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Originally posted by shai hulud
While I think that the OP's topic is hopeful, it sounds more like a Hollywood script. Have you ever met a Russian? I mean a real Russian from their armed forces? I have met quite a few. To be in engaged in an a land war with these people would be beyond foolish. I think you have forgotten that Russia held off and eventually help defeat the first two Antichrists, Hitler and Napoleon. Although their equipment is inferior to the United States, they are just numerically superior to the U.S. Now this is not to say the U.S. would not hold it's own, I just think a land war with the Russians would be beyond suicide.
Originally posted by Arc Angel
...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.
Originally posted by stevensuf
1.6 billion barrels of oil would last the US 50 days on current consumption, shale oil is unwinnable unless you use some miraculous free energy device to tap it, it costs more than barrel to get a barrel out.
As for nuclear war,well on the assumption the US has some alien or nazzi flying saucer stuff and hidden ray guns, the russians wouls win, greater land mass with far wider population dispertion means less losses by nuclear assulat more people left over after all the bombs are dropped, naval assualt a joke, easily nuked/ missiled.
old chairman mao was once quoted as laughing at the US, saying let them drop every bomb they have , their will still be half a billion of us left!
The ruskies have far more nuclear shelters , a population far more dispersed, in a n all out nuke war theyd win no problem, well initialy anyways, no one quite knows the long term results.
Nuclear power station bombings would provide far more fall out than the bombs themselves, ie they are the real danger in a war to mankinds survival, never mind any supposed winner!
its silly people who give the americans a bad name.
Im scottish and have lived in the US for a while,I found the normal people the same as anywhere else, just the arse holse more outspoken there.