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Kerry's Flight to the Ukraine - Greed, Not Stupidity

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Kerry's flight to the Ukraine is not male hysteria, it's a front for pure greed - justifying future defense spending.



Kerry jets off to Ukraine
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Those who occupy the federal government make so many stupid decisions; it becomes habit to presume stupidity behind all of their decisions. This reasoning is fallacious.

This was the case when I read this New York Times headline on March 2:

Kerry Plans to Visit Ukraine in Show of Support and Warns Russia of Penalties

What a fool, I thought.  How pathetic! Kerry thinks that showing up in the Ukraine will actually make a difference.  Have he and Obama so fully embraced their narcissism that it has become delusional thinking? Don't they understand Russia's reaction to seeing neo Nazis take over a nation critical to Russian security?  After all, the gas pipelines that carry Russian natural gas to Europe run across the entire territory of the Ukraine.

Then it struck me: Kerry's flight isn't about helping the Ukraine. Both Kerry and Obama know that. The flight and the histrionics that will follow over the next few weeks are about one thing - justifying increased defense spending to meet the "Russian threat."

From now on, when our leaders make a decision that seems particularly stupid, I will start my analysis with this foolproof command: Show me the money.  

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Ah...you broke the code... ... by x_Warrior on Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 8:32:15 AM
Great point.  Of course, greed and stupidity ... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 11:18:05 AM
For more on why people are as sharp as a marble, s... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 11:40:16 AM
Great videos Mark, both funny and disturbing! ... by Amy Schreiner on Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 12:46:06 PM
Michael, of course Kerry's flight to the Ukraine i... by Amy Schreiner on Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 12:56:00 PM
Don't watch.Seriously.  I blocked all the Ame... by Samson on Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 10:50:52 PM
I'm with you Samson, I don't watch TV news.  ... by Amy Schreiner on Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 11:29:37 PM
I watch the lamestream "news" to keep track of the... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 12:13:38 PM
Also, the weather is very informative.  After... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 12:17:53 PM
With all the geoengineering of the weather in the... by Amy Schreiner on Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 1:25:07 PM
They don't care enough to tell a really good lie, ... by Michael Collins on Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 3:24:11 AM
Jerry McGuire shouting "Show me the money" is the ... by Samson on Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 10:49:40 PM
Wall Street got a great deal with Obama.  He ... by Michael Collins on Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 3:26:58 AM