‘Americans fed up with military jingoism, adventurism’: Analyst

April 4, 2014 in News by The Manimal

Source: Press TV

The American people are “fed up” with the US government’s wasteful spending on military “jingoism and adventurism” at a time of austerity budgets, a political and military analyst in New York says.

Michael Burns made the comment in regard to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent statement about Washington’s support for its NATO partners in central and Eastern Europe in the wake of the recent developments in Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

“This initiative announced by Ambassador Kerry on behalf of the United States is just another example of our spending money, supplemental dollars, on military jingoism and adventurism,” Michael Burns said.

“The Republican Party has announced a very draconian budget, cutting domestic spending for all sorts of medical services and other services, threatening social security,” he told Press TV on Wednesday.

“And then on the other hand, off we go supplying jets, warships, propaganda against Russia who is simply advancing their own interest as they see them,” Burns added.

“The American people are fed up this… The American people do not want us squandering our financial resources all of which we have to borrow from China and other countries in cheapening dollars to facilitate military adventuring in the affairs of other people.”

After a meeting in Brussels of NATO foreign ministers on Tuesday, Kerry said that he made clear to members of the military alliance that they need to step up defense spending to show that NATO is committed to allies’ shared security.

That was the first meeting by the foreign ministers of the 28 NATO members since Crimea announced it would break away from Ukraine, a decision that triggered the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea.