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What would you do if the USA actually nuked Iran?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ComradeDavo, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    So, saw some report in the paper today about Bush refusing to rule out a nuclear strike on Iran or something. I really don't think he would be dumb enough to actually nuke Iran, but it got me thinking - if he did what you do about it?

    Would you just sit on here and complain? Would you support it? Or would you protest? If you did protest to what extent would it be?

    And what do you think consequences of such a strike would be? How would the world react?
     
  2. The 777 Hoax

    The 777 Hoax future skeleton

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    Would we even have time to protest? MAD would leave us all dead...
     
  3. MjM

    MjM Chieftain

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  4. bathsheba666

    bathsheba666 Fast 'n Bulbous

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    Why do you really think he is not dumb enough?
    Any real evidence?
     
  5. Capulet

    Capulet RESTART

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    I'd stare at the television and be like... "Holy ****."
     
  6. CIVPhilzilla

    CIVPhilzilla Reagan Republican

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    I'd watch the "End of the World" flash again.
     
  7. JtheJackal

    JtheJackal Chieftain

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    Same thing, then I would probably pace around trying to make sure this is reality. Then contiune to watch the news to know more about what is happening, then I would call someone and tell them. After that its harder to predict.
     
  8. jamiethearcher

    jamiethearcher President of Canmerica!

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    I would be behind this action 98%. I would prefer it if we (or Israel) were able to neutralize Iran using conventional means, but if that is what the administration decides is neccesary to keep me from getting nuked by islamic terrorists, then I support them.
     
  9. CartesianFart

    CartesianFart Chieftain

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    Are you saying if the Iranians is fully functioning a nuclear reactor and successfully made their first nuked and tested it,that any terrorist that want to do harm to USA and its allies,all they have to do is knock on Tehran's door and ask for a price?

    If this is the basis of your fear,does this mean that if indeed Iran did have nuculear weapons,what make you think the Iranians will sell nuclear weapon to terrorists?
     
  10. Kayak

    Kayak Partisan

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    Me too. But a drive to Washington to joint the massive protest might in order.
     
  11. Riesstiu IV

    Riesstiu IV Chieftain

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    I just don’t see Bush resorting to Nuclear Weapons. It would be too insane and we’d end up having the same international popularity the Third Reich enjoyed during the 40s.
     
  12. Patricius

    Patricius Dominus de Bellum

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    I don't think that America would use nukes when it has very powerful bunker-busting conventional weapons that could achieve the same affect. Nukes have become so hated in the eyes of every civilized person that it would be plain political suicide. But if all other means are failing to stop Iran from getting nukes (including diplomatically) then I think it just might be worth it.
     
  13. Irish Caesar

    Irish Caesar Yellow Jacket

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    Probably take a lot of crap from a lot of people, considering this is my line of study...
     
  14. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    The bunkers are deep down, though. I'm not sure if two missiles would do the trick (one to blast away some dirt, and the other to penetrate). It would be quite ironic if the US did use nukes (gives new meaning to fighting fire with fire...). I'm not sure what the world reaction would be... on the one hand, the nukes would be in isolated areas, and everyone hates Iran anyway. On the other hand, just the thought of using nukes might irk some.

    I'm not sure what I'd do - probably get my family to go up to Pennsylvania and stay there for the day just in case Russia gets ticked off about too many nukes and decides to start WWIII.
     
  15. MamboJoel

    MamboJoel Cool.

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    Much like 9Sept day :
    As every day, I would be at work. Staring at the medias for 15 minutes, than going back to work.
    Life is not only about nuclear romance, behind the scene the everyday people have to make it go on.
     
  16. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Just a passenger

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    Highly unlikely scenerio. But I would protest the decision as an utterly insane, unbelievably inhuman action.
    How would the world react? Depends on how much the media told us about it.
     
  17. capslock

    capslock Chieftain

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    Yeah, some people might through a hissy fit about it, but what are they going to do? They were too spineless to stand up to the Taliban, Iraq, and now Iran, WTF would they do to the most powerful country in the world?

    I personally, wouldn't mind much, if thats what it takes, then thats what it takes. Using small scale tactical nukes to take out nuclear facilities is not comparable to an attack on cities, or other large civilian sectors.
     
  18. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    I'd regret the untimely demise of the antiproliferation movement.
     
  19. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    You cant' seriously believe that America wouldn't face any kind retaliation for that.
     
  20. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Same thing as I always do, spam CFC.
     

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