How many countries do we have to attack to be considered a World War?

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    In the last 5 years we've either attacked or been at war with Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen.

    Timeline of United States military operations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I used the 5 year period to avoid the hypsensitive reaction of the hyperpartisans, as this period includes different levels of power held by both parties.


    So if 6 countries in 5 years isn't enough, what kind of number would you think is accurate?
     
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    We have been In a World War against terrorism since 2001. Terrorists recognize no borders so neither should we.
     
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    Still seems pretty regional to me, to be a world war it would have to be a continental conflict involving every military power. As yet it is mostly just us blowing up people and things.
     
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    Well i guess, the top of Afghanistan to the bottom of Somalia is an enormous area.
     
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    The War on Terrorism has always been a World War

    The entire world has a stake in it
     
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    That's a good answer, we have an ongoing world war.


    One that's been going on for over 10 years with no end in sight, yikes.
     
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    heck..................those innocent, peaceful, occupied, oppressed islamists have been at war with us for over thirty years...............

    our response has been a bit late, and thankfully restrained...........

    world war ? hysterical
     
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    So what's the number in your mind?

    Attack 10 countries in 10 years?

    More?
     
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    The US has fought dozens of local little wars, sometimes at the same time. This is no different.
    So a big FAIL to you and your narco-libertarian buds. Now go smoke some pot.
     
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    Rabbi doing what he does best, trying to turn a logical discussion into slap-fighting, hair-pulling and tantrum throwing.

    Go back to supporting RomneyCare and single payer Gingrich on another thread please.
     

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