"The threat is increasing as our defenses atrophy," one Insider said. "Nation-building at home is not a national security strategy."
I had to read that a few times. It's almost as if this is a satire of "insider traders."
Nation building at home is not a national security strategery? So then, what is the strategy? Nation building the whole world first... or just nation building Israel and then everyone else first?
That's going well.
The Pentagon's plan accepts the right degree of risk, but sequestration poses real dangers for America and the world.
At this point the Pentagon should probably just issue their own currency and call it the hexagon. That way they could incorporate putting a hex on everyone incorporated in their "budget."
We’ve repeatedly documented that military waste and fraud are the core problems with the U.S. economy.
For example, we’ve noted that we wouldn’t be in this crisis of hitting the debt ceiling in the first place if we hadn’t spent so much money on unnecessary wars … which are horrible for the economy.
But it goes far beyond actual fighting. We could easily slash the military and security budget without reducing our national security.
For example, homeland security agencies wasted money on seminars like “Did Jesus Die for Klingons Too?” and training for a “zombie apocalypse” instead of actually focusing on anti-terror efforts.
Republican Senator Tom Coburn notes that the Department of Defense can reduce $67.9 billion over 10 years by eliminating the non-defense programs that have found their way into the budget for the Department of Defense.
BusinessWeek and Bloomberg point out that we could slash military spending without harming our national security. Indeed, we could slash boondoggles that even the generals don’t want.
BusinessWeek provides a list of cost-cutting measures which will not undermine national security. American Conservative does the same.
Moreover, we’ve shown that the military wastes and “loses” (cough) trillions of dollars. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.
The former Secretary of Defense acknowledged in May 2012 that the DOD “is the only major federal agency that cannot pass an audit today.” The Pentagon will not be ready for an audit for another five years, according to Panetta.
“$8.5 TRILLION In Taxpayer Money Doled Out By Congress To The Pentagon Since 1996 … Has NEVER Been Accounted For”If they don't focus on accountability and "nation-building at home" instead of among corrupt Arab tribalists and religious fanatics as a national security strategy soon, there may not be much of a "nation" left to support their budgets and full faith and credit in the debt/money it's based on.
Why don't they just issue their own currency directly, since they're generally in charge of getting more ponzi created through War Inc. while policing the world for global corporations formed out of it?
What's the hold up with the Pentagon issuing a hex as currency instead of going through all the rigamarole of having Congress borrow national debt/money into existence from a private banking cartel, to give to the Pentagon to lose? 8.5 trillion doled out. 2.3 trillion "unaccounted" for.
Isn't the so-called "national debt" being created and brokered by bankers and their business partners in Congress only 17 trillion?