Monday, January 2, 2012
What kind of World Order is this?
In this chart of the world's top military, #1 outspends #2-thru-#20 combined.
Of the global annual military expenditure of ~$1.6 trillion (2008, and increasing),...
... #1 spends 44% at ~$711 billion, with #2 a distant second at ~$121 billion or 7%.
At the same time, #1 has to borrow the billions from #2 - to "hold (#2) militarily at bay", while at home, jobs are dropping like flies, home-owners become the homeless, people have no medical insurance, and there is no money to build a needed green infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Mother Earth is sick and her own medical bill is stacking up with no nation volunteering to pay their share of it. She is mad as hell and won't take it any more, and #1 will be among the first to feel her wrath.
Pray tell, #1, where is the sense in all of this?
Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)