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Do THEY even know?

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Submitted by DR (United States), Jul 27, 2005 at 05:44

It is not so much a matter of what they want as what they shall receive.

If, as UBL so fervently wishes, he is able to attack the US with a WMD, what exactly does he think will happen? Does he think Bush will meekly go to the U.N. to ask Hans Blix to write UBL a letter telling him just how very, very upset we are?

What does he really think Bush's response might be? UBL knows all about AK-47's, RPG's, and Strelas, but he knows jack diddly squat about Trident D5s, B1/2 Bombers, B-83 bombs, countervalue targeting, or exactly how long it would take the US to eliminate Islamism once and for all. Does he not realize that Bush is a man who controls tens of thousands of megatons' worth of nuclear weapons that he will not hesitate to use? ...

Once the event commences, does UBL think that the Pakistanis, Indians, Chinese, and Russians will pass up the chance at a final solution to dealing with the biggest pains in their collective butts? Or will they launch more warheads into the fray?
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