Odds and Ends
21 3, 1:34am
And now we come full circle. Surprisingly, you are right about our security interest in a free and democratic Europe. That's exactly why we founded NATO,and why we've supported it for so long. And that's why Trump told you guys (yes yes, I know Sweden isn't in NATO...work with me here) to stop freeloading, start paying your share of defense costs, and while you're at it stop funding Putin with your energy purchases. But Europe in its 'wisdom' was more worried about mean tweets, and here we are...
Did you hear the rumors that Putin has started asking China for military assistance? Maybe they're true maybe they aren't, but it reminds me of one of my favorite jokes from the Cold War days. It went something like this:
With the passing of time both Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev died and went to their eternal reward. One day they were sitting together in the afterlife reading newspapers, when Gorbachev started chuckling. Reagan looked at him and asked, "what is so funny?"
Gorbachev replied, "It says here that the American budget deficit has continued to rise, and employment has continued to fall. Ha!"
Reagan gave Gorbachev a dirty look and returned to reading his newspaper. But after a few minutes he, too, began to laugh.
"And what do you find so funny?" asked Gorbachev.
"Well," Reagan replied, "It says here that there is renewed fighting on the German-Chinese border."
Think about it for a bit, and I'm sure you'll get the joke. If Putin keeps fucking his war up he may yet turn Russia into a client state (or worse) of China. I can't wait to see what our wise European friends decide to do in THAT case.