} look tyrranical to do so or must fabricate evidence (Gulf of Tonkin
Which happened, yes? Not that most of the public knows or cares, yes?
So such fabrication can work, yes?
} hypocritical. I think that your claims are rather specious given
} people's aversion to using nukes. You really have NO IDEA of the ruckus
} such a strategy will raise on earth. Additionally, people on earth and
What of the ruckus caused by people threatening to drop rocks on the
Earth? People's capacity for a sense of civilization and humanity is fairly
proportional to their sense of safety. The US public worries about
accidents and terrorism, not war, and doesn't currently condone dropping
nukes on small relatively helpless nations. If a Free Luna was
portrayed as a threat, one they were reminded of everytime they looked
into the night sky... keywords: "panic". "hysteria"
} in the US will have relatives on Luna and wont be happy at all with
} abandonment of their families. You really are rather blinkered.
The relatives of the convict losers you've been talking about populating
your colony with? Big deal.
Now _my_ population could get good PR. Of course my population might not
have the guts to wage MAD against Earth.
} them being wasted. You dont care because you don't know anything and are
} just too stubborn to admit you are wrong.
There goes this debate. Perhaps this applies to you?
-xx- Damien "subjunctive, not indicative" Sullivan X-)