Thankfully, the people in charge are aware of what would be the consequences of such a war, unlike a certain person in this thread.
Originally Posted by Permalost
Which, again has nothing to do with the AA system. Sigh.
Originally Posted by Mr. Machette
But, I'm kind of curious how effective would the newer Russian systems be in a conflict like this. Especially the S300.
So their demonstrably impotent AA system has nothing to do with their AA system?
Originally Posted by Nefron
Do you even think before you post?
Good points being made here on all sides....except dickhead.
Originally Posted by adskibullus
Nice copy and paste without citation...and you cherry picked at that.
Though it lasted a mere 400 years, no empire was larger than the one the comparatively-small island nation of Great Britain was able to maintain until fairly recently. How big was it? At its zenith in 1922, the British Empire held sway over nearly half a billion people (a fifth of the world�s population at the time) and covered more than 13 million square miles (almost a quarter of the Earth�s total land area)! Not bad for a country slightly smaller than the state of Oregon. In fact, at one point the sun never set on the British Empire, not because God couldn�t trust an Englishman in the dark, but because of its global reach (with colonies and possessions on every continent�including, believe it or not, Antarctica). Alas, all good things must come to an end, and that end came in the twentieth century, when two World Wars drained England financially, making it cheaper to dissolve her empire than keep it. Of course, once they lost India in 1947 it was all over; except for a couple of small possessions (the aforementioned Falkland Islands and a few islands scattered around the globe), the sun really has set on the British Empire. Its most important possession remains Gibraltar, the gateway to the Mediterranean, and one that is supposed to remain in British hands as long as its population of Barbary Macaques�a type of obnoxious monkey�remains on the peninsula. Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-most-i...#ixzz2eRm1C0PP
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By AA system I meant individual weapons system, like say Buk or Tunguska. In your post you implied that the attack Israel carried out has something to do with the quality of the systems Syria bought, not their whole air defense network.
Originally Posted by Mr. Machette
An attack like that is very hard to stop. Serbian attack aircraft were flying a shitload of sorties during complete NATO air superiority. They only stopped when their runways were completely destroyed. Does that make NATO impotent? Of course not. Hint: It has something to do with the profile of these strikes.
And Israelis are crazy, you have to give them props.
Last edited by Nefron; 9/09/2013 8:24pm at .
The link provided above has a pretty good string of comments and is worth a read.
I've been a bit harsh on adskibullus. Only because of his butchering of history.
The US is in decline. With technology moving fast and the world shrinking accordingly, the stage is getting smaller. It's a matter of time until we've spent ourselves into ruin unless our general ***** populace pulls its collective head out of ass. Sadly, that's not likely to happen until financial collapse, at which point the world will need a new currency.
Then the **** may truly hit the fan.
While I agree we need to get some **** in order we are not on the brink like people want to believe. Our Debt to GDP is a little high at ~75% but we are in a rescission with that number. 40 something % of that debt is held by China and Japan. We are currently the 36th most in debt nation. We have come back from much worse the great depression we hit 112% of GDP. All and all the sky is falling bullshit sells but the US is fine.
Originally Posted by hungryjoe
75% is a little high?
Originally Posted by goodlun
36th most in debt nation? Bullshit statistic and you know it. California alone has more debt than many if not most countries you want to include in the 'has more than the US' debt to GDP column.
Glass half full and all that is it?
WWII brought us out of the last major mess. That thing called the Great Depression.
Let's wait another ten to twenty and see who's selling bullshit.
Nearing $17,000,000,000,000 with no check on spending in sight.
Yeah, the US is doing just fine. Have another drink of the kool aid.
Last edited by hungryjoe; 9/09/2013 10:51pm at .
This is a straw man. Notice how you took what he said, spun into something to fit your argument and then ignored where he said "we are not on the brink like people want to believe."
Originally Posted by hungryjoe
Nowhere in his post did he say "the US is doing just fine." **** he agreed we need to fix some of our own ****.
You spilled some of that "doom and gloom" kool-aide on your keyboard.
Amusing dickwaving thread, chaps. There's just one thing that I would like to add to it. To assume that Russian ICBM's are non-functional, won't even make it to their targets, or will all get shot down in a hypothetical US-Russian war ... is more than a bit foolhardy. Especially since a mere dozen hits on population centres will give even the US something to think about ... and the Russians have thousands of them. Why do I give a **** if Americans think that they can really "win" a nuclear exchange with Russia? Because the fallout, even if it really is only Russia getting hit, will be so bad that a little thing called "Nuclear Winter" would make things suck for ALL of us. Please rethink your opinions on this matter.
Yet, you still join in.
Originally Posted by BCS
Are you kidding? You have a bunch of posters arguing about a hypothetical and you are scared?
There's just one thing that I would like to add to it. To assume that Russian ICBM's are non-functional, won't even make it to their targets, or will all get shot down in a hypothetical US-Russian war ... is more than a bit foolhardy. Especially since a mere dozen hits on population centres will give even the US something to think about ... and the Russians have thousands of them. Why do I give a **** if Americans think that they can really "win" a nuclear exchange with Russia? Because the fallout, even if it really is only Russia getting hit, will be so bad that a little thing called "Nuclear Winter" would make things suck for ALL of us. Please rethink your opinions on this matter.
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