"Military relations are fundamentally altered, he argues, when the prospective foe is making 90 iPhones a minute for the U.S. and world markets, and American Walmarts are crammed with its goods...".
If the US Gov would just balance its budget (and so quit borrowing money from the PRC) they'd be more vulnerable to Americans than we'd be to them. Just a thought.
"A former political operative with a history of gun and drug charges has been indicted in the 2008 bombing that seriously injured a Clayton, MO lawyer."
WTF is does being an "operative" mean in this context? This guy worked on some Dem campaigns and stuff but his criminal convictions as well as this indictment was all strictly personal stuff unrelated to politics. Or so it seems anyhow. But the Reps would say, "but what if it was a Republican"? And they have a point. You'd never hear the end of it from the mainstream media types.