posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 06:00 AM
Originally posted by apodictic
reply to post by Pr0t0
Fair enough. Then I guess there is no way for you to know better than I, vice versa. Like you said, only time will tell. However, there is cause for
concern with China's sub fleets.
I still have confidence in our military, though. If it is conventional warfare, we have the combat experience.
Well exactly. It wasn't so long ago there were rumours (confirmed?) of Chinese subs in the GOM and off the U.S. Pacific Coast.
The main problem here, and my biggest concern with any provocation, is that the last 'conventional' wars are being waged in the Middle-East right
now. Once you start talking about war with other superpowers, convention flies out of the window and we start thinking about M.A.D. and an all out
World War where Russia and China are supported from South America, North Africa, Middle East and Asia. There are two clear sides that have been shaped
in the last 20 years, and the fact is that besides South Africa, Australia and the US the rest is a swift elimination of Europe to wipe out 90+% of US
military support. No matter what equipment you have you can't rule out being left as the only capable military able to fend off the rest of the
world. I wouldn't like those odds.
I believe Libya was a show of force (in which we breached UNSC resolution 1970 and 1973), albeit on a target whose defense capabilities were limited,
but to show off NATO's aerial supremacy. But once the first Nuke flies, and with all sides owning warheads and delivery systems capable of reaching
anywhere on earth, when one or the other is on the ropes it will be the last line of defense; so, inevitable once any war commences against China or
Russia, we can't undo that, nor can we meter the inevitable response of returning fire.
This is what is so upsetting about this next war. The inevitability of a world none of us recognize. I fear all of the most drastic decisions are
merely a signature away and we, all, no matter where you are, face the prospect of annihilation.