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Evidence Points to Dirty-Bomb Plot
Insight ^ | Oct. 29, 2003 | Scott L. Wheeler

Posted on 10/29/2003 9:48:28 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe

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1 posted on 10/29/2003 9:48:28 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I hope counter-intellgence is on top of this but fear not given the continued fetish with finding boxcutters on planes.
2 posted on 10/29/2003 9:51:29 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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High-grade uranium is not necessary for this project; ordinary, low-grade nuclear waste will be deadly enough.

If it's "low grade," how is it deadly? A bunch of paper booties from a nuclear power plant contaminated with slightly radioactive dust is not something to strike terror into the heart of man, nor is high-grade uranium a particularly dangerous substance for environmental contamination. My in-laws' granite countertop probably gives off more radiation than a uranium-based dirty bomb would.

I wish these reporters would educate themselves before spouting this kind of nonsense.

3 posted on 10/29/2003 9:53:51 AM PST by mvpel
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Low Grade doesn't mean it's totally impotent - it just isn't suitable for making nukes that go kapow. Drink an ounce of water that is 25% cyanide and you will be just as dead as if it were pure cyanide.
4 posted on 10/29/2003 9:57:17 AM PST by trebb
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If someone was going to make a dirty bomb, we'd be blessed if they used uranium. If they used cesium, found as a radiation source in medical and industrial applications, it would be an entirely different story.
5 posted on 10/29/2003 10:06:59 AM PST by mvpel
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"I wish these reporters would educate themselves before spouting this kind of nonsense."

I'm no expert in physics or radiation, but I do know 1 thing: Fear sells.

6 posted on 10/29/2003 10:10:12 AM PST by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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How about this message to the terrorists?

If you detonate one dirty bomb in the U.S., we nuke Mecca to the "promised land".
8 posted on 10/29/2003 10:15:11 AM PST by PetroniDE (Kitty Is My Master - I Do What She Says)
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I think they should just go ahead and Nuke Mecca for posterity.
9 posted on 10/29/2003 10:19:56 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: PetroniDE
we nuke Mecca to the "promised land".

Why waste a nuke on a religious site?

Use it on the home town(s) of the terrorist(s)

10 posted on 10/29/2003 10:22:13 AM PST by ASA Vet (BR 549)
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To: theDentist
Fear sells.

Good point. If an attack occurs that scatters radiological material, the stuff doesn't need to be any more radioactive than watch-dial Radium. Al Q can depend on the American media to do most of the work for them: we'll no choice but to treat it as a full-blown radiologic incident- closing down the affected area and downwind, carting off topsoil, etc.

11 posted on 10/29/2003 10:29:54 AM PST by Riley
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Unfortunately, it wouldn't work, because these terrorists are nihilist and as such, think everyone should fight the good fight for Allah. Of course, who gave them the power to decide for eveyone remains a mystery.

The threat should be toward everyone financing and supporting them. Try threatening Iran & Saudia Arabia. Come to think of it, I believe we have with our move on Iraq. Well done GWB.
12 posted on 10/29/2003 10:33:17 AM PST by playball0 (Fortune favors the bold)
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think everyone should fight the good fight for Allah

I'm not interested in their thought processes, (if any.)
My solution was just straight forward simple elimination of the town.
Repeated as often as required.

The Orkin Man doesn't try to convince cockroaches to be nice.

14 posted on 10/29/2003 10:41:45 AM PST by ASA Vet (BR 549)
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To: ido_now; ASA Vet
Hey ASA, is ido_now insulting your tribe here?:

Evidence points to the fact that this story is forAS-HOLES.

15 posted on 10/29/2003 10:56:48 AM PST by Grampa Dave ("If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less.")
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To: ASA Vet
Merry Christmas
16 posted on 10/29/2003 10:58:03 AM PST by I_love_weather
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To: PetroniDE
Oh, the socialist democrats would never stand for that. Too many votes for them over there. Future voters in Kaliforniastan also.
17 posted on 10/29/2003 11:05:15 AM PST by RetiredArmy (We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American Way! Toby Keith)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Is there a picture of this guy available?
18 posted on 10/29/2003 11:11:02 AM PST by jerseygirl
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To: ConservativeMan55
I favor the "self-illuminating, glass-bottomed parking lot" solution, as applied to camel-land generally.
19 posted on 10/29/2003 11:13:42 AM PST by Redbob
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One of the nice things about your solution is that there's little difficulty
with drilling and pumping oil though a couple feet of glass.
20 posted on 10/29/2003 11:16:44 AM PST by ASA Vet (BR 549)
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