This is a trick that the US defense contractors have used for decades: spread the risk and the reward across a larger pool, and you pick up an army of free lobbyists that are looking out for their self-interest.
Imagine being told “there are some ballistic missiles coming your way in 5hr, but for political reasons we need you to hunker down in a hole and grip your ankles and hope that they hit where they are supposed to. OK?”
The US’ way of waging war is to build outposts in semi-safe locations, then venture forth to battle using its tremendous mobility advantage.
Trump’s committing crimes against humanity on twitter, which – naturally – allows it. For any who have forgotten, threatening to use military force is the crime of War of Aggression.
I’m trying to assemble a mental time-line of who knew what, when, and what they said. The big picture makes no sense.
When I was in high school, we were assigned to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and we also watched the movie so we could discuss the relationship between movie versions and books; it was a great class.
I was talking with a friend of mine, who announced their intention to start drinking at the New Years’ party and not stop until the election is over.
In spite of their pretending to be at odds over the fate of civilization, the US senate and house agree always on one thing: the department of defense needs more money.
King Arthur was mortally wounded as a result of a military accident; allegedly his forces and Mordred’s were facing eachother in a state of high tension and one of the soldiers saw an adder, drew his sword to kill it, and everyone mis-read the waving steel and the battle began.