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Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Talk about escelation

A US congressman thinks that if the US is attacked with a nuke by islamic terrorists that the US should nuke Mecca. Yeah, I see how that would stop them all from wanting you dead! Wait, nope, I don't! They would then have nothing to lose and a real credible case to make against the US being an enemy of Islam instead of the baloney they usually offer.

7 Comments:

At 7/19/2005 12:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam...I think the guy got misquoted. I think he said 'bomb' not nuke.

thinker

 
At 7/19/2005 02:58:00 AM, Anonymous Don Cox said...

So what is the right response, other than surrender? How do you make a proportionate response to a diffuse enemy?

 
At 7/19/2005 06:59:00 AM, Blogger chichimi said...

Lots of frustration(could be right) Its like when a Mother says to her child "I'm going to kill you", Not smart just I don't know what the hell to do.

There are all kinds of people here, it is really great if one listens and thinks. too bad some of us only talk. I am not willing to allow anyone to harm my family. But I do not think nukes are the answer. I have heard people say to negotiate, I say "WHO THE HELL WITH?"

I believe you have to follow your heart on the election thing. I ran for office once and when I lost I thanked God. But I was able to get ideas out there and some things did change because of it. I met many wonderful people and and still have a way through that to express ideas and help make things better.

Best of everything to you and yours.

 
At 7/19/2005 10:24:00 AM, Blogger thewiz said...

I heard that Tancredo said that and was shocked he said it. But maybe he was right to say it. . . let the terrorists know they will lose what is most dear to them if they go nuclear against us.

There has been a lot of speculation that they already have nukes in the US and will someday nuke two or three cities. . . doubt if its true but it is a possibilty. And the 911 attacks were meant to kill many more people than 3000. The WTC Towers alone had 50,000 people inside and the terrorists thought they would topple sideways like a tree in the woods, doing much more destruction. Add in the plane that failed to reach a target and the fact that the Pentagon was hit in the only section that was blast hardened, and you see that wanted to kill 100,000 or more. So knowing that, we have to assume they wouldn't hesitate to use nukes if they could.

 
At 7/19/2005 03:12:00 PM, Anonymous PE said...

It is impossible for four planes to kill 100,000 people. What are you smoking? 50,000 people in the WTC, since when? 9/11 was sad enough, you don't need to disparage it by rambling about how it was just a fraction of the intended loss. Tell that to the dead.

 
At 7/19/2005 06:37:00 PM, Blogger strykeraunt said...

While I have no doubt that there would be a response by the United States if terrorist chose to use nukes on any of our cities, what the U.S. Congressman said was down right stupid.

If I were that congressman, first and foremost, I would not have responded by answering this "hypothetical" question with any type of retaliation (hypothetical or not). Instead, my response would have been that this is something far to serious to get into a hypothetical debate with on talk radio. These types of hypothetical debates need to occur in the war rooms between the experts and no one else. Obviously, this one U.S. Congressman would not be making the decision anyway so what was the point with the discussion.

 
At 7/22/2005 07:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is going to run for Senator and was looking for votes. Nuking Mecca would raise the Presidents approval rate to about 90%. And the 10% that didn't approve don't matter, They have NO political power and no prospect of gaining any. And now the Brits are declaring open season on Muslims. As far as the Islamic response to nuking Mecca, Just what can they do that they aren't doing already? No, Nuking Mecca just might encourage the muslims that don't want to die to get a grip on those muslims that do want to die. And if they won't, or can't, then we can make them all myrtars and let Allah sort it out. Islam was spread by the sword, it will die the same way.

 

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