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Originally posted by galadofwarthethird
reply to post by JoeP2247
The echoes of history for the majority go as follows. Its been copy, paste, rinse, and repeat.
Never underestimate human stupidity.
edit on 27-5-2013 by galadofwarthethird because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by fleabit
The point of nuclear weapons isn't so you can really kick someone's butt but good. It's a deterrent. No one in their right mind would launch a nuke against another country that either has nukes, or has an ally with nukes. Because by doing so, you've just doomed your country. Within minutes of your launch, once a target is determined, many nukes will be coming your way. It's not an attack, it's a suicide launch. Thus it's a deterrent. You won't launch because you CAN'T launch. The only person that would launch is someone who wants to go out in a blaze of glory. And that's exactly why you can't allow a country like NK to get nuclear weapons.
And the OP has absolutely no basis in reality - there is nothing backing up his claims that a war will occur on the borders he suggested. There are many other countries that are much more likely to go to war first. So I hate to be the Debbie Downer to the Doomsday Parade, but I feel this is just another fearmongering thread with no basis in fact, with a conclusion that makes no sense.
My prediction however is simply based on history - that the next war always starts where the last one failed to settle matters.
Originally posted by Merinda
Why will start? Isnt there enough war in the world already? The middle east is on fire and every time it looked like things cooled down, the situation kept escalating. The first world war and the second world war overshadow much of the armed conflicts that took place in the history of mankind. Only because we do not see armed conflict at an intensity like on the Western Front of WWI or the Eastern front of WWII, does not mean we do not have plenty of war already.