More Billions Lost?
Just got an email from DOD. Seems that we are closing another fascility in Germany. This one will affect 14 soldiers, a little over 40 DOD civilians and a few Local National Employess. Savings should be about 9 million per year.
Nice number, this 9 million. Why?...I thought you'd never ask.....
In the early '90s, after the Soviet Union fell and Germany reunited, the US had a huge draw-down. According to several articles in Stars and Stripes, one year, we closed and turned over to the German government over 2 BILLION dollars worth of fascilities. Living up to their end of the status of forces agreement, the German Govt, of course reimbursed us.....for 9 Million dollars.
Only lost 1 Billion and 9 Hundered and 91 Dollars on that deal!
I wonder how much we're bribing they, and the rest of Europe, for their alleged cooperation in the "War on Terror". You know...Europe, who think that they are sooooooooooo much better than the US, who, after we defended their sorry asses for 50 years (and continue to do so) stabbed us in the back from the Iraq War back all the way to Vietnam; but won't spend the money to defend themselves, as long as we do, and are never tooooooooooooo good to extort money from us.