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    Could you imagine if

    We had another 9/11 type of event right now?

    Given the current political and economic climate, what would your thoughts be? (but do avoid the political commentary)
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    Odd, I was thinking about that this morning. It would be devastating.

    I'm in the process of making some strategic business decisions based on a belief that we're well on our way into a double-dip recession. "Battening down the hatches", if you will.
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    If we actually had another such attack, my initial thought would be that The Patriot Act was a huge failure. The reorganization of departments into Homeland Security was a failure. My other immediate thoughts would be, duh, here we go again.
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    If were attacked again,I have a feeling it would become an all out war with no holds barred,up to and including Neutron bombs,
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    Don't know but would be bad for sure. And I have a sneaking suspicion that the 10 yr thing is going to be an iconic landmark for pulling something stupid for at least one group or derranged individual. All I know is I'm off with a couple of days of dove hunting on the brain with my Dad and daughter but it will be interesting to see if anything plays out on or around the 11th. BTW, good luck tomorrow SIXTO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    If were attacked again,I have a feeling it would become an all out war with no holds barred,up to and including Neutron bombs,
    No offense intended, but you gotta be able to find 'em to make "all out war" on them, do we bomb an entire village to rid the world of 5 insurgents? Or do we make friends with the villagers and let them catch the bad guys for us? They don't line up in straight lines and wear red coats anymore so we can shoot them easily, and despite our own history of throwing the British out with guerrilla tactics, we don't seem to be terribly adept at countering those very same tactics. Myself, I'm continuing to stock up on the "3 B's" Beans, Bullets, and Bolivars, and staying ready to defend my own.
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    I suspect we would begin apologizing for the deeds of the US over the last 100 or so years and begging them not to do it again. Kinda makes you think of the old joke about the difference between a Democrat, Republican and Southern Republican.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksholder View Post
    I suspect we would begin apologizing for the deeds of the US over the last 100 or so years and begging them not to do it again. Kinda makes you think of the old joke about the difference between a Democrat, Republican and Southern Republican.
    At least for the next 2 years, that is EXACTLY what would happen!!
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    I believe that we would see the government, in an effort to look like they are doing something, pass more laws restricting the freedoms of American citizens.

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    how can you ask this question and then say to not make it political???? ANY response would be politically driven.
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    If we had another attack, I would hope we could focus our retaliatory efforts ONLY on those responsible. We don't need any more 'nation-building' wars. If we keep responding as we have been (expensive wars), then the terrorists will win. Osama Bin Laden's main goal was to destroy us economically, and he's doing a pretty good job of it. Well, he was doing a good job until he had that blind date with Seal Team 6!
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    Seems that there are others besides Bin Laden that are doing a very good job of destroying us economically!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Seems that there are others besides Bin Laden that are doing a very good job of destroying us economically!

    The traitors running our government are certainly doing a fine job. Oops was that too political?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Seems that there are others besides Bin Laden that are doing a very good job of destroying us economically!
    You weren't thinking of enemies foreign and domestic were you?
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