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Old 06-02-15, 07:13 PM
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Why not nuke ISIS?

i mean, isn't enough enough already. how many cities do they need to capture? how much more terror can they inflict upon this cursed earth?

so why not?
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Re: Why not nuke ISIS?

The next time anyone nukes any one will be the start of WWIII. Don't expect that anytime soon and if it does happen then it will be the end of all things. People forget that we were the only nuclear superpower towards the end of WWII. Now everyone has a nuke. we nuke them then they nuke us - rinse and repeat.

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Re: Why not nuke ISIS?

After that, we can nuke cancer.
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Re: Why not nuke ISIS?

yeah, i didn't think it would ever happen, but thought it would be a good philosophical debate...
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Re: Why not nuke ISIS?

Stick to your official movie review threads.
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Re: Why not nuke ISIS?

Collateral damage would be too great to deal with.
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Re: Why not nuke ISIS?

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Collateral damage would be too great to deal with.
...and nothing of value would be lost.
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Re: Why not nuke ISIS?

Well if you want to have a hypothetical discussion, and nukes are pretty much out of the question, then how about this:

What if we fought a gigantic conventional campaign? None of this "hearts and minds" or occupy and install democracy. Just a complete mission of annihilation. A lot of refugees have already fled, many more would flee ahead of the attack. And we go in with armada's of aircraft, followed by columns of tanks, followed by legions of infantry and we literally wipe the big cities to nothing, we literally wipe the boarders off of our maps, we erase the names Iraq, Iran, Syria, etc. forever. We disperse the refugees all around the world, one million to China, one million to Canada, one million to Australia, etc. where they are forced to assimilate. No home land to return to, no leaders left alive, and a better way of life in their new home. Maybe kill every refugee over 20 years old or something like that.

Just wipe the area completely clean and start over. Exterminate the culture. Would that solve the problem?
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Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
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I thought OldBoy had the dumbest idea ever, but it only took Mabuse half a dozen comments to come up with an even dumber idea.
Old 06-02-15, 09:31 PM
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I thought OldBoy had the dumbest idea ever, but it only took Mabuse half a dozen comments to come up with an even dumber idea.
If you don't enjoy philosophical debates, the door's that way, mister.
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It's not dumb. It's "inane."
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I thought OldBoy had the dumbest idea ever, but it only took Mabuse half a dozen comments to come up with an even dumber idea.
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Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Well if you want to have a hypothetical discussion, and nukes are pretty much out of the question, then how about this:

What if we fought a gigantic conventional campaign? None of this "hearts and minds" or occupy and install democracy. Just a complete mission of annihilation. A lot of refugees have already fled, many more would flee ahead of the attack. And we go in with armada's of aircraft, followed by columns of tanks, followed by legions of infantry and we literally wipe the big cities to nothing, we literally wipe the boarders off of our maps, we erase the names Iraq, Iran, Syria, etc. forever. We disperse the refugees all around the world, one million to China, one million to Canada, one million to Australia, etc. where they are forced to assimilate. No home land to return to, no leaders left alive, and a better way of life in their new home. Maybe kill every refugee over 20 years old or something like that.

Just wipe the area completely clean and start over. Exterminate the culture. Would that solve the problem?
This seems to be what some people actually want, especially those who complain that our troops' hands are tied by our rules of engagement.
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Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Well if you want to have a hypothetical discussion, and nukes are pretty much out of the question, then how about this:

What if we fought a gigantic conventional campaign? None of this "hearts and minds" or occupy and install democracy. Just a complete mission of annihilation. A lot of refugees have already fled, many more would flee ahead of the attack. And we go in with armada's of aircraft, followed by columns of tanks, followed by legions of infantry and we literally wipe the big cities to nothing, we literally wipe the boarders off of our maps, we erase the names Iraq, Iran, Syria, etc. forever. We disperse the refugees all around the world, one million to China, one million to Canada, one million to Australia, etc. where they are forced to assimilate. No home land to return to, no leaders left alive, and a better way of life in their new home. Maybe kill every refugee over 20 years old or something like that.

Just wipe the area completely clean and start over. Exterminate the culture. Would that solve the problem?
I hate to Godwin this thread but what you're describing is literally worse than Hitler.
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how much more terror can they inflict upon this cursed earth?
Let's nuke Florida.
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Let's nuke Florida.
Nah, there's a simpler solution.

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Re: Why not nuke ISIS?

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Well if you want to have a hypothetical discussion, and nukes are pretty much out of the question, then how about this:

What if we fought a gigantic conventional campaign? None of this "hearts and minds" or occupy and install democracy. Just a complete mission of annihilation. A lot of refugees have already fled, many more would flee ahead of the attack. And we go in with armada's of aircraft, followed by columns of tanks, followed by legions of infantry and we literally wipe the big cities to nothing, we literally wipe the boarders off of our maps, we erase the names Iraq, Iran, Syria, etc. forever. We disperse the refugees all around the world, one million to China, one million to Canada, one million to Australia, etc. where they are forced to assimilate. No home land to return to, no leaders left alive, and a better way of life in their new home. Maybe kill every refugee over 20 years old or something like that.

Just wipe the area completely clean and start over. Exterminate the culture. Would that solve the problem?
Even better, we could put the refugees into camps where they would be concentrated within a small area so we could keep track of them. Maybe even tattoo serial numbers onto them.
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Even better, we could put the refugees into camps where they would be concentrated within a small area so we could keep track of them. Maybe even tattoo serial numbers onto them.
No way! I was just about to bring up my one-two Halliburton gas-oven solution! It'll be quick, just and humane.
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Even better, we could put the refugees into camps where they would be concentrated within a small area so we could keep track of them. Maybe even tattoo serial numbers onto them.
No fighting pits?
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Wasn't the election and reelection of Barack Obama a clear indicator that the people want nothing to do with this war? Everyone knew full well Iraq would spin into chaos after we withdrew. Why is it a shock now and why are (some) people outraged that we aren't back in there fighting ISIL?
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Wasn't the election and reelection of Barack Obama a clear indicator that the people want nothing to do with this war? Everyone knew full well Iraq would spin into chaos after we withdrew. Why is it a shock now and why are (some) people outraged that we aren't back in there fighting ISIL?
Because people consistently believe they can have their cake and eat it too (see also "low taxes, high levels of government service"), people want simple solutions to complex problems, and people seem to think that the mere fact that America wants something should be sufficient for the rest of the world to roll over and give it to us.
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Wasn't the election and reelection of Barack Obama a clear indicator that the people want nothing to do with this war?
No, it wasn't.
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Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Well if you want to have a hypothetical discussion, and nukes are pretty much out of the question, then how about this:

What if we fought a gigantic conventional campaign? None of this "hearts and minds" or occupy and install democracy. Just a complete mission of annihilation. A lot of refugees have already fled, many more would flee ahead of the attack. And we go in with armada's of aircraft, followed by columns of tanks, followed by legions of infantry and we literally wipe the big cities to nothing, we literally wipe the boarders off of our maps, we erase the names Iraq, Iran, Syria, etc. forever. We disperse the refugees all around the world, one million to China, one million to Canada, one million to Australia, etc. where they are forced to assimilate. No home land to return to, no leaders left alive, and a better way of life in their new home. Maybe kill every refugee over 20 years old or something like that.

Just wipe the area completely clean and start over. Exterminate the culture. Would that solve the problem?
Spoken like a true Mabuse.

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No, it wasn't.
It was a major reason he won the nomination - following through on complete withdrawal. A lot of us depended on that word when we reelected him. Romney and McCain both wanted troops to remain. Apparently, indefinitely.

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