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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:14 AM
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Ive served in the US Army Infantry for four years....in the first video you see common drill and ceremony...all soldiers look like robots during drill and ceremony...the grenade thing is just stupid and when he drops the grenade for the second time it blows up in a different spot than it landed..and why is the grenade smoking...which makes me think its a training simulator with no hard shell to fragment. 3rd video is all acting...it was like a dance routine but funny part is...they did all that without one gun or piece of equipment to weigh them down...4th video...im mixed on this one...its standard training but in much of the video they have no gun with them...even in the first road march.....we never marched without all our gear...always had our weapon...

China would be a handful but the US military has so much experience better training than any other military in the world..not to mention better tech as well. We spend about as much money on our military as the entire world put together does. Our citizens have more guns than their special forces did in the videos.




posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:21 AM
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Originally posted by SpeachM1litant
People constantly overestimate and overstate the strength of the Chinese economy and the power of China. US GDP and GDP per capita is still higher than that of China.

The next ten greatest military spenders combined do not make up the military spending of the US together.


The USA is cleary the superpower by any measure except population.

GDP ($ millions)

China 14,526,550
USA 5,878,257
EU 16,242,256

GDP (Global %) using 2010 figures

China 23.2%
USA 25.8%
EU 9.3%

Industry (% of world) using 2009 figures

China 14%
USA 18%
EU 24%

Military spending ($ Bn)

China 119
USA 698
EU 194
Russian 59
Japan 54


The surprising thing is how much industry is in the USA and EU - 42% of the global total.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:23 AM
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The Chinese military is primarily structured for defensive operations but still could launch an offensive if they really wanted to. Someone here mentioned that and from what I gathered previously, I feel they are right. They have a good nuclear program so that takes care of those who attack from far. Their new missile system includes carrier busters and I'm sure they do exactly what they are capable of. Their exported products are built for "death dating" because capitalism desires it. The Chinese can make dependable high quality stuff. Although I don't think China will attack the USA without serious provocation, I wouldn't want to piss them off. Even a billion insecticide resistant ants acting as one can leave a path of destruction through our country. I have serious doubts if the people in this country today could stick together if WW3 broke out. That's a poor situation if you ask me.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:25 AM
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US have 400+ bases all around the world (logistics)
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You mean like UK bases Diego Garcia and Ascension?

Hmm ok, let's see, a few in South Korea, Germany, Iraq, Japan, struggling now...



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:28 AM
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No, it clearly isn't. Does anybody even bother to find out how much of that budget goes into DUMBs?
How much did the US's defence budget inflate by due to the Middle East? $300 billion?



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:30 AM
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China would be a handful but the US military has so much experience better training than any other military in the world..not to mention better tech as well. We spend about as much money on our military as the entire world put together does.
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Once myth to put to rest. The US has nearer 40% of global military expenditure. Better training than any other military in the world? Is that some kind of joke?



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:48 AM
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As per my original post, I didn't mean to judge China by their military strength purely based on the parade. It would be utterly foolish and ignorant not to consider the Chinese military strength and ability. They will be trained in offensive operations not just defensive, otherwise they wouldn't be an army they would be a defence force.


Chairman Hu Jintao has defined the missions of the PLA as:
Consolidate the ruling status of the Communist Party
Help ensure China's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and domestic security in order to continue national development
Safeguard China's expanding national interests
Help maintain world peace[7]


Note point 4 - To maintain world peace. They are trained for military conflict outside of Chinese territory.

edit on 24-2-2012 by TheGreatest because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:51 AM
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Originally posted by masqua

Originally posted by Garfee
It's not my pissing contest matey, it's theirs.

Duh.


If that is the case, why is there an increasing American presence being established on Australian soil?

This pissing contest has many contestants and it's starting to stink up the place.


Because America wants to be everywhere and we need their protection.

Simple pimple.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:53 AM
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That Hell March looks like a very very camp Y.M.C.A dance routine if you ask me



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:11 AM
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Actually China can destroy the US very easily just by saying: ok give us our money back. Most of the money borrowed by the US was from China.

And about the army, we've seen the infantry but we have no idea what hardware they have, they might have anti matter bombs for what we know.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:13 AM
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Originally posted by TheGreatest

Originally posted by jjjigga
So we're supposed to be impressed by a video that shows a bunch of Chinese soldiers marching? ooOooo they look real tough... Any military can grab 2-4 thousand soldiers and say " hey lets march and look badass so the rest of the world thinks we have a kickass military"

edit: hahha i just watched the vid of those dumbasses tossing around live grenades, what does that teach specifically? that if you don't know how long it takes for a nade to blow you can blow up? most pointless drill ever, lol @ the chinese. yea big bad chinese, they can play hot potato with nades, yea dont mess with them...
edit on 23-2-2012 by jjjigga because: lol @ chinese


the live grenade drill is designed to develop self-discipline in the face of danger and it has a very practical lesson as well, the soldiers get used to the time it takes for the grenade to explode which can save your life.


No, that is freaking retarded. As a Marine I will tell you grenade fuses are unpredictable. There is no set time to "get used to." That's like saying Russian Roulette teaches you discipline. All you are doing is gambling with your life.

Discipline isn't taught through stupidity.
edit on 2-24-12 by reaxi0n because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by Morg234
Better training than any other military in the world? Is that some kind of joke?


Would you like to post something to refute that?



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:16 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
Look, even third world cesspit North Korea can do it too :



All they do all day is drill to march like that. They do not train to fight, they train to look pretty.


Even though people complain about North Korean policies endlessly, there is a reason no one does anything about it: . www.rense.com...



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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Originally posted by reaxi0n

Originally posted by TheGreatest

Originally posted by jjjigga
So we're supposed to be impressed by a video that shows a bunch of Chinese soldiers marching? ooOooo they look real tough... Any military can grab 2-4 thousand soldiers and say " hey lets march and look badass so the rest of the world thinks we have a kickass military"

edit: hahha i just watched the vid of those dumbasses tossing around live grenades, what does that teach specifically? that if you don't know how long it takes for a nade to blow you can blow up? most pointless drill ever, lol @ the chinese. yea big bad chinese, they can play hot potato with nades, yea dont mess with them...
edit on 23-2-2012 by jjjigga because: lol @ chinese


the live grenade drill is designed to develop self-discipline in the face of danger and it has a very practical lesson as well, the soldiers get used to the time it takes for the grenade to explode which can save your life.


No, that is freaking retarded. As a Marine I will tell you grenade fuses are unpredictable. There is no set time to "get used to." That's like saying Russian Roulette teaches you discipline. All you are doing is gambling with your life.

Discipline isn't taught through stupidity.
edit on 2-24-12 by reaxi0n because: (no reason given)



Care to elaborate on the grenade fuse being unpredictable? From my experience and based on the standard British Army grenade the fuse delay is anything from 3 - 4 seconds.
edit on 24-2-2012 by TheGreatest because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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Originally posted by TheGreatest

Originally posted by reaxi0n

Originally posted by TheGreatest

Originally posted by jjjigga
So we're supposed to be impressed by a video that shows a bunch of Chinese soldiers marching? ooOooo they look real tough... Any military can grab 2-4 thousand soldiers and say " hey lets march and look badass so the rest of the world thinks we have a kickass military"

edit: hahha i just watched the vid of those dumbasses tossing around live grenades, what does that teach specifically? that if you don't know how long it takes for a nade to blow you can blow up? most pointless drill ever, lol @ the chinese. yea big bad chinese, they can play hot potato with nades, yea dont mess with them...
edit on 23-2-2012 by jjjigga because: lol @ chinese


the live grenade drill is designed to develop self-discipline in the face of danger and it has a very practical lesson as well, the soldiers get used to the time it takes for the grenade to explode which can save your life.


No, that is freaking retarded. As a Marine I will tell you grenade fuses are unpredictable. There is no set time to "get used to." That's like saying Russian Roulette teaches you discipline. All you are doing is gambling with your life.

Discipline isn't taught through stupidity.
edit on 2-24-12 by reaxi0n because: (no reason given)



Care to elaborate on the grenade fuse being unpredictable? From my experience and based on the standard British Army grenade the fuse delay is anything from 3 - 4 seconds.
edit on 24-2-2012 by TheGreatest because: (no reason given)


Yes you can have an estimate on the fuse, but an estimate is not something to be sure of and screw around with passing it around like little girls in a circle. Most grenades used are chemical based fuses such as our M67s. Chemical fuses have a delay time between 2 and 6 seconds. Would you trust those 4 seconds with it in your hand?

The only sure way to not have a grenade go off in your hand is if you are using an impact grenade.
edit on 2-24-12 by reaxi0n because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by reaxi0n

Originally posted by TheGreatest

Originally posted by reaxi0n

Originally posted by TheGreatest

Originally posted by jjjigga
So we're supposed to be impressed by a video that shows a bunch of Chinese soldiers marching? ooOooo they look real tough... Any military can grab 2-4 thousand soldiers and say " hey lets march and look badass so the rest of the world thinks we have a kickass military"

edit: hahha i just watched the vid of those dumbasses tossing around live grenades, what does that teach specifically? that if you don't know how long it takes for a nade to blow you can blow up? most pointless drill ever, lol @ the chinese. yea big bad chinese, they can play hot potato with nades, yea dont mess with them...
edit on 23-2-2012 by jjjigga because: lol @ chinese


the live grenade drill is designed to develop self-discipline in the face of danger and it has a very practical lesson as well, the soldiers get used to the time it takes for the grenade to explode which can save your life.


No, that is freaking retarded. As a Marine I will tell you grenade fuses are unpredictable. There is no set time to "get used to." That's like saying Russian Roulette teaches you discipline. All you are doing is gambling with your life.

Discipline isn't taught through stupidity.
edit on 2-24-12 by reaxi0n because: (no reason given)



Care to elaborate on the grenade fuse being unpredictable? From my experience and based on the standard British Army grenade the fuse delay is anything from 3 - 4 seconds.
edit on 24-2-2012 by TheGreatest because: (no reason given)


Yes you can have an estimate on the fuse, but an estimate is not something to be sure of and screw around with passing it around like little girls in a circle. Most grenades used are chemical based fuses such as our M67s. Chemical fuses have a delay time between 2 and 6 seconds. Would you trust those 4 seconds with it in your hand?

The only sure way to not have a grenade go off in your hand is if you are using an impact grenade.
edit on 2-24-12 by reaxi0n because: (no reason given)


Thanks for clearing that up, I am in the process of joining the British Army so I have some knowledge on the subject but not a great deal.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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They might still be mad over the "Boxer Rebellion" where the white boyz (Russia-Europe-US) ganged on them and beat them up 100+ years ago....plus the Opium Wars which led to England taking Hong Kong and kicking their rears....several times.


China fears whats coming next when the white boyz are outa money again.

Which is why they've been digging and building so much underground.

China will be attacked within 12 months. They'll be slaughtered. Again.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:39 AM
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Originally posted by TheGreatest

Thanks for clearing that up, I am in the process of joining the British Army so I have some knowledge on the subject but not a great deal.


You're welcome. Congrats on your decision. You'll enjoy it if it's anything like it is here.

And don't worry, you'll be taught to pull the pin, throw, and DUCK.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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Originally posted by AlexIR
Actually China can destroy the US very easily just by saying: ok give us our money back. Most of the money borrowed by the US was from China.

And about the army, we've seen the infantry but we have no idea what hardware they have, they might have anti matter bombs for what we know.


And the USA can just as easily say, "Dear China, go jump in a lake."



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by TheGreatest
China is only spending 2.2% of its GPD on it's military at the moment, that is putting hundreds of thousands of soldiers through training, on a wage and the upkeep and purchase of military hardware. Bear in mind China has the largest economy in the world it will not be a massive dent in their finances should they deploy oversea's.


2nd largest to the United States...

www.economywatch.com...



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