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I think a war on Latin America is much more likely than a war on China.

The US can - maybe - win against Latin America. Latin America has oil, it has peasants workers, it has land, it has supportive regimes, and it's near enough to keep supply chains manageable.

China has the Chinese, which is a whole other proposition.

But considering that the US can't even win a war against a non-country like Afghanistan, or a third-rate power like Iraq, taking on Latin America would still be ambitious.

Taking on China would be suicidal.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Apr 28th, 2008 at 08:38:33 AM EST
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