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do you want a WW3?
Posted 2/24/16 , edited 2/24/16
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redokami wrote:
IMO , a WW3 would be insanely huge and devastating , considering...ya know, nukes.
but, at this point in time I think something needs to be done, people are out of control -im looking at you middle east and north korea- and it is just getting worse. also, everyone is just itching to set off their bombs, cough usa Russia iran NK -
it can only be a standoff for so long before someone does something


Actually, despite all the doom and gloom on the news we are in one of the most peaceful points in human history.



With the globalization of the modern world it just isn't in anyone's interest to start the sort of full scale country v country type wars. Everyone's economy is too intimately linked these days. You would have to be nuts and be the head of a country where every member of the population is also nuts. Seeing as your entire country's infrastructure and economy would be obliterated over the course of a weekend.

Sure, Best Korea(tm) is unhinged, but they're unhinged to maintain power over their own people. If they ever actually took a real step towards attacking anyone the world would roll over them like a gnat.

As for terrorism. Sure, it sounds scary but numbers wise its utterly insignificant compared to the kind of shit the human race use to get up too.
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I enjoy being able to watch anime, but if WW3 does break out I dont mind going Wolverines style on invaders. Anyone with me?


Mate a world wide war these days would only start because the US got sick of China's bullshit or vice versa. I am not sure who to cheer for in that scenario. The US ain't perfect, far from it in fact. But China is a country rife with human rights violations, a cripplingly incompetent government , and the short sighted polices that have utterly ruined their international reputation.

I suppose I would cheer for the Americans seeing as they are right there. But at the same time I would likely not seeing as in a US vs China scenario my country would likely become the battlefield since Canada is basically right between the two. And from that perspective they'd both be the invaders. And I and the rest of the CAF are badass but we couldn't even hope to take on those kind of odds.
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Well I guess I could be part of the signals corps. Against fully trained soldiers I'd just be another target dummy so no use putting me there this is assuming mandatory drafts which I believe would be implemented in my country. Our nation would be pretty screwed if it was China/Russia vs. USA and allies.
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Posted 2/24/16
Who would say yes to this?
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Mate a world wide war these days would only start because the US got sick of China's bullshit or vice versa. I am not sure who to cheer for in that scenario. The US ain't perfect, far from it in fact. But China is a country rife with human rights violations, a cripplingly incompetent government , and the short sighted polices that have utterly ruined their international reputation.


Well, the US and China have an economic suicide pact with each other. Which is why they ignore each other's shit to begin with. How far do you think a declaration of war from the US would get in congress once the US population realized it meant no more iPhones? >.>

As for going Wolverines, nah. I already have PTSD thanks, I'd just slit my wrists now and save someone the trouble.
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Ranwolf wrote:
Mate a world wide war these days would only start because the US got sick of China's bullshit or vice versa. I am not sure who to cheer for in that scenario. The US ain't perfect, far from it in fact. But China is a country rife with human rights violations, a cripplingly incompetent government , and the short sighted polices that have utterly ruined their international reputation.


Well, the US and China have an economic suicide pact with each other. Which is why they ignore each other's shit to begin with. How far do you think a declaration of war from the US would get in congress once the US population realized it meant no more iPhones? >.>

As for going Wolverines, nah. I already have PTSD thanks, I'd just slit my wrists now and save someone the trouble.


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Ranwolf wrote:
Mate a world wide war these days would only start because the US got sick of China's bullshit or vice versa. I am not sure who to cheer for in that scenario. The US ain't perfect, far from it in fact. But China is a country rife with human rights violations, a cripplingly incompetent government , and the short sighted polices that have utterly ruined their international reputation.


Well, the US and China have an economic suicide pact with each other. Which is why they ignore each other's shit to begin with. How far do you think a declaration of war from the US would get in congress once the US population realized it meant no more iPhones? >.>

As for going Wolverines, nah. I already have PTSD thanks, I'd just slit my wrists now and save someone the trouble.


Don't know mate, sometimes people do funny things when shit hits the fan. A certain man with a Charlie Chaplin mustache once convinced his homeland a war that ended up with tens of millions dead was a good idea.
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I don't think you guys realize that if ww3 happens, it'll all be over in 1 month. Everything will literally be off the table, no rules, no treaties. So Russia, N. Korea, China, the US, Iran, and whoever else has a nuke will go trigger happy. You'll either be dead, mutated, or living underground for the rest of your and your grand-grand children's lives.

I think the smart humans would hop on the shuttle to the space station like in 100.
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I hope this is just some sort of attempt at being edgy.

Honestly, a small war between just a couple of parties is horrible. War that spans large numbers of countries across the entire world is hellish, and it is nothing to desire. I don't understand how some of you people could see it as desirable.

The OP points out the middle east and the DPRK, and while some bad things have certainly happened in those areas, they aren't the only ones capable of it. Terrible things happen in the US and other countries, too; for some of those things, people think they are fine or justified in some instances or aren't aware of them in others. Even in cases when people know the atrocities that occur here, I never hear someone suggesting that bombings or wars are the answer. To suggest such a thing is barbaric. War is a dirty, inefficient, and sloppy thing. It punishes the innocent and the guilty alike - often, it punishes the innocent even more.
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No but I want the stock market to crash so hard that the system has to start over from scratch
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Yeah fuck it why not?
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Ranwolf wrote:
Don't know mate, sometimes people do funny things when shit hits the fan. A certain man with a Charlie Chaplin mustache once convinced his homeland a war that ended up with tens of millions dead was a good idea.


True, but he also wasn't having his economy propped up by foreign investment and providing cheap manufacturing labour to the very people he started a fight with. Its pretty hard to recreate Nazi Germany in a modern sense due both to the modern global economy and abundance of access to information. Wars also simply aren't fought that way anymore either.

North Korea is about the only one making a go at Germany 2.0 and it's basically a military dictatorship leading Chris from Family Guy through a series of theme park attractions in front of a camera. Sure, they put on a good show for their people but if they ever made a real misstep against a neighbour China or Russia might just roll over them before the US even gets involved.

Modern warfare is based pretty much entirely on the ability to project force and no one on the planet does that better than the US ( like it or not ). China can't fight a land war with America. Nor could it fight an air or sea war with America. Nevermind allied forces that would become involved.

Sure, nukes are a concern, but the doctrine of mutually assured destruction has kept that in check and will continue to do so. These days if you launched a nuke it would barely make it out of the silo before the rest of the world ensured your country was a glowing parking lot. No one actually wants a nuclear war. Because its a death sentence the moment you press that button and dictators like their power and luxury.

The most realistic nuclear threat in the modern world is terrorists setting off an unsophisticated dirty bomb. Which, yes, would be awful, but the damage would pretty limited.
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I think anyone who WANTS war is an idiot and hasn't experienced enough conflict in their life, or have experienced too much and are broken because of it. Something does need to be done, but it's not any one country or people's that are out of control, it's society in general. In undeveloped, developing, and completely industrialized countries there are people who take extremist actions and refuse to follow order, people that bring with them anarchy.

World War 3 will probably end up looking a lot different than previous wars, because it may not be centered around specific countries this time, but terrorism. I'll leave it to your imaginations, just how bad the "War on Terror" could become, and what methods might be used to subdue the populace to root out the rabble, needless to say that it will probably impact every person on the planet.

I don't really want to know what it's going to look like, and I also feel like it's totally inevitable. I can only hope it somehow gets put off for the rest of my life span, so I never have to know.
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Posted 2/25/16

redokami wrote:

IMO , a WW3 would be insanely huge and devastating , considering...ya know, nukes.
but, at this point in time I think something needs to be done, people are out of control -im looking at you middle east and north korea- and it is just getting worse. also, everyone is just itching to set off their bombs, cough usa Russia iran NK -
it can only be a standoff for so long before someone does something


I am so glad you were neither alive or in a position of political power and responsibility during the Cold War. There has never been a period in history that didn't contain tensions between nations and people and this will likely remain true for the foreseeable future. You don’t burn a house to the ground because it has a few mouldy patches.
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