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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2012, 05:38:28 PM »
Ultimately I have to disagree that MAD policy works with Islamofascists who welcome death. That is illogical, Captain.

AFA the rank and file goes, you are correct. However, something tells me that the higher-ups have probably gotten where they are by taking care of Numero-Uno so they may be a little bit less enthused about giving up the fleeting earthly wealth and power they have amassed in exchange for glorious eternal paradise.
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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2012, 05:48:09 PM »
Hopefully we won't find out.
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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2012, 05:54:30 PM »
I actually consider WW2 as the only true world war in modern history. Sure the others had Africa involved but those were strictly sideshows.
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2012, 06:00:37 PM »
I actually consider WW2 as the only true world war in modern history. Sure the others had Africa involved but those were strictly sideshows.

Ah. A contrarian point of view. (From Windy, no less ;) )

You make an interesting point.

From a truly global perspective WWII might have been the first. But I would consider the Cold War to fit into that category. While not a hot war, it was global and included hot elements.

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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2012, 09:24:42 PM »
lets be a little realistic here Gus.
the Arab masses may believe in the Koran.
the Arab leaders believe in power and they like to maintain it.
therefore MAD actually still works.
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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2012, 06:15:42 AM »
I will be honest with you...I don't know what the Arab leaders believe in.
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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2012, 06:28:44 AM »
lets be a little realistic here Gus.
the Arab masses may believe in the Koran.
the Arab leaders believe in power and they like to maintain it.
therefore MAD actually still works.

Iranians are Persians, not Arabs.

Their system of government is a theocracy.

You might want to read through this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/3642984/Will-the-12th-Imam-cause-war-with-Iran.html

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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2012, 09:29:07 AM »
Yeah that is what I meant with my last post above too. Call a Persian an Arab and be ready to fight. They find that very insulting. Which is racist in its own right, but a tangent here.
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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2012, 10:24:27 AM »
I know the difference.
I also know I dont really care.
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« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2012, 11:35:48 AM »
Some of the hottest women I have ever met are of Persian descent.
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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2012, 12:26:15 PM »
Some of the hottest women I have ever met are of Persian descent.

o rly???
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« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2012, 12:41:52 PM »
Yeah! Can't see the above BTW...I hope its an exotic bottle
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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2012, 01:33:42 PM »
Some of the hottest women I have ever met are of Persian descent.

Any of them named Randi??
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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2012, 03:48:32 PM »
Yeah! Can't see the above BTW...I hope its an exotic bottle

She's quite striking
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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2012, 04:09:58 PM »
Gus remarked that WWIII may be kicking of with Syria.

Personally I think we passed WWIII a long time ago and we're on five or six depending on how we count. To wit:
 
WWV - African Conflict(s) of the 1990s

Thoughts? Have I left anything out? Included too much?

The Second Congo War should probably be a stand-alone, and take the lead in that title, with the other conflicts playing supporting roles (like the Sino-Japanese 37-41, Spanish Civil and Italo-Ethiopian Wars played to WWII).

tl : dr - Eight nations, 25 armed groups (160k 'troops' under arms) and 5.4 million casualties is a laugh riot that can't be ignored.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Congo_War