*okay for the benifit of ckcsaber and nova_wolf*
In Star Wars episode 2 when Darth Tyranus (count duka)
gets away at the end with the plans for the Deathstar
as seen in episode IV A New Hope, the Deathstar
a piece of technology designed by the empire
and to be used to keep planets and governments in line
this is what's called a weapon of mass destruction
<it is only a movie> but surely you can see
it is a weapon of mass destruction.
On Star Trek nemesis that ship with the radiation thingies,
that is a weapon of mass destruction.
In 12 monkeys a crazy lab assistant with a chemical and or
biological weapon, that is a weapon of mass destruction.
(in real life because sometimes life mirrors art and vice versa)
in Iraq a country and leader with chemical or biological weapons
that is a weapon (or weapons) of mass destruction
as were fat man and little boy dropped on Japan
during WW2. all are weapons of mass destruction.
and as stated since life and art can mirror one another,
and when sometimes you have to look at the context,
or the bigger picture sometimes, when Hollywood
a franchise and major part of american culture
makes a movie about american scientists
creating a weapon which uses the earth's
natural energies as a weapon to use use against
america's enemies, can you say Deathstar.
(and since this american administration is ranting about
saddam husein and iraq having weapons of mass destruction,
when a movie from america, by americans and for american
entertainment values has to do with creating a weapon
of mass destruction, this is not being obtuse in any way.)
saying it is only entertainment is like saying oh well
they are only clones, so forget about it.
at any rate I hope this clears things up for you,
if you are playing devil's advocate; how very pithy
of you both. if you are being serious,
remind me never to sit near either one of you
in a movie theatre, as you most likely spend the entire
film saying outloud what does he mean by that?
what is happening? is that guy with the deep booming
voice all in black the bad guy?