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Old 04-29-2004, 09:34 AM   #16
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al qaeda is being pursued throughout the middle east and south-east asia... tensions between israel and palestine are at an all time high with sharon saying that arafat was not off limits... iraq... afgahanistan... civil strife in thailand and indonesia... tensions between the kurds and the turks... disease and abject poverty has made africa a ticking time bomb... constant assasination attempts on musharraf leaves a nuclear power a well placed bomb away from potentialy falling into the hands of islamic fundamentalists... and we haven't even touched on korea, china-taiwan and pakistan-india...

if we aren't already in WWIII, we're a lot close than most would think...
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Old 04-29-2004, 09:36 AM   #17
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I think they are more anti bush than anti american, they think he is a liar and mr. bush dosn't behave like a honest man.
Many think Mr. Bush talks about christianity but starts war for money.
Of course this is bad for the credibility of the US and at the moment you're right, because of that some say "whatever he does, he is guilty until proven innocent"
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Klaus you are naive to think it is all Bush. People have hated us for as long as I can remember, regardless of who is in power.
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Klaus you are naive to think it is all Bush. People have hated us for as long as I can remember, regardless of who is in power.
Not even close to this extent. Bush has exponentially accelerated the hate factor in his 4 years of office.
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There is no possibility of world war today. There is no prospect of world war in the future. The nuclear option has prevented the stronger nations from declaring war on eachother and the threat from terrorists themselves is nowhere near as large as Nazi Germany was during WWII.
I love how people still believe that holding nuclear weapons brings peace. I think you're being a little too naive.
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I love how people still believe that holding nuclear weapons brings peace. I think you're being a little too naive.
I think over 50 years of history is not being a little too naive.
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Then why is there such a big fuss over North Korea and Iraq (both presumably having nuclear weapons) and are there worries over the situation between India and Pakistan (known to have nuclear weapons)?
While a nuclear weapon was only used once (WW II, or rather, twice in that war) it does not automatically mean that it equals bringing peace.

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In the context of world war and the willingness or desire of a superpower to engage in world war, nukes keep the peace.

Does this mean everyone should have one? No.
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I think over 50 years of history is not being a little too naive.
A fairly short time in the grand scheme of things don't you think?
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Nukes haven't been around much longer...
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Old 04-29-2004, 12:35 PM   #26
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Nukes haven't been around much longer...
That's my point, we're still amateurs when it comes to this stuff. I think 50 years it too short of a time span to qualify this idea.
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while saying that the most destructive weapons known to man "keep the peace" is a a bit of an oxymoron, the reluctance to launch a full scale nuclear war, thus destroying the planet, is the main reason why the Cold War never escalated into a full scale shooting war...
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We survived the Reagan years didn't we....
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Well the most likely scenario is a full on 'war of civilizations' (Christianity vs Islam), something that a few lunatic commentators actually seem to welcome.

I think it's happening right now, so yes, I agree with Ouizy.

But 'World War' is a tad misleading as term. I expect either a nuclear holocaust or another Cold War, only worse.

Constant war is inevitable the further on we go, as oil WILL start to become scarcer. That is to say, incapable of fully meeting demand.

Maybe somebody has a magical energy cure waiting in the wings. I sure hope so.
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