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  •  who may invade us? (3+ / 0-)
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    I don't see any weapons able to reach us but today they're far more ways to do damage.  Our lack of infrastructure security through the Internet could be one way.  Actually it could be many take your pick of several utilities companies.    

    •  China probably. How much military hardware (1+ / 0-)
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      is manufactured that?  If they were smart they'd have installed a kill switch, turning our military machines into junk, allowing them to sweep in.

      Oh, and "Wolverines!"

      Obama: self-described Republican; backed up by right-wing policies

      by The Dead Man on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 05:43:19 AM PDT

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      •  China doesn't, so far as I know, sell (1+ / 0-)
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        military equipment to the US. Indeed, US and Chinese military equipment aren't even compatible.

        "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

        by Australian2 on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 09:16:38 AM PDT

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      •  a scenario that's been explored (0+ / 0-)

        A blogger who spent all of last year writing about this stuff offered a five-part scenario along the line of your suggestion:

        How It Could Happen, Part One

        Most models are wrong, but some are useful.

        This space intentionally left blank.

        by etbnc on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 01:38:47 PM PDT

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        •  Do note (1+ / 0-)
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          that Greer (said blogger) never envisions China invading the U.S., merely defeating us in an offshore colonial encounter and causing the dollar to nosedive and the economy to collapse.  Ultimately, he still sees us as cutting our own throats by finally admitting that we can't hold a Union of such disparate factions together and disbanding into regional alliances.

          •  Indeed (0+ / 0-)

            I didn't want to bother with the spoiler alert, so I described it as "along the line of"...

            To me the shift of global political influence is more interesting than the invasion factor.


            Most models are wrong, but some are useful.

            by etbnc on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 07:28:39 PM PDT

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