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Originally posted by The X
Yes those numbers are something to be reckoned with.
The russians being able to field 15-20million men under arms, china could muster 100+million men over the course of five years through drafts and current trained forces.
If India decided to side with china/russia add another 100+million men to that number.
With so many people lining up to take revenge against america, the entire middle east would broiling anti-americansentiment.
Saudi arabia, and Israel would have their hands full.
The numbers for the NATO alliance would be around half at best of what the East could field.
It makes me wonder if some EU countries have been deliberately failed by their governments, allowing cutbacks to the Armed forces, weakening any possibility of the ability to match properly, aggressive stances towards them.
I believe in some ways the conflict has already begun, it just hasn't reached the open declaration stage of a shooting war yet.
I am anti conflict of any kind, the fact that grown men and women cannot settle disputes without resorting to violence in this day and age, makes me facepalm everytime i think about it.
Mitt romney, a Israel sympathiser, rand paul an israel sympathiser, Obama, Israel sympathiser, and all the other jews in high office in the EU and the states, are going to take us all to the edge of total destruction.
The plan being to weaken all the countries of the world by getting us to fight each other, leaving the Jews as the strongest force afterwards to offer the solutions, and then another right turn is made as we all get taken further down the rabbit hole, with any chance of remembering what the truth is, and, how to get back to where we were gone for a very long time.
Originally posted by Numbers33four
An incredible amount of cash has gone missing over the last 40 years. It may be that when this war breaks out we will find out where it went. And in blinding fashion. I do not believe that conventional weapons will win the war. I do not believe that nuclear weapons will be of much use either. I just have a feeling that it will be something very different.
Originally posted by schuyler
Here's a site that can tell you any country's firepower as well as their other assets that can be brought to bear. But I think your adding up these countries and assessing whether the "West" can beat them is really not feasible. They are not allies of each other and, indeed, have fought each other in the past. So I don't really think a numbers comparison by itself really works.
Secondly, just because they've got some assets doesn't mean the country is capable of fielding them at the right time and place. Thirdly, numbers does not equal quality. We've been talking about carriers in another thread. India has one carrier, the Vikramaditya, which is an older Russian carrier of about 40,000 tons displacement. The USS Nimitz, on the other hand is 100,000 tons displacement, of which we now have 11. We also have 9 smaller "Landing Helicopter Docks" which are about the same size as the Vikramaditya. Point is that just numbers don;t tell much.
I just don;t see a conventional land battle happening in that area of the world any time soon.