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Originally posted by yuppa
reply to post by HumanitiesLastHope
Look. I am a fan of the US military. But even I know better than to say something as arrogant as the US can whip everybody's tail at the same time. You want to be known as the next Germany? Thats what they thought too.
Originally posted by Sablicious
Originally posted by MrStyx
They have a large sub army but with US anti sub tech
We will win using 'technology'!
Problem is, the US ain't that great at keeping secrets:
The Pentagon hacked
Stealth helo expo
"Top secret" drone nabbed (almost declared war over this one!)
And let's not forget that F-117 the Mujahideen captured and graciously handed over to the Chinese back in the Bosnian War. (*You won't find this last one using Google unless you speak the melodic, Cyrillic refrain known as Srpski!)
The US are quite ruthless at punishing transgressors after the horse has bolted (ask Mr Assange; see: Osama (pbuh)). But, sadly / comically (/tragically?) aren't as adept at their much-vaunted 'intelligence' side of the ledger, as they'd like us to believe.
Point: The technological gap closes a lot faster nowadays than it did when they could but pilfer the Enigma Machine to decrypt it. Couple that with the irrefutable fact that the very unsubstitutable constituent the bulk of this purported 'technological superiority' is dependant upon (i.e., Rear Earth Elements) is corralled by the very country we're playing war games with here, and all of a sudden that James Bourne 007 hubris starts to look distinctly rice paper -thin.
As for your second x factor.Remember this prior to 1940 France was Germanys largest trading partner.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by Sablicious
A war with China on the mainland would be about impossible. Even with the technology gap that exists between the armed forces of both countries, China has the superiority when it comes to troops. 200 million man in reserves alone excluding their active duty military.
In this one area, a land war, the concept of quantity over quality will make a difference. The only thing that could swing the difference would be for widespread dissent to occur in the Chinese forces resulting in an internal chaos issue.
The second x factor is going to be economics... Losing the US markets as well as imports would cause massive issues in the long run for China.
Honestly speaking I dont think its going to come down to a war with China.. With the Chinese people getting tastes of freedom (thought / political / socio-econmic / etc) the Chinese government is facing more and more internal pressure to continue the changes.
Originally posted by jazzguy
as someone once said, make your peace with russia and china cause they will be the ones to liberate you from your government. coming soon
Originally posted by P12SOLD
The Nazis were considered 10 to 15 years ahead of the Allies with what they had. America is probably about the same ahead of everyone else now.edit on 8-8-2012 by P12SOLD because: (no reason given)