BlazeEagle@aol.com
Wed, 19 Apr 2000 21:31:45 EDT


In a message dated 4/19/00 9:11:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ledzep@d2.com
writes:

> Not just a defense force, but one hell of a mean fucking army to counter the
> idea that the nation is full/run by a bunch of gutless people who will
back
> down if the war gets too hot.

Excatly. That's the irony, isn't it?

> I don't think that approach would work. The USSR didn't believe in money (
> or at least capitalism). So what, they needed to interact with many many
nations
> that *did*. So they're forced to use the ruble and deal with the rest of
the
> world on the rest of the world's terms. You may like the idea of not
having to
> deal with wars but if another country wants to start one with you, you're
screwed.
>

I didn't mean to not have money, you have to have an economy that uses money
in order to function with the rest of the war.

Its not that I don't want to deal with wars, its pointless wars that are
stupid.

Aaron

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