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Subject: america's response to nuclear terrorism????
thesecolorsdontrun    2/8/2006 9:29:04 AM
any thoughts on America's response on a Terrorist group actually detonating a few small nukes in american ports/cities? God forbid it actually happening, i would think that the USA cannot play "fair" anymore. one problem would be figuring out who was responsible. Im sure plenty of countries would like to, but i doubt they have the capability or would be smart enough not to. i would rule out russia, china, north korea for starters. Once the mess in Iraq is cleaned up, they are our allies. therefore it would be clear to me that it is the radical/extremists. this points to iran and cohorts. so how do we respond. for one, the american people would certainly cry for blood, much more that the 911 events. so you would have to hit them so hard that it is never even considered by anyone anymore. i doubt the american population at that point would care about the collateral damage of this at this point. an event like this, certainly gives reason to take the gloves off. i would hate to see this scenerio become reality, but at this point, it cannot be overlooked. any thoughts?
 
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S-2    RE:america's response to nuclear terrorism????   2/8/2006 4:14:30 PM
For starters, never discount N. Korea. You can totally discount, as you've implied, the PRC or Russia. Why this hasn't happened YET, with a LNG container/transporter (same net effect probably)is our good fortune. Yet, with each passing day, the order of probability increases of something like this. Interestingly, it may be the worst thing that could happen to Islam. Our anger would be such that any attempt to hide in anonymity would be useless. It would truly be a " let God sort them out" scenario. I don't know. Somewhere, sometime...
 
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thesecolorsdontrun    RE:america's response to nuclear terrorism????   2/8/2006 5:59:26 PM
in regards to north korea, i always viewed them as a third grade bully/crybaby. i cant imagine them being a long distance threat. probably naive on my part.
 
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Mex101    RE:america's response to nuclear terrorism????   2/8/2006 10:16:20 PM
A brand New Board for me to talk on. So how does this work? oh that's right. Have any of you ever played Rainbow Six before?
 
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Decimatus    RE:america's response to nuclear terrorism????   2/13/2006 6:20:41 AM
I don't even want to see the day when an American city suddenly explodes for no apparent reason. Either the ME becomes a new source for cheap glass, the US falls as an empire, or the US pulls together and really becomes an empire in the classic sense of the word. The fact that China could sneak a nuke in and watch us blame it on Islam isn't a very pretty thought either. Not much evidence left in a nuclear wasteland, unless the Chinese were dumb enough to use the U-235 they dug up in their own back yard to make the nuke.
 
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Mex101    RE:america's response to nuclear terrorism????   2/13/2006 3:40:01 PM
Why would China need to use a U-235?
 
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Decimatus    RE:america's response to nuclear terrorism????   2/13/2006 11:15:02 PM
U-235, otherwise known as Weapons Grade Uranium, is merely a fuel for a bomb. If China used some of it's own Uranium dug up in China to clandestinely nuke us, we could figure it out. If they used Plutonium, I am not so sure we could track it, but it would be possible. The point was, China could nuke us, and we wouldn't even know about it unless they used their own nuke materials to do it, rather than buying from Nigeria or wherever.
 
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