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Poll: Americans Say World War III Likely
AP News ^ | Jul 23, 6:44 PM (ET) | WILL LESTER

Posted on 07/23/2005 5:05:59 PM PDT by Navydog

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are far more likely than the Japanese to expect another world war in their lifetime, according to AP-Kyodo polling 60 years after World War II ended. Most people in both countries believe the first use of a nuclear weapon is never justified.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nuclear; war; worldwar3

1 posted on 07/23/2005 5:06:04 PM PDT by Navydog
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To: Navydog

Time someone cleaned up the mess left by liberals. Better me than my boys. Let's rock.


2 posted on 07/23/2005 5:07:25 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Pitchforks and Lanters..with a smiley face!)
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To: Navydog

We're not in the throes of WWIII roght now?


3 posted on 07/23/2005 5:07:32 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Navydog

The barbarians are coming. Time to turn off the hypocaust bury the flatware in the backyard.


4 posted on 07/23/2005 5:09:50 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: Teacher317

Was WWIII won by President Reagan when the Berlin Wall came down? That would make the current battle with these terroristic Islamists WWIV.


5 posted on 07/23/2005 5:10:28 PM PDT by DrDavid (Support Global Warming: Surf the Hebrides)
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To: DrDavid
Was WWIII won by President Reagan when the Berlin Wall came down? That would make the current battle with these terroristic Islamists WWIV.

I believe the confusion stems from the Cold War (WWIII) being limited to local proxies such as Korea, Viet Nam, Afganistan, etc.

People around the world know in their guts that this time around will be similar to WWII: global in scale, destructive in nature and fought with unconditional surrender as the goal.

The current warm-up act in Iraq is just a prelude to filter out and help ID our internal/external enemies.

6 posted on 07/23/2005 5:18:16 PM PDT by lemura
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To: Navydog

Silly me - I thought we were in World War IV already!


7 posted on 07/23/2005 5:18:21 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: lemura

Kinda like the Spanish Civil War was the prelude and testing-ground for the main act, World War II.


8 posted on 07/23/2005 5:19:54 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

I agree.


9 posted on 07/23/2005 5:20:53 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: DrDavid
?.....Was WWIII won by President Reagan when the Berlin Wall came down? That would make the current battle with these terroristic Islamists WWIV. ?

Evolutionist Socialists against Evolutionist Communist Socialists.....

Evolutionist Socialist/Communist/International-Capitalists against Non-Evolutionist Socialist-Communist-International-Capitalists

Same old same old but a little different.....the U.N. does NOT have 'Plowshears' but,......uses ADVANCED MURDEROUS WEAPONS OF NON-BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS!

War,.....OFF U.N. adventures in ongoing destruction

10 posted on 07/23/2005 5:22:12 PM PDT by maestro
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To: DrDavid
Was WWIII won by President Reagan when the Berlin Wall came down? That would make the current battle with these terroristic Islamists WWIV.

That was what I thought!
11 posted on 07/23/2005 5:25:47 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: Rummyfan; DrDavid

If you want to get technical about it, the War on Terror is actually World War Six. Back in the 1700's you had the Seven Years War (what we Americans call the French and Indian War) that was fought in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Next you had the Napoleonic Wars, which were fought in the same regions. Then you have the traditional World Wars One and Two actually being Three and Four. The Cold War was WW5 and the War on Terror is WW6.


12 posted on 07/23/2005 5:25:58 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. - John Adams)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Well, ok! I always fall back on 'only the dead have seen the end of war'.


13 posted on 07/23/2005 5:27:23 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

Those Chinese commie goons scare me. I wouldn't put anything past them.


14 posted on 07/23/2005 5:33:46 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Navydog
Americans are far more likely than the Japanese to expect another world war in their lifetime

It'll be caused by left wing anti-American propaganda in the press and media. They gave the Communist Vietnamese hope and the will to keep fighting to defeat America, and many good men died because of it.
If they were to support this country, things would a lot different today. The war on terror would be just about over.

15 posted on 07/23/2005 5:44:54 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: All
In reading the responses herein, it seems to me that we are essentially in agreement on the fact that this developing
Civilizational Clash is in fact fast unfolding as the initial stage of a protracted "World War" in the context of Islam vs Western Democracy.

In close reading of Huntington, Lewis, Gaddis, Johnson, etc...one thread is abundantly clear:

This will be an extremely PROTRACTED conflict. By all measure, Europe is lost. Basic demographics validate that point. When we bang indigenous Birthrates of 0.9-1.0 against the immigrant Muslim 2.4 -- and run it through two generations, figure out the result for yourselves. LOST! As an example, Leicester is majority Muslim already -- and the voting bloc(s) essentially determine policy in the Western Democracies.

The United States is in the initial throes of a mortal conflict for its very survival. To me, that is the reality of the day.

Dancing semantics on the head of a pin doesn't do it for me at this juncture.

Fellow Freepers, please have a delightful summer weekend.
16 posted on 07/23/2005 6:14:21 PM PDT by dk/coro
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To: Navydog

If it was the end, and we were facing defeat [say 10,000 Russian tanks through the Fulda Gap]. Hell yes I'd use nuclear weapons first. There's nothing noble nor sane in dying with weapons in the hollsters.


17 posted on 07/23/2005 6:44:48 PM PDT by Joseph_CutlerUSA (New blogspot at "http://yankeestation.blogspot.com". Mostly military and political affairs.)
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To: Navydog
Image hosted by Photobucket.com looks like it's bout time to play Cowboys and Muslims...
18 posted on 07/23/2005 6:45:42 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Teacher317
We're not in the throes of WWIII roght now?

Almost. 9/11 was the assasination of the Arch-Duke Ferdinand.

The rest is the pressure building while China and Russia try and get Kim & the Arabs to stir things up.

The first two nukes were justified and the next ones we launch will be justfified as well.

The liberals can go to he$$.
19 posted on 07/23/2005 6:54:10 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Chode

"looks like it's bout time to play Cowboys and Muslims"

This may occur in our local neighborhoods. I'm stocked up on guns & ammo.

It's like that old joke about there not being any Muslims on Star Trek. Sheik asked why there were no Muslims on the show. The answer was that it takes place in the future and there ain't no Muslims............


20 posted on 07/23/2005 6:56:43 PM PDT by PROSOUTH ( Deo Vindice "God Will Vindicate")
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To: Joseph_CutlerUSA

>If it was the end, and we were facing defeat [say 10,000 Russian tanks through the Fulda Gap]. Hell yes I'd use nuclear weapons first. There's nothing noble nor sane in dying with weapons in the hollsters.<

Now you know how the terrorists feel and why they won't hesitate to use a nuke if they can get their hands on one or two or three.

They cannot win a conventional battle.


21 posted on 07/23/2005 6:59:32 PM PDT by nsmart
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To: nsmart

I already made the connection.

I'd fight them because of their goals, regardless of -how- they fought.


22 posted on 07/23/2005 7:04:23 PM PDT by Joseph_CutlerUSA (New blogspot at "http://yankeestation.blogspot.com". Mostly military and political affairs.)
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To: nsmart

It is also why I personally don't care if the media calls them "insurgents" rather than "terrorists." Who cares? Kill them anyway.


23 posted on 07/23/2005 7:05:07 PM PDT by Joseph_CutlerUSA (New blogspot at "http://yankeestation.blogspot.com". Mostly military and political affairs.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

And it's interesting that it was George Washington's shot at a Frenchman on the frontier in Indian territory (1755 or so) that started the Seven Years War.


24 posted on 07/23/2005 7:27:24 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Life is like a cow pasture, it's hard to get through without stepping in some mess.)
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To: PROSOUTH

An Indian, and Arab, and a Cowboy are sitting at a bar, hunched over their drinks. The Indian looks up from his whiskey and says sadly, "We are a proud people. Once we were many, but now we are few."

The Arab then puts down the mint tea he was sipping and says in a loud, challenging manner, "We are also a proud people. Once we were few, but now we are many."

The Cowboy puts down his beer, smiles, looks at the Arab and says, "Well Mahmoud, that's because we haven't played Cowboys and Arabs yet."


25 posted on 07/23/2005 7:43:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Chode

Reminds me of the line from "Die Hard" where John McClane tells Hans Gruber "yippee-ki-ay mother******"


26 posted on 07/24/2005 7:39:50 AM PDT by TheFrog
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To: TheFrog

absolutely...


27 posted on 07/24/2005 8:37:07 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: lemura

"I believe the confusion stems from the Cold War (WWIII) being limited to local proxies such as Korea, Viet Nam, Afghanistan, etc.

People around the world know in their guts that this time around will be similar to WWII: global in scale, destructive in nature and fought with unconditional surrender as the goal.

The current warm-up act in Iraq is just a prelude to filter out and help ID our internal/external enemies."

I believe you have hit the nail on the head sir. Once this elevates into a global situation it will get very nasty very quickly.

I for one am tired of the terrorist attacks on innocent people and the BS of this is about religion for the Muslims or about oil for the US.

There will be a time soon when decisions will have to be made about where a man stands and who he will support. Its time to choose sides, good or evil. The PC bunch will $hit their britches when hell breaks loose 'cause they will be the first to be devoured when the beast is turned loose.

Deo Vindice "God Will Vindicate"


28 posted on 07/24/2005 10:31:28 AM PDT by PROSOUTH ( Deo Vindice "God Will Vindicate")
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