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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I thought you said send them medicine.
    Yes, by sending medicine and water/food will mean that those displaced from the fighting will be less inclined to rebel against the Pakistan Authority and will sweeten them up so that it gives Pakistan a stronger hand to go after the Taliban.

    It was unwilling a few years ago to go after Taliban because the public was so against it, if giving millions means that Pakistani civilians are in a better condition and less likely to complain .... then it is in our interest.


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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    If it were in a position to do so, Al Qaeda would use Pakistan's nuclear weapons in its fight against the United States, a top leader of the group said in remarks aired on Sunday.
    This is news how exactly? Did we not know this already? Was it just me?
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Al Qaeda won't use Nukes.

    They are not that retarded. They know it'll result in mutual destruction ...
    And besides, i doubt Pakistan's nukes are powerful enough to take out all of US ... Maybe just half


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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Al Qaeda won't use Nukes.

    They are not that retarded. They know it'll result in mutual destruction ...
    And besides, i doubt Pakistan's nukes are powerful enough to take out all of US ... Maybe just half
    Why wouldn't they use Pakistan's nuclear weapons? Pakistan's arsenal is probably perfectly sized for Al Qaeda's purposes. A few nuke warheads, placed on ships (or yachts even), or in small easily obtained aircraft, and sailed/flown into major cities in the US and Europe is something well within their ambit.

    As for mutual destruction....where would the US retaliate?

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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Why wouldn't they use Pakistan's nuclear weapons? Pakistan's arsenal is probably perfectly sized for Al Qaeda's purposes. A few nuke warheads, placed on ships (or yachts even), or in small easily obtained aircraft, and sailed/flown into major cities in the US and Europe is something well within their ambit.
    A aircraft going near US without permission after 9/11? It'll be shot down before it gets anywhere near a state.
    And for sea, they need permission to enter any countries waters and there are patrols and navies to deal with such things.

    As for mutual destruction....where would the US retaliate?
    Well .... call me crazy but i would aim for where it came from.


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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    A aircraft going near US without permission after 9/11? It'll be shot down before it gets anywhere near a state.
    And for sea, they need permission to enter any countries waters and there are patrols and navies to deal with such things.
    All it would take is a flight plan. Hopscotch through a couple different airports around the world and you wouldn't even know where the nuke was loaded. As for shipping....same thing. A registered vessel, perhaps hijacked and still flying its usual colors, could likely sail right into a harbor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Well .... call me crazy but i would aim for where it came from.
    And how would we know that? Seriously....how would you know where the nuke came from?

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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    All it would take is a flight plan. Hopscotch through a couple different airports around the world and you wouldn't even know where the nuke was loaded. As for shipping....same thing. A registered vessel, perhaps hijacked and still flying its usual colors, could likely sail right into a harbor.
    True ...
    Erm, call me ignorant but isn't Nukes slightly .... big? Don't they need special equipment to transport it?

    And how would we know that? Seriously....how would you know where the nuke came from?
    I may be watching too many sci fi movies which depict Armies as some form of invincible beings but is there not systems and inventions which can trace missiles? If a missile or bomb is coming towards US, are you telling me using satellite and other modern technology we cannot pin point the location of where it came from? o.O


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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    True ...
    Erm, call me ignorant but isn't Nukes slightly .... big? Don't they need special equipment to transport it?
    Damages Caused by Atomic Bombs
    The Hiroshima Bomb
    Size: length - 3 meters, diameter - 0.7 meters. Weight: 4 tons. Nuclear material: Uranium 235. Energy released: equivalent to 12.5 kilotons of TNT.
    The only real concern during shipment would be radiation leakage. If you have a squad of suicide attackers, even that's not all that much of a concern.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I may be watching too many sci fi movies which depict Armies as some form of invincible beings but is there not systems and inventions which can trace missiles? If a missile or bomb is coming towards US, are you telling me using satellite and other modern technology we cannot pin point the location of where it came from? o.O
    If we were talking a ballistic missile launch, you would be right. But a ballistic missile is not required to deliver a nuclear device. There are plenty of civilian aircraft and cargo vessels capable of carrying a 4-ton payload.

    One civilian craft, presenting itself as normal civilian traffic, carrying one nuclear device, is all that would be needed to wipe out London, or Paris, or New York, or Houston, or Los Angeles, or Mumbai, or Moscow.

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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    If we were talking a ballistic missile launch, you would be right. But a ballistic missile is not required to deliver a nuclear device. There are plenty of civilian aircraft and cargo vessels capable of carrying a 4-ton payload.
    Well ... we are screwed aren't we?

    Trust us humans to mess things, create weapons that can destroy the world but not the technology that tracks it
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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Well ... we are screwed aren't we?

    Trust us humans to mess things, create weapons that can destroy the world but not the technology that tracks it
    What do you expect from a government project? Efficiency?

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