posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 12:14 AM
Someone posted this not so long ago...so I'd figure I'd revive this dead topic because I never got the chance to put my 2 cents in. Here's were I
"USA would win hands down. It wouldn't even be a war, more like a slaughter. "But how can you say that? Russia is surely equal to us in every
aspect!" Really? It just so happens I have evidence to support my claim. You people have no idea how powerful the USA really is.
1.) The United States Economy surpasses Russian Economy by more than 10 fold in terms of GDP. Not only is our economy so much stronger then Russia's,
but we are also the world's leading producer of oil. (Look it up, it's true. US is more idependent then you think.) Sucks Russia rely's on US
money, just as the rest of the world does. (China)
2.) 3.7% of our GDP goes to our defense budget, yet our defense budget is SO HUGE if you put all of the world's military budgets together you'd only
match it. And that's only using 3.7% of our Economy, during WW2 we were using 30% of our GDP to fund the war effort.
3.) Even with such a small percentage of our Economy going towards military funding we are able to maintain the 2nd largest military and most well
equiped military in the world. (So, not only do we outnumber them, but our equipment is FAR superior to there's)
4.) The US Power Projection Cababilities are unmatched. 11 Carrier battlegroups (Russia, by the way, only has 1 Aircraft carrier which is old. We have
22 Aircraft carriers, 11 of them nucleared powered and containing the most sophysicated weapon systems known to man). Each of those groups has enough
firepower to start and end a war. It's one thing to declare a war, but in 24 hours expect US battlegroups to converge on Russia, each carrying a
Marine Expeditionary Force. Russia can't fight a 2 front war! The damn country is so big, we'd use it's size against it. So you got 250,000 Marines
pushing West; 250,000 pushing East; Stealth Bombers coming in from Alaska as well as the Artic and a letter saying US is pulling out its funding to
the Russian Economy. All of this happens in just a couple of days. You can't manuever your people fast enough to defend against that.
5.) "What about if they nuke us?" We shot down, with a single destroyer, a sattelite from outer #ing space! Trust me, no missiles are getting
through our defense systems. We have missiles designed to go after other missiles and blow them up, and all the laser weaponary we secretly have too.
They'd basically ask for a death wish because we'd shoot down their missiles and then we'd just blow the # out of them.
6.) "What if they built up their #'s then declared war?" Well, we have Apaches that can single handedly take out an entire tank column. We can fire
tomahawk missiles from hundreds of miles away and blow up planes, tanks, rockets, people, before they even see us. Russia wouldn't even be able to
attack America, THEY HAVE NO NAVY! What are they going to do, swim?
So as I said, it wouldn't even be a war. Given Russia's size...if we went all out...I'd give it 3 weeks before we'd have complete control. Minimal
casualties. F-22 would also rock the # out of that new fighter that Russia is trying to build. We'd blow those son's of bitches out of the air
before they'd even see us. I don't know what the fighter is called, but I can almost gaurantee that they're using US Generation 1 stealth
technology that we sold to them. Too bad that's already obsolete by our standards. God bless America."
Anyone who disagrees is wrong.