I think the leaders of those countries probably agree, Godflesh, and most are FINALLY working to clean up their dealings and/or tolerance with/of
Only the public is stupid enough to think a "world war" against Islam would be anything but a one sided slaughter. Their leaders saw how easily we
brought down Saddam.
Yeah, there's resistance, but that doesn't matter to Saddam, and it wouldn't matter to the leaders of other hostile countries. He's in jail now,
a living example for every world leader to see. They know they have a sweet deal, and aren't going to be giving it up over any silly Mullah's
sermon. Ask Khadafi if you don't believe me.
If we tied the bomb to a government, we would have to nuke them. It's been our policy since the 60's that we WILL respond in kind if we're
It's a good policy for nuclear powers. Without it, the peace of mutually assured destruction wouldn't have lasted.
If we couldn't tie it directly, I think we'd use conventionals on the two most likely candidate nations. 2 regimes falling for one attack seems to
be working out well for the US.
Ok, the UN would have preferred only one, so they'd probably pass a resolution condemning us. So what. We'd ignore it, of course, because that's
what UN resolutions are for. If they can't even handle a banana republic like the Sudan, they're not going to do anything but whine about us.(I
think the secret purpose of the UN is just to collect the autographs of famous mass murderers to sell on ebay)
I also fear there'd be an arab hanging from every tree in America.
The terrorist tactics only work against a pacified populace. 9-11 only worked because they targetted yuppies. If those planes were coming back from
a steel workers convention, the plains would have landed safely with 4 terrorists requiring boxcutters removed from their....well, you get the
I actually think Osama probably regrets 9-11 bitterly.
He has learned why one of the original US flags had a rattlesnake and the words "don't tread on me"
His goal was to get us out of the region. Before 9-11, there weren't many countries that would allow the American Military on their soil. There's
a reason we have to fly our wounded to Germany for treatment.
Now we have two countries that will let us keep a few bases on land.
The irony of the media's coverage of the famous "mission accomplished" aircraft carrier is that the ship had actually accomplished it's mission.
It's mission was to house and service the planes that enforced the no fly rules for the previous decade.
Since we have Baghdad airport, floating airports were no longer needed. Their mission in the region was accomplished and now they're (and at least
two others) floating around the China sea rattling sabres at the N. Koreans.
Nice work Osama! You gave Bush EXACTLY the excuse he needed to set up shop on your precious sand. If you want to know how long we'll be there, ask a
Then there's the bottom line....
I think every Muslim knows that it wouldn't be hard for the US to level Mecca if it got right down to it. If worst comes to worst, we can take out
some mosques and tell them that Mecca is the next target. I think those "peaceful mainstream muslims"I keep hearing about would finally get around
to cleaning their own house real quick.
The fanatics seem to value their holy sites more then life. That will eventually be their downfall.
Don't let the media play your fears. They know that fear sells ad time and they have to please the stockholders.
If we stop hanging on every little casualty report and look at the war in broader and more historical perspective, we'll see things are going pretty
(What were the original casualty estimates?10,000 the first week? 20,000?)
And this is a politically correct baby-war. If we have to get really serious about it, we can just pull a Kosovo and bomb their cities for months on
end before a grunt ever sets foot on the ground.
If the mainstream muslim world is too scared to deal with that rabble of walking dead we call terrorists, then they're sure as hell not going to
risk coming up against the US military.
They had no absolutely idea what they were up against.
Face it, Iraq was the strongest nation the Arab world had to offer and we ate them alive.
Don't worry, ladies, we'll protect you