posted on May, 15 2013 @ 11:42 AM
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
If they have ill intent such as pouring contaminants into the reservoir, they must be the most stupid and idiotic terrorist in the world.
There is not enough contaminants to contaminate that amount of water there, and no one drinks from the lake. The water is processed and goes through
filtration and inspections at every stage before it arrives at the civilian's tap.
The concept of using reservoirs as a bio weapon had long been dumped. Only nuts think it is possible.
The only way possible is to bribe EVERYONE in the water supply chain. Unfortunately, that is not possible, as no secrets can be kept when it is to be
shared by many. And worse of all, whatever contaminants placed in the water source will only affect limited people, and not mass casualties as
terrorism often aspires to.
With CDC in operation, within weeks, the problem would have been licked, and those who suffered will go home well again. But hell awaits the water
supply operators, as they will be stringed up to spill the beans on who the leaders are, and a drone awaits them.
I agree (I know how large the Quabbin is, I've been there many times) it's size precludes an effective release of poison into the drinking water
supply. However, does that research include determining what would happen if you released a deadly toxin into the water, that kills off the
fish/algae? Something that has visible affects, that news could film and splatter all over the airwaves. Which would begin to render the water in that
area stagnant, with dead fish rotting and smelling in the wind. Even if done in a small area, and discovered, the "terror" felt by the population is
more than enough to be successful (regardless of the assurances of filtration/purification).
This is what many folks don't understand with the goals of terrorism. Even a failure is a success if it instills fear and terror on the population.
Deaths and injuries are a bonus in these scenarios.
If I were to be in that terrorist mindset, I would recruit sympathizers, in the country, with valid reasons to be there, to simply do this type of
recon. If caught, it's not a big deal, they can usually get off with a warning or minimal punishment. If not caught, then that means it's
vulnerable. The info is passed back and their "mission" completed, and they can feel like they" did their part" for "the cause".
Am I saying these particular people did it for these reasons? No, but an investigation is warranted IMO.