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Not likely the cold war was a face off between to powers beleived to be equalls the damage from anywar that could have happened then may have ended the world.
America is responsable for almost 2 million innocent deaths in that country. 9/11 was pretty fishy too I would'nt trust the CIA on that.
Plus you owe the world babnk almost 8 trillion and that means in about 2012 America's reign on the world ends.
America is not as invincable as you think China for instance would most likely wipe America out. Iran will prove to be a worthy adversary
Originally posted by ShadowHasNoSource
Naw. I think there is a much more dangerous cabal that is pulling U.S. strings.
Originally posted by xmotex
the rise of a Chinese superpower over the next two decades will seal it.
[edit on 6/27/05 by xmotex]
The US abrogates to itself the right to determine what technologies other nations choose to possess, how they resolve internal and external disputes, etc... While it is not strictly an "Empire" in the assimilationist sense of invading and annexing other countries (instead we invade and set up puppet staes), the effect is much the same.
Fortunately, the world is catching on to this situation (it's not exactly a secret), and is increasingly unwilling to participate. The opposition to the Iraq war among traditional US allies marks the beginning of the end of the US's bid for "global dominance", the rise of a Chinese superpower over the next two decades will seal it.
Three hundred million people cannot rule six billion indefinitely
Let's hope the US learns to accept its future role as one nation among many with minimal violence. The alternatives are too ghastly to contemplate. We are a country with thousands of nuclear weapons, run by fanatics. The dangers are obvious.
Were I the leadership of pretty much any nation that wishes to retain more than a pretense of soveriegnty, I would be planning a preemptive decapitation strike against the US now. Something that could eliminate the leadership without entirely crippling the economy.
yeah watchout for China, as Napoleon has warned the rise of China and wanting to become the center of Earth again as they claim. Vietnam will have to be prepared for China's attempt to conquer them again as they had for a thousand years
todays random thought....We may be setting ourselves up for a Chinese counter strike, if we extend ourselves to thin by going into Iran, N Korea and Syria, China could take our west coast in a weekend......