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View Poll Results: Would you support a preemptive nuclear strike?
Yes; it's the quickest, most decisive way to neutralize a threat casualties and political fallout be damned 49 15.12%
No; Nuclear weapons should only be used should the enemy strike first with a nuclear weapon 275 84.88%
Voters: 324. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-08-2017, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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There's no such adage.

Direct from RedState.com: Rule One: Don't Make Threats You are Not Willing to Carry Out
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Wonder what actions Japan is taking that we don't know about.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:41 PM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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You cannot launch a nuclear attack on NK without it directly affecting Beijing, Russia, South Korea, and Japan, and depending on the size of the attack, having the fallout land on the U.S.

That is the absolute last thing anyone in their right mind would suggest.

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Old 08-08-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Pixley
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You could have also gone with:

"Your ego is writing checks your body can't cash" - Captain Tom “Stinger” Jordan - Top Gun
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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You could have also gone with:

"Your ego is writing checks your body can't cash" - Captain Tom “Stinger” Jordan - Top Gun

You win!
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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A pre-emptive Trump strike against N Korea, nuke or not, would be unilateral - with no UN or allies for cover.
Significant civilian casualties would result in world wide condemnation with not good economic and security consequences.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:44 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Fat Man vs Little Boy
your post reminded me of this:


The bomb dropped on Hiroshima from the Enola Gay was known as "Little Boy". The bomb dropped on Nagasaki three days later was significantly larger and was known as "Fat Boy".

seems sadly apropos somehow.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:47 PM
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Location: Phoenix, AZ
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In the same story: Over 60% of Americans doubt Trump's ability to handle the North Korea situation while the usual 1/3 think he can handle it.
Really? Because MSNBC just conducted a poll and 55% said that they have full confidence in Trump, 35% said no. I dont know where you are getting you 60% from
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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your post reminded me of this:


The bomb dropped on Hiroshima from the Enola Gay was known as "Little Boy". The bomb dropped on Nagasaki three days later was significantly larger and was known as "Fat Boy".

seems sadly apropos somehow
.

Especially considering Sunday was the 72nd anniversary of Little Boy and tomorrow of Fat Boy.

And gee, I don't think I've seen the annual 'we were wrong to use the bomb' thread.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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A pre-emptive Trump strike against N Korea, nuke or not, would be unilateral - with no UN or allies for cover.
Significant civilian casualties would result in world wide condemnation with not good economic and security consequences.
Oh, to hell with the world! Kim has threatened this country with nuclear holocaust over and over. NK has been working diligently to be able to do just that and may have succeeded. Under anybody's metric that is a legitimate casus belli.
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