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Deterrence can't be relied on in dealing with the insane

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Nov 26, 2007 at 15:02

It is EXTREMELY good that this is in the public domain, but two terrible problems with this --

  • counterintuitive that Israel would impose proportionately more harm that the Moslems on it, and
  • Moslems are crazy anyway and might not be deterred even if they understood all this.
I don't want to trust to deterrence on Moslems with nukes.

I hope Israel succeeds in the deterrence or takes the sites out before they start producing weapons.

I also hope America maintains enough of a distance that we don't get caught in the targeting if these exchanges occur.

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