Originally posted by pepsi78
I think it is. Most of the Humvees in Iraq don't even have armor.There is a limited amount with armor on them, they cut back on the plate due to
No, wrong again, they cut back thanks in large to the fact that this war was horribly planned. They thought it was going to be a quick swift victory,
they didn't expect the insurgency to escalate to what it did.
If a squad gets a bradley they are lucky.
You really do not understand how the US military operates, every forward deployed "squad" usually has easy access to Bradley's, Abrams, etc. It is
in part what makes the US the most centralized force on the face of the earth.
That will soon go away.What today brings tomorrow will be history.
United States is heading in to recesion,
It is just an ordinary recession, one that happens every 6-9 years no matter what.
even the Canadian dolar is biger than the US dolar
Which has hurt the canadian economy greatly.
I might not be sure about it but I think it's worth more, not to mention the Euro, it's worth almost twice.
Last I saw the dollar was slightly higher, but it has been a few weeks since I last checked.
I high euro is unhealthy for Europa.
A competitive dollar vs. the expensive Euro enables US companies like Boeing to out-compete European competitors like Airbus.
A competitive dollar causes Europe to outsource jobs TO the US. It also benefits tourism to the US, which is a $400B "industry".
And how is that true? .
Ok, the US spends nearly $500B (4-5% GDP) on its military (over $600B when all military related costs are accounted for,) Russia spends roughly
$40-60B (12-20% of GDP) if Russia had Americas current military budget, Russia would be spending nearly 60-75% of its GDP on its military. The US
could easily, at this point, spend well over what it spends currently on military expenditures.
So if an arms race were to ensue between the US and RF, the results would be identical to what they were before (first cold war).
Almost all the pipe lines with gas across europe do come from Russia.
Which would be Europa's problem. Not Americas.
They make more than you would think, plus Siberia is full of natural resouces, compare it to Alaska, Alaska is small.
I'm pretty sure, in and around Alaska waters, and other US coastal areas, the US has more oil then the middle east, America just need to start
Always remember, when talking about the US economy, that 80% of the US economy is generated from internal commerce.
Most of the factories are closed down
"Most"? Where'd you get that lil "factoid" from?
and move to china or other places where labor is cheap.
Which is Europe's case, as it is the EU who ships more jobs overseas then the US does.
Again, thanks to your high euro.
Most of the products today on the American market are not even American any more, people need to have 3 jobs to be able to live a decent life
and pay taxes.Where do you think money will come from? how would people be able to pay taxes to sustain the war machine since they are
Which isn't very well substantiated.
The US is actually manufacturing more, at this point, then it ever has before.
Another thing responsible for US job losses is robots.
American per capita GDP is $43,444. Europa's is around $35,000 I believe. (?)
A higher currency is bad for business. Europe is starting to see the consequences for a high currency.
The US economy is down and broken, I think you are unrealistic.
Please, lets debate that further, be more specific.
To many people built homes that they could not afford, Europe is facing similar problems..
why people live better in Western Europe because it's behind.
I don't follow your logic... Europeans do enjoy life, however, your assuming europeans live better then Americans? Have you ever been to the US?
By the way not that I like hip hop but puff dady is waving Euros in his video =quote]clip, he used to wave dolars in front of the camera but that is
Yes, that is how we know it "truly" has come to an "end," isn't it?..P diddy waving euros...
Some people in New York that have small bussineses are only accepting Euros
If I am to take your opinion for it.
Where did you hear this from?
You are not being specific enough, be more specific...
Other countries are changing from the US curency to other curencies when they make international deals.
Yes, Iran...and who else?
China alone can dump the US economy at any time.
While kissing their own ass goodbye? Not very smart economics/politics if you ask me.
Just give it an year or two and you will notice if you visit Europe on vacation you will buy jack with your one dolar bill, since it's estimated
that the Euro will be worth 4 times more than the one dolar bill.
Which does nothing but assume the euro stays strong, while the dollar continues to fall...That is not certain.
That means that now 500 euros= 1000 dolars.
Even now, the Euro does not equal 2 US dollars...
I can understand you, you are a die hard fan,
Originally from Germany, so I have European pride as well, but lets not misplace the facts.
[edit on 3-3-2008 by West Coast]