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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2012 1:21:30 PM PDT
It's characteristic of Useful Idyots that they are cavalier about other people's lives and property.

Especially those of us that don't qualify for membership in their favorite victim group constituencies.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 2:31:49 PM PDT
MisterTee says:
BUMP:

<Unfortunately, the Republicans make better use of the dirty bomb scare than any other terrorists ever have>

I wish *I* would have written that !

Posted on Sep 2, 2012 1:59:15 PM PDT
Oh yeah, forgot to mention....

How harmful is a small amount of Cesium-137 scattered across an area the size of say, a few city blocks?

You get exposed to more radioactivity from smoking half a cigarette. (The fertilizer they use to fertilize the tobacco field with contaminates the tobacco with Polonium-210)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polonium#Tobacco

Time for all the buttheads out there to stop smoking. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 1:55:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 2, 2012 2:16:19 PM PDT
A dirty bomb is not very dangerous. (Well, no more so than any other bomb of a comparable yield would be, anyway.) It's just a conventional explosive designed to scatter slightly radioactive material such as Cesium-137 across a wide area. You can get Cesium-137 out of a large number of smoke detectors.

I suppose they should quit selling smoke detectors. :)

The "dirty bomb" is all about psychological manipulation. Unfortunately, the Republicans make better use of the dirty bomb scare than any other terrorists ever have. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 1:53:23 PM PDT
Nutter Yahoo tells the United States what he wants us to do or how much money he wants us to give him, and we do it, no matter who our president is. That sounds like he's running the place to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 1:52:28 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 2, 2012 4:51:43 PM PDT
No, with Iraq it was nuclear anthrax or something. Bush sent Colin Powell to cash in all of his credibility by lying to the United Nations.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 1:47:09 PM PDT
Intrepid says:
Your math is pretty far off. If it was 5% of the 2 Billion that would be 100 million. But whether it is 100 or 1 million becomes moot. 1000 zealots with a death wish are already too many to find and kill off reliable before more are spawned from their angry relatives.

I think it was shortly after 9/11, in Newsweek, a terrorist said he did not need an army, all he needed was 2 angry young men. How do you fight against that? You actually can't. You have to persuade the 2 Billion that the *terrorist and his recruits* are evil (because they are) and work hard to not make them think *you* are the enemy.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 1:32:17 PM PDT
Diva says:
The estimates are their numbers will double in the next 20 years.

There is no reason to antagonize or insult the peace seeking Muslims. They leave us alone and we leave them alone, this is the best way to co exist.
However, the number of Islamists is alarmingly growing. The estimate is that approx 5% are currently classified as belonging to terrorist outfits. That makes it 1 million terrorists.

The most disturbing fact is that even the peaceful Muslims do not openly condemn terrorism and if they do, no one hears about it.
Could be they secretly applaud or are afraid for their lives.

Posted on Sep 2, 2012 12:27:53 PM PDT
Mike says:
Good post.

Unfortunately Republicans feel its better to appease one of the parties core factions rather than actually make us safer.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 12:22:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 2, 2012 12:24:42 PM PDT
Intrepid says:
There are 2 billion Muslims in the world. Many of their youth are impressionable and have a strong sense of anger when they see injustice (just like our own youth). You want most of them to be at least neutral or sympathetic with our population and against the tactics of OBL.

Overtly antagonizing them or insulting their beliefs does not make you safer. If you find their beliefs quirky or beyond belief, it's better to keep it to yourself. It's called tact, a lost art of refinement. Something we lost when boors decided tact itself was worthy of derision and labeled PC. But what goes around, can come around to bite us if good moderates have reduced motivation to provide leads and help when our people are hurt.

Posted on Sep 2, 2012 12:21:21 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 2, 2012 3:44:17 PM PDT
Mike says:
Your right Bin Laden isn't going to do that. He's dead. After invading two countries with the full military and credit card force of the US, a team of Navy Seals took him out. In a country we didn't invade.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 12:20:19 PM PDT
Diva says:
Shut up. LMAO

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 12:20:00 PM PDT
Diva says:
Wouldn't it be wiser to prevent this situation in first place??

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 12:15:58 PM PDT
MisterTee says:
I don't have one. And don't try to speak for me, you fearmongering twit.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 12:15:22 PM PDT
Diva says:
I agree. However in order to hunt them down you need to know where they are and who they are.
You can be sure that another Bin Laden isn't going to detonate a dirty bomb himself, he would promise 72 virgins to any airhead who is willing to listen. We have no control over them.

Posted on Sep 2, 2012 12:14:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 2, 2012 12:14:44 PM PDT
Mike says:
Of course if a terrorist did hold us hostage, as you depict, we would have to pick a countries name out of a hat and immediately invade them and then stay for 10 plus years to teach them a lesson.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 12:12:05 PM PDT
Diva says:
It is very unfortunate to read about your air headed views. The Iranian threat is not only Israel's
problem, it's a global threat of unheard of proportions.

When push come to shove you'll be the first to break the word record in a short dash to your shelter, providing you even have one.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 12:10:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 2, 2012 12:11:55 PM PDT
Intrepid says:
Wound you cower in fear of a terrorist? What happens to an Israeli who commute by bus to work when a bus on his route is bombed?

Answer: He goes to work by bus the next day.

What did New Yorkers do to spite those who tried to make us cower? And we continue to hunt them and their supporters down one by one by one...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 12:05:27 PM PDT
MisterTee says:
<The stated postitions on Iran are from both Romney and Obama are the same>

Bingo.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 12:05:00 PM PDT
MisterTee says:
<Cooperation between Israel and USA is critical at this time>

Israel is a big country now. It is all grown up.

It can fight its own battles.

(lather-rinse-repeat)

Posted on Sep 2, 2012 12:04:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 2, 2012 3:43:30 PM PDT
Mike says:
The stated postitions on Iran from both Romney and Obama are the same.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 12:03:49 PM PDT
MisterTee says:
Blah blah blah, go fearmonger somebody who cares.

For starters, I am not afraid of dying. You, by way of contrast, are deathly afraid of ants and mosquitoes.

Dirty bombs do not scare me in the least.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 12:01:29 PM PDT
Diva says:
I am the last to whine. Israel does not tell Obama what to do and Obama can't tell Israel what to do.

There is no existential threat to USA but there is to Israel. It would be nice if Obama really understood the stakes, but he doesn't. Cooperation between Israel and USA is critical at this time. Left at his own resources Israel will remove the threat to a collective global sigh of relief, just like Iraq and Syria.
And come November, Obama will be history.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 11:56:40 AM PDT
Diva says:
I honestly don't think you can grasp the significance.

It is not the immediate damage in lives and property that would be staggering. It is the knowledge that a fanatic cult with a total disregard for human life now can blackmail Governments and countries into total submission. We have seen life threats against people who oppose Islam. There have been threats of violence if demands are not met.
Now imagine these fanatic characters have dirty bombs in their hands.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2012 11:50:53 AM PDT
MisterTee says:
<Israel is capable to take care of the Iranian threat>

Well then we agree. Quit whining about our scaling back then.

Obama doesn't really listen to me though. Perhaps you should tell him yourself.
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