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Subject: If Earth Was Attacked
L4zyB0i    3/9/2006 4:32:29 PM
How many men can some of the larger nations draft and arm to resist an invasion? China, US, Russia, India, EU all seem to be capapble of putting up quite a fight, and any invasion would likely be highly disadvantaged numbers wise. Its really hard to take enough soldiers from your planet to attack one lightyears away that can arm 100 million plus soldiers. So first off, how many soldiers does the world have in its armed forces right now while we are mostly all at peace? Secondly, how many could we equip to fight? Although there hasnt been another world war to show us the Earth's industrial might, we must have at least doubled what we were capable of producing during the 40's right? The US in its 4 years of total war in WW2 built close to 300,000 combat aircraft. Granted, planes have gotten more complicated and more expensive, but their capability's have also taken a quantum leap. Would we win with sheer numbers alone if we united to defend our planet?
 
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Ehran    RE:If Earth Was Attacked    3/9/2006 7:51:06 PM
numbers don't count for all that much anymore. providing more targets to the enemy to be destroyed is only rarely a good tactical option. given the tech gap between them and the very best equiped of us it's pretty much going to be a case of doing what they want where when and how they want.
 
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buzzard    RE:If Earth Was Attacked    3/10/2006 9:42:40 AM
"numbers don't count for all that much anymore. providing more targets to the enemy to be destroyed is only rarely a good tactical option. given the tech gap between them and the very best equiped of us it's pretty much going to be a case of doing what they want where when and how they want." Aww, come on all we gotta do is send up Jeff Goldblum in a stolen spaceship with a Mac laptop and the aliens are screwed. No problem right? I saw it in a movie so it must be true. buzzard
 
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AlbanyRifles    RE:If Earth Was Attacked    3/10/2006 9:45:17 AM
I thought the secret was to play Slim Whitman music really loud!
 
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Nanheyangrouchuan    RE:If Earth Was Attacked...Here's a conspiracy theory   3/16/2006 12:21:50 AM
SARS and bird flu are multinational secret programs to weed out aliens who are vulnerable to earth viruses.
 
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andyf    RE:If Earth Was Attacked...Here's a conspiracy theory   3/17/2006 10:44:08 AM
SARs and bird flu are alien bio-weapons. how that grab ya/
 
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smitty237    RE:If Earth Was Attacked...Here's a conspiracy theory   3/24/2006 12:57:23 AM
I hate to spoil the fun and take such a thread seriously, but here goes. Everyone assumes that the aliens will be a lot more technologically advanced than we are and will brush aside our military defenses in mere minutes. While it would certainly have to be true that in order to reach Earth they would have to hundreds of years ahead of us in space propulsion technology, that doesn't necessarily mean that they will be more advanced in military technology. For all we know, we humans may be uniquely advanced in warfare technology and our ability to wage war. Hypothetical alien races may be particularly fragile or vulnerable to nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons. Their inability to adapt quickly to our "primitive" technology could be their downfall. "War of the Worlds" and "Independence Day" were only movies, but made some good points. Our planet may be too toxic for alien races, and any technology, even an advanced one, has its weaknesses that can be exploited. We may not be as helpless as we think we are.
 
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Mex101    RE:If Earth Was Attacked...Here's a conspiracy theory   3/31/2006 3:41:37 PM
What IF we are the Smartist and most advanced? We don't know and we can't rule that out, but such thoughs make for boreing sci fci movies and shows
 
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AussieEngineer    RE:If Earth Was Attacked...Here's a conspiracy theory   4/1/2006 5:30:36 AM
Anyone thought of orbital bombardment. We would be pretty defenseless against that sort of thing.
 
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fullamongo    Smitty   4/1/2006 7:57:05 AM
Reminds me of the 2 aliens in the simpsons, kang and kodos, taking over the world with a plank with a nail in it. (its all homers fault)
 
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AussieEngineer    RE:Smitty   4/1/2006 6:43:19 PM
no no no, it was Lisa's fault, she wished for world peace.
 
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