Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    The clock started in 2009? Too bad we demonstrated our “Strong Stick” in Iraq earlier.

  2. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 3 years ago

    Iran would like to drop a nuclear weapon on Israel but they don’t want to commit suicide. There is no way Iran would ever bomb the U S A, that’s even quicker suicide. Quit trying to rule the world and tell every other country how to act before the U S A is completely bankrupt.

  3. John Locke

    John Locke said, over 3 years ago

    What strange logic presupposes that if Iran figures out how to manufacture a nuclear weapon it would be unable to figure out how to deliver it to whatever target it wants?

  4. John Locke

    John Locke said, over 3 years ago

    And, is it not possible to extrapolate that any country that uses suicide bombing as a tactic would also use suicide bombing as a strategy?

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Mallard Fillmore makes more sense than this ’toon today.

  6. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    Mechanic, there are two assumptions you are making that are fallacies. First, it is not necessarily Iran that would be the one nuking us. They would make it and then sell it. Ever heard of a dirty bomb? Or a low-yield Nuke? That’s all it would take to kill hundreds of thousands or millions.

    Locke makes a very valid point: If you can develop a weapon of mass destruction, I’m pretty certain you’d figure out how to deliver it, too. And given our (lack of) border security, my faith is not very high in our ability to defend ourselves from a PBWMD or VBWMD.

    Your second fallacy is that you believe we can shoot an ICBM down, assuming N Korea wants to launch that. Because of Obama’s defunding and disarming of our missile defense shield, our ability to shoot down ICBM’s is horribly diminished. Right now, N Korea has a missile that will reach the midwest. It won’t have a huge payload, to be certain, but it doesn’t take a lot of payload to carry small nukes. And we KNOW they have nukes (3 successful tests now).

    Two different countries, two different warfare styles, and both of which we are ill-prepared to stop. You call it fear-mongering, I call it reality check.

  7. INTUITION

    INTUITION said, over 3 years ago

    The mushroom cloud fear is exactly how they got us into the Iraq war…a war that costed trillions and wasted thousands of American lives…yes they were wasted.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    It is only Warmongering till the it happens.

  9. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    @INTUITION

    Yup. Wasted. I’m guessing you’ve never served a day in your life. Because if they were wasted and the wars are so “bad,” why have we been able to sustain wartime operations for going on 12 years on an all-volunteer force? It’s not like we were conscripted or drafted, and it’s not like we didn’t know what we were getting into. Drop the drivel about “wasted lives.” The only way they will be wasted is if comments like yours are given any sort of validation.

  10. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    The USA has sold arms without limitations. Blaming Russia for non-allies being armed shows a level of hypocrisy.

    China is not going to attack the USA because of how ingrained the economy is. If China’s economy crashes every model shows that the lid will blow off.

    Tell me what the “real problem” is, when Pakistan managed nuclear proliferation was it a massive problem. And do you think a nuclear bomb, quarter the size of Hiroshima will do a fraction of the damage to the USA that the retaliatory strike would bring upon NK.

    And trust me, having traveled and presently living in Canada, nobody disrespects the USA because it is a weak power. it is disrespected for

    . Outragous gun laws
    . Blamed for propping up dictators
    . Blamed for genocide
    . Blamed for displacing governments
    . Blamed for having military bases in over 100 countries, believe it or not other countries take it as an offense to sovereignty that the american forces refuse to leave

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    @John Locke

    Not when it would mean having every believer in Allah (men, women, and even children) in your country obliterated with vast amounts (far, far more than your country is capable of at best) of nuclear weapons. A single suicide bomber is bad enough, but an entire nation of tens of millions of human beings committing suicide is simply unthinkable!!

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    If you think that any country fears us because of what we did in Iraq then you are truly delusional. The only reason that we are feared anywhere in the world (as if being feared instead of loved and respected is a good thing?) is because we have the ability to literally wipe out all humanity on this pretty planet some ten times over!!

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    @Quipss

    Yes the U.S. Sells arms almost all countries do but I refuse to believe we are the biggest arms supplier in the world. Maybe by dollars. Look at the evidence just watching the news. People carry the AK47 not the M4. Most of the Tanks you see on the news are what, Russian or Chinese made.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_main_battle_tanks_by_country

    All the equipment I saw in Iraq was Russian. From mortars to their tanks and that is an atypical situation.

  14. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    Believe it or not. Most of the Western world views gun laws as a good thing.

    . most of the countries with dictators were either overthrown, (focus on central america, most recent is arab spring.)
    . In one case retracted ( Iraq)

    Unfortunately Obama is not left wing, at least from the military perspective. He has continued the approach of previous governments

    . This is taking it from a perspective of Iraq, considering between 2003-2008 it lost 10% of its population.

    If you consider for example Grenada, Nicaragua. Most of central america in 80’s there were a large amount of governments that the US overthrew.

    Believe it or not
    http://www.thelocal.de/national/20120113-40099.html#.UT4d09bvtqw

    as much as you hear about how German’s were fearful, the lack of government response as well as the welcoming reaction from the public online may hint that you saw a cherry picked example. Never mind the fact that many other countries were doing it in far greater numbers.

    Finally a point i neglected to mention is that the USA still calls itself a Christian nation. This is an odd activity from the view point of most of the western world, as well as the far east.

  15. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    As a few counter articles

    http://www.fas.org/asmp/library/articles/resist.html

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/27/world/middleeast/us-foreign-arms-sales-reach-66-3-billion-in-2011.html?_r=0

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/01/us-usa-asia-arms-sales-idUSBRE90005D20130101

    Presently the USA controls between 45-55% of arms exports globally. Russia in comparison controls roughly 18%.

    That said it would make sense that Russia controls the tank industry. Many of the countries listed are poor, and in the far east, this would make american tanks, already more expensive, far more prohibitive cost wise due to shipping. Whereas Russia is still selling off soviet equipment for dirt

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