Originally posted by magicmushroom
The Neocons who are controlling the US know that Russia/China/India are the next in line to be top dog.
Well, we have heard your opinion, now lets here your argument which would validate your ill-equipped claim. (Lets debate that further.)
China, as well as India have a significantly brighter future, however, they will not surpass the US by 2030, and probably will not surpass the US
before the technological singularity, which would make the argument moot (This argument pertains particularity more to China than it does Russia and
India, as those two are quite irrelevant, and will be for quite some time.)
Since the fall of the USSR, Russia has been rearming and rebuilding its forces and defences
They have tried, however, it pales in both size and scope comparison to the actual programs the US is and has been undergoing, such as
FCS (Future Combat Systems)
along with ongoing
programs related to A.I. (something the US is far ahead in), “NBIC”, the “Global Information Grid”, nanotechnology, biotechnology, autonomous
drones, “naval sea-bases and assets”, space weapons, weather modification, rail guns, lasers, etc.
Do not deny the undeniable.
Let us also not forget that it was Russia who collapsed in the late 80s, early 90s. During the years of budget restraints, and cuts in Russia, the US
continued pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into defense related programs, and has so for the past several decades.
thanks to the growth in its economy.
Russia is still far from being "well off". Also I find it hard to believe that a nation that equals $1.2 Trillion GDP is somehow superior, and a
threat to a nation that equals a GNP of over $14 trillion.
Again, do not confuse your own envious wishes with reality.
China's economy is going throught the roof
It depends on how you choose to look at it. China has benefited from having its economy appear to grow even faster than it actually is due to in large
part, an appreciation of the Yuan. This one-time benefit will not occur every year.
As prosperity is reached and maintained throughout mainland China, the growth rates will slow dramatically. There is no chance of the Chinese economy
growing at double-digit rates in the 2020s. And for arguments sake, note that, If that were at all possible today, then Taiwan and South Korea would
still be growing at that rate.
and they are spending massive amounts on their military. The US on the other hand has an economy in tatters and its military is already
stretched in many places.
So, what say you when the Russian economy was in tatters throughout the 90s, whilst the US kept spending hundreds-of-billions of dollars?
That is not a relevant argument, but a poor argument on your part (as usual). The envious wishes of anti-americans like you, are being confused with
Russia is ahead on the US on rocket technology
And your illegitimate argument for this?
and other weapons systems.
The US, NATO and the West have no known countermeasures to some of Russia's weapons systems.
Do not pretend to know anything of which you are ignorant of.
So much ignorance in one post (as usual, you never cease to amaze). Again, your blind gullibility to anti-US propaganda shows just how biased you as a
person are. Your opinion thus, is unintelligent.
[edit on 24-8-2008 by West Coast]