RE: TERRORISM: Is genocide the logical solution?

From: Sean Kenny (
Date: Sun Sep 16 2001 - 17:42:37 MDT

I know America is fetishsising the Taleban in it's grief but when the smoke
clears you're going to have to explain why all the dead hijackers were
either Egyptian or Saudi and why they are thousands more potential martyrs
willing to die to take American lives in those two countries. What are you
going to do? Nuke the Pyramids.

> Is this feasible? It would appear to be the case. 100 Minutemann III
> ICBMs could launch 300+ Ktons each at Afganistan. This roughly
> translates to over 1 ton TNT/person. While this is unlikely to
> kill everyone, it is likely to knock the population back to the
> sub-cave-person level and make a large negative impact on the
> feasibility of staging terrorist activities from that country.
> Of course the downside will be in the likelyhood that it may have
> in promoting individuals and countries in developing similar
> capabilities. But of course once the line has been crossed, there
> are relatively few barriers towards the use of nuclear weapons to
> continue knocking down potential terrorists as needs require.
> Robert

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