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10-25-2006, 08:54 AM
Cheney warns terrorism deadlier than Nazis


(Gold9472: Only your kind of terrorism. Hitler with Nuclear Weapons.)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney Tuesday warned the global situation today is akin to the 1930s and the consequences could be even deadlier.

In an interview with conservative pundit Sean Hannity, Cheney warned the improvements in technology means fewer people could cause more harm.

"Sixty, 70, 80 years ago when we were worried about the Nazis, we were talking about a situation where -- obviously, deadly -- 50 million lives lost in World War II, but it took the work of vast armies to do that," Cheney said.

"Now because of modern technology, it's a whole different ball game. And you can have deadly capability and not even represent a state now, but just a group of terrorists living hidden in a society someplace, in Europe or someplace else that's basically friendly to the United States, that nonetheless has evil intentions and is prepared to kill thousands or hundreds of thousands of people."

Cheney said if a terrorist gets his hands on a nuclear weapon and explodes it in a major metropolitan area, "the casualties could rival all the losses we've had in 230 years of American history in our conflicts."

On politics, Cheney called Illinois Sen. Barack Obama an attractive candidate but too green to take on the presidency, with only two years in the Senate under his belt.