The United States is spending more than $3.4 billion a day on past, present, and future wars. That’s $140 million an hour, or almost $40,000 a second. Pause a moment to let that sink in. And average Americans wonder why we pay so much in taxes and get so much less of value in return!
Clifford D. Conner, The Tragedy of American Science: From Truman to Trump
Classic carbine, which was an interim choice of the Krasnaya Armiya (Red Army) between 1945 and 1949 to substitute obsolete Mosin-Nagant M1891 or bulkier SVT-40 before it was succeded by Avtomat Kalashnikov Assault Rifle, which utilises the same 7,62x39 mm ammunition. Sought action in the Korean War (1950-1953) until Syrian Civil War (2011-present). Also become a ceremonial rifle in some countries
It should be noted that Trump’s insistence on withdrawing the US military across the world wasn’t so much about non-intervention as securing better terms of payment for US support, to turn the US empire once again into a profit-making enterprise. Due to strategic nuclear arsenals, it is no longer possible to conduct the kind of wars that would vastly reduce foreign capital and competition to rubble, therefore saving profit rates from their inexorable decline. However, more extensive exploitation of natural resources and labor in Latin America and Africa is possible.
Nicolas D Villarreal, To Hell With the American Gentry