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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Well, I consider the Islamic World in general to be monolithic, and therefore a great power.
    But as far as I was aware, that is incorrect. Some things the various radical Islamic groups may agree on, but by no means all. Thus "monolithic" is incorrect, IMO.

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

    The chance of a new global war is unlikely but possible along civilizational lines.

    As for the 'war on terror' its a ...(blank)... war.

    you know one of those wars... when one power vastly out powers a small group of people who defer to alternative tactics to have a fighting chance.

    Anyways, it doesn't actually count as a global war.

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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.
    Nah.. Thats just paranoid fear based on a relatively small attack on two relatively meaningless buildings in a big world.

    I think the Muslims arguments on the other side of the coin are much more convincing when the Christian world constantly wages war against them, kill their wifes/husbands and kids and try to force on them their ideology.

    The global militan Islam stuff is just a delusion created by the elite in the US to smash the will of their own people and grab as much power as they can.
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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    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).
    In which scenarios do you think the relations between any of them could deteriorate to such a level that they would engage in war and risk nuclear destruction?

    The only scenario I see as possible is that when(because it will) the world runs our of resources and when(because it will) ecological disasters hit, it might become possible that relations could deteriorate significantly and perhaps in addition to global humanitarian disaster, also create global war.

    Even if the US refuse to change while Europe and China and other prepare for a different future, I dont believe ideological war will happen to force participants to follow their ideological belief.
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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    if anything, there will probably just be another cold war like situation between major powers

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    In which scenarios do you think the relations between any of them could deteriorate to such a level that they would engage in war and risk nuclear destruction?
    If China makes a serious push to take over Siberia, a war could result that could go nuclear. If Russia decides to reignite the Cold War and reassert its control over Eastern Europe by turning off the gas, tensions between the US and Russia would increase dramatically and might eventually result in a global war. But I don't think it's likely to happen. China will probably come to own Siberia through relatively peaceful means, and Russia won't be able to exert its influence over Eastern Europe for much longer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra
    The only scenario I see as possible is that when(because it will) the world runs our of resources and when(because it will) ecological disasters hit, it might become possible that relations could deteriorate significantly and perhaps in addition to global humanitarian disaster, also create global war.
    The world is not going to run out of resources anytime soon. That's just silly, and shows a lack of understanding for how economics and/or technological progress works.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra
    Even if the US refuse to change

    Are you really 25? Because you sound like you're about 14.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra
    while Europe and China and other prepare for a different future,
    I haven't heard of any European or Chinese politicians of any stature who share your "THE WORLD IS DOOMED RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11" mentality. Could it be that you just made that up, in yet another lame attempt to bash the United States?
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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    This is just a thread coming as a response to being in this thread.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/milita...ond-world.html

    The thread is turning into several debates about possibilities of war and future of the military of different states.

    So, I am just asking if you believe there is a possibility of global war(war between 2 or more of the 7 biggest powers).
    Included in that is not war between any of the big powers against either North Korea and Iran if anyone just might consider them among the 7(which they arent).

    So...
    A Russian General has stated his wanting of Russia to join with China and other countries to for a Globally Geographically Strategic Alliance.

    He said that Total War is the only way to stop the U.S. from it's influence on all of Mankind.

    I have always predicted a blindsided attack on the U.S. by China for many reasons, in the future, and now I believe it will be a joint attack by China/Russia when they have lulled the U.S. to feel secure.

    That same Russian General has publicly stated his belief that the U.S. Government's story for 9/11 is a fairytale and it was a staged event to change U.S. policies.
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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    As long as there are fools willing to challenge the USA and its allies' superiority, there is always the possibility.

    To rule a war out would be unreasonable, as it would deny the existence of irrational people (and leaders).
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    Re: Do you believe in the possibility of a new global war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Nah.. Thats just paranoid fear based on a relatively small attack on two relatively meaningless buildings in a big world.
    I think the Muslims arguments on the other side of the coin are much more convincing when the Christian world constantly wages war against them, kill their wifes/husbands and kids and try to force on them their ideology.

    The global militan Islam stuff is just a delusion created by the elite in the US to smash the will of their own people and grab as much power as they can.
    We should drop a bomb on Mecca, maybe it will ease our paranoia.......

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

    Quote Originally Posted by finebead View Post
    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?
    No, I was just pointing out that the fact that we spend more on military than the other top spenders is a meaningless fact unless you look at the big picture.

    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.
    Yeah, and you know why that is? Because we have such a huge-ass military. Nobody would dare attack us, except some crazy terrorists who don't actually represent any country.

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