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sum of all fears ( could it happen in real life )

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posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 08:18 AM
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if you watched the film you will know what am talking about
could it happen in real life?




posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by bodrul
if you watched the film you will know what am talking about
could it happen in real life?


Mind illuminating the rest of us on this post's raison detre in WoT?



posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 08:21 AM
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I think Clancey would be the first to admit he loves the added 'frisson' that his supposed 'links' to the military adds to his books.

But really at the end of the day they are just fiction using the, fairly obvious, themes of the day and a touch of re-worked historical background.

Like all writers do.

[edit on 19-11-2004 by sminkeypinkey]



posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 08:25 AM
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Originally posted by RANT

Mind illuminating the rest of us on this post's raison detre in WoT?


In the film it showed how terrorists got their hands on a nuke
From Russia of the scientists
And they blew it up in a major city in the US (on a ball game)
Where the president was (he gets out just before it blows)

The US retaliates against Russia by blowing up silos
And so on

Before it comes almost to a full nuclear strike from both sides



posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 08:29 AM
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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
But really at the end of the day they are just fiction
[edit on 19-11-2004 by sminkeypinkey]


You say that but then Clancy also wrote about terrorists flying planes into government buildings and look what happened.

I dont think it is far fetched at all.



posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 08:31 AM
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Read the book it is alot better.


It is a very good possiblity that something of that nature could occur. Remember, he wrote that book about 10 years ago.



posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by bodrul

Originally posted by RANT

Mind illuminating the rest of us on this post's raison detre in WoT?


In the film it showed how terrorists got their hands on a nuke
From Russia of the scientists
And they blew it up in a major city in the US (on a ball game)
Where the president was (he gets out just before it blows)

The US retaliates against Russia by blowing up silos
And so on

Before it comes almost to a full nuclear strike from both sides


Didnt they get their hands on the Plutonium from a nuke on a downed Israeli jet?

I dont think Russia had any involvement at all, that was the whole point.

The film sucks compared to the book.


[edit on 19-11-2004 by Clandestine]



posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by Clandestine
You say that but then Clancy also wrote about terrorists flying planes into government buildings and look what happened.

I dont think it is far fetched at all.


- Well I didn't say it wasn't at all possible or totally unique.

I mean, the idea of deliberately suiciding oneself using a plane to attack a target is hardly new or unique to Clancey now is it?

WW2 is a pretty obvious start what with the idea becoming fact, and as the '9/11 enquiry commission' showed the idea of civil jets being used by sufficiently trained suicide attackers in this way had been around for years.



posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 09:28 AM
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I don't think terrorists will hit the US with nukes. They could have killed hundreds of thousands with chemical weapons last time, but they didnt do it. They seem to have some concept of mercy for the innocent part of the american people.

A more realistic end-times scenario is something in the direction of Stan Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, given the neocons are exactly the Jack D. Ripper type of guys...



posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 11:14 AM
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huh? are you serious? mercy? bullsh!t and a half.

the possibility is not huge, but there is always the possibility for anything of this sort to happen. if you fear everything that is possible, you will be huddled in a corner for the rest of your life. phuk that. it's ridiculous. the movie did suck, by the way, but it did have some interesting parts- liev schreiber is a great actor.




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