Are you talking about the known unknowns, or the unknown unknowns?michaelskis said:I think that we should be prepared for what we can not yet see or know.
People should do thier reading on nuclear weapons. Al Qieda is described as having backpack nukes. These were designed for nuclear demolitions work. For best effect they would take out hoover damn and it would REALLY screw the western plains. What these weapons won't do is bring the US or western civilization to its knees.The Irish One said:....... just think of the glory of crippling the most powerful state in the history of humanity, think about what a wonderful and purposeful goal that is for so many around the world. To bring the United States and Western civilisation to its knees. I'm sure it's coming. :-#.......
I'm always open to sggestions.People should do thier reading on nuclear weapons.
The CIA describes the nuclear threat as followsAl Qieda is described as having backpack nukes.
From what I've read, the force that is generally associated with a back pack nuke is about 1 kilotonFor best effect they would take out hoover damn and it would REALLY screw the western plains. What these weapons won't do is bring the US or western civilization to its knees.
That will shut the federal system down for a while, how long I don't know.The yield, too, is hard to pin down. One former American scientist who worked at the Department of Energy labs said that the "Davy Crocket," which was the small bomb later converted to special operations, had a one-kiloton explosive power and would level the Capitol Building and everything in a half mile radius. It also would spread radioactive waste across a wide area of Washington
I agree. The US government will be severely damaged by any nuke attack, but it's nothing that can't be overcome, thank strategic thinking people for decentralization of information and government in general.Our vital industries and operations are disbursed, therefore, nearly impossible to kill.
I agree with your over all statement. You're right setting a nuke of is easier but we shouldn't assume what their time line is. These are patient people with a lot of cash at hand and doing the job right is first and foremost. When, is right.They do not yet have nucular capabilities. Crippling New York with airplaines was much more difficult a task than setting off a nucular bomb would have been, and these people do not care about the extent of their killing.