posted on May, 3 2011 @ 08:43 PM
Russia knows how difficult it was to try and occupy Afghanistan, and they know it would be even more difficult to occupy the USA.
Afghanistan is 647500 sq/km and has a population of about 32 million.
The USA is 9629091 sq/km and has a population of about 300 million.
So the USA has roughly 15 times the landmass of Afghanistan, and roughly 10 times the population.
Now add to that all the inner city gangs, groups like the KKK, Aryan Nation, biker gangs, various other extremist groups, normal gun owners, retired
military, national guard, on and on, etc etc etc. If Russia thought Afghanistan bled them dry they would be shocked by what would happen with an
invasion of the US. And considering Russia is a shadow of it's former military strength, it would be even more pronounced.
There is absolutely no way that any country on the planet would be able to successfully occupy the mainland USA as it stands right now.
Now, I'm not saying the US is invulnerable by any means. But a standard land invasion of the mainland USA would be a suicide mission and the leaders
of every country know that.
People piss and moan about how awful and bloodthirsty the US military is right now. That's nothing compared to what would happen if the US actually
got invaded. Do you think the Military would care about Chinese or Russian civilian deaths, or human rights violations if something like that
happened? No. It would be all out war that would make our involvement with Afghanistan and Iraq look like a training exercise.
I have no doubt that China or Russia could get bombers or missiles over the US and do some damage. I have no doubt that it's possible for China,
Russia, and the US to engage in remote wars fighting over territory outside of the US, China, and Russia's borders. Nuclear war would even be more
likely than some sort of invasion.
But the US cannot be invaded. It is too large, too populated, and too well armed. I feel the same way about China and Russia, there is no way in hell
the US would be able to invade them either.
If these three nations wanted to get into conflicts with each other, which wouldn't be good for anybody involved, it would be remote wars for
territory, not actual invasions of anybody's mainland. It's just not possible at this point.
Now, say 10 years down the line if the US falls apart due to economic collapse or something along those lines, that's a different story.
One more thing, everyone seems to think the US military has crazy high tech weapons that we couldn't even imagine. What happened to those? Invasion
isn't reason enough to use them?