Originally posted by specialasianX
Originally posted by American Mad Man
are you saying other countries would join WITH the US or AGAINST the US?
If they are with the US, no, because no one will F with the US.
If you are sayingg that other countries go against the US, maybe - but it's their funeral
As Powerful as the USA is, they're not invicible... If only one other country with a decent military (say russia, china, france, or germany) went and
backed the Iraqi resistance the US would be screwed... they are having enough trouble there now against badly-equipt civilians, imagine how #ed
they'd be with a trained well-equipt military resisting them... if only that very thing would happen and the USA were put in their place...
As for this becoming WWIII, i think WWIII has already happened, it wasnt like the first two world wars, it was a cold war, the cold war in fact... WW4
it may be, if this phony 'war on terror' escalates and people gradually get more and more pissed off at the states. Eventually a country with power
will say enough is enough... But the hostage thing wont trigger that
Dude, you are severly underestimating the US military and overestimating the others.
You mention Russia, China, Germany, and France.
Russia - does not have the infrastructure to get in a war. They are poor. Little of their military is actually battle worthy. They are still quite
mighty, but not a threat to the US unless the US tries to invade them, as they simply couldn't wage war on us if they wanted.
China - HAHAHAHA!!!!! Those 2 million soldiers would need a lot of guys to dig 2 million graves. Sorry man, but the US is at its BEST when we have
clearly defined ground targets. A MOAB here another there - no more army. Now let's talk about their navy..... errrrr wait, they don't really have
one. OK, their Airforce? Their "brand new" plane they just made is a 3rd rate version of a 30 year old US design with bad avionics and hardware. In
a word, no.
Germany - Again, no. They are some great worriers, but the US would own them.
France - you have to be joking me
you say eventually some one is going to say enough is enough. WHO? NO ONE will stand up to the US on their own - even if they had allies they
wouldn't. Why? Because the US is the most powerful military force man has ever known. Not the Greeks. Not the Romans. Not Imerialistic England. Not
Napoleanic France. Not Nazi Germany. Right now the US is top dog. And this being a conspiracy forum, should we get into what they would pull out of
the magic hat if there were a serious threat to national security?
To give you an Idea of the US military budget it is 399 BILLION.
Now lets add all the countries you mentioned (Russia-65B, China-47B, Germany-24.9, and France-29.5). Now let's multiply that by 2. that Equals 332.8
Billion - still far less then that of the US military.
Alternatively, lets add the 2nd through 21st highest military budgets in the wrold. That would include Russia, China, Japan, the UK, France, Germany,
Saudi Arabia, Italy, India, South Korea, Brazil, Taiwan, Isreal, Spain, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey, Mexico, and the Ukraine. Those
countrie budgets all add up to 396.7 Billion - still less then that of the US. And I included the UK, Japan, Isreal, Taiwan, Australia, and Canada in
their, all of which would NOT attack the US. Your Idea that the US is not invincable is correct. I just think the US is as close as you can get.
On a side note - If you think we spend a lot now, try 1985 - the budget was 1.2 TRILLION. I think we should double our current budget and make good
old Ron Ron proud!