Originally posted by thesmokingman
However, consider playing chess against a schizophrenic, warmongering, bully with all the biggest, baddest weapons and all the nations that make up
NATO as back up. Advantage U.S.
The majority of NATO is actually impotent and would be a walk in the park for Russia to over come.
Some in NATO wouldn't side with the US against Russia anyway.
The Dutch..they don't even have tanks anymore. A tiny air force.
The Germans..they are dependent on Russian gas/oil. They wouldn't do a thing.
The French..they've got Nukes too..they'd probably strike a deal with Russia.
The Greeks..biggest tank force in Europe actually..one of the biggest airforces too...but they wouldn't go to war against Russia.
The Turks..big air force, tank fleet etc. But trade between Turkey and Russia is over 100 billion dollars now. Turkey going to war against Russia
means the Turkish economy dies a painful death. Especially with their massive budget deficits and trade inbalances.
The Italians..not even worth mentioning.
The Spaniards...again, not worth mentioning.
About the only country in NATO which is guaranteed to go to war with the USA, is the UK. Simply because they are the leaders in the tiny
Anglo-American sphere which comprises them as well as Canada, Australia and NZ.
And even the UK it self is less then impressive.
A few tens of thousands of soldiers on combat deployment is all they can actually support in their current state.
Their navy has shrunk significantly.
Their only real deterrence now is their nuclear arsenal.
But anyway, the scenario the OP has posted is ridiculous. It is simply following along the lines of Hollywood movies, such as the recently released
In this day and age you do not need to occupy a country with soldiers to conquer them.
If you think China and Russia are going to send millions of troops to occupy the USA, when they them selves are surrounded by countries which aren't
too friendly to them...you are all nuts.
There wont even be a war over this North Korean missile crisis. Not this time at least anyway.