Harward says no to Trump's national security adviser job, citing 'shit sandwich'


#41

Which, weirdly, may end up working in the world’s favour this time.

The US spends vastly more on military force than anyone else, but it probably gets the lowest bang-per-dollar ratio of any military as well. A huge amount of that money goes to enriching Lockheed Martin et al rather than actually enhancing military effectiveness.

So, the US military is less effective than a purely financial comparison would imply. In contrast, the Chinese military is probably substantially more effective than the publicly released information suggests; they aren’t pissing their money away on useless junk like the F-22 and F-35.

Given that China is the only plausible source of effective resistance to an aggressive Trump/Putin alliance, hooray for the PLA. They may be required to reprise the Red Army’s role of seventy years ago.


#42

So are we imagining U.S.-Russia-India vs. China-Pakistan-Iran then :fearful:


#43

More like US+Russia+MaybeIndia vs Everyone else.


#44

U.S. plus Russia plus Brexit-era UK of course, plus Australia because no way you guys are opposing the U.S. and the UK at the same time, plus maybe France under le Pen …

There is no “everyone else.” That’s not how World War III works.


#45

I wouldn’t be so sure about that.

The Oz right will push to maintain the US alliance; the left will oppose it. The UK is militarily irrelevant in the Pacific these days.


#46

I’ll be living in Antarctica for the duration.


#47

My mom was so happy that there was someone that could say no to him lol

I’m hoping that the Cabinet once assembled decalre him unfit for office, but pence. . .ugh, this stuff is bleak


#48

Oi! Wait until we bring back the opium!


#49

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