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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 08:31 AM
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How to prepare for alien invasion
So. It's okay to be a terra-rist, as long as your fighting the aliens.

:rofl:
http://www.reuters.com/article/wtMostRead/idUSN09344987...

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When the aliens finally invade Earth, you may wish you had listened to Travis Taylor and Bob Boan.

And if the invasion follows the plot of a typical Hollywood blockbuster, they might also be the guys called in at the last minute to save the day.

After all, they have written "An Introduction to Planetary Defense", a primer on how humanity can defend itself if little green men wielding death rays show up at our cosmic doorstep.

And yes, they're serious.

MUJAHIDEEN-STYLE RESISTANCE


Taylor and Boan started thinking about how to respond to an aggressive extraterrestrial attack during a 2001 discussion about defending against terrorist attacks.

"One thing that popped into my mind was that the only way Americans would be in an asymmetric war on the other side would be if we were attacked by aliens. Everyone chuckled, but then after a minute the comments started setting in," Taylor said.

"Then we really got to talking about it and we thought, well, you know, we really might need this contingency plan anyway," Taylor said.

Failure to prepare may mean mankind will have to dig in and fight with improvised weapons and hit-and-run tactics, much the same way Islamic extremists have battled the U.S. military in Iraq, Taylor said.

"You'd have to create an insurgency, a mujahideen-type resistance," Taylor said. "The insurgents know how to win this war against us. It also tells us that if we were attacked by aliens, this is our best defense."
http://www.reuters.com/article/wtMostRead/idUSN09344987...
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 09:57 AM
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1. If aliens wanted the human race gone...
they would take us out from orbit without ever setting foot on the ground. Very probably they would use something subtle enough so that we didn't even realize we were under attack until it was far too late. Something like a selective death ray that only killed honey bees, for instance.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 01:07 PM
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2. That's true. But if they wanted to use us as a slave work force..
They would have to occupy us.
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 01:14 PM
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4. They are already here! Put on the glasses!

I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum.




Drifter: What's wrong with having it good for a change? Now they're gonna let us have it good if we just help 'em. They're gonna leave us alone, let us make some money. You can have a little taste of that good life too. Now I know you want it, hell everybody does.
Frank: You'd do it to your own kind.
Drifter: What's the threat? We all sell out every day, might as well be on the winning team.


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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 01:09 PM
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3. Exactly right. We'd just be like termites, putting all those asphalt trails up and hydrocarbon
byproducts into the atmosphere until they got the planet-sized can of Raid to spray on us...
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