Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Business of War

The bad crowds out the good... there are enough Americans who would be doing this business, but when there is far more money to be made hauling war material and war-profiteering, why bother with peace and prosperity?

Here is what hong Kong people do vis-a-vis Africa:
“I bought the airlines general sales agent (GSA) business back as a platform for me to keep in touch with the logistics industry,” Mr Lau said. Five years later, the company, Pacific Air Ltd, has grown from a small arm of BALtrans into a thriving independent company with seven airlines as its principal clients, including Ethiopian Airlines and Sri Lankan Airlines.
Mr Lau credits the growth of his business in part to the huge opportunities arising from booming trade ties between China and Africa. “The economies of China and Africa are very complementary,” Mr Lau said. “Africa today is what the BRICS countries were a decade ago.”
Here is what USA does vis-a-vis Africa:
The United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM or AFRICOM) is one of nineUnified Combatant Commands of the United States Armed Forces, headquartered atKelley BarracksStuttgartGermany. It is responsible for U.S. military operations and military relations with 53 African nations – an area of responsibility (AOR) covering all ofAfrica except Egypt, which is within the area of responsibility of the United States Central CommandTask Force 60 will normally be the commander of Naval Task Force Europe and Africa.[citation needed] Any naval unit within the USEUCOM or USAFRICOM AOR may be assigned to Task Force 60 as required upon signal from the Commander of the Sixth Fleet. There is a Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa.
Which do you think is better?  Certainly, a combatant command responsible for military operations in 53 African nations can generate quite a bit of employment under the poverty draft we have in the USA, and an opportunity for these newly minted college graduates to work off their unbankruptable student loans.  Not to worry, they changed the rules and they are now taking recruits up to 42 year olds.  Older than that?  I suppose you could lie about your age.  People have done that in every war, except it is usually kids lying about being older.

This is capitalism.  Hong Kong is free markets.  See the difference?

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