Re: eeyore and tigger

From: John Clark (
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 11:16:20 MDT

Michael S. Lorrey <> Wrote:

> where are you launching [cruse missiles] from? Canada? Mexico?

Submarines and distant airplanes.

> (BTW: Backpack/suitcase bombs are not that small, or that light)

The US government will admit to having built 400 backpack nukes, they
thought they might be useful in sabotage if they wanted to destroy something
really big like a major dam. It weighed 58 pounds, could be deployed by one
man, and exploded with a force of 800 tons of TNT. I'm sure they have
classified stuff that's much better nowadays because that was back in 1964.

> The testing [X Ray Laser] has all been underground for obvious
> legal/treaty reasons, but they've been designed with many focusing
> devices on a single bomb.

That's not what I've hear, I've heard that the beam had much less power than
expected and nobody had any idea how to aim it to hit a tiny fast moving target
thousands of miles away. That's why the military doesn't talk much about X Ray
Lasers anymore, they've gone back to pushing "smart rocks".

        John K Clark

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