New toys are looked on with envy by bling merchants and Kings and Queens around the globe , or the Middle East to be more precise . In this respect the US has an advantage in that it is like a toy superstore to prospective buyers , whereas Europe is more like a second hand toy stall .
The US can let it’s best friends play with their new toys for free , whilst the rest can only look on in awe and anticipation . Just like in the playground , this is good for building up a nice little gang of supportive (yet sychophantic) school mates , whereupon you can set about bullying the small boy in the corner wearing glasses . It is also good for extracting dinner money (known as business in the arms world) and it may help the US build up support for their own private War Club , often known as NATO .
No doubt anticipating the new European Defence Force , France & Germany now want their own stealth fighter , this could also be used to woo potential converts to the future rival war camp .
Will the UK be left out in the cold ?
Not happy with their new aircraft carriers , the UK military industrial complex has been after several more new toys to play with , namely a new stealth fighter plane , provisionally called Tempest . There is one problem though , the UK is no where near as rich as the US , or Europe , so it cannot afford a new stealth fighter . In fact after Brexit the UK may not even be able to afford a paper plane .
An interesting twist on a possible Brexit (which is now looking more like Nexit – Never gonna happen exit) may see the European design and Tempest merge to form a completely brand new toy . Otherwise known in UK establishment circles as can we please play with your toy cos ours is broke . This will come at a technological cost , otherwise known as , you can play with ours if you let us play with yours .
Woooooowwww……I want one already .
Psssst……Modern satellite based radar renders stealth aircraft obsolete……don’t tell anybody in the Middle East though……at least not till we have their cash…..chuckle……..