For some reason I decided to watch the Republican debate last night. I am glad I did because I got to see Dr. Ben Carson once again show off his super intelligence. I am about to paraphrase here:
The president does not realize we live in the 21st century and war is very different. Not armies marching on each other and air forces. And now we have dirty bombs and cyber attacks. And people attacking our electrical grid. And we have a whole variety of things they can do and do them simultaneously. We have enemies obtaining nuclear weapons that they can explode in our exo-atmosphere and destroy our electrical grid. Just think about that scenario, they launch a bomb and it releases an electro-magnetic pulse, and then they hit us with a dirty bomb and a cyber attack simultaneously. Chaos would ensue.
This sounded a little familiar to me. Then I realized what it was: the premise for the television show Dark Angel. You remember it? Jessica Alba starred as a genetically engineered super-soldier, who escaped when a nuclear bomb was detonated in the upper atmosphere taking out all electronics. Here is the plot synopsis from Wikipedia:
In 2009, a genetically enhanced, nine-year-old female supersoldier designated as X5-452 (Geneva Locke) escapes along with eleven others from a secret government institution, codenamed Manticore, where they were born, raised and trained to be soldiers and assassins. On June 1, 2009, months after Max’s escape, terrorists detonate an electromagnetic pulse weapon in the atmosphere over the U.S., which destroys the vast majority of computer and communication systems, throwing the country into chaos.
There were a few other funny moments from the debate. They all had to mention how terrible Hillary Clinton would be as president. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz got into a fight over whether Cruz can be president. They seriously asked if it was cool to judge Hillary because of Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct. They asked that question with Donald Trump on the stage.
Also, I would like to point out that according to the candidates on stage last night, if Swaziland were to invade tomorrow then our country would immediately fall because President Obama has destroyed our military.