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Does France mean it?

IS he really serious? Or is it like as Palladin said, they have no tolerance of crap hitting their nation?
Gunnen4u Wrote:Does France mean it?

IS he really serious? Or is it like as Palladin said, they have no tolerance of crap hitting their nation?
I'd guess he means it and why not, after all didn't the US administration say as much at one of those post 9/11 war on terror press conferences. I can't quore the source at the moment, the wording was different though, something along the lines that according to the new military doctrine limited use of tactical nukes was now accepted as a means of achieving military objectives or some such thing.
The world is chaning, back during the cold war if you used nukes you could be pretty sure that nukes would then be used against you, now it's different, now say France (or Britain or the US or Russia) can nuke-fry a suspect terrorist camp in a place like Libia or Iran or Afghanistan and none of the other nuke states will give a hoot as long as they get advance notiification about it. If you think about it, during the cold war the world was a more stable place than it is today.
henrylee Wrote:If you think about it, during the cold war the world was a more stable place than it is today.

Things are on a sliding scale apparantly. Now that things are less dangerous, catastropically, the world can afford to be more unstable. The scale just slides from the dangerous to the other side of the scale to equal the weight.

I know that it is a bit too simplistic, and there is no zero sum game here, but it is pretty close.
I think they are serious. I am glad they are,too.
henrylee100 Wrote:If you think about it, during the cold war the world was a more stable place than it is today.

Or, that the Cold War overshadowed all other conflicts from Public View?
Naw! the cold war was simply the context in which everything else played its role.

I really didn't like to "duck and cover" all my years growing up.
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