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Originally posted by beaburt
China has between 200-250 nuclear weapons.....a very small percentage of those are capable of even reaching the West Coast let alone a nationwide attack on US targets. The US on the other hand has thousands of ICBM's capable of hitting every major target in China in less than 20 minutes from launch, the Chinese know this. So the Chinese think to themselves yes we can obliterate Los Angeles and some other west coast cities, however as soon as the US detects inbound Chinese nuke missiles they and much of that region will no longer exist. Very unfortunately for any nuclear foe of the US it is a fact that we are light years ahead of any nuclear power including Russia, France etc in terms of sheer numbers of warheads and the highly advanced technology to deliver them. Please people lets be real here.
Originally posted by DEEZNUTZ
Nothing like blind patriotism. The US has done a lot of good in the world but has also done some really terrible things here. I can't believe how well the Bush propaganda machine has been on the American people. Your foreign policy has been attrocious for many years. You've tampered with other countries around the world to suit your own political agendas and now wonder why there is such a revolt against the good old US of A.
Maybe if your government had changed its policy toward the Middle East and other muslim countries you wouldn't be fighting a war on terror right now.
I'm from Canada, and we take so much slack for not spending billions and billions to beef up our military to fight the war on terrorism. Well you know what we've never had a terrorist attack on our country. Why, because most of the world views us as a peace keeping nation. We took tonnes of flack for not signing up for missile defense. Well the only reason nukes would be flying over Canadian airspace is because they would be heading to the US from some country the US pissed off. Terrorists are not going to possess ICBMs so why waste our money.
China has a poor Human Rights record sure, there is no doubt about that. But the US record isn't all sunshine either. Look at the civil rights movement. How many people got beat down, killed or imprisoned for the sole reason of wanting equal rights as their white breatheren.
Stop toting the American party line, think for yourselves for a change.
[edit on 18-2-2006 by DEEZNUTZ]
MOD EDIT: Editing out attempt to bypass the censors.
[edit on 2/18/2006 by cmdrkeenkid]
Originally posted by chinawhite
Who doesn't fear a nuclear strike.
Originally posted by beaburt
Very unfortunately for any nuclear foe of the US it is a fact that we are light years ahead of any nuclear power including Russia, France etc in terms of sheer numbers of warheads and the highly advanced technology to deliver them. Please people lets be real here.