F Dominicus Blog

A politically incorrect blog about matters of money, government, bureaucracy, freedom and sometimes something else.

"Interesting" move

Well I guess you have heard about Greece before. If you are wise ;-) and reading this blog and/or the older one you know that I've made my own calculations on the sparse information one could gather. In fact the financial situation of Greece is very diffuse, but now that you know Greece still must have some Millions left: http://www.defencegreece.com/index.php/2011/10/the-u-s-approved-to-grant-400-m1a1-abrams-to-greece/

If we assume one tank is around 1 Mio €. Well the Greece will not have to pay that they maybe even will get them for "free". Well if you've read the Books of Heinlein you know "There ain't such thing as a free lunch". And so the Greece will "just" have to bear "maintenance costs", "fuel cost (this tanks are not that "thirsty" "just" 10l /km) and it's fuel the Greece Army has not used up till know (according to http://www.griechenland-blog.gr/2011/usa-bieten-griechenland-400-kampfpanzer-m1a1-abrams-an/5788/) And what did some Trojan says. I do not believe the Danaer even if the give us gifts.

So in the end it will cost them dearly. One could imaging that because of Putins "move" for a panrussion Federation the Amercians would like to have well equipped "buffers" down there. Anyway as you might know also Greece and Turkey are not "that big" friends. And imagine what'll happen if Greece will break down (you do not believe that could happen) Well think of Argentina, it broke down and suddenly the middle classes where "gone". So don't say it can't happen. It had happened it happens (currently all European deledefs but one or so) are doing anything to make us European more poverish.

And the Americans among you (at least I hope a few are there) , know what it means to live in over-debted countries. And well you middle class is also diminishing. Because neither in the US nor in the EUR zone there is something like market. The bureaucrats and deledefs make the rules and you have to obey at a point of a gun. And well because it is better that the money is in the hand of government (because of it's great justice) they have to take it away from you..

So the moves should make you think. Why would one support other governments with more and more deadly weapons. Look at Syria, look at Lybia and you may have you answer. It could mean martial law! And if the military is at the top of government, you know war is nearly inevitable. You also know that human rights do not count much in the US any more. There still is Guantanamo there still is Abu Ghreic, there still is torture and well there is "killing" in the name of "freedom". What freedom is "dictatorship". So draw your own conclusion. I'm worried and it's getting worse day-by-day.