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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You really don't have to worry about Russia but a nuke or dirty placed in NY or LA by a rogue nation..........do I have to say more?
    What bearing do recent events have on that concern?

    Bad as it would be, even THAT wouldn't trigger WW3. We'd smash whoever did it flat, sure.

    If anything, MAD doctrine protects us better from such "rogue states" than it does major nations, as they have no hope of surviving the first round of escalation.

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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Tough crowd on this board.

    At the risk of having insults lobbed at me, I will say that I think the question in the poll isn't all that unreasonable given how unsettled some parts of this world are. We had 2 world wars in the last 100 years. It's not like he asked about the possibility of another virgin birth or sacrificing Christians to lions.

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    But the problem with the wars since WWII is that so few have the stomach to win them. And if somebody does win one, everybody jumps on the winner and demands they give everything back to the loser. The outcome of WWII for much of the world was a long and lasting peace because there were clear winners and losers and the winners had full license to call all the shots. So by use of overwhelming force, pulling no punches, and showing no mercy to the enemy, and accepting collateral damage as the wages of war, we brought Germany, Italy, Japan to unconditional surrender. And we could set the conditions by which they would get their countries back and we wound up with friends instead of ruthless enemies and nations that are an asset to the world instead of a danger to it. That's often what happens when wars are fought to win them.

    But since that time we fight politically correct wars with do's and don'ts and with no intention of bringing anybody to unconditional surrender. So the cost in blood and treasure for military and civilians alike is just as high but there are no winners. We just fight them for a time and then stop fighting them. And we leave more enemies, not friends, in the wake each time. Nobody can amass enough power at this time to take on the USA head on militarily. Or our allies knowing we will come to their defense. But they can engage in hit and run, sabotage, terrorist acts with virtual impunity knowing that we may strike back, but all they have to do is hunker down until PC kicks in and public opinion requires us to back off. And they then declare victory and go at it again.

    WWIII? We've probably been in it for quite some time now. But it is PC war on our side, and do whatever they can get away with on theirs.
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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    What bearing do recent events have on that concern?

    Bad as it would be, even THAT wouldn't trigger WW3. We'd smash whoever did it flat, sure.

    If anything, MAD doctrine protects us better from such "rogue states" than it does major nations, as they have no hope of surviving the first round of escalation.

    You ever hear of North Korea, Iran. Hamas, Talaban, etc.
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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You ever hear of North Korea, Iran. Hamas, Talaban, etc.
    Yes. All of which have been a pain in the ass in one way or another for decades.

    This whole "ZOMG WORLD WAR III IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER" garbage is alarmist nonsense, completely without merit.
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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You ever hear of North Korea, Iran. Hamas, Talaban, etc.
    NP, I'm assuming you don't know what a World War looks like do you? None of those countries, hell, all of those countries, couldn't start a World War...

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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Tough crowd on this board.

    At the risk of having insults lobbed at me, I will say that I think the question in the poll isn't all that unreasonable given how unsettled some parts of this world are. We had 2 world wars in the last 100 years. It's not like he asked about the possibility of another virgin birth or sacrificing Christians to lions.

    I'm also watching my spelling.
    We've also had zero in the last 60 years.
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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    We've also had zero in the last 60 years.
    I do have a question though; How does one define "World War"? If all that is require is to be engaged in armed conflict around the world, then couldn't one argue that the War on Terror is World War III? Do millions have to die before it get's that moniker?

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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    If all that's all that's required then the world is on like World War XIII or something by now.
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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    If all that's all that's required then the world is on like World War XIII or something by now.
    Ten million then? We haven't had one of those kind of wars since WW2.

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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You ever hear of North Korea, Iran. Hamas, Talaban, etc.
    Why, no, we foolish and uninformed people have never heard of any of those places or entities. We're too busy following our messiah, Barack Obama. All hail!
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