Why can’t Europe defend itself?

Why is Russia superior to Europe militarily?  Their technology isn’t better.  They’re outnumbered, and they’re poor, by comparison.  They have no allies to speak of.  So what have the Russians got, that the Europeans don’t?  Why do we need to be involved?

Most European countries spend between 1% and 1.5% of their GDP on defense.  The average for the Euro area is 1.4%.  The U. S. spends 3.3%, and Russia spends 5%.  Europe is far more wealthy than Russia, and has the money to bury it in an arms race.  But they don’t want to spend the money, so we have to do it for them.  What’s wrong with this picture?

And look at the German Army. It’s a national joke.  The Germans are sick of war, and don’t have the stomach for another one.  After their losses in World War One, the once mighty French Army became a shell.  So many young Frenchmen had been slaughtered, the French people had no more use for war.  I think the same thing has happened to the Germans.  They’re afraid to wave their own flag, for Pete’s sake.

But Americans will still fight, so we have to take on the Russians, because nobody else will.  But I don’t think we will fight, not in Europe, against the Russians.  John McCain, and Vice President Pence, for that matter, may say otherwise, but, on this one, I don’t think they speak for the American people.  We don’t want to go to war.  Anywhere.  And President Trump is not going to try and force a war on the American people.  In his gut, he knows we shouldn’t fight the Russians.

We have to be bombed into war, as at Pearl Harbor, and on 9-11.  And Russia is no threat, of any kind, to us.  In point of geopolitical fact, the Russians are our natural allies.  A great Eurasian land power, and a mighty continental island ruling the waves.  No wonder the world is so terrified of a Russian-American Entente.  We could rule the world, if we wanted to.  But we don’t.  In America, we want freedom of the seas, and to be left alone.  If Russia was our friend, we could be a restraining influence on them.

A report has surfaced that the shenanigans in the Texas Legislature last week were part of an elaborate ruse, and were not the doing of the Convention of States.  If that is the case, the accusations I made against that organization were based on a false premise, and are withdrawn.  We’ll get to the bottom of this next week.

If this report is true, it will be a great relief.  Losing Texas would have been close to mortal.

 

 

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