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Originally posted by jkrog08
"Let me ask you this:
If Iran would launch a tactical nuke into the US Green Zone.................what would you say we should do then?Do you think the world would be behind us then? "
Still can't answer that uh?
Originally posted by aaa2500
There's a lot of nationalist bluster in this thread.
The US is bogged down in 2 wars,
it's airforce falling apart and ageing rapidly,
it's army on the brink of systemic failure,
it's armour in need of replacement
it's economy in ruins,
it's people endebted and enslaved,
Everything mechanical has a lifespan. It can be short or long, but after a certain number of hours of operation, aircraft, tanks etc. will be structurally worn out and either scrapped or rebuilt. The more hours the aircraft is flying, the tank is driving etc, the faster they wear out. They will then need to be rebuilt or replaced.
The current US equipment are products of the cold war.
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Originally posted by magicmushroom
America is now doing exactly what the former USSR did during the cold war, while trying to maintain massive armed forces and occupying countries the people were starving and the country fell behind the West in everyway except the military. The same is happeningh to the US right now.
Just do some research on your own country as to what is really going on. While you fantacise about exotic weaponry budgets are being slashed to pay for it all.
And on a more pertinant point the very forces you talk about have never been tested by a worthy opponent equally armed.
For every plane you have the Russians have a hundred missiles to shoot it down
and if you think their not up to it perhaps you may have forgotten that they shot down one of your spy planes and that was a long time ago.
The ruskies are far superior in rocket techno compared to the US in fact the US has used Russian engines and designs for your space shuttles etc.
The continual belief that you and yours is superior to all others is a sign of weakness.