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I know plenty of people with a good insight in the actual sausage-making, and it's worse than you can imagine. We get zero effect from the money we spend. Zero.

I bet the FSB knows this just as well from its own sources in the sausage-making. But Russia doesn't invade, despite zero true military potential! So, perhaps, all of it is pointless?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat Dec 19th, 2009 at 07:22:10 PM EST
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Russia is going to get themselves 4-6 Mistral class amphibious assault ships during the next few years, which will roughly make them 2-3 times as dangerous to Sweden as they were during the cold war. What's the hurry?

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Pointless? Certainly at the moment. The question cannot be allowed to be "should the status quo stand?". Either we must have a defence which works and spends tax money in an efficient way, or we should dismantle it entirely.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Sat Dec 19th, 2009 at 07:25:59 PM EST
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This far we have dismantled all the capacity while maintained all the costs.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sat Dec 19th, 2009 at 07:30:56 PM EST
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