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Tancredo: If attacked, bomb Mecca!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by JohnRM, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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    If we are attacked with nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons, or any other form of attack that would kill massive numbers of Americans, then it would be my policy to launch a counterstrike that would destroy Medina. A second attack, would prompt me to order the complete destruction of Mecca.
     
  2. sourboy

    sourboy Awakening...

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    I know this was part of another thread, but I don't see the link....

    on topic -- I think this is ridiculous. Maybe it's a deterrent, or maybe it's a way to piss off the REST of the middle eastern population. Talk about jihad...

    This guy won't win anyway, so I'm not worried about it.

    EDIT: That's like them bombing the Vatican, no? lol
     
  3. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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    OK, wow. Why?

    This would only make the situation worse. Most Muslims are either indifferent towards the West or are willing to engage in dialog. This would only offend them all beyond all reason and drive them into a rage. It's not a matter of proportionality but rather American power: you can forget keeping Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt in the American fold, and if you even think that anything American can be placed in Turkey or any other Muslim country ever again, you are horribly, horribly wrong. India may be offended as well; I don't know about anybody else, though I wouldn't be surprised if the European reaction was harsh. Beyond that, we're talking big-time revolution across the Middle East. In other words: destroy Muslim holy cities=goodbye American power.
     
  4. skadistic

    skadistic Caomhanach

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    All the leftist like to toss around things like "proportional response" that would be in proportion for me.
     
  5. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Tancredo would likely let us get hit by a terrorist attack so he would have an excuse to nuke Mecca.
     
  6. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I think we ought to do it preemptively (you never know what those terrists are up to).
     
  7. Gabryel Karolin

    Gabryel Karolin Gammelgädda

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    Ridiculous.

    That would be like the UK threatening to bomb Rome in respons to IRA terror attacks.
     
  8. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    What city is he threatening to nuke if we get hit by the next Timothy McVeigh?
     
  9. Trajan12

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    Let's respond to the deaths of innocent civilians by killing more innocent civilians...wow....peope's logical consistency or lack thereof never ceases to amaze me.
     
  10. wicshade

    wicshade crazy, militant farmer

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    Well if saying you would retaliate by destroying there holy playce could withhender an attack I say talk away, but i would think actualy going through with it for any reason is petty and ignorant. Most muslims are not fundamental exetremists. Also it is possible that a terrorist would gain alot of support if a western country attacked any institution of islam.
     
  11. C~G

    C~G Untouchable

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    Based into what?

    That they are born in Medina or Mecca, or that they just happen to follow the same religion some other people do and they together share the same holy cities?

    Great, so if some jews or christians bomb you, you bomb Jerusalem or Vatican?
     
  12. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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    I really wish I could see a Futurama-style "What if" scenario of "What if Mecca was nuked?".
     
  13. kulade

    kulade Chieftain

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    This is the fundamental flaw in many Republicans' foreign policy:

    "If we assault them in the most infuriating way possible, maybe they won't attack us anymore." :pat:
     
  14. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    Under certain circumstances, a response such as that could be justified.

    We do not live under such circumstances.

    If a nation is fighting a war against another nation, then attacking the sites important to a nation may be justified. But the US can't really withstand being at war against the entire world. And there are undoubtedly Muslim fanatics out there who would consider the loss of Mecca a small price to pay.

    (I should watch what I say though, or he may go after Salt Lake City . . .)
     
  15. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    Tancredo on terrorists:

    If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
     
  16. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    as an Iraqi, I feel full jsutufucation in the suicide bombing of the Vatican.
     
  17. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Tancredo isn't Catholic.
     
  18. Shadylookin

    Shadylookin master debater

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    it makes sense if you assume muslim = teh enemy!!!!1111!!11

    however the sane people know that bombing meca will just make more terrorists when you anger a billion people. Not to mention choosing civilian targets is a very genocidal thing to do
     
  19. scy12

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    Only problem is what to do if attacked by an atheist ?
     
  20. Elrohir

    Elrohir RELATIONAL VALORIZATION

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    Sounds pretty crazy to me.
     

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