Sequestered cuts will decimate the De...

Sequestered cuts will decimate the Department of Defense

There are 7 comments on the American Thinker story from Nov 23, 2011, titled Sequestered cuts will decimate the Department of Defense. In it, American Thinker reports that:

The automatic spending cuts triggered by the failure of the Supercommittee could "tear a seam" in defense, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday.

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“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#1 Nov 23, 2011
the "American Thinker" is clearly NOT thinking.
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http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig10/dyke4.1.1.h...
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at an annual operating and supporting cost of roughly $300 million dollars per carrier, the United States spends more per year on their 10 aircraft carriers than most countries spend on their entire military budget.
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the US spends 663 billion on defense, more than any other country
China is a distant second at 70 billion.
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the defense budget is bloated and needs to be deflated, we could drop 500 billion from that budget, and still spend twice as much as ANY other country.

Wartime V

“Hang 'em High”

Since: Sep 11

Commie Fake, Phony, & Fraud

#4 Nov 23, 2011
anneutral wrote:
the "American Thinker" is clearly NOT thinking.
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http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig10/dyke4.1.1.h...
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at an annual operating and supporting cost of roughly $300 million dollars per carrier, the United States spends more per year on their 10 aircraft carriers than most countries spend on their entire military budget.
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the US spends 663 billion on defense, more than any other country
China is a distant second at 70 billion.
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the defense budget is bloated and needs to be deflated, we could drop 500 billion from that budget, and still spend twice as much as ANY other country.
Stop worrying.

With the kenyan lizard at the helm, China and Russia will soon be #1. Followed by every other country.

And then you can rejoice.

Wartime V

“Hang 'em High”

Since: Sep 11

Commie Fake, Phony, & Fraud

#5 Nov 23, 2011
Thank God that the Kenyan lizard didn't piss away $4.2 TRILLION on union payoffs and kickbacks, jeopardize our national security, and ensure our near-permanent indebtedness to China.

OH WAIT!

China sells missiles to Iran in violation of UN sanctions
http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/nov/2/...
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Oh well, at least Ocommie didn't allow enemy missiles in our hemishphere.

WHOOPS!

Iran Placing Medium-Range Missiles in Venezuela; Can Reach the U.S.
http://www.hudson-ny.org/1714/iran-missiles-i...
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BUT THERE'S MORE!

Russia may target US missile defense sites
http://news.yahoo.com/medvedev-russia-may-tar...
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The Kenyan gots it all goin' on! True dat.

Wartime V

“Hang 'em High”

Since: Sep 11

Commie Fake, Phony, & Fraud

#6 Nov 23, 2011
Iran Placing Medium-Range Missiles in Venezuela; Can Reach the U.S.
http://www.hudson-ny.org/1714/iran-missiles-i...

Iran is planning to place medium-range missiles on Venezuelan soil, based on western information sources[1], according to an article in the German daily, Die Welt, of November 25, 2010. According to the article, an agreement between the two countries was signed during the last visit o Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Tehran on October19, 2010. The previously undisclosed contract provides for the establishment of a jointly operated military base in Venezuela, and the joint development of ground-to-ground missiles.

At a moment when NATO members found an agreement, in the recent Lisbon summit (19-20 November 2010), to develop a Missile Defence capability to protect NATO's populations and territories in Europe against ballistic missile attacks from the East (namely, Iran), Iran's counter-move consists in establishing a strategic base in the South American continent - in the United States's soft underbelly.

[continues...]

Wartime V

“Hang 'em High”

Since: Sep 11

Commie Fake, Phony, & Fraud

#7 Nov 23, 2011
[continued, part 2 of 2]

According to Die Welt, Venezuela has agreed to allow Iran to establish a military base manned by Iranian missile officers, soldiers of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Venezuelan missile officers. In addition, Iran has given permission for the missiles to be used in case of an "emergency". In return, the agreement states that Venezuela can use these facilities for "national needs" – radically increasing the threat to neighbors like Colombia. The German daily claims that according to the agreement, Iranian Shahab 3 (range 1300-1500 km), Scud-B (285-330 km) and Scud-C (300, 500 and 700 km) will be deployed in the proposed base. It says that Iran also pledged to help Venezuela in rocket technology expertise, including intensive training of officers

Venezuela has also become the country through which Iran intends to bypass UN sanctions. Following a new round of UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic, for example, Russia decided not to sell five battalions of S-300PMU-1 air defence systems to Iran. These weapons, along with a number of other weapons, were part of a deal, signed in 2007, worth $800 million. Now that these weapons cannot be delivered to Iran, Russia is looking for new customers; according to the Russian press agency Novosti[2], it found one: Venezuela.

If Iran, therefore, cannot get the S-300 missiles directly from Russia, it can still have them through its proxy, Venezuela, and deploy them against its staunchest enemy, the U.S..

But that is not all. According to Reuters, Iran has developed a version of the Russian S-300 missile and will test-fire it soon, as declared by the official news agency IRNA, two months after Moscow cancelled the delivery to comply with United Nations sanctions[3]. Iran, in fact, has its own capabilities for constructing missiles that could carry atomic warheads. According to a study recently released by the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London, Iran is presently aiming to perfect the already existing solid-fuel, medium-range missile that can carry a nuke to hit regional targets, such as Israel[4]. If a missile base can be opened in Venezuela, many US cities will be able to be reached from there even with short-medium range missiles.
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Nowadays, however, we do not see the same firmness from the present administration. On the contrary, we see a lax attitude, both in language and in deeds, that results in extending hands when our adversaries have no intention of shaking hands with us. Iran is soon going to have a nuclear weapon, and there are no signs that UN sanctions will in any way deter the Ayatollah's regime from completing its nuclear program. We know that Iran already has missiles that can carry an atomic warhead over Israel and over the Arabian Peninsula. Now we learn that Iran is planning to build a missile base close to the US borders. How longer do we have to wait before the Obama administration begins to understand threats?

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#8 Nov 23, 2011
Wartime V wrote:
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Stop worrying.
With the kenyan lizard at the helm, China and Russia will soon be #1. Followed by every other country.
And then you can rejoice.
they don't spend near as much on defense, because they know that we wont be attacking them.
they prefer to spend their money on domestic support programs, like education, and infrastructure.

Since: Jan 11

Watauga, TN

#9 Nov 23, 2011
wartime is a throwback sabre rattler.

the steel in his sabre was manufactured in china. all his weapons were purchased using money borrowed from china.

he thinks we should borrow more money to keep our inflated military industrial complex energized for the next "conflict."

i wonder what china will do with all this money they have coming in.

i guess we better not make them mad.....

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