posted on Jul, 25 2006 @ 01:37 PM
Well, you're correct in your thinking, IMO. Just a handful of trained and dedicated snipers, could essentially terrorize the nation until they got
bored of it.
Concealing the shooter in a mobile platform, like a van or car trunk, and randomizing the attacks, makes identification and apprehension of the
shooters very difficult indeed. Law enforcement would be hoping for a lucky break, hoping that the shooters got sloppy and forgot to check for
working tail lights one night, or decided to run a red light on the way home. If the shooters were careful, it would take an extraordinary amount of
effort on the part of the authorities to apprehend them.
Step it up a notch, to an anti-material rifle and someone who knows how to use it - and that's another level entirely.
All of a sudden, helicopters, tanker trucks, even airplanes (taking off and landing), and the mobile command centers utilized by law enforcement,
these become possible targets.
This is one of the reasons why I don't put a lot of stock in the theory that the world is swarming with boogeyman terrorists. We're as soft as soft
targets go, at the moment. Our fuel distribution networks are soft against everything but hijackings, our water supplies are basically unprotected,
our food supply is similarly exposed. Our electrical grid has its butt in the wind...
And the list goes on...