What Will It Really Change?
The "Patriot" missile: what a great name! Being against it makes you un-patriotic! So salute smartly and deploy them to defend patriots everywhere.
In all seriousness, intercepting ballistic missiles is very much hit and miss, mostly miss. But the Patriot provides an illusion of defense, the ability to do something rather than nothing, so I suppose we'll keep buying them and shipping them to "friends."
One thing's certain: it has the Raytheon seal of approval.
More evidence (as if it was needed) that an imperial military-industrial machine is driving the course of international relations and history. Sheer madness. To quote John Lennon, ""I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends".
Since literally everything is debt spending for the USA and carries interest at around 7% (now and going up), the yearly interest going into the future and burden on our children is $70,000,000 per year, interest alone, just on this one system.