by godslabrat » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:10 pm
by Waleis » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:13 pm
by wise_owl » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:52 pm
by Smitty-48 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:01 pm
Waleis wrote:Symmetrical warfare is unlikely in a globalist world (where every nation is connected, that is)...but asymmetric warfare will become more effective, dangerous, and ubiquitous. This is a trend we are witnessing already.
by Waleis » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:00 pm
by Smitty-48 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:11 pm
Waleis wrote:If the major powers engage in a direct conflict, the carnage would be on par with the Thirty Years War. It would be game-changing, a la Peace of Westphalia. There's really no knowing (as far as I'm concerned) with what happens after that.
by Taliesin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:04 pm
Depends on whether you beleive in limited war, or not. There has long been a debate on how a conflict would play out, and whether it would actually be a total war, or whether the major powers would restrain themselves, to limit escalation.
For example, Britain and France went to war with Russia in 1854, to defend Turkey and it wasn't a total war, but when Britain and France went to war with Germany in 1914, it was. It may depend on what they are fighting over, why and where.
There have been limited wars between great powers and there have also been major wars that were peer on proxy, or proxy on proxy, as well.
by Smitty-48 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:18 am
by Dr. Strangelove » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:37 am
by Smitty-48 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:05 am
by Dr. Strangelove » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:32 am
by Mr_Noyes » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:50 am
Dr. Strangelove wrote:This entire global scheme of capitalism and globalism is an enormous evil. In the future, people will look back at our time, before the collapse, and scratch their heads at how stupidly obstinate we are. How we knowingly march our world into disaster without changing course, simply because everybody looks out for numero uno, and nobody wants to sacrifice for others. Vices have been propped up as virtues like a golden calf. Pretty soon, we too are going to get handed our sentence to wander around in the proverbial desert.
by Smitty-48 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:51 am
by Dr. Strangelove » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:56 am
by Smitty-48 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:02 am
Dr. Strangelove wrote:I think nations like Iran make the case for a need to implement internationally run BMD systems. That could have been implemented *with* Russia's help, which might have given a pretty good lead time on rolling the technology out. But instead, it was billed as an aggressive move against Moscow when they were down. Now we are down and they are going to make us pay for that.