Re: off topic - US told to use Nukes

Message posted by gary on March 10, 2002 at 10:38:32 PST:

Thus far, bin Ladden has been ripped off every time he tried to buy nuclear material from the ex-Soviets. It might be a good idea for bin ladden to get a geiger counter on ebay before buying more alleged nuclear material.

The problem with the dirty bomb is the number killed immediately could be zero. If you look at the nuclear dispersal tests done at the NTS near the TTR, the contaminated areas are quite small. There isn't much contaimination due to radioactivity in the air from a dirty bomb, but rather the radioactive particles attach themselves to the dirt.

So you set off a bomb and maybe there are 1500 additional cancer cases in 10 years. I suspect that won't be nearly as effective as a suicide bomber at a shopping mall.

In Reply to: Re: off topic - US told to use Nukes posted by Richard on March 10, 2002 at 7:15:57 PST:


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