Wall Street's Odyssey Dawns

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    What is the profit margin on at least 162 Tomahawks priced at $1 million to $1.5 million apiece? How about Stealthy round trips from Missouri to Libya requiring 25 hours @ $10,000 per?

    The 11 US warships steaming off the Libyan coast?

    Do you think any of Obama's "savvy businessmen" on Wall Street are speculating on enhanced US control of Libyan oil reserves?

    "Zack Cooper, an analyst with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, said Wednesday that the initial cost of the operation was between $400 million and $800 million and the weekly expense was likely $30 million to $100 million.

    "Cooper said missiles and bombs represent the significant first-time cost. As the campaign progresses, fuel will be a major expense.

    “The real question looking ahead is what the length of the operation is going to be and who is going to bear the burden of maintaining the no-fly zone,” he said.'"

    The Real Question is how much money can Republicans AND Democrats AND Wall Street AND the Pentagon skim off the top of Odyssey Dawn?

    Cost as always will be socialized primarily by taxation falling mostly on wage labor.

    US military operation...
     
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    the shoe is so on the other foot
     
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    "U.S. military operations in Libya could wipe out a significant chunk of the budget cuts won by congressional Republicans in recent weeks, defense analysts say.

    "GOP leaders have trumpeted enacted spending reductions that amount to more than $285 million per day since the beginning of March.

    "But defense analysts say the Pentagon could be burning through more than $100 million per day in Libya, putting those budget savings at risk."

    Democrats are just as willing to enhance Wall Street's bonus pool as Republicans.

    Remember Yugoslavia?
     

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