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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Helping another country with Aid is something we can do.

    I said aid, not soldiers. We should stay out of sending our troops there but helping Pakistan with the civilians who have been displaced in the fighting between Taliban and Pakistan is something we can do as countries who help with humanitarian causes around the world.
    Yep, that sure worked in Somalia and Darfur. That aid always gets to those that need it, eh?

    Might as well sing kumbaya.

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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    What do you expect from a government project? Efficiency?
    Even on the question of ballistic missiles, we have spent millions on the ballistic missile shield system, though from what I read it misses most targets.

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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Even on the question of ballistic missiles, we have spent millions on the ballistic missile shield system, though from what I read it misses most targets.
    You've read something wrong then.
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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    You've read something wrong then.
    Care to go further with that line of thought?

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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yep, that sure worked in Somalia and Darfur. That aid always gets to those that need it, eh?

    Might as well sing kumbaya.
    Somalia is very different.
    Tribal and clan loyalties are viewed as more important than National loyalties. That is not the case for Pakistan.
    The circumstances are very different, Pakistan is being targeted by an outside force. Somalis have been trying to wipe each other out for decades.

    Oh and the aid being given to Somalia is being taken by the warlords and sold to Somalis for inflated prices
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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    What do you expect from a government project? Efficiency?


    I guess that is too much to ask for. Slightly scary that these people can authorise Nukes being used.

    Btw, does anyone know how it works?
    I mean how a country goes about getting it targeted and fired? Does it need the head of Army/general and Leader of country to agree on its release?


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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Care to go further with that line of thought?
    You are welcomed to give your source for that statement.
    I don't know much about American ABM and TMD systems, but I do know that the Israeli Arrow system has had only successful missile interceptions so far.
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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    You are welcomed to give your source for that statement.
    I don't know much about American ABM and TMD systems, but I do know that the Israeli Arrow system has had only successful missile interceptions so far.
    Chalmers Johnson, "Nemesis." The book deals with America's economic dependence on defense spending and he sites several sources on a missile shield test performed in Alaska that only showed a 30% success rate.

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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Chalmers Johnson, "Nemesis." The book deals with America's economic dependence on defense spending and he sites several sources on a missile shield test performed in Alaska that only showed a 30% success rate.
    Were those ABM systems? (Anti-Ballistic missiles)
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    Re: Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Were those ABM systems? (Anti-Ballistic missiles)
    Can't remember, the book is at home. I will check tonight and get back to you.

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