We’ve all seen the bumper sticker: “I dream of a day when schools have all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale for a bomber.”
Now we get to see what it looks like:
150 German soldiers are stranded in Afghanistan after another plane suffered an equipment failure…
This is the fourth air-related embarrassment for the German military in the last few weeks. First, a team of military advisors en route to Kurdistan was stranded in Bulgaria for a few days when their plane broke down; then, the Germans actually had to borrow a plane from the Dutch to carry a shipment of arms to the Kurds. Farcically, that plane also broke down. On September 30, another plane malfunction forced a plane carrying aid intended for Ebola victims in Africa to land in the Canary Islands, where the aid is still stuck.
Unless the welfare state is kept in check, it will devour every other government function. Because their power is dependent on handouts to distinct interest groups, the Democrats will do the same to the US military. Oh, they’ll talk the good game about keeping a strong military, but we are already seeing how this plays out – veterans dying on waiting lists while at the same time we are burning through most of next year’s munitions purchases doing photo-op bombing in Iraq and Syria.
At some point reality intrudes into the fantasy world Democrats and their media allies have created. The Social Democrats – part of the “grand coalition” government in Germany – still consider to refuse increasing defense spending. They have now reached a point where even humanitarian missions are beyond their military capability, but ideology knows no excuses. Millions for welfare, not a penny for defense!
Perhaps this was the goal all along. After all, if you believe that the rest of the world would be more peaceful if the United States just went away (no more greedy capitalism, racism and patriarchy), then it makes sense to destroy our military strength.
And if that results in the US getting pushed around by China, Russia and Iran, well, we had had it coming.
Somehow, I don’t think the majority of voters are on board with that part of the plan, however. I think they rather enjoy being safe and secure and like the fact that the US has more combat power and force projection than Italy. I could be wrong, though. Either way, we’re about to find out.