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Europe's Wishes Came True

eddie again Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 12:05 PM
my tactics would have included giving the muslims thirty days to vacate mecca and then nukiing it. i would then repeatedly broadcast to the islamic masses the question of why did allah not defend his holy city. i would have repeated that question to them ad nauseam. i would also have told the muslim leadership that for every future act of islamic terrorism against u.s. targets i would give another muslim city thirty days to vacate before i nuked that city and would have given them a list of the order of the cities. that would have saved us a lot of money and would have been more a more effective strategy for diminishing muslim militancy and terrorism. i doubt that would have been your cost effective tactics and strategy.

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