View Poll Results: Is there still risk of "global war"(between 2 or more of 7 large powers)

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Thread: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    I voted "Yes."

    My reasoning is that there will always be the possibility and/or risk of global war.

    It may be very small, but it's still there.
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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Not when you consider that we have more money than the top ten spenders put together.
    And think about the second spender on the list get a lot more money per dollar.
    Europe is illegally occupied by the US

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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    And think about the second spender on the list get a lot more money per dollar.
    I think you will find few who disagree with the statement "The US government is, in general, inefficient and corrupt."
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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    You're in a global war now, with Militant Islam, most people are in a creepy denial though.
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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    You're in a global war now, with Militant Islam, most people are in a creepy denial though.
    Thou hast ignored the addendum to the poll question, namely, "(between 2 or more of 7 large powers)".
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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    You're in a global war now, with Militant Islam, most people are in a creepy denial though.
    How much are they spending to attack us? What is the nature of their threat? What should our response be to that threat? What should it cost us to defend ourselves from the threat?

    We can't live in our budget. Why shouldn't defense spending be cut when we spent 8X the next highest spender in the world, China?

    Where is the Militant Islam army, navy, airforce? How will they attack, and how should we defend? Do we really need to spend 600 billion a year?

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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Not when you consider that we have more money than the top ten spenders put together.
    Are you saying we should size our military based on how much money we have, and not do a zero based budget exercise and assess the threats, and plan our responses, and size the military accordingly?

    From WWII, the military was sized to fight major wars on 2 fronts, europe and asia. In the late 80's, as Russia was shown not to be the super power our military industrial complex fooled the public into believing it was (and clearly our intel knew they couldn't even feed their people), the facade was dropped and we now plan to fight one major war. We chose not to continue to dump that much resource into a non existant threat.

    We need to do the same thing again, unless someone can show creditable evidence of a navy, air force army, or technology threat to our sovereignty. It doesn't exist.

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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    China is not involved in countless of conflicts at the same time.
    Good point. Why do you think they trade internationally like we do, they have a high need for natural resources like we do, and they are not involved in countless conflicts at the same time?

    To what extent does the size and offensive capability of the US military encourage its use, where other nations with less military capability deal with the world in other ways, diplomatic, or economic ways?

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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Thou hast ignored the addendum to the poll question, namely, "(between 2 or more of 7 large powers)".
    Well, I consider the Islamic World in general to be monolithic, and therefore a great power.

    In addition to that, you are right.
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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    It won't happen anytime soon. Relations between the US, Russia, and China are relatively good right now. Of course, if those relations deteriorate considerably, a global war could be a possibility (although still unlikely).
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