Al Qaeda Tape to Call for Use of WMD
Should the U.S. and other western governments fire back with an official policy that if WMDs are set off by Islamic militants in our cities, our militarises will take the following actions:
The cities of Mecca and Medina will be destroyed, the citizens will be told to evacuate first, those that stay will die.
The Islamic religion will be banned. All mosques and Korans destroyed. All religious governments will be replaced with secular democracies. Anyone caught practicing this religion will be sent to prison.
I say they need to fire back this warning to Bin Laden. He will be the one responsible for the end of his religion if thousands of Americans are killed again.
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” Seneca
This is starting to get close to "The only good <fill in current disliked race/follower of unpopular religion> is a dead <fill in current disliked race/follower of unpopular religion>"
"I do this real moron thing, and it's called thinking. And apparently I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions."
— George Carlin
At present though, the only terrorists with WMDs are Bush and the Israelis. No one else in the region is even close (unless they're buying them from us).
"During the Persian Gulf War, those intelligence reports would come out: ‘Oh, Iraq? Incredible weapons. Incredible weapons.’ ”
“How do you know that?”
” ‘Well. Ha ha. Ah, we looked at the receipt. But as soon as that check clears, we’re going in.’ ”
Yep. That's us. We haven't changed much in the last few decades, except we got more paranoid, more aggressive, and more willing to use our power for evil, rather than good. Where else would all the weapons of the world come from, if not the country that spends more than the rest of the world combined on military? At least we got to make a profit on all that chemical weaponry we sold to Saddam Hussein, just before we invaded him for using it.
This whole WMD thing is nothing more than an emotional weapon the government uses to keep the populace worked into a frenzy. Personally, I thought it was getting old even before we went to war. It's definitely so old it's growing a greenish fuzz.
Here's my conspiracy theory (which I don't really believe, but fits the facts): bin Laden is still on the CIA payroll. That's right. He's still an American operative. That's why we haven't caught him yet. I think he's making these WMD statements because Bush is hell-bent on invading Iran, and he's trying to whip up a light froth on our cappuccino of fear. "Hey, Ossama, you old bastard! Wanna help out an old friend of the family? Yeah, there'll be a bonus in it for you. I just need you to make a tape that says something about WMDs."
I'm personally gonna ignore 'em. I don't care about terrorists. I'm more likely to die from boredom waiting for the next terrorist attack than I am to die in the next terrorist attack. Personally, I'm more frightened of our home-grown terrorists than I am a group from the Middle East. Sure, it's been a few years since OK City and the Unabomber and the mail-order anthrax. But the more the government makes it look like The End Of The World, the more likely it is some of our survivalist countrymen are to take advantage of it to bring about the necessity of survivalism.
Anyway, that's my rant. I don't think you're necessarily wrong, EXC. But I think you could do it a little more humanely. Just threaten to spray them all with a cocktail of pig urine and menstrual blood. It'd be cheaper, though collecting the blood might be kinda icky.
"Yes, I seriously believe that consciousness is a product of a natural process. I find that the neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers who proceed from that premise are the ones who are actually making useful contributions to our understanding of the mind." - PZ Myers
Tell that to all the Muslims who died in 9/11.
I'm sure the few that were were considered collateral damage. They were Muslims that were doing business with the devil.
Oh goodie, speculation. A perfect thing to have when coming up with ideas like this.
Well don't strap the bomb to themselves or decide who to kill. The leader does this for them, these suicide people are just mindless sheep. The leaders (like Bin Laden) are too much of a coward to go on any martyrdom mission. Funny how Allah never calls him or the Jihad Imams to martyrdom.
Most suicide bombers come up with it themselves. Also most suicide bombers are forced due to threats on their family. Hey is their a pattern developing here?
Really now? Are you willing to bet on that?
Sure, religious followers are sheep. Religious leaders are greedy, egoistical, cowards. They only become religious leaders for the power and money, not to risk their lives. So when you threaten the leader's money flow and lives, things will change, the sheep will follow.
The mistakes militarises have always made in the past is attacking civilians and low level soldiers instead of the leaders and propagandists.
Look at Imperial Japan, when the Emperor/god realized he may be next to be nuked, he gave up his war and god position. The sheep all followed.
Ah and here comes the generalizations. When a local construction company gets taken over by the mafia and don't report it to the Feds, are the owners sheep, or are they practicing self preservation?
Why do you keep bringing up Japan? 100+ thousand innocent civilians died when the U.S nuked it.