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Should Nuclear Weapons be Banned?

Yes, completely47 %47 %47 % 47.18 % (117)
Yes, but only further development2 %2 %2 % 2.42 % (6)
Yes, but only in third world countries8 %8 %8 % 8.06 % (20)
No, they are necessary peacekeepers36 %36 %36 % 36.69 % (91)
I don't know2 %2 %2 % 2.42 % (6)
No opinion1 %1 %1 % 1.21 % (3)
Other, please list in comments2 %2 %2 % 2.02 % (5)

Total votes: 248
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Re: Should Nuclear Weapons be Banned?
by Anonymous
on Apr 21, 2002
The Genie is out of the bottle and it is too late to ban nuclear weapons. A complete ban now would mean it would just take fanatics longer to obtain them, then there would be hell to pay.
I predict there will be a nuclear explosion in one of our major cities within 5 years.
Scary as hell but, inevitable.
A 1 kiloton detonation is most likely.
10 square blocks of dust and rubble with severe blast damage extending for 7 miles.
Why do you think Bush and Cheney stay at least 11 miles apart? They know.
It will come in on a ship.
Want to know why it hasn't happened yet? Back door channels have made it clear that no matter the nationality the country of origin will be the target of full scale U.S. nuclear retaliation. The mad Mullahs are quickly losing all control over the fanatics in their countries. I wouldn't live in a large city for all the money on Earth.
Here's the surprising part, cities most likely to be hit? Los Angeles or San Diego.


Re: Should Nuclear Weapons be Banned?
by Anonymous
on Apr 21, 2002

Why LA or SD?


Re: Should Nuclear Weapons be Banned?
by Anonymous
on Apr 22, 2002

While I agree in a perfect world, nuclear weapons should be banned and nevwer used. However, in the real world we are living in today, these weapons are a necessary evil in the prevention or deterrent against any other nation using them in a war. After mutual destruction is a pretty effective deterrent.


Re: Should Nuclear Weapons be Banned?
by Anonymous
on Apr 22, 2002

I think we need to keep them mainly because if we don't we will only be hurting ourselves. We know that third world countries are buying and making them. And we also know that they can not be trusted. Terrist will have them weather they are banned or not. Sure i would like to see the day we do not need them. We all know that as long as man is on this earth we will need and have them. Just because we ban them dosen't Iraq or Iran or Saudi or Russia for that fact will. Russia is the country that is saling the wepons.


Re: Should Nuclear Weapons be Banned?
by Anonymous
on Apr 24, 2002
With the nuclear weapons in the US arsenal
the larger and generally more powerful USSR
army was held at bay for the duration of the
Cold War. The refusal to renounce first use of
those weapons by the US was also an impor-
tant factor. If nuclear weapons were banned
it might be necessary to institute a national
military service requirement for everyone in
order to offset the larger armies of nations
like China and Russia. I don't think Americans
would go for that.

Re: Should Nuclear Weapons be Banned?
by Gimpy
on Apr 29, 2002
I would say yes, but I don't trust human nature. I know someone (a real crazy) would resurrect them and rule the world. If we could really get rid of them I'd say yes. But, my mistrust of humanity says no.

Keith

Re: Should Nuclear Weapons be Banned?
by Anonymous
on Jul 15, 2002
Keith took the words out of my mouth.
Remember the saying,"IF GUNS WERE OUTLAWED, THEN ONLY THE OUTLAWS WOULD HAVE THE GUNS."

JOHN

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