posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 09:04 AM
reply to post by marsend
I was an enlisted soldier for 20 years in America's army. That being said I have little doubt that I have more combat experience than a Chinese
I would also tell Australia not to get involved. War is nothing to enter with anything less than 100% commitment. However, supplying China with raw
material would be involvement. Can Aussies survive with that kind of hit to the economy?
China and the US are the "big boys". I am not trying to belittle ANY country by saying that.
Both of these nations have complete military
potential. If China and the US come to blows it will be a loss of life on par with WWII, make no mistake.
A few points I would like to make and I would love to hear feedback on:
1) NO country is safe in the event of non-conventional war
2) China may have 100 billion people but they are not ALL capable of fighting (old, sick, children). Population does not mean soldiers.
3)There comes a time when the people are simply not able to be "fence sitters". Countries will either be taken to provide resources during the
conflict, or ostracized for not helping the so-called winner.
4) Do everything in your power (as an individual and a nation) to avoid war. However once a war is upon your nation do everything in your power to
support your soldiers.
I have lived the horrors of armed conflict and I would not wish it on my worst enemy (I did have good times too, but these were during a war and not a
result of war). If/when two world powers enter conflict, do what ever you can to stay out as long as possible. When/if you do enter anything less than
100% is the same as nothing.
I hope this proves to once again be nothing more than "chest beating" by those who have never been "dirt level" during a shooting war.