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reply to post by ElohimJD
Is collapsing the US dollar feasible though.. I wonder?
If the US and its allies have nothing to spend.. then who is going to buy:
Russia's Natural Gas and oil products,
Chinese Products in general,
I think it is a two way street and to say that Russia and China can
collapse western currencies at will is far fetched to say the least.
If they can do this can you show me how Russia and China would achieve this.
reply to post by FlyersFan
The US cant handle a war against Russia.
Think if how an awesome team keeps playing scrubs, then they lose skills. And when they play a real team get smoked.
The US has been at war with scrubs in Afghanistan and Iraq. The bar has been so low.
If the US goes to war against someone significant it may be a complete blowout
Now I am reminded how sad the last Super Bowl was!
My hometown team (DEN) played scrubs all year; looked unstoppable, then went up against a real defense (SEA) and got blown out by 35!
reply to post by ElohimJD
You can't compare fighting a conventional military such as the Russian's with fighting a guerrilla force like AQ. They pose different challenges and are approached using different strategies. Fighting an enemy in civilian clothing is a whole other world than fighting an enemy you know and can see.
Russia won't be a pushover like Iraq but it certainly wouldn't be a blow out like the Super Bowl was (at least not in Russia's favor), especially considering the hurdles in developing its force projection and technological abilities that Russia has had to face the last decade or so.
Anyways, nothing is going to transpire from any of this. The circus act will continue, and citizens will continue to ignore their real problems.
Suppose..........but strongly hope not..........US and Russia come down to exchanging blows.
Russia sensing the trouble launches a preemptive strike.
Takes takes out 50% of US Satellites,
Takes out another 50% of US Navy's Aircraft Carriers
Is able to Bomb the F22/B2 bases
Launches crippling CyberAttacks that throw half of US into darkness
These factors and some more can very seriously DEGRADE all the technological and numbers superiority of US.
Remember in Iraq 2003, when couple of M1 Tanks were crippled or badly hit by Kornet anti tank missiles. The whole US advance became very slow for few days. There was also a big worry that Russian GPS jammers were deflecting the smart bomb targets. Iraq in 2003 was a pauper in terms of military assets as a result of all sorts of sanctions.
Now take such advanced gadgets and multiply their number 1000s.
Can be very very tough going for the US military machine. Fighting with Russia is NOT RECOMMENDED !!edit on 14-3-2014 by victor7 because: (no reason given)
An American scout-attack drone was intercepted in the Crimean sky, the Rostec state corporation reports. "Judging by side marking, the MQ-5B drone was part of the 66th US brigade of military intelligence with the main location in Bavaria," the report on the website of the corporation reads.
reply to post by rock427
Do pray tell how exactly Russia would go about taking out 50% of US satellites? Do pray tell how Russia expects to take out 50% of Americas air craft carriers? And how are they going to bomb the F22/B2 bases considering B2's are stationed in Whitemans Airforce Base MIssouri? Cyberattacks??? All while the US sits back and does NOTHING??? The fact that you have to make up completely unrealistic scenarios to make an argument tells us all we need to know about your argument. This isn't a video game. Put down the remote controller!!!
I would love to have listened in on Putin's call to the Chinese President. China has the capability to destroy our economy, but the hand-wringers who have never taken a Chinese history class say they won't do it, because it would wreck their economy also.
You have until Monday or else i,ll Release the Krakan..Muhahahaha...Muhahahahaha
The Kurgan—who was found on the shores of the Kurgan tribe where he was taken in and named Vitor—was born in what is now Russia on the border of the Caspian Sea. His tribe, the Kurgans, Juan Ramírez notes, were infamous for their cruelty, and were known to "toss children into pits full of starved dogs, and watch them fight for [the] meat" for amusement.
"Russia Has Until Monday To Reverse Course in Ukraine"
And if they don't comply we'll make it Tuesday, and so on and so on. Damn it, we mean it!!