michaelskis said:I think that we should be prepared for what we can not yet see or know.
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. :-#.......
People should do thier reading on nuclear weapons.
Al Qieda is described as having backpack nukes.
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 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
Our vital industries and operations are disbursed, therefore, nearly impossible to kill.
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.