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Who is America's nemesis today, and why so much firepower?

 
 
Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 10:34 am
The Russians have been turned into allies. sort of.

Osama bin Onelittleguy is dead.

why do we need the most sophisticated military complex in the world?

or when do we go ahead and try to take over the earth...

(we need to do it soon, our country is crumbling from the bottom up...)
 
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 10:37 am
International terrorism . . . the best military scam ever dreamed up. No one can identify the enemy conclusively, and no one can ever say with certainty that the enemy is defeated. It's a Defense Department dream come true.
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 10:40 am
@Setanta,
it's funny, Terry Gilliam foretold the ruse in his film Brazil almost 30 years ago
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 11:01 am
Ok.

even if we allow the terrorists the same status we gave the Russians, which is a stretch. I grew up with fallout shelter signs and ducking practice...

how many carriers, submarines, destroyers, etc. do we need to fight them?

who is our next biggest foe?

North Korea?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 11:03 am
Ya just can't have too many, when you aren't sure who the enemy is or where he can be found.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 11:06 am
@Rockhead,
China.

But the next big war will take place via the internet with attacks on the US digitilized infrastructure.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 11:07 am
@tsarstepan,
we can't attack China, they own more of us than we do.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 11:31 am
@Rockhead,
Advantage: China.

We need to morph our military infrastructure and evolve our army for the next generation wars.
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ryoung
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 06:20 pm
@Rockhead,
Its not a matter of who we might think we need to defend oursevles against. I really don't want to take a chance and see who might want to chalenge us if we were not the most sophisticated millitary in the world.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 06:22 pm
@ryoung,
even at the expense of our infrastructure?

and education systems...
ryoung
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 06:29 pm
@Rockhead,
There has got to be a happy mediam there somewhere.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 06:53 pm
@Setanta,
Quote:
International terrorism . . . the best military scam ever dreamed up. No one can identify the enemy conclusively, and no one can ever say with certainty that the enemy is defeated. It's a Defense Department dream come true.

I couldn't agree more.
But once they've been identified & attacked they certainly know they're the enemy!
Which means that they then have to go out & buy heaps more military equipment, in response to being attacked/invaded.
Which is supplied by the very same people who supplied the US & its allies.
Which makes some people very, very wealthy.
Neat plan, hey? Neutral

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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2011 03:00 am
The merchants of death are never subject to economic slumps.
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2011 03:27 am
@Setanta,
Yes.
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2011 04:15 am
@ryoung,
We do seem the biggest target, don't we.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2011 03:41 pm
@roger,
If we minded our own business and concentrated on defending our borders we wouldent have so many enemies and less drug trade.
wayne
 
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Reply Wed 10 Aug, 2011 03:43 am
@Rockhead,
It's what we've always done, "walk softly and carry a big stick", only we don't walk so softly anymore.
Our military might has been the force that guides us since the revolutionary war. The way west - Lewis and Clark, was a military expedition.
We've always had an eye toward acquiring resources, and all our seeking is backed by military might.
America has developed diplomacy to an art, but it's still the velvet glove.

We don't need a nemesis when we have an appetite.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 10 Aug, 2011 09:57 pm
@RABEL222,
Quote:
If we minded our own business


That's what I've been telling you forever, Rabel, and I knew that you knew that but you seem to like it better when you say it. Smile
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JTT
 
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Reply Wed 10 Aug, 2011 09:59 pm
@wayne,
Just different words for rapacious greed, terrorism, murder and mayhem, Wayne, couched in language that won't ruffle feathers, words that don't require you to take a really honest look.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 11 Aug, 2011 12:35 am
@Rockhead,
Who is America's nemesis today? I would suggest the Tea Party folks look pretty scary.
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