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Secretary of War Calls European De-Militarization “Threat to Peace”

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Is he serious?

“The demilitarization of Europe — where large swaths of the general public and political class are averse to military force and the risks that go with it — has gone from a blessing in the 20th century to an impediment to achieving real security and lasting peace in the 21st,” he told NATO officers and officials in a speech at the National Defense University, the Defense Department-financed graduate school for military officers and diplomats.

So the reduction of arms and a general aversion to war is a threat to “security”. War, in other words, is peace – but not only that: in the twisted mind of Secretary Gates, peace is somehow war.

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Written by pavanvan

March 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm

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  1. Indeed he would have some credibility if he argued for an “armed peace” as the Swiss have successfully practised for hundreds of years. And not surprisingly they are about the only people who have not bankrupted their nation. But how the US thinks it can keep up its high military budget if it is already technically broke is a mystery to me and bordering on insanity. The same goes for already bankrupt Europe or China, another of these brainless muscle-flexers.

    crisismaven

    March 3, 2010 at 12:00 am

  2. and therefore orwell = nostradamus

    sprouts

    March 3, 2010 at 1:19 am


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