posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 06:21 PM
OK, stretching the speculation a little, but it occured to me given the variety of end-time scenarios around at the moment...
What if the next "big" thing, is a terrorist attack designed in some way to look like an "act of god". What better way to amplify it's effect in
a conflict where both "sides" are to a large extent drawing on religious support and a sense of apocalyptic urgency?
Both sides could do such a thing. A biblical plague/bio-attack,a nuke'd volcano...
or possibly an unused piece of space junk brought out of orbit to simulate a meteor hit? A meteorite that hits a particular target, the odds of which
discount any other theory other than it's an "act of god"? If that become the mainstream version of what happened, wouldn't that whip a huge
amount of support?
In the meantime scientific types are busy scanning the skys for more asteroids the haven't seen, hardline christians are running up to the top of
hills in thier pyjamas waiting to be raptured, UFO buffs are preparing to make contact, everyone else is frantically read 1001 Used Of Duct Tape or
trying to get laid, the politicians haven't a clue whats going on in all the panic.... and then England win Euro 2004 and everything's OK again..
ok...maybe the last bit is a bit far fetched..
EDIT: oh and maybe I'd better have a tin foil hat with that has well.. just in case
[Edited on 4-6-2004 by muppet]