Greatest Threat in the Coming Century

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Greatest Threat in the Coming Century

  1. Russia, as always

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  2. An Emergent China

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  3. Global Terror

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    11.4%
  4. Domestic Issues

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  5. Other

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  1. Turboswede
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    Turboswede Very Metal

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    As a father with baby #2 on the way I have been giving a lot of thought lately to the challenges facing America over the next 92 years. In my analysis the greatest threat we still face is a global war against another industrial power. It may be that you can take the boy out of the cold war but you can’t take the cold war out of the boy.

    I still feel strongly that global terrorism is a threat on a local/regional level but does not pose a general threat to continued US hegemony. As the next 100 years will probably remove oil as the primary lubricant of capitalism, I can see the Middle East becoming less and less relevant politically over the next 50 years. While many people seem to lump Iran into the “terrorist threat” camp, I do appreciate the threat posed by a nuclear Iran and support exploring all options to limit their acquisition of nuclear weapons. Iran is also the only Middle Eastern country that possesses a significant indigenously developed industrial base (ex. Israel).

    Another significant issue will be the emergence of China as a true rival for US economic and then Military power. We have a lot of experience in dealing with Russia’s global aspirations but China is far more difficult. As we have employed China as a counter to Russia for the past 40 years we will probably need to develop a bond with India to counter China’s expansion of power.

    Anyway, does anyone have an opinion they would like to share with the group?
     
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    The three biggest threats are:

    China, China and... China.
     
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    let Me Second That

    china!!!!
     
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    Biggest threat is

    People with the intelligence of
    David David David.


    China is totally dependent on the United States, their economy is basically one in the same with our own
     
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    China already owns US. They won't attack US because it would lose them money.

    they are the biggest threat to our so called world dominance.
     
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    Greatest threat?

    Zombies.

    Why?

    I don't really know.

    But according to one famous movie about Zombies, why they're all so pissed off is apparently because it hurts to be dead.
     
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    This may be an illogical thought, but...

    I worry about some sort of enemy to the USA contaminating our drinking water. What a better way to posion millions of people, with what we use every day.

    Is that odd that I worry about that?
     
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    China isn't a threat to the United States until they come looking for all the money we owe them, then we've got a serious problem.

    The biggest threat, as I see it, to the United States in the near future is the federal government. This is not just because Obama will be President either, I'd have the same concerns if McCain had won. The federal government, and the executive branch in particular, is gaining more and more power at an alarming rate. These recent bailouts set a dangerous precedent, and our economy is headed for even rougher times ahead. Our government is no longer "for the people," the government is now looking out for itself and it's corporate friends. I have a feeling that our government is going to become more and more tyrannical as the years progress.
     
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    New World Order / One World Government
     
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    Same as it ever was, military industrial complex.
     

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