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It isn't americas job to police the world.
. Foreal isolation will only make us weaker and our foes China Russia stronger
originally posted by: neo96
It's more complex than just the Venezula equation.
Underlying the outreach effort, experts say, is U.S. recognition that China and Russia are quietly exerting economic and military influence in Latin America.
Anything we're doing right now amounts to nothing more than creating a firebreak in the region.
Iran/Russia/China and the strides they've made in South and Central America is all the more reason to build a wall.
And rethink defense of the southern border.
originally posted by: Fallingdown
Juan Guaido was elected to the Venezuela legislature in 2010 as a deputy. In 2015 he was elected as a full-fledged member. In early January the Venezuelian legislature unanimously appointed him president of it .
Under the Venezuela constitution the legislature declared Maduro’s election Invalid because it was rigged. Which by the constitution makes the head of the legislature (Guaido) in-term president until new elections can be held .
They are following their constitution but nobody seems to talk about it.
originally posted by: Rob420
I don't want no war with our commander n dip# in charge it's bad enough orange idiot is selling us out to russia
I have no doubt that China will work out the bugs eventually. The point I was trying to get at is it will take them time. That should give the US the ability to stay one step ahead.
I think democracy is made China soft in the urban areas and under educated in the rural area’s. Their food imports went from around 5 billion in 2005 to 300 to 400 billion in 2015 . A lot of that is so he beans to feed their livestock . For the most part they are self sustainable with the exception of vegetables and meat. Grain isn’t a problem they export a lot . But one of China’s Achilles’ heel’s that has plauged them for hundreds of years . Is famine it might strike again with any disruption .
Japan on the other hand is still very disciplined. One of the easiest ways to observe that is it’s corporate structure .
The Chinese population is happy playing the stock market like it’s Las Vegas . Another thing that needs to be taken into account on both sides. Is that historically especially in warfare the total disregard for human life in the Asian culture is horrifying .
The Middle East is and always will be divided along the lines of secular violence . There’s more Shiites then there are Sunnis. But the Sunnis are much better equipped . The ayatollahs talk a lot but they aren’t as well-equipped as they appear besides their new toys the ballistic missiles . I remember a neat story for five or six years ago. A Iranian F-4 Phantom was targeting a US drone . The F 22 pilot flew under the F4 to check the weapons load without the F4 pilots knowledge . Then he pulled up on his wingtip and radioed over the guard frequency . “ you should probably go home “. Lol
Article 233. Absolute faults of the President will be: his death, his renunciation, or his destitution decreed by sentence from the Supreme Court, his permanent physical or mental incapacity certified by a medical board designated by the Supreme Court and approved by the National Assembly, the abandonment of his post, declared as such by the National Assembly, and also by popular revocation of his mandate.
When there is absolute fault of the president elected before takes office, there will be a new universal election, direct and secret in the 30 consecutive days following it. While the elections and taking of office of the new president happen, the post of president will be taken by the president of the National Assembly.
If the absolute fault of the president happens during the first four years of the constitutional period, there will be a new universal election, direct and secret in the 30 consecutive days following it. Whilw the elections and taking of office of the new president happen, the post of president will be taken by the executive vice-president.
In the previous cases, the new president will fulfil the corresponding constitutional period.
If the absolute fault happens in the last two years of the constitutional period, the executive vice-president will assume the presidency until the end of said period.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
Certain sections of Japanese society are still very disciplined, but that is slowly changing as of the last generation. They are becoming Westernized.
The Chinese are learning the joys of materialism, and that might actually be their greatest downfall.
There is another way to look at that. China does not necessarily have to work out the bugs in, say, the F-45 design. They can also find bugs. They have the plans for the hardware, if they simply decide(d) to put those plans together.
I know if I were assisting building something that could be turned on me, I would be sorely tempted to figure out a way I could neutralize it if the need ever arose.
And again, we're back to the geographic shipping issue. I agree this is a concern for them (or at least should be).
Certain sections of Japanese society are still very disciplined, but that is slowly changing as of the last generation. They are becoming Westernized. At one time, being laid off from a company in Japan was almost unheard of; out of honor, companies would provide jobs to their employees that weren't even needed before laying them off. That is changing. Another change is the desire among many of their youth to be more like America (have the latest iPhone, exercise self-determination, etc.).
One reason this is happening is because America has become an integral part of Japanese culture since WWII. After the war, Japan was forbidden to have any kind of appreciable military force; America defends Japan instead of Japan. if the Japanese were to go to war, they would be totally dependent on the US until they could rebuild a military from scratch.
But don't sell short the issue of resolve. It is no exaggeration that many Muslims believe they will appear in the afterlife with 72 virgins, especially if killed during jihad. It's hard to fight against a suicidal mentality. Warfare strategy is usually based around the assumption that the enemy wants to stay alive, and it can fail miserably when that is not the case.
I can see Iran being a much larger player in any upcoming World War than you think.
Article 338: A state of alarm may be declared when catastrophes, public calamities or other similar events occur, seriously endangering the security of the Nation or its citizens. Such state of exception shall last for up to 30 days, and may be extended for an additional 30 days.
A state of economic emergency may be declared when extraordinary economic circumstances arise, such as to affect seriously the economic life of the Nation; the duration of this state of emergency shall be 60 days, with the possibility of extension for the same period.
A state of internal or external commotion may be declared in the event of an internal or external conflict seriously endangering the security of the Nation, its citizens or its institutions. Such state of commotion shall last for up to 90 days, and may be extended for an additional 90 days.
The National Assembly has the responsibility of the approval for the extension of the states of exemption. An organic law shall regulate states of exception and determine the measures that may be adopted based on them