I agree that we would most likely not respond in kind but if we did (and I would without hesitation) it would be for much more than a point or two. It would make clear to the next savage with a bomb that there will be a terrible price to pay while most likely saving the millions in the next American city targeted by islamic terrorists.We would probably just do what we are doing now, but in a more draconian manner.
No, we are not going to nuke anyone just because we got nuked ourselves. We are not going to kill millions of innocent people just to make a point or to make ourselves feel better. It's not going to happen. (M.A.D. is so 1980s)
However we would be far less tolerant of non-democracies than we are now. The "you're with us or against us" view with regards to terrorism would have real teeth finally.
I agree that we would most likely not respond in kind but if we did (and I would without hesitation)
It would make clear to the next savage with a bomb that there will be a terrible price to pay while most likely saving the millions in the next American city targeted by islamic terrorists.
I'm curious, "our view with regards to terrorism would have real teeth finally" Could you further expand on this?
Short of a swift and crushing response to a nuclear attack, what would terrorists regard as real teeth in our approach?
Yes, why did you have to come here you idiotic Neocon troll?
Who invited this fool?
I am exploring other forums due to technical problems on ******************.
Why does my presence upset you so much?
Are you going to run away from this forum now too?
It doesn't upset me.
I just want to save everyone else the trouble of wasting their time with a devout Neocon Kool-Aid drinker.
I'm no fan of killing millions of innocents, much less a single innocent person, but that is the ugly fact of war. I would prefer a non-nuclear solution. If we are assuming here that the US has already been hit, it is hard for me to rationalize another UN style approach which generally accomplishes little.Why? What would be the point of killing millions of innocent people that their government wouldnt care about anyway? There is no point.
No, he would not care as he would most likely not be alive to care. However, Saddam was not responsible for providing a nuclear device to terrorists that would in turn detonate said device in an American city. If he was in a position to do so at some point in the future, I have no doubt that he would have.Do you think Saddam would care if we retaliated and killed a million Iraqis while he was in power? He would not lose a minute of sleep over it.
True if you are dealing only with the pawns that terrorist leaders send out to do their dirty work. They are more than happy to get their 72 virgins. Middle Eastern governments that support these pawns and their terrorist networks care very much about self preservation.Most of them wouldnt care. MAD only works if the other party cares that they are retaliated against. If the other party see's death as a ticket to paradise, MAD no longer functions as a deterrant.
Agreed.We should not be cooperating with any non-democracy. Period. Many Paleocons (and some neocons) have the flawed idea that non-democracies (such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan) can be employed as tools. But aside from the fact that supporting a non-democracy is incredibly immoral, they are also inherently volitile. They do not have to answer to their people. They can make decisions on a whim.
Right now, we do not really have a zero-tolerance policy with regards to terrorism. Because we work with other nations that are sympathetic to them because we want to use them as tools. Even now we are making diplomatic ovatures to Iran out of expediency.
Well......trade sanctions have been tried and you saw how Saddam dealt with it. Oil-for-food! He got richer and his people suffered. Of course that was our fault for imposing the sanctions....yeah right!Aggressive action against all non-democracies. At a bare minimum, we should cease all trade with them. That includes China. That includes Saudi Arabia. All non-democracies should be viewed for what they are: Enemies of freedom and eventual threats to us.
But that is not going to happen until a catastrophic event like a nuke going off in a major city takes place. Which will be unfortunate.
I am sure they appreciate you forming their opinions for them.