posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 09:29 AM
I will speculate out the wazoo here and play by your idea as well.
lets see china or Russia nukes Israel, would the president respond?
without a doubt, he would have to, most likely it would be a joint
of the EU and US bringing every modern weapon to bear all at once,
japan on our side most likely, and remember this would be a state
of war here not these policing actions we have seen, no elections,
factories begin to be converted to war production, new factories
will break ground.
the draft would be instituted first thing, recall of all ex military,
also weapons that have not been made public will be used,
in mass i believe, consider the 20+yr technology lead our
military has vs what we know of to exist, hypersonic kinetic
kill weapons, laser weapons capable of being mounted on
fighter jets as anti missile systems, rail gun equipped ships,
and many other things are rumored, i believe we would not
see large amounts of nukes exchanged as we all know that
each one would bring us closer and closer to the end of every
barring the major nuke world death, i honestly think it would
come down to who could inflict the most casualties in the
shortest amount of time, i believe with all the insane amounts
of money the US and EU combined spend on military that
they would be capable of this, while china and Russia are not
weak by any means i simply think the US has spent so much
money on defense the past 20 years that they without much
doubt id say have some scary scary capabilities we don't know
if it does not end rather quickly then its going to come down to
how quickly the world is horrified by the loss of life, war at that
scale in the modern world has only been barely glimpsed by the
previous world wars, imagine 2 billion dead, the horror of that would
shake even the hardest heart i would hope. it would be truly
unimaginable simply because cities in this day are so huge,
much larger and more densely populated than in the previous wars.