~atp~ said:Yeah, damn terraforming weapons.
Boss Hog said:I heard Iraq was really nice thousands of years ago before they tried to mess with the rivers, flooded the nutrients out of their soil, and had to cope with living in a fucking desert!!!
if it weren't for my being from the West and sounding like an American, i might like to visit as well.. although judging based on pictures of the capital is not the greatest idea, as those who have travelled in China will attest..Sleepy Giant said:I'd definately like to go there. Looks super nice.
Wiseman said:So Iran is basically just like here.............except it's still the 80s?
SellyCat said:Speaking of Iraqi dams...does anybody remember the crisis during the first Gulf War when the Iraqis were lobbing SCUDs at Israel, and the Arab coalition partners were gonna bail if Israel retalliated?
I remember wondering "WTF could Israel hit that isn't already targeted by the Americans? Why even bother?" Well I found out a few years ago...The Israelis were gearing up for a deterance preservation strike that was going to target one or two dams, which would have killed roughly 10,000 people! Can you fucking imagine? Maybe, MAAAYBE if there were chemicals in those warheads. But Israel takes the concept of deterence very, very far--outside the traditional framework usually used for such things.
I gues it's the "small guys have to act tough"....The Israeli military...small *only* technically.