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Is Al Qaeda Threatening A Nuclear Attack (Incredible Read)
Mens News Daily ^ | 12-23-2003 | Jeremy Reynalds

Posted on 12/23/2003 12:52:24 AM PST by My Favorite Headache

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To: Master Zinja

101 posted on 12/23/2003 6:06:46 AM PST by KillTime
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To: Ronin
There are sure to be safeties in place to prevent unauthorized launches and any launch order coming from the President is going to have to be justifiable in terms of immediate threat. Mecca is not a threat to anyone.

Realistically, I think what would have to happen is that Congress would have to pass the measure as an official government policy. More as a deterrent than anything else. But if Congress were to come out and pass a measure that stated that the President was authorized to use all the weapons at his disposal- including nukes- against all targets, including symbolic ones, it would have a dramatic effect. I believe it would anyway. You might have to pick a target in the middle of the Sahara, far away from anything and let off a tactical nuke, just to demonstrate that you are capable of doing it but I believe it would definitely have an impact.

102 posted on 12/23/2003 6:07:48 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: exit82
"Islam will undergo radical changes imposed from the West if there is a terrorist nuke attack on this country."

That translates to that not one will left alive.
103 posted on 12/23/2003 6:09:37 AM PST by DarthVader (John Kerry is the biggest pompous ass I have ever seen.)
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To: exit82
If there is another 9/11, it is time for the Kabaa to go ka-boom

Yes. If that stone is destroyed, perhaps Islam will interpret their "scriptures" in a more metaphorical way, and not take instruction to "kill" etc. so literally.... It may begin their Enlightenment and Reformation.

104 posted on 12/23/2003 6:27:13 AM PST by Theo
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To: nopardons
Even hypochondriacs are right at least once in their life...
105 posted on 12/23/2003 6:48:13 AM PST by CathyRyan ("The President of the United States is AWOL, and we're with him. The ultimate road trip.")
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To: Prodigal Son

Actually, there are safeties in place to prevent unauthorized launches. However, the political leadership has final call on a launch provided that the President is in possession of his faculties and the provocation is clear.

The 509th Bomb Wing has 20 B-2 Spirit bombers, some of which are on strip alert at all times, provides the President with his greatest menu of choices. That's the unit to watch.

When you see those bombers being dispersed to bases around the country from their home field at Wightman AFB, that's the time to realize that the SHHTF (sh#t has hit the fan-past conditional tense, I believe).

The role of the bomber gives any President, especially this one, a range of choices and targets. Each B-2 carries a carousel of ALCM's that are armed with warheads in the 50 to 300 kiloton range. The day of the bomber flying over the target, opening the bomb bay doors, and dropping Major Kong and the "Dear John" on the missile silos at Laputa are long gone. Even the BUFF uses the carousel launched stand-off missile.

The idea of responding by a staggered barrage of ICBM's based at silos in the Dakotas and in Montana is a non-starter. Their flight paths are polar and would take them over Russian airspace. We wouldn't want to get STAVKA all alarmed. Bad political mojo, that, especially since the Ivans would be "silent partners" in any American retaliation. Any Russian government would know that Russia would be "next" on the Islamic hit list, so they would understand. But ICBM's over Russia would get the Russian political class nervous, not to mention the General Staff.

SLBM's based in the Indian Ocean are an attractive option. MIRV'ed missiles, such as Trident D-5, have ten warheads a pop and have an extreme range. Targeting is merely a question of downloading the proper coordinates.

Part of the problem here is that the Rags have no earthly idea of the forces they toy with. That has always been the main issue; it's such a neat idea to destroy Christianity and replace it with a militant, fascist Islam that the advocates of such a course never thought of the consequences of the attempt. The Muslims are so caught up in their dream fantasy that no one appears to be able to tell them how this conflict will conclude. See, the Islamists actually believe that they can force us to choose between our survival, and theirs, and walk away unscathed.

This war will end in one of two ways: with America triumphant and the Islamic world on its way to an Islamic/Arab form of representative government, or with America triumphant and the Islamic world reduced to a marginal, radioactive existence in which the living envy the dead.

There literally is no other way.

Be Seeing You,

Chris

106 posted on 12/23/2003 6:48:58 AM PST by section9 (Major Kusanagi says, "Click on my pic and read my blog, or eat lead!")
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To: section9
These Islamo-fascists have the most impressive death-wish since the Nip kamikazes possessed by bushido.

They want death?

I think we're ready to serve it up - hot or cold, as they prefer. Sliced, diced, smoked and pickled.
107 posted on 12/23/2003 7:01:39 AM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: section9
This war will end in one of two ways: with America triumphant and the Islamic world on its way to an Islamic/Arab form of representative government, or with America triumphant and the Islamic world reduced to a marginal, radioactive existence in which the living envy the dead.

'bout sums it up...

108 posted on 12/23/2003 7:07:43 AM PST by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: SubMareener
Re #50

Your source's translation is far and away better than those machine translations and Daleel's pitiful English on his Yahoo site.

It would be very helpful if your source could translate future jihadi propaganda. Folks like Northest Intel Network are using machine translations and sometimes they are virtually unreadable.

109 posted on 12/23/2003 7:12:10 AM PST by larrysav
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To: My Favorite Headache

IMHO this is all b.s., but for sure, if nothing serious happens, besides maybe a suicide bomber or two in the Mall of America, by the end of January, then I'd say, the AQ threat is history.



110 posted on 12/23/2003 7:12:24 AM PST by BabaOreally
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To: section9
Hate to be a buzz kill but I see a third way. With our 5th column and radical courts, we could all be issued prayer rugs and learn which direction Mecca is.
111 posted on 12/23/2003 7:13:54 AM PST by riri
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To: My Favorite Headache
"We will give you a prior few minutes notice before our blessed attack so that you will be able to watch your destruction with your own satellite, as we would be by then have passed the skies of the seventh sky to heaven and your nation to the fires of hell."

I know one thing for sure. This guy's English skills are severely limited.

112 posted on 12/23/2003 7:15:45 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: My Favorite Headache
"There is nothing to fear but fear itself" [and Howard Dean]. ;~)
113 posted on 12/23/2003 7:23:37 AM PST by verity
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To: Aquinasfan
I know one thing for sure. This guy's English skills are severely limited.

This is a translation. The original was in Arabic and I'm sure it was splendid propaganda in Arabic.

114 posted on 12/23/2003 7:25:34 AM PST by larrysav
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To: SubMareener; JustPiper; freeperfromnj; flutters; Dog; Sabertooth; Cindy; yonif; ...
Thanks for the heads up flutters.
115 posted on 12/23/2003 9:43:08 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: SubMareener
Do you have a source URL for that?
116 posted on 12/23/2003 10:04:02 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: MissAmericanPie
Bump to that
117 posted on 12/23/2003 11:38:10 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (Rush 30th Anniversary Tour In May 2004...Be There)
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To: verity
Plagerist!!!!! :)
118 posted on 12/23/2003 11:39:02 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (Rush 30th Anniversary Tour In May 2004...Be There)
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To: Ronin
"There are sure to be safeties in place to prevent unauthorized launches and any launch order coming from the President is going to have to be justifiable in terms of immediate threat."

How would these "safeties" work in your mind?A JAG officer sitting by the President and signing off?A "distinguished" triumverate of say,M. Gorbachov,Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan required to agree?I just don't see it your way,unless you simply mean the President would have to justify his actions after the fact,that is obvious.

119 posted on 12/23/2003 11:47:11 AM PST by John W
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To: Ronin; John W
>>>"There are sure to be safeties in place to prevent unauthorized launches and any launch order coming from the President is going to have to be justifiable in terms of immediate threat." <<<

That's not the way it works. The football is a communications device and has no decision making capability. It has authentication codes. Those codes, when received and authenticated by the launch officer, basically order the silo to launch on a specific target.

The "launch order coming from the President is not going to have to be justifiable in terms of immediate threat." Rather, the launch order coming from the President (via the "football" with appropriate authentication codes) is all that is needed to command a launch.

120 posted on 12/23/2003 12:00:18 PM PST by HardStarboard (Dump Wesley Clark.....he worries me as much as Hillary!)
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