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    Re: 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    If they could have used a nuke on 911 they would have, and laughed their asses off, as they had after the Tower fell... so I would say "The terrorists are out to get us." There is ample evidence going back more than a decade of their intent.
    True, but they haven't. Moreover, they've gotten no closer now to doing it than they were a decade ago. So, again I say let our intelligence and national defense agencies continue doing their jobs. The fact that such an act hasn't happened obviously means they've been very successful at detering such an event from occuring. So, relax.

    Stay vigilant, but let's not panic over what hasn't happened yet.

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    Re: 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    America cannot defend itself against Al Qaeda as long as American leftists view American conservatives as worse than Al Qaeda.
    Why does this have to be a Liberal -vs- Conservative thing? Why can't it just be "doing what's in the best interest of the country in support of our national security? Granted, both sides may different on policy, but I very seriously doubt either side wishes a repeat of 9/11.

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    Re: 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Why does this have to be a Liberal -vs- Conservative thing? Why can't it just be "doing what's in the best interest of the country in support of our national security? Granted, both sides may different on policy, but I very seriously doubt either side wishes a repeat of 9/11.
    For what it's worth, I don't believe that liberals want a repeat of 9/11 either, however, it is just that liberals are reactionary instead of preventitive, so by the time liberals react, the damage is done.


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    Re: 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I think my fellow liberals need to recognize that the threats described in this and similar articles are very real and are of enormous concern to law enforcement authorities. I think transportation across international borders is a non-issue, all of the materials of a dirty bomb are available domestically in most countries. The knowledge is not common but is widely available to people who know where to look. Ultimately this is a question of wherewithal and execution, both of which Al Qaeda has demonstrably shown throughout this period. These are not new threats.

    What is new in this article, then? The State Department cables released by WikiLeaks document the efforts by our diplomats to coordinate ongoing efforts to identify and foil these plots. Without WikiLeaks there is no story.

    Again, together, now, thank you, WikiLeaks.
    You hit the nail squarely on the head! Hence, the reason I both LMAO and cringe every time a pundit critisizes Pres. Obama's nuclear non-proliforation efforts as meaningless. If the leader of the free world doesn't push other nations to account for and security nuclear materials, who will? The U.N. alone? Yeah...right. Good luck with that.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    For what it's worth, I don't believe that liberals want a repeat of 9/11 either, however, it is just that liberals are reactionary instead of preventitive, so by the time liberals react, the damage is done.


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    Are you serious? You forget, sir, that it was under a Liberal President that this nuclear genie was first let out of its proverbial bottle. Security leaks and espionage aside, I'd think they like their Republican/Conservative counterparts would want to do everything in their power to ensure such material doesn't fall in the wrong hands.

    (BTW, last I checked the atomic bomb hasn't been used since WWII. AND it was a liberal president who stayed the course and forced Russia to remove it's nuclear weapons out of the island nation of Cuba. Care to rethink your position on this?)
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    Re: 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Such are the risks of living in a free society. Exactly how much freedom are you willing to give up in order to protect yourself from this threat?

    FWIW, there are significantly greater odds that your wife will stab you to death than that you will be killed by terrorists with a dirty bomb. You should think about that the next time you criticize her cooking, Goshin.
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    We'll see biological or chemical attacks in our food or water supply first ... IMO.

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    Re: 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    True, but they haven't. Moreover, they've gotten no closer now to doing it than they were a decade ago. So, again I say let our intelligence and national defense agencies continue doing their jobs. The fact that such an act hasn't happened obviously means they've been very successful at detering such an event from occuring. So, relax.

    Stay vigilant, but let's not panic over what hasn't happened yet.
    I'm pretty sure that no one in this thread is advocating PANIC as the appropriate response to this news. As noted, it isn't NEW news... the tangos have wanted to develop WMD's of some sort for quite a while. So far they haven't managed it... doesn't mean it will never happen.

    Still there's nothing wrong with being reminded that the potential does exist for something like this to occur, that there are terrorist who would dearly LOVE to irradiate Times Square if they could pull it off.

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    Re: 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Are you serious? You forget, sir, that it was under a Liberal President that this nuclear genie was first let out of its proverbial bottle. Security leaks and espionage aside, I'd think they like their Republican/Conservative counterparts would want to do everything in their power to ensure such material doesn't fall in the wrong hands.

    Huh? Liberals openly give away Nuclear tech under Clinton, and today when Russia wanted the number of Trident missles that England has, and England says no, just rely on the good old USA under liberal guidence to give it to them anyway. Wonderful stuff.


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    Re: 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

    Goshin,

    Hence, the reason I keep saying, "Stay vigilant."

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    Re: 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Huh? Liberals openly give away Nuclear tech under Clinton, and today when Russia wanted the number of Trident missles that England has, and England says no, just rely on the good old USA under liberal guidence to give it to them anyway. Wonderful stuff.


    WikiLeaks cables: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets - Telegraph

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    Since when was the Russia government considered to be terrorist?

    I get your point here..."keep American military missle defense secrets secret", but since the issue here is "terrorist getting their hands on fissle materials to constructe a dirty bomb" and not the exchange of military information between two foreign super powers - right or wrong - I don't think this particular issue fits the topic of discussion.

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    Re: 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Saddam, spend HIS money? I suspect our "allies", the Saudis, fund more terrorism than Saddam ever did...
    If you think Saudi Arabian gov't was more of a threat to the US and its interests before (and even after) the war then you are clearly not paying attention,
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