[Marxism] Ah, the madness
lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Sep 25 18:51:21 MDT 2016
Just watched a segment on "60 Minutes" that was positively Orwellian. It
was about steps that the USA was taking to refurbish its nuclear strike
force, especially putting fins on the B-61 bunker buster that can be
dialed to deliver from .3 to 340 kilotons, just like a volume control on
your remote. They interviewed a crew of scumbag military officers
defending Obama's escalation, all with the intention of making it sound
as if the USA was doing it because of Putin's saber-rattling. I hate
Putin but the fact is that Russia has signed a no-first strike pledge
while Obama just refused to do so.
The most horrifically surreal interview was with a guy named David
Shlapak from the RAND Corporation who had directed a series of war games
commissioned by the Pentagon in which Russia invaded the Baltic states
of Estonia and Latvia. This would be an ideal battleground to use B-61's
if you take Shlapak at his word.
But what I couldn't get my eyes off of was the two earrings he had in
his left ear and the one he had on his right, looking for all the world
like an art gallery director. I said to myself that whatever life-style
changes the 60s induced could hardly seem more irrelevant to its deeper
goals. Maybe Shlapak had a tattoo on his ass. So did Goering for all I know.
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