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The United States, the most indebted country, Is responsible for 50% of the world's military spending. An enormous amount. Russia, the historical antagonist, is spending 3.5%. The United States is transforming the debt into weapons. So basically anyone buying United States stocks is financing the war in Afghanistan and the military bases of Dal Molin of Vicenza and of Okinawa where they have been settled in for 65 years. The Roman Empire collapsed under the attack of the barbarians at its borders. Its legions withdrew from the Rhine and from Britain. Perhaps the United States will follow the same idea because of the economic impossibility of keeping 716 military bases in 40 countries.


'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Nov 24th, 2010 at 09:54:12 PM EST
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