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Gen. Franks Doubts Constitution Will Survive WMD Attack
News Max.Com ^ | 11-21-03

Posted on 11/20/2003 5:14:53 PM PST by hope

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To: small voice in the wilderness
These are uneasy times. Non like we have ever traveled before. Time to shore up what we hold dear and think with a clear vision.
41 posted on 11/20/2003 5:47:24 PM PST by hope
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To: hope
America has a Constitution?

Since when?

Is the Supreme Court aware of that? Have they read it?

42 posted on 11/20/2003 5:47:49 PM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: hope
The ancient Roman's, during the republic, provided for military leadership in times of crisis. They appointed a dictator (simply meaning leader, without the negative modern connotation) who ruled until the crisis passed.

Cincinnatus is the classic example of the Roman dictator. He was in his fields plowing when a runner came to him to inform him that he had been appointed dictator. He left his plowing, took care of the enemy, and returned to his fields. All in 16 days.
43 posted on 11/20/2003 5:47:49 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (We secretly switched ABC news with Al-Jazeera, lets see if these people can tell the difference.)
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To: hope
But this will all be over if one of the 9 dwarves, like H. Dean, get elected prez. I can only imagine a worse scenario---Hitlery runs and is elected. Try to imagine the Klintoons back in power. The idea is so repugnant and frightening I can scarcely stand to think about such a scenario. It would mean the end of the Republic for sure! We must work harder to prepare to defeat these traitors once and for all in 2004!
44 posted on 11/20/2003 5:50:31 PM PST by Paulus Invictus (RATS are traitors!)
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To: Monty22
that's quite an exaggeration, there would not be "anarchy" except perhaps in the immediate area of the attack. why would people in Ohio stop paying rent if Manhattan were nuked? We could have an earthquake in LA tomorrow that would do more damage then a small nuclear weapon, would we have anarchy everywhere in the US as a result?
45 posted on 11/20/2003 5:51:26 PM PST by oceanview
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To: oceanview
Who is going to stay in a major city once one, then another, gets vaporized?

You?

Think about it.
46 posted on 11/20/2003 5:52:24 PM PST by Monty22
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To: Monty22
You don't understand what a destroyed city will mean to this [country], or mass casualties from a bio attack..

How did Japan survive the destruction of Hiroshima? Sure, they were an imperial society at the time, but they are a democracy now. The whole country didn't fall apart.

I know that it isn't a perfect comparison, given that we were at war and they were a defeated society, but their civil life didn't end because of the bomb.

-PJ

47 posted on 11/20/2003 5:53:15 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: lawdude
Uh, he's RETIRED.
48 posted on 11/20/2003 5:53:19 PM PST by Salgak (don't mind me: the orbital mind control lasers are making me write this. . .)
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To: Paulus Invictus
Please one nightmare at a time!
49 posted on 11/20/2003 5:53:25 PM PST by hope
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To: Political Junkie Too
Japan survived cause they surrendered.

We have that option I suppose.. But one thing is for sure, our current lifestyle will be over.
50 posted on 11/20/2003 5:53:53 PM PST by Monty22
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To: Monty22
Don't be hysterical.
51 posted on 11/20/2003 5:54:02 PM PST by Huck
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To: hope
I don't think that's a cigar Franks was smoking. I like the guy, but he's way off the mark here.
52 posted on 11/20/2003 5:54:33 PM PST by Huck
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To: hope
Know what? I really don't want to hear this...I do not wish to see my country, as I know it, die. Guess I have ostrich syndrome.
53 posted on 11/20/2003 5:54:39 PM PST by madison10
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To: Huck
Don't be an osterich.

When it happens, watch..
54 posted on 11/20/2003 5:54:46 PM PST by Monty22
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To: Monty22
I'm more concerned with power hungry people like George Soros and John Kerry here at home than I am about the Islamics.
55 posted on 11/20/2003 5:56:09 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("Today's music ain't got the same soul. I like that old time Rock N Roll" - Bob Seger)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Well, that's nice. But they aren't going to do the civilization ruining type damage the islamics are gonna do. Might be a crappy 8 years, but you won't be living in some shelter someplace most likely.

Cities will clear out, for good.. If a nuke lights off, and nobody knows who did it or how many more there are.

It'll be over.
56 posted on 11/20/2003 5:57:13 PM PST by Monty22
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To: visualops
Franks is right and the first person to really address what might happen if we're hit by a WMD. For one thing, the stock markets across the western world would collapse, making 1929 look like a slight dip. Millions would be thrown out of work and the economy would come to a standstill. Paychecks and government checks would stop flowing. Anarchy would follow unless the military steps in and inposes control. Those who think they are safe just because they live in Des Moines or Boise better get real. We're talking about the end of western civilization as we know it. Too bad the pols won't tell the sheeple this is what's in store for them if they keep up the current nonsense.
57 posted on 11/20/2003 5:58:08 PM PST by Cautor
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To: Dan from Michigan
I'm more concerned with power hungry people like George Soros and John Kerry here at home than I am about the Islamics.

...and Madame Hillary. She scares me. I would not put a$$a$ination beyond any of them.

58 posted on 11/20/2003 5:58:33 PM PST by madison10
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To: Cautor
I'm shocked that post 9/11, people still think there's some actual security. We're on the brink of destruction nationally, just like those that stayed in the WTC after the 93 bombing were just waiting for the end as well.
59 posted on 11/20/2003 5:59:07 PM PST by Monty22
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To: Monty22
did everyone flee all the cities in Japan after Hiroshima? how many nukes do you think the terrorists have? where are all these people going to go?
60 posted on 11/20/2003 5:59:07 PM PST by oceanview
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