posted on Nov, 29 2011 @ 01:25 AM
reply to post by Helious
Well you've made some valid points.
However. I for one have seen quite a few scarier Geo political situations over several decades of my life. It's funny. When members here talk about
the Cold War being scarier and more dangerous it gets played down by many members these days. I feel they are either too young, not born yet and or
were simply unaware of the situation at the time.
Not saying this is the case with you.
The fact of the matter is, it was much worse then than it is now. We had the Soviet Union which was much stronger then than Russia is today pushing
it's global agenda causing millions of civilian deaths, not to mention what went on behind the Iron curtain. We had Eastern Europe armed to the Teeth.
Red China who wouldn't even speak to us never mind selling us their goods or loaning us Trillions. Let's not mention the Cultural revolution where
they killed over 30 million of their own. Do you think they would have hesitated for a second about killing tens of Millions of non Chinese at that
The Middle East where everybody and their brother were basically split between East and West with both sides Armed to the teeth. Much worse then than
it is now.
See where I'm going with this?
Russia has lost massive amounts of territory after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since then their population has been shrinking, they are now down
to about 145 million and falling. The Middle East although volatile isn't anywhere near as bad as it once was had you lived through that period and
have a real historical perspective on the subject as myself and many others here do, you'd know the difference. China is a growing power. Yet, we are
one of their main markets. They would be foolish on the economic level alone to attack one of their best customers...
So excuse me if I'm a bit more skeptical and reluctant to go off half cocked and push the panic button and run for the nearest bomb shelter or start
burning my credit card or gas bills in anticipation. I will admit I have noticed that there seems to be a rather vocal cheering section here at ATS
who post as if they want a Nuclear holocaust or Armageddon to occur as if to reinforce some grotesque self fulfilling prophecy.
I find some replies amusing, others I find sad, and some interesting and still others I agree and or disagree with their views on the subject matter.
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