posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 04:49 PM
reply to post by Mister_Bit
Doesn't matter. Other nations simply don't have the delivery mechanisms (i.e. numerous carrier groups and worldwide bases) to wage a conventional
world war. It's simple logistics.
As for nukes, Russia knows it will have to launch huge salvos at key targets in order to defeat the missile defense system. This will greatly reduce
the amount of targets they can count on. China doesn't even have enough to take on more than a handful of targets with any hope of success. Oh,
we'll suffer a catastrophic loss, no doubt, but the US is SPREAD OUT. In Russia and China, we have very limited targets and a TON of nukes (and more
in reserve). So, after their "all in" strike, we're still kicking. After our strike, there is NOTHING left of either Russian or Chinese
infrastructure or command and control. And, they KNOW this of course, which is why it won't happen.
Still doesn't mean Syria is a good idea. It's a lose/lose move, that I wish I knew why the hell we were making. Makes no tactical sense whatsoever,
so obviously, they know something we don't. Still, if they actually stated their objectives, and issued a timeline for meeting them, I think the
American people would buy into it. What is more frightening though, is that they simply don't CARE what the public thinks this time. It doesn't even
seem to be a factor.