The whole-nation orbital scenario seems pretty remote for terrorists, but the cosatal scud that takes out a Metro area is plausible.
It would make those paranoid survival/preparedness folks look pretty clever.
posted on 08/12/2004 12:41:20 PM PDT
by Atlas Sneezed
(Your Friendly Freeper Patent Attorney)
To: Beelzebubba; Poohbah
I think a nuke launched to explode at apogee 100 miles above NY would take out most of New England and the Mid Atlantic states, probably all the way to Ohio. I'm sure the experts will be along to fill us in.
But if terrorists had one nuke, I think they'd use it to craterize NYC or DC, not explode in space to take out our grid.
posted on 08/12/2004 12:57:51 PM PDT
by Travis McGee
(----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson