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Mike
Anything can happen if you let your imagination run wild
Sat Aug 6, 2011 5:30pm
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If one acts on every potential (meaning it has never happened) threat with enormous resources that could bankrupt you and forever commit you to misery, is that a practical solution?

I've got new for you, there is plenty of material (and terror cells) already in your country to built devastating bombs. There is no need to develop WMD, buy a rusty old tank to put it in, and sail it across the ocean to set it off at a harbor.

During the course of your imagination running wild, does it ever occur to you that you are creating MORE enemies by your reckless engagements, thus INCREASING the chances of retribution in your homeland. Probably not. As Bush would say "Bring it on"!

  • Delivery systems for WMDLewis, Sat Aug 6 10:08am
    This is one the local Bush-bashers jumped all over: "Sure, a little dynamite and a few pounds of highly radioactive dust from the bombed-out reactor, and you've got a dirty bomb. And yes, when the... more
    • Anything can happen if you let your imagination run wild — Mike, Sat Aug 6 5:30pm
      • Imagination?Lewis, Sat Aug 6 6:19pm
        Yes, we DO have the makings here of a very nasty situation. Not acting when you are threatened buys you nothing - just ask pre-war Poland. And France, and most of the rest of Europe.
        • Re: Imagination?Mike, Sun Aug 7 8:14pm
          Just just because there were talks about threats it doesn't mean they are credible. And in this case they are not. These 'threats' were fabrications for excuses to launch a premeditated invasion. It... more
          • Then, I'll repeat my answerLewis, Sun Aug 7 10:28pm
            If the threats were not credible, take it up with the director of the CIA - who assured the President that "it was a slam dunk". If you want to blame the faulty information on the president who... more
            • He has never used WMD in the 1st gulf war and was basically disarmed of any that he had. Then he was contained thereafter. Bush was more happy to take the first opportunity (9/11) to settle his... more
              • The real problem, Mike, is ...Lewis, Wed Aug 17 7:06am
                We now have an administration that's not adverse to war (directly or by proxy) - but that administration hasn't the wit to distinguish enemies from allies. Perhaps we can't sustain our current... more
                • BTW -Lewis, Wed Aug 17 7:08am
                  Here at BAMC there are returned veterans who show signs of exposure to gas and germ warfare. Both types of weapons are WMD.
                  • If that did happen...Mike, Wed Aug 17 8:12pm
                    Then it couldn't have been WMD. WMD causes many thousands of deaths at minimum. It would have been big news.
                    • No, it wouldn't.Lewis, Thu Aug 18 10:27am
                      As a totally bi-partisan thing, done by ALL presidencies - there are frequently things of great magnitude that the public is never told about, lest mass panic ensue. I've touched on some of them -... more
        • A rusty boat?Lewis, Sat Aug 6 6:23pm
          A rusty boatload of explosives an "imaginary" threat? Tell that to the families of those killed on the USS Cole.
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