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  • ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State

    20 5.63%
  • al Qaeda and all of the affiliates

    21 5.92%
  • Drug Cartels

    37 10.42%
  • Weapon proliferators

    81 22.82%
  • Russia

    38 10.70%
  • China

    27 7.61%
  • North Korea

    22 6.20%
  • Iran

    29 8.17%
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    Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    There are always many countries and organizations being talked about in the media, be it print, Internet or on T.V.

    Some of these foes are obviously worse than others, but that's for you to decide, ultimately.

    So, who is America's #1 foe?

    1) ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State
    2) al Qaeda and all of the affiliates
    3) Drug Cartels
    4) Weapon proliferators
    5) Russia
    6) China
    7) North Korea
    8) Iran
    9) Other, please specify

    After you have voted, please post why you chose what you chose.

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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    There are always many countries and organizations being talked about in the media, be it print, Internet or on T.V.

    Some of these foes are obviously worse than others, but that's for you to decide, ultimately.

    So, who is America's #1 foe?

    1) ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State
    2) al Qaeda and all of the affiliates
    3) Drug Cartels
    4) Weapon proliferators
    5) Russia
    6) China
    7) North Korea
    8) Iran
    9) Other, please specify

    After you have voted, please post why you chose what you chose.
    There is no one Numero Uno Foe. It is the system of international security that requires continuous national action with military means. this is much too expensive and the costs are climbing, will climb exceedingly over the next years. The system will not work much longer and there will be more and larger standoffs and increasingly nasty wars.

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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    New Zealand.
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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    New Zealand.
    A selection without explanation. Not very useful, eh? Why is New Zealand America's #1 foe on the world stage?

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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    There is no one Numero Uno Foe. It is the system of international security that requires continuous national action with military means. this is much too expensive and the costs are climbing, will climb exceedingly over the next years. The system will not work much longer and there will be more and larger standoffs and increasingly nasty wars.
    Which is among the current respected prognostications, yeah, however, I was speaking of Foe in a traditional sense - those who oppose and are a legitimate threat.

    My pick leans toward Russia. I know that China is incredibly dangerous too, but their economy still relies on the U.S. consuming its ****. The Russians on the other hand wouldn't really give two ****s if by taking down the U.S. that they go down too. They would be like pigs in fresh mud over the fact that they had finally taken the U.S. down. And don't be persuaded into believing that they aren't actively doing that very thing. They put out a very loud and alternative message than what the U.S. and The West does and it gobbles up the poor fools who are of weak mind and are easily seduced because they're gullible. Everyone knows that the U.S. is a no-go for invasion. Similarly, everyone knows that the way the U.S. can be taken down is by problems from within, you know, "We have met the enemy and he is Us." They have also been hacking, and not just the government but the banks, retail stores, technology companies and spreading all sorts of viruses and malware on the Internet. They have a large cadre of spies, agents and sleeper cells within CONUS. Russia is the slow knife that cuts the deepest IMO. They have the ability to be patient, even if the patience must last years. Putin wants the Soviet Union back, and he has called for crippling the U.S. from within before. He's former KGB, who undoubtedly did what most if not all of his coworkers and colleagues did too: think of ways to take down America. Russia is the only legitimate threat that has the ability to knock us the **** out. To deliver that crippling strategic surprise. IMO, of course

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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Why does Anerica have to have a 'foe'?

    There is the problem mainstream America, always looking for someone to attack.

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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Which is among the current respected prognostications, yeah, however, I was speaking of Foe in a traditional sense - those who oppose and are a legitimate threat.

    My pick leans toward Russia. I know that China is incredibly dangerous too, but their economy still relies on the U.S. consuming its ****. The Russians on the other hand wouldn't really give two ****s if by taking down the U.S. that they go down too. They would be like pigs in fresh mud over the fact that they had finally taken the U.S. down. And don't be persuaded into believing that they aren't actively doing that very thing. They put out a very loud and alternative message than what the U.S. and The West does and it gobbles up the poor fools who are of weak mind and are easily seduced because they're gullible. Everyone knows that the U.S. is a no-go for invasion. Similarly, everyone knows that the way the U.S. can be taken down is by problems from within, you know, "We have met the enemy and he is Us." They have also been hacking, and not just the government but the banks, retail stores, technology companies and spreading all sorts of viruses and malware on the Internet. They have a large cadre of spies, agents and sleeper cells within CONUS. Russia is the slow knife that cuts the deepest IMO. They have the ability to be patient, even if the patience must last years. Putin wants the Soviet Union back, and he has called for crippling the U.S. from within before. He's former KGB, who undoubtedly did what most if not all of his coworkers and colleagues did too: think of ways to take down America. Russia is the only legitimate threat that has the ability to knock us the **** out. To deliver that crippling strategic surprise. IMO, of course
    At present only a real mess-up or suicide mission of some dictator or another can mean any real threat to the US. This is changing, however. And we will see a situation, where the continuous wrangling of changing coalitions will become too complex to handle an therefore highly volatile.

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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    A selection without explanation. Not very useful, eh? Why is New Zealand America's #1 foe on the world stage?
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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Why does Anerica have to have a 'foe'?

    There is the problem mainstream America, always looking for someone to attack.
    It does not need a foe. The problem is that any society creates dangers for the inhabitants. If the order is not rigorously enforced the number of incidence climbs and will in time destroy the society in question. This is true of villages and of the global community. As nobody else has been able nor willing to enforce order, the US has taken the responsibility. All the US has to do is sit and wait. The problems come to it.

    This is not the way to do this long term. Security is the basic public good and should not be made by one citizen or group thereof. It must be made a communal job.

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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Why does Anerica have to have a 'foe'?

    There is the problem mainstream America, always looking for someone to attack.
    I didn't say that we needed one, but we have them nonetheless, which is what this thread is about. There's no point of arguing why we have enemies when those enemies are doing things to hurt us.

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