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Preemptive nuclear attack

  1. Sep 11, 2005 #1
    It's in the news again. Here's a few articles. I don't have much to say about it except that I was already depresseed today to begin with and this doesn't help. I think people should be informed - so I pass on the articles without any additional comment.

    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article311903.ece

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1776250,00.html

    http://www.theage.com.au/news/war-o...n/2005/09/11/1126377206276.html?oneclick=true
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2005 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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  4. Sep 11, 2005 #3
    The idea hopefully is just a scare tactic. Iran I presume, is the country we are trying to frighten.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2005 #4

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    Scare tactics... hope no dems lose any sleep over it (although im sure they will) :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  6. Sep 11, 2005 #5

    russ_watters

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    Pattylou: nuclear deterrence. Nothing to get upset about.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2005 #6

    Pengwuino

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    :rofl: :rofl: nothing that hasnt been going on for the last.... 60 years....

    oops, i think im going to start something :(
     
  8. Sep 11, 2005 #7
    I agree it is just MAD all over again. Hey it worked for 60 years why not give it another run.

    It's like my granddad used to say, Nuke them till they glow then shoot them in the dark.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2005 #8

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    Why didnt' my grandfather ever say anything crazy :(
     
  10. Sep 11, 2005 #9

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    Yeah, mine doesn't say things like that either. Strange - I thought it was old Republicans who were supposed to say crazy things like that. :confused:
     
  11. Sep 11, 2005 #10
    Okay, nearly avoiding nuclear war numerous times, I suppose you could call that "Working". Personally I'd prefer something less...... maniacal?
     
  12. Sep 11, 2005 #11

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    Well considering one of the scariest parts about MAD (the other side annihilating you) doesn't really exist in this conflict, I kinda like the idea :P. Canada owes its existance to MAD :)
     
  13. Sep 11, 2005 #12
    In that case wouldn't it just be imperial aggression?
    USA owes it's existance to France.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2005 #13

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    Not if you didn't fire the first few shots....

    Hardly, practically tried to destroy us early on. France owes its existance... to the US, australians, brits...... we should boss them around more often....
     
  15. Sep 11, 2005 #14
    not a fan of history?
     
  16. Sep 11, 2005 #15
    Just the words "Bush doctrine" make me feel all sick inside.
     
  17. Sep 11, 2005 #16

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    History isnt what you read off a left-wing blog smurf :P

    or Michael Moore :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  18. Sep 11, 2005 #17
    As a scare tactic it's pretty short sighted.
     
  19. Sep 11, 2005 #18

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    Eeeuooo! :yuck: Nothing should be named after him except coining phrases like "You pulled a Dubya" when you do something stupid. I mean, just think about this sentence for awhile...

    "US develops strategy for first use of nuclear weapons against WMD" :bugeye:
     
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  20. Sep 11, 2005 #19
    Yeah. Or: "Up your dubya."
     
  21. Sep 12, 2005 #20
    WHY?? of all policies...
    SAD!!!
     
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