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Originally posted by Rren
posted by six:
I cant remember where I read it, but there were alot of other international observers also that included the US and some of its allies.
I've done a cursory search and can find nothing to back that statement up yet. While i'm sure the powers that be (U.S. and allies) were monitoring the exercise, i'm not sure if they were there to witness it first hand.
I think that the Russians were there in a observational capacity.
The story i linked said that russian troops and equipment were involved in the exercise. So i don't think that your contention, they were there in a strictly "observational capacity", fits the facts. At least so far as i'm aware.
Although that scenario of the Russians and Chinese being allies is a little conserning.
Agreed, especially if it's an effort to counter U.S. political, financial, and military power. Could very well be the beginning of a new 'cold war' imo.
I thought that they were constantly at odds with one another over some territory.
There was(is?) a border dispute which i believe has been settled. Russia and China officially resolved their border dispute
Or perhaps you're thinking of Japan which has territorial disputes with China(Japan Relationships with China) and S. Korea(The Issue of Takeshima)?
posted by Senser
russian-chino axis is a response to americas quest for world dominance.
I don't agree with your statement that America is on a "quest for world dominance", but it's only a matter of time before some country(ies) steps up to challenge us as the only global superpower.
posted by ulshadow
....with hugh leeps in tech. espically space tech....
Indeed a "race to Mars" is in order. If a goverment is going to do it this could certainly be the catalyst.
yes yes, WWIII bring it on!!!!
No, no. There is a pretty good chance if there is a WWIII there will be no world left. As they say, be carefull what you wish for.