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While Barack Obama is busy gutting the U.S. nuclear arsenal, Russia and China are rapidly preparing for the day when they will nuke the United States. To most Americans, it sounds very strange to hear that Russia and China are concerned about nuclear war. After all, isn’t the Cold War over? Isn’t that what politicians from both major political parties keep telling us? Unfortunately, the truth is that Russia and China both consider the United States to be their number one geopolitical threat, and both nations have been systematically strengthening and updating their strategic forces. At the end of last month, Russia held a large-scale military drill that involved the launch of four nuclear missiles, and the Chinese government released a major report for the public which included maps showing what would happen to major U.S. cities in the event of a nuclear attack by Chinese submarines. Obama may blindly believe that wishful thinking and unilateral disarmament will keep the United States safe, but Russia and China are taking a much different path. Both of them believe that a military conflict with the United States in the future is quite likely, and they are rapidly preparing for that eventuality.
originally posted by: Cygnatt
The United States and it's nuclear armed allies still have the most advanced anti-nuclear defense system in the world. It's 2016, a surprise attack large enough to completely disable NATOs ability to respond to a nuclear attack is just not possible.
The moment Russia or China turn the key the world is as good as gone.
originally posted by: Snarl
Here's the most solid response you could possibly be truthfully given: It depends.
If the Chinese and Russians launched a fully successful first-strike against the US, that would invoke a response from our NATO allies. MAD is still about 99% effective today. Stealth and hypersonic capabilities are a bit of a game changer, but you shouldn't lose any sleep over it.
originally posted by: Blaine91555
Is it possible that nearly everything going on with this and the chest thumping are 99.9% for internal consumption and have little to do with reality? I think it is.
originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: Blaine91555
You are wrong.
I talked to a number of well connected military folks when I lived there.
The Chinese see this as the Chinese century and hopefully the Chinese millennium.
They expect to take over Australia for their people--good bye, Aussies . . . and they are not planning on shipping them anywhere.
They expect to have at least half the USA . . . if Russia insists on the other half.
They are utterly convinced that the Chinese people, culture, leadership, Party, military can survive a nuclear war with massively more Chinese left than anyone else. They figure they can repopulate and rule the world easily enough, after that--according to their values etc. etc. etc.
They are DEADLY SERIOUS about such plans.
BTW, . . . one of my good friends . . . father of a grad student . . . the grandfather of the student . . . was even then still treating Central Committee folks he was in such high esteem even in retirement.
originally posted by: olaru12
If there's gonna be any bomb dropin it's gonna be from Donald J Trump finally takin care of business on those commie bums like we should have long time ago. We're sick and tired of cowards in the WH!!
Should have elected McCain when we had the chance!!!