Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Draft Notice

Not only Alsace-Lorraine but all France and all Europe
as well as the whole world will belong to us

--Heinrich Heine

What does right matter to me? I have no need of it …

I have the right to do what I have the power to do

--Max Stirner

Must culture build its cathedrals upon hills of corpses,
seas of tears, and the death rattle of the vanquished?

Yes, it must

--Franz Felix Kuhn

Germany is the centre of God’s plans for the World

--Max Lehmann


Germany is considering reducing the Bundeswehr, in addition to eliminating mandatory civil service for conscientious objectors mandatory conscription in general, beginning in mid-2011. While it is unlikely to happen, the consideration is worthy of note (Germany Weighs the Elimination of Conscription).

German Defense Minister Guttenberg's cost savings measure would reduce the current force from
252,000 soldiers to around 165,000. Why would a strategic member of the Western world cut their military, while the U.S, continues to see enemies under every grain of sand? Are the U.S. and Germany occupying two different realities? Why doesn't the U.S. constrict its forces? If Germany can do it, why not the U.S.?

The economic expediency of reducing military spending is evident to the German authorities, but seems to escape the notice of the U.S. administration. For the war apologists, the mantra is that the credit crunch landed us in our current economic straits. While that is certainly a big part of the picture, that does not excuse the current senseless military outlay.
Because the patient is bleeding does not eliminate the need to treat his shock, as well.

As much as the Germans enjoy their militarism, they appreciate a robust economy even more, for now.

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Anonymous RangerHazen said...

Empires rise and fall on the strength of their access to natural resources...


For over 60 years the Western (now Eastern) European Continent has been able to thrive under the US Nuclear Umbrella....However the day is coming when the Germans will have to choose between U.S protection or...Russian Protection and... Oil.

The US Military Force Structure is built on cheap oil and has put off facing the music for 20 years now...and since the price of oil went from 40 dollars per barrel to over 75.00 since we invaded Iraq while destroying the US Economy... I don't think war is a good solution. LOL I Judgment Day is coming soon. Either we drastically downsize our Armed Forces or the Federal Government drowns in a sea of debt over trying to maintain all our defense "commitments" (US Troops STILL BASED IN GERMANY!?!! COME ON!) with borrowed money from the Chinese.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 12:36:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Underground Carpenter said...

Hi Jim and Lisa,

"Why doesn't the U.S. constrict its forces?"

Cuz them there moose-lums wanna kill us God-fearin Christians. We gotsta butcher them afore they butchers us. : )


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 8:16:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Thank you, Dave. I gotsta keep ma eyes on the prize. Sometimes I feel like such a dolt :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 10:17:00 PM GMT-5  

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