This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Syria and China

Syria first bombs their own people so we respond by bombing them some more.  Go figure.

(Speaking of figures, each Tomahawk missile costs approximately $800,000, which means that the 60 or so bombs we let fly on them ran about $48 million (click here.)  Chump change right?  What if instead of bombing them, we had earmarked that $48 million in humanitarian foreign aid for the Syrian people instead?  Just a thought.)

With the Chinese President here visiting President Trump, I found this GDP ranking below to be a little bit of an eye opener.  All the talk of Russia and how, according to our President Trump, we need to have a better relationship with them, check out where Russia ranks in a listing of countries based on their GDP's.  (Note that South Korea ranks higher than Russia.)  Then check out China's ranking.  Think we ought to be working on that Chinese relationship a little more so good luck Donnie with all the wining and dining this weekend at Mar-a-Largo.

Also, note that the U.S. at Number 1 comprises 25% of the world's total GDP.  Combine that with the next 4 on the list, the EU, China, Japan and Germany's GDPs and you see that we five represent over 70% of the world's total GDP.  (Not sure if Germany's was doubled counted in the EU's but still you get my drift.)
I had just seen a clip of President Trump dining last night with the Chinese President when a few minutes later the breaking news disclosed the bombing of Syria per Trump's orders.  Reminded me of this West Wing scene where President Bartlett ordered the assassination of a foreign official while he and his staff attended a play.   (I think one of the Godfather movies had a similar scene but I was unable to locate it.)

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