Originally posted by Zabilgy
So we could ait for the smoke to clear and then go in and take over!!
Take over what? And what good would this do? You'd probably need more neutron bombs than the US has Nuclear bombs in order to kill everyone.
Oh, not to mention that genocide is usually a bad idea, but I guess thats lost on ya.
We did it in Japan and it put a quick end to the war and saved a lot of American lives....
The US did not exterminate the japanese people, it used a powerful weapon against them.
We need to be feared again!
Why? Didn't you know that the godfather dies in the end of that movie?
...we're not fighting like a super power
So rather than fight an effective war against civilian blending insurgents, you opt to exterminate everyone in the country?
You do realize that massive areal bombing campaigns don't work against insurgents and guerillas right? I mean, that was sort of the big lesson from
The Bible teaches an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
Man, are you serious? The bible doesn't teach that at all. Yesh. Thats from Hammurabis code. it means that the punishment fits the damage
inflicted, it means if I knockout someone's teeth, then my punishment cant be getting my hands chopped off or death or torture, but merely having my
own teeth knocked out. Hammurabis Code applied to 911 would only allow that a similiar number of the enemy be killed.
I was just trying to cause a reaction
Oh, i see, you're a troll. Ah ok.
Locate Osama and his clan and isolate them to 10 or 20 square miles
This is the problem tho. If he could be isolated to within 10-20 miles, then there'd be a range of things to do.
Does the US, or anyone, have an actual neutron bomb? Especially one with a kill radius of 20 miles?
While such a tactic would win militarily
Massive Firepower and Bombing Campaigns do not stop guerilla wars. It didn't stop the Boer Commandos. It didn't stop the Communists in Vietnam,
and it certainly isn't going to stop Iraqi Insurgents or Global Terrorist Cells. These things have to be fought cell to cell.
[edit on 27-1-2005 by Nygdan]