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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The vast majority, yes.
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    I don't believe we are told the vast majority though~

    And I am laid off work currently. Damn auto industry....
    Considering that it's not possible to determine whether we're being told about the "vast majority," this is a pretty impossible standard.
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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I don't believe we are told the vast majority though~

    And I am laid off work currently. Damn auto industry....
    My mother works for NUMMI and they got all the GM cars other plants were going to build before they got shut down.

    Did you notice that Obama is targeting US plants? I suppose that' for another thread, though

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Considering that it's not possible to determine whether we're being told about the "vast majority," this is a pretty impossible standard.
    You are assuming I have to be rational about it.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    The majority of the population exists to furnish authority with the means to accomplish whatever they want. This is true regardless of the type of government. Democracies just make us feel better about it because we are given token info. sessions so we feel "informed". Really, it makes no difference.

    As for the neurtron bomb question, it's a silly idea. First of all, it would indiscriminately kill everyone, which has never been the stated intention of U.S. lead invasions. We have to at least TRY to project the image that we are not blood thirsty monsters killing everyone in sight.

    Secondary to that, China's full military power is not currently known. There are some ideas in terms of manpower, based on the sheer numbers of their people, but in terms of armaments, we simply don't know within accurate reason.

    In any case, a war with China would be mutually assured destruction on an economic level. The U.S. would become a second class power overnight, and China would lose all of the developments it has from the past 20-30 years.

    No... China is not interested in conventional war. Its war is economic in nature, and it's winning on a global scale. This fantasy about a Chinese invasion is just non-sense. China has no desire to expand in that manner.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    As for the neurtron bomb question, it's a silly idea. First of all, it would indiscriminately kill everyone, which has never been the stated intention of U.S. lead invasions.
    What weapon do you suggest we use instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    We have to at least TRY to project the image that we are not blood thirsty monsters killing everyone in sight.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Since China has 1,300 million people and the United States has less than a quarter of that, should the United States resume intensive studies of enhanced radiation weapons to prepare for possible future armed conflict with an enemy that could field an army four times the size of ours?

    I argue that it may become necessary for the US to employ nuclear weapons on US soil, and in that event, it would be ideal to minimize the damage from blast and fallout and concentrate the weapon's effects on the enemy invaders.
    I was under the impression that we already had developed the Neutron bomb.
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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    We should indeed pursue the neutron bomb. It will however, only be good for a Chinese invasion of the U.S. or all out war between the two. This is due to our dependence on the Chinese economically, which is a sad development as we have given China the means to surpass our economy and subject us to their demands and wants.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Why do you think killing millions of innocent Chinease will make us safer. Destroy their military, which should be doable, and they are no threat.

    Besides, we have more than enough nukes now to destroy any country in it's totality without making new weapons.
    Why do you people think a military weapon should be used to kill civillians.

    I have no idea why so many people so ignorantly use the word "innocent" before the word "civillians", perhaps they're just eager to demonstrate their ignorance of war?

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    China and the U.S. are unlikely to ever be able to invade each other. The logistics involved supported an army thousands of miles from home is incredible. I doubt either country could gain such a vast advantage over the other to make some sort of an Invasion possible.
    Here's the deal:

    Let's make it more expensive for them to consider the option.

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The U.S. is the by far the hardest country to invade on the planet. We have a large population, a huge industrial base, and no powerful (or hostile) land connected neighbors.
    And he doesn't even mention the real reason.

    A hundred million firearms in the hands of just about everyone that wants one.

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    Re: Neutron Bomb Question

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Uh, to produce sufficent quantities of neutrons to have the desired effect as a viable weapon, you need to produce a fission reaction of such size that everyone you're trying to kill with neutron radiation is already vaporized.

    Thus, your weapon idea is self defeating. Also, that's one of the (many) reasons why neutron bombs never were feasibly built.
    Uh...you are aware that the function of enhanced radiation weapons is to enhance the radiation output and minimize the blast, right?

    I mean, what do you think the term "enhanced radiation weapon" means? You could try learning something about the topic, and nuclear weapons in general, since you're clearly extremely ignorant and are posting from emotional responses to cartoon images you've seen.

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