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Originally posted by toejam
i agree with JIMC...the US has beefed up it's security at major targets, what sense does it make to attack an enemy at his strength? 6 bombs at 6 walmarts in 6 states at about the same time would bring the threat into every small town in the US, and have a devastating psychological effect on the nation, all done with minimal risk, how about the same scenario at high school basketball games? get a seat, leave a coat and a briefcase and walk back out the door....
Originally posted by snafu7700
Have you guys noticed the iranian missile programs? everyone is making such a big deal over their nuclear ambitions that i think they are missing the bigger picture. every missile they have tested has been a "failure." they keep blowing up at an altitude of 200 miles......but wait a second, because it just happens that 200 miles is just about where a nuclear blast needs to be in order to cause an effective enough electro magnetic pulse (emp) to basically shut down our technological advantage. and it gets worse. they dont have to make them inter-continental....in fact, it's better if they dont. all they have to do is launch them from international waters right off our coast from a normal oil ship. we are completely vulnerable to that kind of attack at the present.....there is absolutely no way to stop a missile that close in within the time frame needed to keep from shutting down the east coast. when the emp happens, we lose EVERYTHING. all electronic aircraft (about 90% of commercial aviation) fall out of the sky. for those still flying, air traffic is crippled, because everything is computerized and therefore fried. police and firecrews are crippled due to electronic communications. cars built after 1984 are dead......i know this seems to be far fetched, but i am far more worried about an event of this type than a dirty bomb or car bombs at wal mart.
There is a book called "Medusa"s Child" by John Nance. It is about a bomb build specifically to do what you state. The bomb itself is fiction as far as I know, but Nance's description of what the effects would be are dead on. The book is worth reading just for this description alone.
Originally posted by FLYIN HIGH
I think that the next wave of terrorist atacks will come about in our food supplies in order for them to kill as many as they can...
Originally posted by RyanC
I think it depends on how much impact they want the "attack" ti have---if Bush's poll numbers keep dropping, they are going to need something very big and spectacular to boost him back up, and a big "terror" attack would be just the ticket. I would guess someplace coastal and heavily populated, and since New York has already been hit, I am guessing LA or the Bay Area could be next. If Bush's numbers in the polls stabilize but they want a little boost to make him openly install himself as military dictator, then a heartland city would be a safe choice, something that really hits home with the "red state" folks, so in that case Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, or Nashville would be likely targets. Maybe they could just do us all a favor and hit Branson, Missouri.