Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Europe spends on the military an amount which is not quite as much as the US, but is not that far away. But it's still mostly oriented towards land war against the Warsaw Pact (a fight, btw, that would have been fought essentially by European armies with minor US participation, should it have ever taken place).

Today, we have to get rid of the notion that the US military protects us in any way. All it does is create, inflame and perpetuate enemies on our doorstep, ie it actively endangers us.

We don't do war, we do stupid bureaucratic fights. It may sound silly, but it actually works for two things: (i) peace and (ii) economies not completely dominated by big business.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Aug 16th, 2008 at 06:17:37 PM EST
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