At 04:47 AM 11/07/2002 -0900, you wrote:
After much pondering, Stacy Smith favored us with:I think there is bad news coming down the pipeline whether we go to war with Iraq or not. If we do nothing, we will be seen as week and impotent by many nations around the world who have no respect for anything except the raised fist. This would undoubted would lead to war as those attack us around the world as they rush to take advantage of what they perceive as our unwillingness to defend ourselves. And if we do go to war with Iraq, Saddam Hussein is going to use weapons of mass destruction on us right here in America. I'm talking germs, gas, and nukes. I believe he already has these weapons. He probably imports them from China or Russia.Of course, no one here on this list, including myself, can tell you what will be the short and long term outcome of acting or not acting. I believe that he is a continuing threat to our way of life, along with quite a few other gangsters. Others believe otherwise.
So we are damned if we do and damned if we don't. Could we have foreseen this and avoided the situation? Yes, at one time. But now we are sucked into a situation that we cannot control in which anything we do is going to cause us great pain.
Here is my predication, actually just a speculation:
We will invade Iraq? It will attack us here, using ABC weapons detonated by agents already in place. We will end up fighting by ourselves against the whole Islamic world. And we will win, but at a horrendous cost in lives and materiel. The only bright spot is that following such a victory, the Islamic would be opened to our missionaries.
Still, even though I think this is the most likely scenario, I don't think it is a good idea to invade Iran because they are the villains, not us. It is too bad we got into the this pickle, but I don't see any way out.
If it is any consolation to anyone, I am usually wrong when I make these prognostications. I hope I'm wrong on this one too.
John W. Redelfs [EMAIL PROTECTED]
We tend to scoff at the beliefs of the ancients. But we
can't scoff at them personally, to their faces, and this is
what annoys me. --Jack Handy
All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
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