1. I think the Romanians are well aware of the dubious capacities of US military hardware and are buying it as a bribe, and as you said to get those US “military advisors” firmly implanted on their soil.

    I think this is just another example of these former Warsaw Pact countries caught between a rock (Russia) and a hard place (the increasingly unappealing EU), and turning to the US for protection. As the EU goes into migrant and regulatory meltdown, I think you’ll see the old Warsaw Pact countries coalesce into a pro-US bloc, which would suit the US just fine — talk about a geo-strategic wedge.

  2. ref USS Cook & USS Fitzgerald incidents, don’t forget the Norway Spiral, another exhibition of Soviet technology whilst the former President, who shall remain unnamed, was receiving a bogus award in Stockholm.

  3. Politicians betrayal is on a scope on par to antediluvian times.
    I suppose mass destruction is running on schedule as well.
    Any difference? I don’t think the earth can take another beating like this.

    The very upper elite might have a different “salvation” then Joe local but many betrayers might wake up in horror it doesn’t apply to them and in the same boat as Joe local. Will the betrayers wake up in time, doubtful?

  4. I’m sorry, but I can’t resist for laughing out loud.

    The beginning of the report reminds me of how the Triad works in Hong Kong – the Triad member will carry a pot of small orange tree and visit each small business such as restaurant or shop, the meaning of this activities actually try to force the shop owner to pay them some amount of money, otherwise, they will threaten the shop owner and cause a lot trouble, and this type of activities often carry out during Chinese New Year when the shop reopen for business the first day after a long CNY break. Imagine this – will you like someone come to your shop cause trouble during the very first day of your business for a brand new year? If you don’t, pay up!

  5. marcos toledo

    There is a long history of not ready for use weapons built by the USSA-UK manufacturers. They never seem to have any shame selling over priced pieces of junk to frightened customers including themselves.

  6. Who pays, in any country, for guns, bullets, rockets, fighter jets, and navy ships, answer…………drum roll…………..THE TAX PAYING PUBLIC.
    Who is responsible for all the wars we have had……………………..politicians…….NUFF SAID!!!!!

  7. My first thought was of Perkin’s “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.” Find a corrupt/susceptible politician, ruler, or whatever. Make a sizable sale that loads up that country with debt. When the country struggles with the debt repayment, you’ve got them. Controlled.

    Further along that line, Russia has some pesky cruise-missile ships in the Black Sea area which fired salvos of long-range missiles into Syria in support of the (legitimate) Syrian government. Salvos which, if I remember correctly, were claimed to have destroyed major operations-centers that contained Non-Syrian (ahem) personnel. So, if Romania both has Patriot missiles and is under your (covert) control, could this be an attempt to neutralize Russia’s Black Sea cruise-missile capability?

    (A personal aside: It is very dangerous to back an animal into a corner. It may come out fighting. Doing this with a thermonuclear-bomb-equipped nation is even more dangerous. Russia has been slowly backed to her own borders. There are no more ‘buffer zones’. Pushing further is an existential danger to the whole human race. Which may BE the point…)

  8. Dr. Farrell is being very diplomatic here but the rest of us do not have this constraint: more than an advanced weapons system this is an advance pocket lining system for the manufacturers of these “wunderwaffe”. With all the related excuses of the need for “experts” to maintain them etc. We might however speculate a little as to whether more effective but unmentioned devices are to be included in the shipments.
    And finally, someone might ask if there is defence contract graft going on among the Romanian, Polish and Baltic States sold-down-the-river-to-NATO oligarchs. My view? “You might very well think that; I couldn’t possibly comment”.

  9. Robert Barricklow

    The Department of Defense is The Department of War.
    These weapons are the foot into the door. That footprint is then followed by in an-place infrastructure that can be updated at will w/first-strike capabilities. That is occurring on multiple Russian fronts is madness. For all it portends are coming split-second decisions as to whether to start the unthinkable: WWIII !!!
    All this Madness for predatory profits? To keep an inhuman system in place; or, they’ll wipe out humanity?
    Some choice!

    A Fire Sale,
    in too many ways to Sunday.

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