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In the news media, especially the American news media it is constantly stressed that countries whose economic growth come mainly from dedicated and focused spending on huge infrastructure improving projects are foolishly making a mistake that in the long wrong no country should make.  As it is constantly cited that this causes a false forced inflation of a country’s economy that is essentially doomed as it is an inefficient tossing of resources into a variety of efforts.

Some of which will fail to one degree or another in the long run.  Especially considering that any country that spends any amount on infrastructure is inevitably going to lose an X of those resources through the corruption that always seems to follow these sort of projects.

Think about how much bribery, kickbacks, and under the table profiteering that has went on in Iraq and Afghanistan from all sides when the United States figured that since we had decided to invade those countries that the least we could do would be to try to improve certain aspects of their infrastructure.

So effectively a country that would adopt such a primary economic policy is setting itself up for failure.  And even if that country was able to use that tactic to rise above all other countries except one as the largest economic power in the world, at best it would be a temporary thing right?

And really when you get down to it.  Who really cares how much economic power a country has, as long as they aren’t the first.  Or more importantly as long as we the United States continues to be the first.  I mean it might matter to other countries on the world stage, but in the end economic superiority alone does not equate into being the primary super power of the world right?

Nope if us Americans know anything, we know that to be a super power on the world stage, or maybe better to say to be the super power on the world stage it takes military superiority, and lots of it.

And that’s where our primary concentration of resources have been for decades.  In fact it could be said that we’ve been determinedly focusing a majority of our resources as a country into Defense and defending our country itself from all foreign enemies whether it was the Soviet Union at the height of the cold war, or individual Al-Qaeda terrorists in the modern age for much longer than that other country had been trying out that obviously flawed economic plan of wasting billions on its infrastructure.

Falsely inflating their economy right?

Again nothing to worry about.

Or maybe not:

Here’s an except from an article written by Eric Pfeiffer | The Sideshow that was posted online yesterday:

“A group of people studying online maps stumbled across a series of strange patterns in the Chinese desert large enough to be seen from space. The unusual white designs appear to have been etched into the ground and their creators clearly don’t lack for ambition:  They are over one mile long and 3,000 feet wide. The researchers have yet to identify the silver or white material used to fabricate these outsize desert grids.

So why would the Chinese government–or anyone, for that matter–go to such trouble to paint such gigantic stripes on such remote territory? People analyzing the photos suggest the Chinese military may have constructed them as space-targeting grids.

According to Gizmodo, the various patterned sites are located in Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, north of the Shule River. The Shule crosses the Tibetan Plateau to the west into the Kumtag Desert—meaning that the painted sites would serve as an ideal, isolated location for training in military targeting.

Slash Gear notes that in one of the grid photos, you can see three structures that are destroyed or partially standing, “as if they were for target practice.” Another image of the grid clearly shows aircraft resting in the pattern’s inner circle.”

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