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

    Even if they somehow did develop one, good luck getting it across the globe, through customs and into the streets of London or New York.

    Too damn complicated to make in a cave somewhere in Waziristan or a garage in London, too damn expensive to build and too damn hard to launch it off the ground.

    Cant see this happening unless a terrorist state itself with considerable resources and scientific knowledge where to develop one, like Iran.

    Apart from the Ayatollah's, wouldn't worry about anybody else using one...for now.
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    Re: 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

    Technology is like water leaking from an old bucket. It can't be prevented. History proves that over and over again.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    I have heard his speeches and I really don't care to read his book.
    Perhaps you could do your own study into the matter then. This way you wouldn't need a politician's half truths or media sensationalisms to deliver you stories.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    Most people in this country want the borders secured.
    Yeah, but since when has today's Washington cared about what most people in this country want? We are stuck between a nation of people who seek their wisdom from television and a capitol full of suits who concern themselves more with their out of touch political clubs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Perhaps you could do your own study into the matter then. This way you wouldn't need a politician's half truths or media sensationalisms to deliver you stories.
    You get your truth from Bush's Book? That explains alot.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    You get your truth from Bush's Book? That explains alot.
    I don't read books about/by politicians. They are all decrepit. Once again, you show how quick you mistake yourself into a sense of wisdom.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    I have heard his speeches and I really don't care to read his book.
    Ahh... another open minded one.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    Our trillion dollar military should be used to defend this country instead of used to spread our influence, nation building, regime changes, and policing the world.
    this is exactly why you do not understand why others believe removing Saddam was a good thing. You don't understand that the best way to protect our country isn't by building tall walls around it, but by making friends and removing enemies from outside of it. By squashing tyrants and radicals in their own backyard rather than our own. By promoting freedom of thought, religion, and government.

    But that is idealistic. Ideals only are realized in fantasy worlds. The reality is that we are human. We make mistakes. We must make compromises.
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    Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    Which cost the US more?
    Yeah, what did Clinton do to bring Saddam to compliance? And why did Sandy Burgler go to the National Archives, steal documents by stuffing them down his pants and then destroy them?

    Couldn't be because the Clintons were ... ahh... derelict of duty could it?

    What if Clinton pressed hard for Saddam to disarm... instead of letting the UN run the show and create a monumental ode de corruption known as The Oil For Food Program. The UN has blood on its hands.

    Bush did the right thing under the circumstances, as all our allies and even the Democrats sang the song of Saddam having WMD. He used them after all, and he had a hatred for America that is known to all except the deaf, dumb and blind.

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