[FoRK] Who would bin Laden vote for?

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at ceruleansystems.com
Tue Jul 20 14:51:01 PDT 2004


Owen Byrne wrote:
> History would suggest (Napoleon, Hitler, Pol Pot, Tojo et al) that the 
> only way out (for the rest of the world) is a war, and the most 
> favorable result is
> complete destruction of the nation in question. So a dirty bomb in DC 
> would be a great start.


A "dirty bomb" is a purely psychological weapon.  It doesn't create 
carnage, death, and destruction in any meaningful sense.  The net result
would be a bunch of antagonized politicians in DC.

Doubly stupid to antagonize the only country left with a real blue water
navy and substantial force projection capability.  Even if your
"favorable result" wasn't lame, there is no one even remotely up to the
task nor is there ever likely to be, short of transforming a major
technologically advanced bloc into a military command economy -- and
even then it is doubtful.  Good or bad, that's the reality of the situation.


j. andrew rogers



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