They cannot build planes, they will not build missiles. They will use IslamOkazis. So missile defense will not help, obliterating Mecca will. Not what we would choose, but I think it is the only answer.
posted on 01/24/2004 8:48:11 AM PST
by American in Israel
(A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
To: American in Israel
Suicide bombers are indeed a big threat. But there's also the growing threat of cheap, reliable short-range cruise missile technology exported by rogue states like N. Korea. These nuke terrorists will want no chance of their priceless (to them) nuke being captured at the last minute. So they may prefer delivery by a cruise missile from a ship sitting 80 miles off our shores. Then there is no chance of losing the nuke because of last-minute detection by America. I think we need better methods to detect missiles on ships near our coast and the technology to shoot down these short-range cruise missiles. Something like the AEGIS system can probably nail some of them already, but we need more reliable systems. I'm not trying to give anyone ideas here, but I'm just pointing out the threats and our need to respond.
posted on 01/26/2004 10:45:54 PM PST
(Contrary to rumors circulating on the web, I am not Silvio Berlusconi.)
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