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Postby acsguitar » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:39 pm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15320622/

They are saying its not credible. Yet still a little concerning.

However, wouldn't Al Qaeda be stupid to launch something as big as this?

I mean its pretty much signing a death wish to every islamic country in the world.

Any nukes go off in the US. You can pretty much guarentee. Afganistan, Iran, Iraq, etc.. are nuked within minutes.

Seems like even Al Qaeda wouldn't be dumb enough to use nukes. But hey you never know.
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Postby Simulacrum » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:44 pm

I would not be the slightest bit surprised to see something like this go down.. these are scary times and we have terrible enemies. Terrorists have been threatening in videos lately that September 11th was nothing, and that our streets will soon run red with American blood. :-o
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Postby Phatferd » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:47 pm

Simulacrum wrote:I would not be the slightest bit surprised to see something like this go down.. these are scary times and we have terrible enemies. Terrorists have been threatening in videos lately that September 11th was nothing, and that our streets will soon run red with American blood. :-o


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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:54 pm

gd that's a scary thought.
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Postby Madison » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:59 pm

Yeesh. It will never end. :-/
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:01 pm

Oh geez, I figured an NFL dirty bomb was a Terrell Owens BM.

This is way worse...

(sorry guys, humor, as bad as it is, is the best terror deterrent for me)
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:08 pm

A couple reasons I DON'T see this happening or something like it:

1. Our fire power is so much more massive then theirs: Its easier for them to take out 3,000 people (a relatively small amount) compared to 100,000. That way we don't get too pissed off. Taking out 100,000 people would pretty much sign the death wish of every Muslim in the world. There would be no forgiveness of any of them. Now there are millions and millions of Good muslim people in this world. By killing off that many people you would basically see a slaughter of the Muslim faithful no matter if they were good or bad. Nukes are not a game and if one goes off attributed to Islam you can bet you arse that every Mosque is burned to the ground in the this country and most other civilized ones. You can also BYA that Islams/Muslims who show up in public will be killed on the spot. The Radicals have to be aware of this.

2. They want to see us scared: Its probably much more satisfying for them to take out small targets and mess with our minds then take out a huge target which would basically turn us all immediately. The country is 50/50 on the whole war etc...Nukes would make 100 pecent of us against the islamic world. Keeping us scared would probably be more satisfying.

3. Technology: I'm pretty sure dirty bombs aren't a light a fuse type thing. North Korea has been trying for years and years to create a real Nuke and it went wrong.

4. They would have already done it: If there goal is to terrify americans the best way to do it is to plan small attacks and claim bigger ones. 9/11 was big but not nuke big. Why even do 9/11 if you are planning bigger things. 9/11 made us step up our defense if you want to destroy someone you catch them with their guard down. Our Guard is way up.

5. The easiest targets are overseas: Targeting a Football stadium that has been alerted about an attack is a stupid thing to do. Getting bombs into this country is not an easy task especially in complete form. The best targets are unfortunately our military and overseas bases. I'd think a dirty bomb would have already gone off in Afghanistan/Iraq if they existed.

Anyways just some ideas. Still very scary not something you wanna see.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:12 pm

Here is some great info on dirty bombs:

Apparently they aren't nukes at all and the radioactivity probably wouldn't be as dangerous as the dynamite used to set it off.

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle ... bombs.html
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Postby 3 run homer » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:18 pm

I thought a prime target would probably be a NASCAR event, they let you take coolers into place with hardly a search.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:29 pm

3 run homer wrote:I thought a prime target would probably be a NASCAR event, they let you take coolers into place with hardly a search.


Yea Im sure a middle eastern guy at a nascar wouldn't stand out
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