What are the chances of a ‘peaceful and a prosperous world’ that political leaders in most (all?!) countries keep promising to their voters and to foreign counterparts?
How succesful can lengthy diplomatic endeavours turn out to be, as long as they are not only undermined by ‘revolutionaries’ like Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks gang, but also underfunded?
What is the greatest likelihood for ‘rogue’ leaders – to be wisely persuaded by diplomats or to be outrightly silenced by bombs?
I don’t have answers to these questions. I have another ‘witty bit’ that I picked in Britain, which could serve my readers to find their own answers.
From all the taxes (and loans increasing the public debt!) collected in Her Majesty’s Treasury’s accounts, considerably less money goes to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO – in these four pics)…
…in comparison to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Perfidious Albion, a country whose military budget ranks fourth among world countries:
Every year, the FCO’s budget represents merely the 20th part of what the MoD gets.
This was before thesevere budgetary cuts of 2010 that affected the British Armed Forces, nevertheless, I assume that the proportion was left unchanged.
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