerable contrived disinformation not just from the Malaysians but from the International community on this matter.
I became aware as a result of my questions, that both the CIA and MI6 went separately to Butterworth in Penang to investigate the disappearance of the airline, immediately thereafter. I personally as a result of the questions I was asking, was given a warning by two British people in the area, who used the British Army in the context of the warnings and also visited Penang at that time. I had at the time, more than three close calls of serious accidents, which were obviously contrived. From considerable experience of how the British secret services operate in British Occupied Ireland, along with the way they use their Official Secrets Act, I believe that the British either shot MH370 down or with help, technically hijacked it. Below is information from Wiki on the Colonial history of Penang. I publish this incomplete investigation, aborted, because of the Ukraine event at this particular time, to avert serious war in the Ukraine or worldwide and I believe that my life may be in possible danger from agents of British Secret Services, with regard to this matter, and matters in the low intensity, counter revolutionary war in Ireland presently, in the guise of a peace process.
During this period, No. 33 Squadron RAF was stationed at Butterworth to provide ground to air defence with Bloodhound missiles. No. 20 Squadron RAF with Hunter FGA9 aircraft were detached here as also were RAF Vulcans and Canberras. No. 52 Squadron RAF providing air supply support to ground troops and police working in the Malaysian Peninsular jungle areas with their Valetta C2 twin engine aircraft along with RAF Single andTwin Pioneer aircraft. 52 Squadron also provided air support to units working in the Borneo jungle areas. The RAF also provided Air Sea Rescue helicopters and Rescue & Range Safety Launches from RAF Glugor on Penang Island. Other RAF aircraft seen regularly included Britannia's, Hercules and Andover transports and RAF Victor tankers when transiting fighter aircraft such as Lightnings through to Singapore.Officially In 1957, the RAF closed the station and it was transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force and it was promptly renamed as RAAF Station Butterworth, becoming the home to numerous Australian fighter and bomber squadrons stationed in Malaya during the Cold War era. However if you know the British as well as their next door neighbours in Ireland, you know that things are never quite what they seem with the British, Two of the notable RAAF units Squadron RAAFand No. 77 Squadron RAAF which saw service with their CAC Sabres during the Malayan Emergency through the Confrontation with Indonesia. From August 1964 onwards, these Sabre jets responded on several occasion to incursions by MiG-21 fighter jets of the Indonesian Air Force flying towards Malaysian airspace but the Indonesian aircraft always turned back before crossing the international boundary, thereby averting possible escalation.[