Originally posted by crazyewok
Originally posted by zedy63
lol why do Americans always like to think they are the most powerful nation makes me laugh
Erm they are.
As much as you hate the US goverment it has enough nukes to glass the earth and nearly 8X the millitary budget of the next country China. Of course
they dont seem to be able to use it right But its there.
Of course in 20 years time it may be very diffrent or at least (I hope) more balanced.
The sad part is, we class "powerful" as those with the ability to build and use a weapon that could wipe out the planet. Maybe its our definition of
power that needs to change ?
If power is being able to drop a nuclear bomb on another country, then who are you left to control when all other countries have been wiped out from
the bombs ? The nuclear bombs that many in the US beat their chests over, are an intimidation device to threaten other countries into accepting pro-US
policies. That's not power, that's intimidation. Unless of course, they use the Nuclear bomb, which to this day only one country has ever done to
another country. And just in case the first bomb missed, you dropped another just to make sure !
A countries power should be based on the lifestyle offered in that country, and also the economic state of that country. And usually the better the
economy of a country, the better the lifestyle, usually.
But any country not classed as an ally to the US, has their Nuclear programs inspected and shut down because the one's in control [with the power]
don't like to feel threatened or challenged. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely !
The size of a nations military means very little when you consider the size of the US military, compared to its track record in wars with countries
with much less military and civilian numbers. The lesson the US seems to keep forgetting is that you will NEVER beat people that have nothing to lose,
and while the US contributes to them having nothing, then they are just creating more and more of an unbeatable enemy.
Just as the "war on terror" will go on and on while people keep losing innocent family members and turning to revenge attacks to avenge their
family. But that's why they CREATED the War on Terror, because its an eternal war that keeps creating new potential terrorists. Put it this way, if
the US or any country for that matter, dropped a bomb and killed my innocent family, then for the rest of my life I will be trying to kill as many
people from that country as I can. But under the war on terror set-up, the country that dropped the bomb on my family has potentially just created
another terrorist, and the war goes on and on and on.............................
You can have the biggest military in the world, but you will NEVER beat a people that have nothing to lose. Vietnam, Somalia, Nth.Korea for example. I
don't know who lost those wars, but I know who didn't win them despite all their extra military and technology. Have a look at the US track record
of wars and the "winner" of those wars since WW2. Not a very impressive record considering the bombs you have and the size of your military,
wouldn't you say ?
I could even throw in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yeah sure you got the one man in Iraq that you wanted, Saddam, but how many soldiers have you lost in
doing so. Yet is Iraq today any better off without Saddam all these years later ? I wouldn't say Afghanistan was winning that war, but considering
the US death toll, and the lack of resources the Afghans have, it would appear as though while not losing the war, you definitely haven't won it.
So apart from joining in WW2 towards the end, what war can the US actually say it has won, to be the world power in terms on military ? I coach a
sporting team, and if they kept losing and said that they are No.1, I would tell them to pull their heads in and start looking at their results. And
results speak for themselves, regardless of the chest beating suggesting otherwise.
And what point is a large, strong military, when funding that military and its wars has sent your country broke beyond record levels ?