Using a Nuke RE: French Carrier

Owen Byrne
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 16:35:07 -0300

Alright you've convinced me. I promise to vote for the most rabid
anti-American party in every election in my country until the Republicans
are gone. Communist party, Chinese infiltrators, they get my vote. The
Muslim party that funds suicide bombers in Palestine. Way to go. Terrorism
is, after all, the chosen weapon of the powerless against the powerful, and
the powerful are only going to get more powerful. Raise my taxes and send
the money to Osama.

I suggest anyone living in any country other than the United States that
hasn't already had their governments replaced by "planet domination on the
cheap" do the same. Now, before its too late!

disclaimer: Ok, its a little over the top. But I think everyone in Europe,
Asia, China, South America, everywhere, better start thinking closer
military ties. To talk about the rogue nation problem and how to deal with

A good place to start would be to make Henry Kissinger the inaguaral
criminal at the War Crimes court. Lots of juicy innuendo about the brutal
American junta. Start selling the hefty military increases that will be
required worldwide.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Hall" <>
To: "FoRK" <>
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 1:49 PM
Subject: RE: Using a Nuke RE: French Carrier

> The US spends significantly less as a percentage of its GNP on the
> military than it did before 1941.  We are spending half, as a
> percentage, of what we did during Reagan.  We are spending a third, as a
> percentage, of what we did during Eisenhower.
> The military won't bankrupt the US anytime soon.  As Paul Kennedy
> pointed out, far from suffering 'imperial over reach' we are dominating
> the planet on the cheap.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: [] On Behalf Of
> Owen
> > Byrne
> >
> > It seems to me that the whole argument seems redundant - the lesson of
> the
> > cold war is clear - if you want to defeat a superpower, you play on
> their
> > fears of insecurity in order to balloon their defense budget to the
> point
> > where it bankrupts their civilian economy. Every extra CVBG the US
> deploys
> > is, at this point, a plus for their enemies.