Thread: Imagine this situation
01-26-2005, 08:06 AM #1
Imagine this situation
lets say you are the president of the unites states and also a father of a couple of children.
For some reason your childre is visiting china or russia and at the same time that they are there a war breaks out. You know that the only way to save america is to completely destroy the other country with nuclear weapons. But in doing so you doom your children.
Would you sacrifice your children to save millions of people in your country(assuming mutual assured destruction isnt certain and that you can completely crippel the other nations launch capability with a massive nuclear strike).
01-26-2005, 08:07 AM #2
i woudnt be happy, but yesi would sacrifice that for this country
01-26-2005, 08:08 AM #3
Wow thats quite the scenerio...
01-26-2005, 08:09 AM #4
I would but I would sure as **** make sure I killed as many of them as I could. Terrible imagination you got there man.
01-26-2005, 08:10 AM #5
I would hand over the descision to the vice president. I dont think I would be able to sacrifice my children.
01-26-2005, 08:11 AM #6
i dont think there would be much choice not too...
01-26-2005, 08:29 AM #7
there was a lady in the area of the Tsunami.. she was trying to save her two children and realized she could let herself and the 2 of them die or sacrifice one of them.. she had to sacrifice one of them. I can not imagine how she must have felt
01-26-2005, 08:30 AM #8Originally Posted by johan
Read up on the history of the Diefenbunker if you want more details, but basically the main nuclear bunker that was meant to insure a continuance of government in the event of a nuclear war was quite controvertial...
It was built for and to be used only by essencial personnel, meaning the bare minimum elected officials (less than a dozen), civil servants, police and military. All non essencial politicians and military brass are excluded... and for those who got in: ***Families not included***. Even the Prime Minister could not bring in his wife.
Talk about a hard decision...
01-26-2005, 09:36 AM #9
A fathers worst nightmare...
01-26-2005, 09:50 AM #10Originally Posted by johan
Maybe I don't have what it takes to be president and make such a decision, but in *my world*, my kid comes first... I'm sure I speak for most of the dads out there when I say I'd blindly sacrifice 95% of the population of this planet (including myself) if it meant my son could live.
It really is that simple in my mind.
01-26-2005, 10:01 AM #11
for democracy...any man would give his only begotten son
01-26-2005, 10:16 AM #12Originally Posted by Decadbal
Yeah It would be something you HAD to do. I dont even think you could thinka bout it, just do it, save our country, get over it
I know this isnt easy but its what would have to happen
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