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  •  Misuse of capability as well as no post strategy (3+ / 0-)
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    Shotput8, PhilK, Farugia

    the myth of tech winning the day is not entirely a myth...
    but it really is like rope a dope... defeating the adversary with overpowering punch and training is effective in the first round and even in subsequent... but then as time goes on wearing down an opponent only gets harder...  when you have a lighting war machine and no after plan besides magic: "and they occupied happily ever after"... the long term result is always going to be not so good.

    Better to resist the urge to prove just how awesome the capacity is... That is the downfall of superior capability and no actual target... targets are invented to justify and prove the need for it in the first place...

    No existential threat means no need for the MIC and the military as it is presently. And in the end the MIC greatest strength is not all the whiz bang hardware and those trained to use them, it is instead defending its own existence, power and influence above all, even at the expense of the nation's overall well being.

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 11:09:28 AM PDT

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