"Why should they appreciate it? It isn't for them. The way I see it, us defence spending globally is for the same reason British navy spending was astounding a century ago. Back then I could buy British tea and other goods anywhere in the world.…"
"@ Nick, the first step to the foundation of the EU was the European Coal and Steel Community. It was a trade union, which was founded to make german and french economys share important resources and entangle their economys in a way that would keep…"
"The EU was founded for the benefit of trade not non-violence. Also, if by left you mean in favour of a centralised, unelected bureaucracy, then yes, I would agree. The EU is more left than America (or Canada or even quite a few of its own citizens…"
"Yeah, mature point...
"Anyway, what I was referring to was, that massive defense spending the US has, isn't because we are defending ourselves, it's because we are defending the entire free world. The reason Europe is able to…"
"Anti-gun and non-violence isnt a liberal left view here it is mainstream. And one of the reasons why germany didnt participate in the invasion of iraq, despite not buying some of the evidence that a overfunded intelligence agency did produce.