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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Let's hope so. Maybe we should ship them a few thousand tons of weed to help that process along.
    That suggestion is reminiscent of the great Opium Wars of the 19th century, in which Britain defeated a once-great and powerful China by smuggling in opium, the rampant addiction to which ultimately weakened China and set it up for defeat and conquest by Britain.
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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    What the hell are you talking about?

    Revisionist definition of a dirty bomb? What the ****?
    Any bomb that disperses large amounts of unused fissile material is considered a "dirty bomb." Theoretically, a neutron bomb could be a "dirty bomb;" however, that would be a pretty shoddily constructed neutron bomb.

    The idea that the modern definition of a "dirty bomb" -- radioactive material dispersed by conventional explosives -- is a "revisionist definition" is grade-A horse manure.
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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Any bomb that disperses large amounts of unused fissile material is considered a "dirty bomb." Theoretically, a neutron bomb could be a "dirty bomb;" however, that would be a pretty shoddily constructed neutron bomb.

    The idea that the modern definition of a "dirty bomb" -- radioactive material dispersed by conventional explosives -- is a "revisionist definition" is grade-A horse manure.
    It's really quite a stretch to characterize a neutron bomb as a dirty bomb. Generally, the term is used to describe a bomb that uses conventional, non-nuclear explosives to spread a payload of dangerously radioactive material—not necessarily “unused fissile material”.

    The point to a dirty bomb is to spread a large amount of dangerously-radioactive material, not only killing those in the area of effect, but leaving the area uninhabitable for some time afterward.

    That's not what a neutron bomb does. A neutron bomb is meant to produce a short burst of dangerous radiation, in order to kill those who are in its area of effect, but to leave that area otherwise inhabitable. It is specifically the point of a neutron bomb to minimize physical damage to buildings and structures, and to minimize persistent radioactive fallout. The idea is to kill enemies that are occupying an area, so as to be able to go in as soon as possible afterward and occupy that area.
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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It's really quite a stretch to characterize a neutron bomb as a dirty bomb. Generally, the term is used to describe a bomb that uses conventional, non-nuclear explosives to spread a payload of dangerously radioactive material—not necessarily “unused fissile material”.

    The point to a dirty bomb is to spread a large amount of dangerously-radioactive material, not only killing those in the area of effect, but leaving the area uninhabitable for some time afterward.

    That's not what a neutron bomb does. A neutron bomb is meant to produce a short burst of dangerous radiation, in order to kill those who are in its area of effect, but to leave that area otherwise inhabitable. It is specifically the point of a neutron bomb to minimize physical damage to buildings and structures, and to minimize persistent radioactive fallout. The idea is to kill enemies that are occupying an area, so as to be able to go in as soon as possible afterward and occupy that area.
    Yes, which is why for a neutron bomb to be considered a "dirty bomb," it would have to be so poorly constructed as to contradict its purpose.
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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Yes, which is why for a neutron bomb to be considered a "dirty bomb," it would have to be so poorly constructed as to contradict its purpose.
    In theory I suppose you could design a nuclear bomb with the specific purpose of creating the maximum amount of radioactive particles -but it's only purpose would be long-term contamination of an area, really.
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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Since the world is exploding the question begs to be asked.
    That thought crossed my mind the other day. There are trouble spots all over the world right now. Very scary.
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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda1858 View Post
    That thought crossed my mind the other day. There are trouble spots all over the world right now. Very scary.
    There have been trouble spots all over the world for the last thousand or so goddamn years.

    This is nothing new.
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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Who appeased Putin in 2009 and agreed not to station NATO anti ballistic missiles in Eastern Europe with nothing in exchange from Russia ? From that day on Putin had no respect for a pantywaist who didn't know how to play geopolitic chess. Almost a year ago when Obama kept moving the "red line" in the sand during the Syrian crisis and got into a staring match with Putin and Obama blinked, Obama went in front of the world calming that geopolitics was obsolete in the 21st Century. All of the worlds leaders laughed at Obama. The world doesn't automatically change because of a date on a calendar. All of the world leaders after having a good laugh that the world changed at midnight on January 1st, 2000 went back to geopolitics. Obama believes the world should be as he visions it to be. 99.9% of the people in the world don't vision the world as Obama does.
    More CON scuttlebutt which should have been left in the latrine.

    The ignorant 'nuclear shield' would have been an expensive rat hole for more ill CONsidered military spending. Putin is just playing to his base inside Russia- he cares little if any for geopolitical anything. Putin blinked in Syria and do note his cruiser did nothing but sit quietly.

    99.9% of the people don't want a military confrontation in Europe, don't laugh at Obama and don't see Putin as the Master of anything past getting fishing rigs ready for baiting...

    It is a different world outside the Orange Curtain and those few 'generals' who are passing this scuttle butt onto you...

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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    That suggestion is reminiscent of the great Opium Wars of the 19th century, in which Britain defeated a once-great and powerful China by smuggling in opium, the rampant addiction to which ultimately weakened China and set it up for defeat and conquest by Britain.
    At the time of the opium wars China was no longer a powerful nation. There were a series of rebellions that showed a basic weakness to the old Empire.

    But to use your theory, our nation should have fractured under the combined weight of heroin and cocaine... it didn't.

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    Re: Are we on the precifice of World War 3

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    So what ! You know, or should know that Democrat or Republican in the White House have NOTHING do to with the wars ! The problem was extremists - over there (Japan, Germany).
    Exactly Earthworm, it didn't matter who was in the White House and all I did was point out during the 50's, 60's 70's and even the 80's that there were voters on the streets , a whole bunch of them who didn't vote the party line as they do today and who feared that the Cold War could go Hot War and they looked back in history. A "Hot War" was a nuclear exchange between the USA and the USSR. All they did was look back who was POTUS back during those wars.

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