You drive Cuddy and I'll man the guns! I think we could win the thing!Well I for one think there should be a sidecar class in the Paris to Dakar that requires a Ma Duce mounted on a co-ax traverse rig, along with smoke grenades and a SAW mounted on the handlebars for the pilot. Let's see the fuzzy-wuzzys deal with that. They'd all be mounted on Chang Jiang M1's of course (Painted Afrika Biege).
Good points. I'm much more worried about our own home grown fascists of the left and right than a few primitives hiding in caves.This isn't the first time a major sporting event has been cancelled or seriously impacted by violence, war, or politics. The US dropping out of the Olympics when the USSR invaded Afghanastan (sp?) comes immediately to mind. It is very disappointing that an extremely small number of fanatics have not only impacted a sporting event, but have also caused a lot of otherwise rational people to decide that all Muslims are blood thirsty fanatics bent on destroying modern society. I guess we'd better hope that's BS, since Muslims outnumber everyone else with the possible exception of the Chinese.
It's pretty clear to me that whatever we've been doing since 9/11 is at best ineffective at reducing the "terrorist threat," and more likely has made it worse. Not to mention the tremendous loss of life, huge expenditures of money, and loss of freedoms in our country and others.
The unfortunate part is, deciding to "hunt them down and kill them" just doesn't work. Usually it just makes them stronger and pushes them further into extremism. As well as creating new recruits from the "nits."
Apparently there are some new, non-lethal alternatives that you may wish to consider:Well I for one think there should be a sidecar class in the Paris to Dakar that requires a Ma Duce mounted on a co-ax traverse rig, along with smoke grenades and a SAW mounted on the handlebars for the pilot. Let's see the fuzzy-wuzzys deal with that. They'd all be mounted on Chang Jiang M1's of course (Painted Afrika Biege).
Often that's just an excuse to do nothing. If the French and Brits had had the balls to play "checkers" with the Nazis early on, instead of using their "brains", the world would have been spared much misery. Instead they played chess with a madman. And we had to go pull their fat from the fire once again.It's brains over balls, everytime. It's a chess playing world, stop playing checkers.
It's one thing to play chess with the Soviets who, after all, were willing to play such a game. BTW, we won that one. And it wasn't won by the snobby intellectuals.I loved the fact that so many Euro countries were 'neutral' during WWII. How the hell can you be that during a war that was right on top of you? Kinda like staying 'neutral' in a bar brawl. All that gets you is laid out. I guess 'neutral' is the new age word for 'coward' these days.