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"The greatest power of justice on Earth": this is not about Russia

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"The greatest power of justice on Earth": this is not about Russia



Mr. Trump believes that the U.S. Navy is something like fleet times of the First World War. The President visited a military base in Florida and promised sailors to give more ships and in general everything they need. The new owner of the United States agreed to the point that he called his native military forces "the greatest force of justice on Earth."

Speaking at the Central Command Base in Florida, Donald Trump compared the state of the American naval forces with the times of the First World War. The report with the performance of Trump is not a secret and made public on the site The White House.

Expressing gratitude "on behalf of the whole nation" to the US military serving under the command of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) and the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Mr. Trump personally greeted the army, marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, as well as civilian personnel whose participation is also "important for success." “We must protect our nation,” says Trump. “And we will do it, trust me.” (Applause.)

According to Mr. Trump, the US military will receive equipment, resources, and everything else necessary for service.

Trump believes that the American forces are now "exhausted": the fleet is in a state almost reminiscent of the state during that world war, which ended "a long time ago." With this state of affairs, Trump does not intend to put up.

At the same time, this does not mean that the president will start throwing money away. He guaranteed the audience that the taxpayers' money would not be wasted. “I already saved more than 700 million dollars when I participated in the negotiations on F-35. You know about this, - said Trump. “And I want to thank Lockheed Martin, and I want to thank Boeing, and I want to thank all the companies that really met.”

Further, Trump promised to take care of American veterans, to show that America always stands on the side of those who advocate for freedom, and also urged US allies to fork out for joint defense. According to him, the allies must pay a "fair share." The reduction of such a share is “injustice” in relation to the United States, the president said. “We strongly support NATO,” he said. “We only ask that all NATO members make their full and proper financial contributions to the treasury of the alliance.” Many of them do not. Many of them didn’t even come close to this, and they will have to do it now, ”the President noted.

At the end of the speech, Mr. Trump reiterated the well-known opinion about the exclusivity of the Americans, which had been replicated by Mr. Obama and his team. According to Trump, the American nation "was blessed by God." There is evidence to this: those men and women who serve in the United States military are "the greatest justice force on earth that the world has ever known."

Trump promised to defeat "radical Islamic terrorism" and not allow him to "take root" in the United States.

“Thank you,” the president said in conclusion. - God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you very much. Thank". (Applause.)

As for the problems of the fleet, the publication "Defense News" previously reported that the US Navy does not have enough funds to repair warships, but it is full of debts. The problem is the inability of Congress to adopt a budget.

Nearly two-thirds of strike fighters belonging to the US Navy cannot fly and stand on the ground. These aircraft are either undergoing maintenance, or are waiting for parts, or are still in some "queue". In general, the magazine notes, more than half of the Navy planes are idle on land. And the reason for the downtime is the lack of money for repairs.

Not enough money to repair the ships. More ships are in need of repair. Maintenance work is canceled or postponed. Commanders say that if the problem of money is not solved, five more submarines will rise soon.

The US Navy does not even have the money to pay for the travel of military personnel and their family members who have received new appointments. Moreover, the government owed the seamen about $ 440 million.

15% coastal objects of the Navy are in poor condition.

The grim picture presented by the Navy leaders contrasts sharply with the vigorous statements made by the Trump administration regarding "naval growth." Talk about building dozens of new ships is good for newspaper headlines, but “it’s not at all clear when and how Congress will repeal the Budget Control Act, namely the sequestration, which, if not weakened, will continue until the 2021 of the year,” the publication indicates.

Even if the budget "ceiling" increases, then according to the chiefs of the Navy, the money should go to the required fleet maintenance, and not to build new ships. A spokesman for the naval forces said that fleet priorities are "unequivocally focused on readiness" and not on "new starts."

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It seems that Mr. Trump’s programs for the revival of the “greatest justice force on Earth” are just an ordinary propaganda pshik. As is customary in many of the current "leaders of states", speeches are ahead And even the leaders of the Navy (the most competent people) doubt that Trump's projects will lead to any positive result.

If there is no money even for payments to soldiers, then where will the funds for the construction of dozens of new ships come from? Probably, Trump intends to do according to the project of S. Yu. Glazyev: print more money and invest it in the industry.

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  1. cap
    cap 9 February 2017 04: 39
    +3
    If there is no money even for payments to soldiers, then where will the funds for the construction of dozens of new ships come from? Probably, Trump intends to do according to the project of S. Yu. Glazyev: print more money and invest it in the industry.


    S.Yu. Glazyev, a floodlight, no doubt. We don’t need to print money, we make enough money on oil and gas. According to the concept of the Central Bank, we will lower the ruble to 70 p. for a dollar (or better, up to 100), this is the first step, then you can give out part of the salary by food rations from Russian products, part by money. The poor can give out cards for products that is already being done. Refusing cash and switching to 100% cashless payments will reveal those who are evading taxes of real estate sellers, and these are also budget revenues, the draft law on refusal of indexation to be considered should be adopted by working pensioners in the near future, officials should be released for a well-deserved pension after 15 years of civil service, it has already been done (how much more benefit they will bring in other types of business, this is not the military who don’t know anything), the sale of state property to private hands is very opportune, the money again to the treasury, as a result after 500 or 600 days, a surplus budget, and inflation can be forgotten as a relic of damned capitalism.
    We will go the other way, our Americans. Economics should be economical, this is our way.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 9 February 2017 05: 44
      +3
      Mr. Trump believes that the U.S. Navy is something like a fleet from World War I.
      then what? what
      1. Mestny
        Mestny 9 February 2017 09: 03
        -1
        Who do you have?
        An article about the United States.
    2. vladimirZ
      vladimirZ 9 February 2017 06: 36
      +4
      You don’t need to print money, we make enough money from oil and gas. .... We will go the other way. The economy must be economical, this is our way. - cap

      What nonsense, dear cap, you write. We have already passed the salary payment with nails. Do you even know a little about the economy, such, sorry for the expression, rubbish to write?
      I will not even comment on your further opus about the skilled craftsmen of officials, the call for the sale of state property to private hands, the refusal of cash and more.
      Russia's "further way" should be to revive the manufacturing industry, to new industrialization through the leading role of the state in these matters, the renunciation of the Central Bank’s dependence on the US Federal Reserve, an independent financial policy, the rejection of the policy of turning Russia into a raw materials appendage of the West, etc.
      Is the current leadership capable of a policy similar to Trump, building a strong industrial (not raw) Russia? No, not capable. The experience of several decades in their leadership of Russia shows the inability of the current leadership to make Russia strong.
      “The economy should be economical” - the Brezhnev slogan, the stupidest that the aging Secretary General could express.
      Our path should be similar to Tramp’s - the creation of a strong Russia with the revival of its industrial base, and not its sale and destruction for the purpose of personal enrichment and elimination of competitors.
      1. andj61
        andj61 9 February 2017 08: 57
        +1
        Quote: vladimirZ
        “The economy should be economical” - the Brezhnev slogan, the stupidest that the aging Secretary General could express.

        Times are different, and at the end of the 70s this slogan was not at all as stupid as it sounds now, although they laughed then - oil should be oil and meat should be meat. bully
        In the 70s, an increase in each percent of the USSR’s GDP was accompanied by a simultaneous increase in the consumption of resources per unit of output — these are the compilers of Brezhnev’s speeches who tried to express a slogan to determine the direction of further movement in this form. One could say - and so they also said - in a different way: one must move from development in breadth to development up, or from extensive development to intensive - but it sounded somehow not in the form of a slogan.
        Quote: vladimirZ
        Our path should be similar to Tramp’s - the creation of a strong Russia with the revival of its industrial base, and not its sale and destruction for the purpose of personal enrichment and elimination of competitors.

        In Russia and the United States since Trump, the starting conditions vary significantly.
        True, most likely, the revival of the industrial basis of Russia will still be accompanied by the personal enrichment of people who turned out to be owners of property created by the whole people, and naturally, the elimination of competitors - in all senses of this concept. hi
        1. vladimirZ
          vladimirZ 9 February 2017 09: 05
          +4
          In Russia and the United States since Trump, the starting conditions vary significantly. - andj61

          The conditions are different, but the goal should be the same - building a strong industrialized state.
          So far, such a goal has not even been set in Russia. Rested on the horn of raw materials development, to become an appendage of other countries, and all.
          Such a policy will lead only to the ranks of the weakest industrialized states, with inevitable sad consequences for our entire people and for Russia.
          1. andj61
            andj61 9 February 2017 09: 17
            +5
            Quote: vladimirZ
            The conditions are different, but the goal should be the same - building a strong industrialized state.
            So far, such a goal has not even been set in Russia. Rested on the horn of raw materials development, to become an appendage of other countries, and all.

            The goal is set, that's just everything in the world is different now. A return to the times of the USSR, when the entire nomenclature of all types of goods - all 100% - was produced or could be produced with us, is already impossible. Even for purely technical reasons. this cannot be done by any country in the world (DPRK should not even be taken into account), even China, although it is in terms of self-sufficiency closest to the USSR, however, China has a different dependence - from customers of its products. And for some sectors, our business is not so sad: the defense industry is quite at the level, and it has essentially got rid of import dependence. The automobile industry, at the expense of foreign investments, has rushed forward, however, the crisis is cutting its wings. Thanks to the crisis and cooperation with Western companies, agricultural industry is developing - both in terms of agricultural machinery production and processing industries.
            Why do we have a fat minus - this is practically the absence of our own machine tool industry. This is where government intervention is needed. There is still a scientific school, specialists too - at least to train new generations of specialists. But to delay with the development of this industry is simply impossible. This will ensure a breakthrough in the country in terms of industrial development.
            1. vladimirZ
              vladimirZ 9 February 2017 09: 34
              +3
              A return to the times of the USSR, when the entire range of all types of goods - all 100% - was produced or could be produced with us - is already impossible - andj61

              This is impossible in the current technological progress. I'm talking about something else. Russia must cease to be a raw materials appendage of other countries, it must be an industrial state with its own manufacturing, machine-building and other industries, with its own agriculture ensuring food safety - this is the main thing.
              Can this provide a market regulatory mechanism? No, he can not. We need a state regulatory and state-forming role of the fundamental sectors of the economy. Hopes for foreign investment in such industries incredible stupidity.
              It is necessary that the state build such an industry. Is a capitalist state capable of building it? No, not capable.
              We need another state that organizes and will develop harmonious industry - this is a state of a socialist type.
              1. andj61
                andj61 9 February 2017 09: 54
                +1
                Quote: vladimirZ
                It is necessary that the state build such an industry.
                good
                Quote: vladimirZ
                Is a capitalist state capable of building it? No, not capable.

                Another question - and we really have a classical capitalist state - is by no means! Why is our state capable of raising the defense from its knees, but, for example, machine tool building cannot! There is even a state. investments are not particularly needed - provide a reduction in the tax burden or generally introduce zero taxes by 15 years plus ensure the allocation of construction sites with energy supply specifically for the production of machine tools - and there are investors. The state will lose on this? Yes, but very few, there will be only hundreds of workers, even maybe a few thousand, at a large enterprise, and the benefit to the whole country is enormous. Moreover, the production will be organized by those who, in the case of state programs, will compete. In any case, the plant will remain on our territory and will not fly to the moon.
                Quote: vladimirZ
                We need another state that organizes and will develop harmonious industry - this is a state of a socialist type.

                So it was necessary to realize this in a socialist state, and not to destroy it. And now, the transition to socialism will again mean ruin and a rollback. Moreover, a harmoniously developed industry was not created under the USSR: such a monster as the State Planning Commission did not ensure the planning and production of the whole range of necessary goods, which led to the discrediting of socialism. The transition to market regulation is not a panacea, but better than planning everything and everything - under socialism it was taboo, it was argued that socialism and the market were incompatible concepts .. Although for the USSR this would be the best way out. And then Gorbachev reached the point of insanity - through the creation of cooperatives, he didn’t provide the necessary goods, but transferred Soviet non-cash money into cash, and, as a result, washed out any goods that were in demand from the trade — some people got money, the basis for speculation, respectively .
                But now, to call for a change of order - this is to call for the loss of yet another, or even two generations of our fellow citizens - the revolution does not end quickly ..
                1. vladimirZ
                  vladimirZ 9 February 2017 10: 24
                  +1
                  and we have a classic capitalist state - andj61

                  Yes, the classical capitalist state, and in its worst form an oligarchic state, when the absolute number of means of production belongs to less than 1% of the population. And the power belongs to them. Don't you see this?
                  Is it possible in a socialist state to build a harmonious combination of state property with private property?
                  You say no. But in the USSR of the period of I.V. Stalin it was. Then, until 1958, we had a private network of production and service cooperatives that took on a significant share of the saturation of the consumer market with goods for the population. If you make an effort, then material about them can be found on our site.
                  Then there was a combination of a planned economy of the main sectors of the economy with a private initiative of people, which gave excellent results: for example, the rapid restoration of the economy destroyed by the war and the satisfaction of people with grocery and industrial goods. Do you know that the USSR was one of the first participating in the war to cancel food cards? It is a pity that the “reformer” Khrushchev, who succeeded great Stalin, not only slandered him, but also destroyed the Stalinist economy, built on this balanced combination of the fundamental state and complementary private sector of the economy.
                  Now about the call "to change the system." This does not mean calling for riots and revolutions, in modern conditions this can be done through an evolutionary peaceful way through the parliamentary struggle of parties for voters. The main thing is to convey to people the whole truth, where the stumbling blocks to a good life are laid. It will be enough for a party pursuing the goals of social change in society to come to power by elective means.
                  And by the way, you know that revolutions and riots do not give rise to revolutionary forces, they are generated by inept, predatory power, pursuing an anti-people’s policy. Remember, there may be a genius: “when the tops cannot and the lower classes don’t” obey anti-people’s policies?
                  1. andj61
                    andj61 9 February 2017 12: 40
                    0
                    Quote: vladimirZ
                    Is it possible in a socialist state to build a harmonious combination of state property with private property?
                    You say no.

                    I have not claimed anything like this. Moreover, I argued that socialism does not contradict market relations. It's just that the system that was under the USSR no longer answered the existing challenges, and did not ensure harmonious development. A transition to market relations was needed, but this was not done. But small private enterprises will not be able to do anything properly and will not go beyond hairdressing salons, tailors and shoe cleaners. Large enterprises will always offer lower prices - both under socialism and under capitalism.
      2. cap
        cap 9 February 2017 11: 12
        +1
        Quote: vladimirZ
        What nonsense, dear cap, you write. We have already passed the salary payment with nails. Do you even know a little about the economy, such, sorry for the expression, rubbish to write?


        Thank you very much for the response, you have two pluses, now I know the words "rubbish" and "nonsense", which can be called what I read in the press every day, since everything except "salary with nails" is ours today laughingSmile, until a happy tomorrow just a little bit left.
        The President expressed confidence in the wonderful future of Russia ..

        http://rsute.ru/293924-na-ceremonii-nagrazhdeniya
        -molodyx-uchenyx-president-skazal-o-prekrasnom-bu
        dushhem.html
        1. vladimirZ
          vladimirZ 9 February 2017 11: 42
          0
          In the press today they write such nonsense that you need to read it by filtering and understanding the essence of what is happening.
          Unfortunately, you have no understanding of the essence of the ongoing economic processes.
          The leadership of our country can not argue about “confidence in the wonderful future of Russia,” knowing our specific situation.
          1. water
            water 9 February 2017 12: 38
            +3
            Quote: vladimirZ
            In the press today they write such nonsense that you need to read it by filtering and understanding the essence of what is happening.
            Unfortunately, you have no understanding of the essence of the ongoing economic processes.
            The leadership of our country can not argue about “confidence in the wonderful future of Russia,” knowing our specific situation.

            The only thing I agree with Mr. Putin, the current is that Russia has a great, poorer! Fine. And not thanks, but, unfortunately, in spite of. It seems that Putin’s stagnation will end soon.

            As for Trump, the main point in his speech to the personnel of the US Navy is important. And most importantly - the fleet will be reprimanded, the monetary allowance of personnel will grow, veterans (military pensioners) will be surrounded by care. Looking at him, you understand that it is in this direction that he will act.
            Our home-grown people in front of the electorate say roughly the same thing. However, there is a huge distance between their words and concrete deeds. Well, look around: they don’t pay extra to military personnel, they don’t pay extra to military pensioners, instead of advanced technical means, they’ll send bullshit to the troops.
    3. Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat 9 February 2017 12: 29
      +5
      All right write. The "Venezuelan" path shines on us and do not go to the grandmother. And what to give out products instead of money is generally a cool idea, you can also weld money on it not frail - buy expired and rotten at prices both for normal products and share the difference in half with the supplier - it’s worked out already. Yes, and even tax all those who do not work - let them go get hired to pay tax to the treasury - there is nothing to cool about. And to abolish the pension, gradually increasing the retirement age to 67 years, motivating by the fact that “in Europe it is being done” and “working people have been living for a very long time”. And also, I heard yesterday on TV I already have to think about how to tax all parking in the courtyards - since there is money for cars, then there is money for paying parking tax in the courtyards, and no, to confiscate the car and sell it to the state. Oh, you can think of a lot of ways to replenish the state budget for new championships, olympiads, summits and other toys of the "brightest and his circle", if you sit and think, and "think" there is someone out there thinking is occupied by the party "Eat Russia" ...
    4. aleksandrs95
      aleksandrs95 10 February 2017 00: 13
      +2
      There is no alternative to Glazyev’s project, he suggests not printing money uncontrollably, but strictly a reasonable amount for the development of industry. Under the complete control of banks for the development of funds, while banking should be controlled by the state.
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 9 February 2017 05: 49
    +1
    The new owner of the United States agreed to the point that he called his native military forces "the greatest force of justice on Earth."
    Well, that’s it. And this one will bomb, and "carry democracy."
  3. ImPerts
    ImPerts 9 February 2017 06: 29
    +3
    The forces of goodness and justice ...
    This is not to take away from them)))
    Trump on fines can build a lot of things)))
    We still have to study, study and study ...
    You would have looked at Bolotnaya, you would have scraped into an aircraft carrier)))
  4. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 9 February 2017 06: 41
    +1
    Nevertheless, it is more adequate to call the Navy the greatest justice force on Earth than the United States - an exceptional nation (this is generally a clinic).

    Russia may not like the reinforcement of any part of the US Armed Forces, but at least it is a completely sovereign matter of any state, unlike the criminal-criminal constructions of color revolutions and other exports of democracy.

    And what will happen to Trump - time will tell.
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 9 February 2017 10: 40
      +4
      Quote: Gormengast
      And what will happen to Trump - time will tell.

      That's just the point ... if Trump succeeds in what he claims, it definitely won’t be any easier for me. For me, Obama-era America suited me much more ... debt grew, decline in the army, contradictions inside countries were piling up.
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 9 February 2017 07: 01
    +1
    The new owner of the United States agreed to the point that he called his native military forces "the greatest force of justice on Earth."


    Not far gone from the predecessors ... Everything is knurled ...
  6. Mestny
    Mestny 9 February 2017 09: 08
    0
    Quote: vladimirZ
    I will not even comment on your further opus about the skilled craftsmen of officials, the call for the sale of state property to private hands, the refusal of cash and more.

    This "opus" is cast only because our surname Glazyev flashed in the text of the article.
    For certain citizens, this is like a shot of a starting pistol. Immediately, a sharmanaka with the song “all the fucked up!” Turns on at full power.
    If the article didn’t have a single Russian surname at all, and if it was about some kind of clouds of interstellar gas, they would be eagerly howling here, twisting their barrel organ furtively. About the stolen space would be written, whatever it was.
  7. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 9 February 2017 12: 46
    0
    ..Takes everything out - and wide, clear
    Breast pave the way for himself.
    It is a pity only - to live in this wonderful time
    I don’t have to - neither to me nor to you. ...
    Author: N. A. Nekrasov
  8. Fitter65
    Fitter65 9 February 2017 13: 16
    +2
    .... If there is no money even for payments to military personnel,

    Well, Russia’s straight of the late 90s ... Don’t tell the people, while we buy colored candy wrappers called the dollar, the United States will find from its budget to pay its military.
  9. Signore Tomato
    Signore Tomato 9 February 2017 13: 54
    +4
    According to Trump, the American nation “was blessed by God”

    Soon the Americans will be declared the "God-chosen race" and they will displace the Israelis in this place. laughing
  10. Proton
    Proton 9 February 2017 19: 53
    +1
    "... Trump believes that American forces are now" depleted ": the fleet is in a state that is almost reminiscent of the state during the World War that ended" a long time ago ... "
    The fleet, according to Trump, probably looks like this wassat
  11. VladimS
    VladimS 10 February 2017 13: 55
    0
    Quote: vladimirZ
    So far, such a goal has not even been set in Russia. Rested on the horn of raw materials development, to become an appendage of other countries, and all.

    Who - where did you run into? And by whose horn?
    The fact that some are not at all comrades struggled to make of us the final raw materials appendage of the West - a separate issue! But, glory to GOD, it didn’t work out ... Yes - it’s difficult, yes - not because of but contrary to ... accountants like Kudrin, but the country is developing. Not as fast as we want. But better than nothing. You read regularly the site "Made with us" - you will see what and how new things are being built with us, introduced.