If terrorist groups detonated a nuke in major US city...




 
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November 29th, 2004  
rocco
 

Topic: If terrorist groups detonated a nuke in major US city...


how do you think USA should response? would you be for nuking every single middle eastern country?

we all know that inside mosques in saudi arabia, Iran, iraq, syria, etc etc etc etc they preach to murder israeli's and americanss. so would it be fair to turn Iran into charcoal, if they attacked america, as they are the source of atleast 80% of world terror
November 30th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
I could have sworn we have a policy just like MAD, that has "rogue" states targetted with nuclear weapons, such as Iran, North Korea, Libya... probably another.
November 30th, 2004  
Darcia
 
Libya is off the list I think since they stopped thier porgram, HoweverAmerica would not destroy everyone..


We would asses the damage, help the people, repair the damage. THEN WE WOULD GO IN AND BLOW EVERY NATION WE HATE STRAIGHT TO.... well lets say it would end with alot of radioactive land.
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November 30th, 2004  
Lupos
 
 
Rather than nukes, I think the US would respond with an expanded military invasion into all enemy territories. We would have much greater allied support, plus I think we would understand that more nukes could result in ThermoNuclear war that would just have everybody letting off on everything they have targeted.
November 30th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
I wouldn't count on support anymore. All I can hear from europe is the champaign corks popping.

Who knows that could change ... after all I hear the extremists' popularity isn't really high in Holland and Flanders anymore.
November 30th, 2004  
Dele
 
I don't think the U.S would nuke back but they would take action and invade and hold authorities over every country it suspected.

But I think terrorists aren't even that messed up to detonate a nuclear weapon. They would even know the consequences and massive destruction would be terrible.
November 30th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
They may not care about the consequences. After all, their plan may involve them not being around to see it.
November 30th, 2004  
egoz
 
well if we were to assume it was middle eastern terrorist i think we'd be in serious trouble. that would be really interesting to see a south american terrorist group attack the US under the guise of a middle eastern group. it really wouldn't be uncommon or unlikely since terrorist networking is way too common and all of their goals seem to be the destruction of the US. either way we should respond with a serious strike against the harboring or aiding nation. if it was a state sponsored terrorist attack that would be a serious mistake on the part of that sponsoring nation. it'd be too easy to point out and nuc that place. in that situation we would be more likely to use a special weapon because the enemy would have a clear political backing. now, the more likely situation is a state supported terrorist group which would call for an intense surgical military strike.
in that situation we'd be fighting a serious uphill battle. not that the US couldn't defeat the enemy, but getting the trust and fear out of the population would be extremely difficult. even assuming the nuclear attack was "minor" and minimal amount of casualties were taken, the anarchy that it would cause could seriously throw the government into chaos also. look at the way things are now, if terrorists were to strike now with a devestating attack it would be too easy to split the nation and for people to force a new leadership into place.
November 30th, 2004  
EuroSpike
 

Topic: Re: If terrorist groups detonated a nuke in major US city...


Some day terrorists will be interested about a payback time and they will get it. What would be a better tool to have it than a cute suitcase nuke?

How many people has USA killed in Iraq? Are iraqis worse people and less worth than US's? Do you have the only right for payback and arabs haven't any?

Terrorism can't be won by fighting and war. It is an invisible enemy like ghosts. When you strike, they disappear and return to somewhere else and strike back.
November 30th, 2004  
rocco
 
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Terrorism can't be won by fighting and war
typical european liberal response... no offence.
how would you solve terror then? paying fees like spain?
by not responding we only encourage them.
if america had decimated syria and hezbollah after they murdered 200 US troops rather than leave, then perhaps 9-11 may not have occured.

these people live in a hard world, for them alot of things we in western world would find scary is a common occurence in life for them.
so best thing is to react like stalin, and make life even harder, until they realise that terror doesnt help their causes.