With so much military hardware being funnelled into the Middle East these days and more on its way in what might be the very near future, prospects for peace in the region have definitely come down a notch.
Not that they’ve ever been very high at the best of times.
The sophistication and increased performance embodied in today’s state-of-the-art weaponry must be reckoned as being considerably above that of the older stuff and the extra costs of design, manufacture and testing are all, no doubt, reflected in their price range. So who actually gets to pay for these very expensive but must-have toys might be of interest to more than just a few of us. Somehow, I suspect, the long-suffering taxpayer, in a variety of countries, will probably be picking up the tab in due course.
Modern armaments now retail at billions of dollars, euros, roubles, pounds and shekels and so the total outlay for these items must represent a pretty penny in any nation’s balance sheet. If only such reserves of cash could be invested in far more worthy causes, then many of us might view the money as well spent.
It occurs to me therefore that a much cheaper alternative to this vast and never-ending expenditure might be more than welcome in a world that is still catching the backwash from much of recent global financial turbulence.
What does this mean? It’s obvious. We are all in urgent need of a latter- day, 21st century version of the Doomsday Machine.
This will be something so terrifying and all pervasive that no power on earth will ever dare to stand against it. And it just so happens I know where one of these could be found and made available at relatively short notice. And with virtually no additional expense whatsoever.
I really don’t think I could have expressed it any better myself.