Sounds like the ultimate in mediocrity to me.
No one fears the Swiss Army. They endorse bitchin' knives, but what wlse can you really say about them.
Noone attacked them either. So I guess if they were feared enough by the Nazis they have done their job.
To induce more fear would simply be excessive and lead to blown up Swiss towers.
Who needs that?
But I guess the idea of a happy medium is a tough sell in Texas.
Yeah. Hitler avoided Switzerland because he feared their cutlery, or their military might.
Mediocrity should be a hard sell anywhere. But when you have the US to act as your defensive shield, who would want to spend money on having a military?
The US military is forced to take up the Euro slack so that you are free to enjoy your mediocre military.
We'll do all the heavy lifting for you. Just sit there and watch TV, or in certain Euros cases - bash the shit out of us.
Did you ever notice how little credit people get when they force what they think is good on other people?
Why is that?
We are their because of NATO, and at the insistence of the Euro govts.
I would love to abandon all treaties signed as a result of WWII.
Our defense spending would go down, and the EU would last about 3 minutes before you morons started invading one another.
Yes, leave us to our own devices.
We will undoubtedly fall back in an age of barbarism with the glorification of military might, deification of our leaders religious superstition and torture...
Well, I am sure it will all be really bad anyhow.
Uh...who's deifying ANYTHING over here? I know it fits well with your opinion - but let's try to stay at least partially factual here.
Do you know how ancient societies solved the question of why governments where allowed to do things that they forbid normal people to do on moral or religious grounds?
They declared their leaders to be Gods, above the mores of mere mortals and thereby explained how government could steal, torture, maim and kill while they punished citizens who did the same.
Do you have any doubt that you would go to jail if you ever broke half as many laws as the current US administration?
If you call it "executive privilege" or declare Caesar to be a God is a mere technicality.