posted on Jul, 21 2006 @ 08:58 AM
Alot of people here are underestimating how important the US Stock Exchange is in NY city. It's been said (I've seen this on Discovery Channel
stated by a former General who used to head an EMP development program for the military) that if there was an EMP strike above NYC, the immediate
effect would be the collapse of the economy. That's the immediate effect, not to say it can't be returned back to normal, but it will be heavily
Helig, less than you know, people aren't as prepared as you're giving them credit.
The US Still hasn't completely recovered from the Depressions of '29 and the 80's. Imagine if a nuke hit the stock exchange, wiped out
And Murcielago, have you ever been to NYC? I have, I live 20 miles east of it, in an open area with elevation no higher than 20 feet... above sea
level, if they get hit, I'm getting hit too. There are more people per square mile than in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, over 2 million people commute into
Manhattan each day. Hit it in rush hour, well death toll will exceed a mere 100k. Easily. It is so dense in NYC.
But what Tool said is right, I'd have to agree with him. The world economies would be hit hard if downtown NYC was hit, no other city in the country
has the Stock Exchange, only NYC. Los Angelas may have the biggest port in the country, but NYC sees more money come through it's buyers and