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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Don't Spout NORAD Hyperbole You Can't Defend

Brian Holtz to Michael Wilson// Nov 1, 2009 at 4:24 pm

“In a world of assymetrical warfare NORAD is pretty much none effective [sic]“. You either were talking about the Real World and thus calling NORAD worthless, or were wasting our time saying that NORAD is worthless in some hypothetical world. (Are you seriously claiming that a defense technology can be “non-effective” but not be “worthless”?)

Again, just because a burglar alarm never gets tripped, or a locked door is never pushed against, that doesn’t mean the alarm and the lock are or were non-effective. There are still thousands of strategic nuclear weapons in the world. Would you seriously claim that there is no longer any point in having a system to detect whether some of them are inbound? Unless you can claim that, you just aren’t disagreeing with me.

Yes, there was a valid point about asymmetrical warfare buried somewhere under all your hyperbole, but that doesn’t make your hyperbole valid.