Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
Truth is not necessarily attained when you tire of SEARCHING!
Last edited by ttwtt78640; 07-09-12 at 08:50 PM.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Alaska is a massive state, and the real wealth of that state is scattered all over the place. Sure, they could conquer a few cities, but they would still own nothing. The Oil is on the North shore, the mineral wealth is all over, from the central part to the East border with Canada. The Agriculture is centered in the Matanuska Valley, and the fishing is all over, from Anchorage to Bethel, from the islands down the Panhandle and up the West Coast to the Arctic Circle.
How are they going to control all of that? Take the oil fields and Valdez, that still leaves over 800 miles of the main Alaska Pipeline and all the feder lines undefended.
That is why a smaller nation-states, even one as heavily populated as New Jersey (Germany), can't hope to have a reasonable chance to conquer and control a much larger one, like Alaska (Soviet Union).
Sure, they could take over the capitol, and the major city, but then what? There are hundreds of thousands of square miles that they do not control. And in the end, they really control nothing. Because in the case of Alaska, one is a governmental city, and the other is a sea port. The wealth of the state may pass through there, but it is not made there.
That is what you both totally fail to grasp. And that is what "battlefield in depth" means. Israel has no chance to take over, or even seriously hurt Iran. Heck, Tehran is barely within the absolute longest range of their aircraft, and all those are are fighters. And trust me, you are not going to do serious damage to a city with more population then the entire nation of Israel with a fighter strike.
And no, they are not going to Nuke them either. If they did not use nukes in the Yom Kippur War where they were almost destroyed, they are not going to use them now.
Major T. J. "King" Kong: Stay on the bomb run, boys! I'm gonna get them doors open if it harelips ever'body on Bear Creek!
No government agency has the right to force you to become part of their machine.
Just think if the department of [enter whatever department you hate the most] had a draft.
☮★☭★☭☮ Just a democratic-socialist in the heartland of America.
"Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression, and violence, and enjoy it to the full."
So no, **** the draft. I had to deal with ****bags who did volunteer, I'd hate to have to deal with ones who are forced to be there under threat of imprisonment.
And the Earth died screaming...
A draft is the last thing the vast majority of us who are actually in the military would ever want. I have no desire to lead and train people who didn’t choose to be there. And as others have said, we are too technology driven nowadays to make it practical.
But even aside from that, I do think it is tyrannical. If the People TRULY support a war a draft wouldn’t be needed. It would likely a take a full out invasion of the US to rise to that occasion, though.
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."~Carl Sagan