Reported today over at Forbes, is a very compelling story of our favorite gasoline terrorista and American hater, Hugo Chavez. It seems that Senor Chavez is stopping at the Russian Wal-Mart store to purchase about $1 billion in military aircraft. Now I understand the laws of supply and demand, but think it might be a real good idea for the US government to take a long hard look at this. See you get into a real bad situation here. Follow me on this:
Chavez hates this country. We allow him to access airplanes that will give him capabilities of inflicting damage to our oil wells in the Caribbean area, as well as bullying our friends in his region. This bodes poorly for a country teetering on an economic collapse. This transaction also gives the Ruskies a much needed cash infusion that could also help fund the start of a new cold war. This timing is bad, 'cause we don't have the money to fight said war and hope to keep the balance sheets afloat. Our nation is at a dangerous place. If we don't start righting the ship asap, incidences like this could make us more vulnerable than we already are.
We stand on the precipice of a potential economic collapse that will make the "Great Depression" look like a cake walk. This country has way too many takers and not enough contributors. Our jobs are going away to other countries, as well as the ownership of our largest companies. Foreign real estate holdings in the US are up significantly. China is buying us out. I reviewed a stock prospectus recently and found it odd that the Chinese government owns a huge portion of IBM stock. This distress me greatly, because IBM is 1 of our military's biggest suppliers. Imagine how easy it is to review blueprints for new projects of your competitor when you are a stock holder. Can they be altered to fail? Could they be sabotaged? Who knows, but it is very interesting.
Chavez needs to be ousted to protect this country. China needs to be monitored, carefully and we need to pay attention to the Russians. We sure don't need them back as competition. We can't fight a multi-front war and win. That has been proven time and again in history. We can however, start positioning ourselves to take back the leadership role of the planet, one way or the other. Globally, it is scary when the oil producers hate you; the biggest export customers hate you; internal strife is at an alltime high; panic is spreading ( you can start now and avoid the rush later). We need a plan. We need action. We need leadership to step up and do their job.
Actually, what we really need is John Wayne!