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Originally posted by Zero Point
Man what a strange thread. You don't seriously think that US would go Holocaust on the mid-east if a handful of psychopathic serial killers hiding behind religion let off a nuke in the US do you? Look at 9/11, just about all the protaganists were Saudi's.....didn't see any invasion or taking out of Saudi on the News. Ironically the mini nukes you speak of are been developed by the US themselves, and they don't come cheap. A big military is all fine and dandy if ya up against a military foe...but this war is a war against shadows...phantoms...civillians by day, suicide nutters by night. Do you think nuking the s#$t out of the place would solve your bin Laden problem? Where is he? How many millions of innocent victims would die without you even hitting your target? You'd prolly be lured into bombing a tarrget that OBL himself wanted you to destroy. Here you are saying who can and who can't have atomic technology, yet in the very same breath you talk about nuking people to appease your paranoia. You guys sound more dangerous and wacko than Kim il Sungwhatshishandle
[edit on 28-7-2004 by Zero Point]
You don't seriously think that US would go Holocaust on the mid-east if a handful of psychopathic serial killers hiding behind religion let off a nuke in the US do you?
Originally posted by Gazrok
Just wipe out the middle east, stop immigration and cut terrorism in a few neat nuke blasts......
If only it were that simple....
But then you'd have the deaths of millions of innocents
Contamination of neighboring (non-targetted) countries, due to fallout
The risk of inciting other nuclear nations to use them and target you!
You'd STILL be left with terrorists, and would have now given them nothing to lose....
Originally posted by joey
If we were hit by a small nuke, I think that the American people would be in such shock, for at least 72 hours, that anything could occur. Think of it: it's our big nightmare. So, it finally happens. People will be extremely freaked and will either cower, try to grab every weapon they can get hold of, head for the hills, or , for some with their own agendas, take advantage of the chaos that occurs.
Originally posted by Dakuma
I cannot say for sure if all i've read about the suitcase nukes is fact or fiction. But let's suppose that Al Qaeda does have such devices in the USA. Now let's say that they nuke ahhh Cleveland (picked by random I promise), what then?