Where Should the Next War be Staged ?

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Re: Where Should the Next War be Staged ?

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You'd have to modify the human genome to annul war altogether and then, paradoxically, there is no certainty human intelligence wouldn't be detrimentally affected in the process. We'd be screwed both ways unless we use our so far acquired intelligence to avoid war in favor of competition which may highlight a winner but isn't detrimental to the loser who may win next time. Make war a sport on all fronts of human endeavor.
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Tegularius wrote: July 2nd, 2021, 5:27 pm You'd have to modify the human genome to annul war altogether and then, paradoxically, there is no certainty human intelligence wouldn't be detrimentally affected in the process. We'd be screwed both ways unless we use our so far acquired intelligence to avoid war in favor of competition which may highlight a winner but isn't detrimental to the loser who may win next time. Make war a sport on all fronts of human endeavor.
Aren't most sports, especially team sports, a form of warfare :?:

A long, long, time ago there was a TV movie and the premise was that World Leaders had decided that war was too expensive, and they therefore agreed to accept the best fighter each nation had - In this movie it was one on one {ie. Russia vs. the USA} and they would accept that who ever one the contest {it was to the death} would be declared winner and his nation the winner of the war. I don't remember the ending but both nations cheated during the contest, illegally trying help their warrior win.

I guess you might call it a dystopian sci-fi movie - Interesting concept :idea:
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UniversalAlien wrote: July 2nd, 2021, 8:51 pm
Tegularius wrote: July 2nd, 2021, 5:27 pm You'd have to modify the human genome to annul war altogether and then, paradoxically, there is no certainty human intelligence wouldn't be detrimentally affected in the process. We'd be screwed both ways unless we use our so far acquired intelligence to avoid war in favor of competition which may highlight a winner but isn't detrimental to the loser who may win next time. Make war a sport on all fronts of human endeavor.
Aren't most sports, especially team sports, a form of warfare :?:
Certainly it is which is the reason it's so over-the-top popular; no casualties but still proving superiority in terms of skill and force over the opposing team. It's a much ameliorated version of the Roman games and its supposed superiority over nature itself by killing as many animals as possible in the arena.
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NATIONAL SECURITY
With No Parades And Little Ceremony, America's Longest War Draws To A Close


With little fanfare, the last major U.S. military base in Afghanistan has been handed over to the Afghans.

Another great American war ended :!: - True, not as much death as Vietnam but the 'so called' enemy is soon set to take over like in Vietnam
- But why by cynical :?: - Just think of all the MONEY that was made by defense industries and the stock holders in these defense
industries and cheer-up. And most of the warriors in this war were voluntary - so forget the collateral damage "War is Peace" :!:

So where should we bring the war machine next :?: We already have a border and drug war with Mexico and with the fall of
"the great wall of Trump", why don't we heat up the border war with Mexico?

Too much Mexican slave labor will be lost to pick the farm crops you say?

OK, I give up, you tell me, where should the next for profit war be staged :?:
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UniversalAlien wrote: July 3rd, 2021, 3:12 pmAfghanistan has been handed over to the Afghans ...

Another great American war ended ... True, not as much death as Vietnam but the 'so called' enemy is soon set to take over like in Vietnam
- But why by cynical ... Just think of all the MONEY that was made by defense industries and the stock holders in these defense
industries and cheer-up. And most of the warriors in this war were voluntary - so forget the collateral damage
Sad to say, but you nailed it.

The US could have easily defeated Middle Eastern terrorism groups and improved its economic position if it responded differently to the WTC disaster.

What Bush should have done is shift away from oil to renewable energy, depleting the money and power of Al Qaeda and its successors. It would take time but it would ultimately put the US at the forefront of the energy revolution, using cheaper energy gained from the Sun and inside the Earth to increase their economic advantage over China at the time.

The US would have saved trillions, massively boosted its soft power, and it could have held a dominant position in sustainable energy that China has enjoyed with manufacturing.

But GWB was an oil man and Cheney was a Halliburton man.
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My prediction: in Haiti, the US againstColumbia, ostensibly due to assassination there.
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AverageBozo wrote: July 11th, 2021, 1:05 pm My prediction: in Haiti, the US againstColumbia, ostensibly due to assassination there.
No, the US already has a war with and/or against Columbia over drugs {mainly coke} - Maybe half the Columbian military is fighting to stamp out the world wide Columbian drug cartels and maybe the other half is working with them to expand the cartels power, like in Mexico :roll:

It's really a world war which you can date back to American 'Prohibition' of the early 20th Century when these aholes outlawed all drinking alcohol and by so doing created the modern underworld which is gaining more strength with the current war on drugs.

But don't worry all sides are making money in these wars, which apparently is the prime objective. The fact that many people are dying and rotting away in jail because of this, is, to them 'collateral damage' :!:
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Yes, yes, yes, all that is true, but now the US has an excuse to go infantry against infantry, artillery against artillery, tanks against tanks like the Gulf of Tonkin affair that launched US expansion in Vietnam.

Now that I reconsider, this war would take place in Columbia on top of the drug war.
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No, it’s going to be in Cuba!
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AverageBozo wrote: July 12th, 2021, 12:56 pm No, it’s going to be in Cuba!
They already tried Cuba way back in the 1960s and it failed.

But have faith, with Donald Trump, the last and current President of the Confederate States of America {CSA}, still claiming he won the last American election, and with his ability to turn the Republican party into his own private cartel, most white Americans and Russians can look forward to Trump's dream to replay the American Civil War with the White South winning over the country and possibly the beginning of a new era of slavery - The current Republican cartel instituting voter suppression laws in the US to stop blacks and liberals from voting is part of the plan. You see we don't have to go anywhere for the next war - Give Trump a chance and we will have it right here in the USA :!: The January 6 attack on the Capital was just the beginning of the plan :!:

- QAnon II, {Agent Provocateur} and Trump loyalist
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