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Unfortunately, these geniuses don't seem to grasp the danger to their beloved power posed by the ongoing economic decline and/or collapse. They don't seem to grasp the danger to the ability of the USA to fight a war without a manufacturing sector.

They labour under the delusion that empires are powerful because of the legions they maintain. The truth, of course, is that empires maintain legions because they are powerful.

In my dreams the Chinese government would buy the "think tanks" for which they work. I wonder if they would feel obliged to resign if that happened.

And give up that wonderful gravy train?

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Dec 6th, 2009 at 11:58:14 PM EST
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