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Originally posted by Justin Oldham
What is the generational equivelent to the Lusitania?
I am wary of making such comparisons between eras but I will play along for the sake of discussion. Due to the fact that I disagree with Don nothing stands out in the span of my so far short life time.
Originally posted by donwhite
reply to post by xpert11
I doubt the Russian Federation has an Armed Forces stronger than Mexico. And China has even less. We would have a 20-30 years warning if either began to build up its armed forces to the size needed for RF to invade eastern Europe or the PRC to first attack Taiwan and Korea, then Japan and then head for the US of A. No way! The PRC could not “whip” Vietnam when it had a border dispute. Well, the US of A could not whip Vietnam either. I think we better make Vietnam our No. 1 ally in the Asian region?
Proxy wars? That’s a stretch. China owes its current level of influence ONLY to the myopic foreign policy practiced by a capitalistic driven US of A. If we were more humanitarian and less dollar oriented, there would not be a place in Africa where force and violence would be welcome. But that seems to be impossible for us to do more than - talk the talk.
[edit on 7/15/2008 by donwhite]
my father generation is the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. LBJ and co were itching to become entangled in the jungles of Vietnam. Sure the comparison is far from perfect because the Gulf of Tonkin Incident solely involved military forces and there was never 90 - 100% of public support backing the Vietnam War.
The armed forces of the Russian Federation, no stronger than the Mexican Army? You can't be serious!! Tell that to the Georgian's.
Thanks for the laugh!!
. . the fact that both General Eisenhower and Richard Nixon were brought into politics by one Sen. Prescott Bush (Brown Brothers Harriman). After Eisenhower major heart attack, R Milhus Nixon basically ran the White House "day to day" covert operations as well as regular White House activities. When the operational plan for what became Operation Zapata was "presented" to the White House, it became Nixon's "baby". But none of this is mentioned by you and this most certainly should be included in any equation regarding US foreign policy, past and present. And not one mention of Prescott Bush, one of the biggest, behind the scene, "movers and shaker" of the 20th century.
Assuming that McCain is elected and the League of Democracy's gets off the ground I would expect Poland and other former Soviet Block countries to be amongst the first to sign up.
As long as we are talking along these lines, what do you think it would take for the Russians to go to war with the West?
It's not the Cuban missile crisis, but is LIKE that event. It's probably the closest thing we're going to see to that event in this decade . .