P T Barnum’s Ghost

“In particular, Russia and China have been accused of not following the principles of the global order: peaceful resolution of disputes, freedom from coercion, respect for state sovereignty, and freedom of navigation.”

Some clown (US Defense Secretary Ash Carter) actually thinks he’s PT Barnum reincarnated and we’re the suckers to fall for his spiel.

Quick list in the mirror :

  • Peaceful resolution – When did the USA last use this anywhere? Even jaywalkers and 6 year olds are shot first and questions asked later these days.
  • Freedom from coercion – Guantanamo, Cuba, TPP / TTIP.
  • Respect for State Sovereignty – Middle East?
  • Freedom of navigation – A grudging draw on this point.

“To confront the threat, the US military industrial complex is heavily investing in cutting-edge warfare technologies “that are most relevant to Russia’s provocations.” Such as? “New unmanned systems, a new long-range bomber… innovation in technologies like the electromagnetic railgun, lasers and new systems for electronic warfare, space and cyberspace, including a few surprising ones I really can’t describe here,” Carter said – which, of course, by no means could be interpreted as saber-rattling or provoking an arms race.”

Who’s the fool? – The storyteller or the gullible public watching those ex pornstars and the black guy who is to fashion design what a McDonald’s chip is to Gordon Ramsey.