Thursday, January 06, 2005

WOULD U.S. VAPORIZE MECCA?

A FEW WEEKS BACK, I WROTE AN ARTICLE CALLED "WHAT IF...?". IN IT, I RESPONDED TO AN ARTICLE I READ FROM JOSEPH FARAH (OF WND). HE ARGUED THAT OUR CURRENT WAR ON TERROR IS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE COLD WAR BECAUSE THERE WAS NO THREAT OF MUTALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION. BUT WHAT IF THERE WAS? FROM "WHAT IF...?":

What if terrorists are successful in detonating a
nuclear bomb in the middle of Manhatten killing
150,000 people in the blink of an eye? What if
Islamic extremists release SMALL POX at the Super Bowl
killing 10s of 1000s and infecting millions over the
course of a few weeks....

What should we do?

What if THE TERRORISTS knew that if a nuclear explosion
ever took place on our soil MECCA, MEDINA, and
TEHRAN would be wiped off the face of the Earth.
Would they reconsider? Would they reconsider if they
knew that we would hit back so hard the Islamic world
would never recover? Can you have the threat of
mutally assured destruction with TERRORIST KILLERS?

WELL, NOW IT SEEMS THAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS ISSUE IN A MORE REALISTIC WAY. IN FACT, Dr. Jack Wheeler, BELIEVES THAT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS CONCLUDED THAT MECCA IS BIN LADEN'S ACHILLES HEAL. WHEELER WRITES:

Part of Bush's rationale for invading Afghanistan and Iraq – obviously never expressed publicly – was to convince Osama that his threat to nuke Mecca was real. Osama hates America just as much as ever, but he is laughing no more."

Wheeler says bin Laden is "playing poker with a Texas cowboy holding the nuclear aces," so there's nothing al-Qaida could do that could come remotely close to risking obliterating Mecca.

WorldNetDaily: Has U.S. threatened to vaporize Mecca?

SO, BIN LADEN... WHO'S GOING TO BLINK FIRST? I GUESS YOU GOTTA "KNOW WHEN TO HOLD 'EM.... AND KNOW WHEN TO FOLD 'EM"! LET'S ROLL!