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To: gondramB
On the other hand we don't want the Kremlin to return to heavy handed tactics that would force us to treat them adversarily.

Somehow I think once that first WMD goes off in an American city and the death toll climbs to x10 or x100 that of 911, we'll be encouraging and cheering the Russians to do just that.

33 posted on 11/02/2005 8:52:58 AM PST by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: jb6

"Somehow I think once that first WMD goes off in an American city and the death toll climbs to x10 or x100 that of 911, we'll be encouraging and cheering the Russians to do just that."


I lived through the end of the cold war and I had family die from Stalinism and it was a much larger problem than Al Quaida - that is not a trade off we should take willingly.

But you are right that the American public reaction might well include panic and a willingness to do and accept anything in the name of safety.


34 posted on 11/02/2005 8:59:39 AM PST by gondramB
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