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    Re: Google map mystery of giant lines spotted by satellite in Gobi desert (in China)

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonxe View Post
    they're calling upon the spirit of bruce lee to kick our asses!
    As Bruce Lee was an American, we could probably do the same thing.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Google map mystery of giant lines spotted by satellite in Gobi desert (in China)

    China can defeat us handily, causing death, panic, and descention in mere weeks, without ever firing a single rifle, launching a single rocket, or drawing a single line in some desert sand. Economics is the new weapon of mass destruction, and they have it, and us, by the balls.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Google map mystery of giant lines spotted by satellite in Gobi desert (in China)

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    China can defeat us handily, causing death, panic, and descention in mere weeks, without ever firing a single rifle, launching a single rocket, or drawing a single line in some desert sand. Economics is the new weapon of mass destruction, and they have it, and us, by the balls.
    Not really. The economic relations between the US and China are not one-sided by any means. They need us as much as we need them.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Google map mystery of giant lines spotted by satellite in Gobi desert (in China)

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not really. The economic relations between the US and China are not one-sided by any means. They need us as much as we need them.
    I would say the majority of chinese would cope a LOT better being suddenly shunted into 3rd world living conditions, than the majority of US citizens.

    You always have to consider that people are willing to give up a LOT, in order to win.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Google map mystery of giant lines spotted by satellite in Gobi desert (in China)

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I would say the majority of chinese would cope a LOT better being suddenly shunted into 3rd world living conditions, than the majority of US citizens.

    You always have to consider that people are willing to give up a LOT, in order to win.
    What precisely would China be "winning" by screwing us? This isn't a zero-sum game.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Google map mystery of giant lines spotted by satellite in Gobi desert (in China)

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I would say the majority of chinese would cope a LOT better being suddenly shunted into 3rd world living conditions, than the majority of US citizens.

    You always have to consider that people are willing to give up a LOT, in order to win.
    Pure speculation.
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    Re: Google map mystery of giant lines spotted by satellite in Gobi desert (in China)

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    What precisely would China be "winning" by screwing us? This isn't a zero-sum game.
    Nothing. This new China scare is just another fear tactic from the right trying to keep the military industrial complex fully funded with taxpayer money. The Muslim scare is all but finished, so they need a new country to stop us from questioning why the American military is the largest on the planet even though we have no enemy to match us.

    There is no arms race. There is no other country that will attempt to engage America in a war, as it may assure the end of everyone on the planet. We are the top of the military food chain with no one in sight, living on a land mass that no one would even attempt to invade. It's all a game for suckers as the right wing bray for followers that believe they are more manly than left wingers. They believe the only way to show their balls would be the make hardline claims that it will be them that will smash all nonexisting opposing forces that are waiting at America's gates. Fact is, no country is waiting at our gates.

    Again I ask them... aren't you tired of being afraid of shadows?
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    Re: Google map mystery of giant lines spotted by satellite in Gobi desert (in China)

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not really. The economic relations between the US and China are not one-sided by any means. They need us as much as we need them.
    Today, yes. But they're working on changing that.

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    Re: Google map mystery of giant lines spotted by satellite in Gobi desert (in China)

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Today, yes. But they're working on changing that.
    Doesn't seem like it, at least anytime soon. Their economy is still largely an export-based market.

    And you have yet to address your erroneous belief that China = "pure Communism."
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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