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Originally posted by Wgatenson
I do not think that china could possibly catch up to us tech. wise. We had the bomb in 45, they got it in the 70's. Like was previously mentioned, we spend more money on our millitary than anyone else, by leaps and bounds. And that is the money that we are admitting to spending on the millitary, that dosen't include the possibly $750 billion dollars per year that the "black budget" gets. I bet you would be suprised what kind of tech. that we accually have, we're just not going to use it, or act like we have them untill we need them. We might not be the tech. manufacturing capital of the world, but we deffinatly have "higher" tech. than anyone else
We'd crush chinesee in a land battle, we might not have 1 billion people in our country, but we have enough bombs and bullets to kill 1 billion people. Personally its the atomic aspect of a war with them that scares me.
Originally posted by Taxman
Where would you think this war will be over and where will the flashpoints be?
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
When you think of petro politics and the future, one terrible fact looms: Because of China's ever increasing demand for oil and the fact that world reserves are finite, one day in the not so distant future, the United States will most likely find itself at war with China. Where? In the Mid-East, of course. Gee Wally, good thing we got all those bases over there! China has now taken over Japan as the world's second largest consumer of crude oil after the U.S.
Just an aside: I don't know how many of you out there are familiar with biblical prophecy; but, in the book of Revelation it says that at the point of Armageddon, China's forces will march on Israel (down a dried up Euphrates River.) This merely confirms what all the trends political point to. It's pretty heavy stuff.
Here's an article about China and the current situation.
China Unable To
Quench Thirst For Oil
By Victor Mallet
The Financial Times - UK
HONG KONG -- China's fast-growing economy has overtaken Japan to become the world's second largest consumer of crude oil after the US, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Chinese government.