posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 05:56 PM
Originally posted by Britguy
Originally posted by Militarywarfare
Russia is simply scared.
Those Russkies, doesn't have the economics wealth to compete with the West.
"Economic Wealth"? Where in the West is that exactly? I want to move there!
And, if there were a war, the West is not in a good shape as far manufacturing goes as so much of it has been outsourced to the Far East, along with
the resources to kake those goods. Also gone are the skills to even manufacture domestically, not to mention all the scrapped factories and
Simply waving a wad of cash in the air and proclaiming yourself dominant is meaningless, unless you have the resources, manufacturing and skillset to
rapidly mobilise to fight the war. If all those bright shiny war toys start to get damaged, destroyed or break down, you need to be able to replace
them quickly, unless of course arrogance dictates that it would be a walk in the park and over in a week with little or no losses?
Militarywarfare is right economics is why the Russians got so far behind in the cold war. You might say they went broke.
The reason why is that the rest of the world picked up U.S. currency as the world currency. This made it possible for the United States to float the
dollar further and basically print all the money they needed to finance their massively growing military. Basically the United States got lucky,
although them playing their hand right did have a lot to do with it.
Yeah it's called wave the pile of money at the corporations that own the machines needed to manufacture massive amounts of armory. Ship those
machines and the skilled people needed to run them on over. How long would that take? A month max? Simple.
What is the problem of the U.S. producing goods and such where they are being produced at the moment? i.g. The place where they are being
outsourced...If anything it would suffice until they could regroup the homeland.
Also take into consideration where America stood BEFORE WW2. The United States had a tiny navy and little infrastructure in place for the manufacture
of ships and such. But by five years time the U.S. had the largest navy and the most powerful military the world has ever seen.
As it stands today the United States already has a very big lead with naval power, technology and sheer number of guns and manufacturing capability.
What makes you think that they wouldn't amp it up ten fold in the case of a major conflict?
I'm not saying I agree with such an immense force because that huge budget could be better spent on schools and other things but the capability of
such a vastly superior force is not to be taken lightly.
When the U.S. went to war with Iraq they used their normal weapons. If a war broke out with a larger power such as The Russian Federation you would
see some of it's black budget secret weapons AND defense systems come into play. Not at first though, only if they find it absolutely necessary to do
so as those weapons will be highly guarded and only used if the U.S. has any difficulties which undoubtedly they would have many.
It wouldn't be a short war and it wouldn't be an easy war but in the end there is no doubt that the U.S. would see victory.
Another point directly relating to the OP:
Russia can have it's "mini cold war" with it's tiny budget all it wants it's not going to make one shred of difference with the United States'
goals, agendas or means of carrying out those goals and agendas, or obtaining them.