End of Surplus?
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Apr 27 06:46:17 CDT 2005
On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 21:08 -0400, Joe R. wrote:
> At 07:35 PM 4/26/05 -0500, you wrote:
> >From: "Tony Duell" <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
> >Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 6:55 PM
> >A friend of mine was a weapons office on a USN sub, one day we were talking
> >about terrorists making a bomb. He started by saying the technology is
> >above their heads. My response was get a bucket and put enough fissionable
> >material in it and boom.
> Sorry but that won't work. After the first couple of generations of the
> chain reaction it simply blows itself apart and the chain reaction dies.
But coupled with conventional explosives I suppose it has the desired
effect for the terrorists - it'll cause fear / chaos, particularly when
the media sieze on the radioactive aspect. Disruption and fear seem to
be more of a goal than actual killing.
So as far as terrorist groups are concerned, it *does* work I suppose...
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