Re: Anthrax addendum.

From: Ralph Lewis (rlewis10us@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 09:40:54 MDT


There was quite a flap about shipping very toxic rocket fuel to Vandenburg
AFB via the Ventura freeway in Los Angeles during rush hour a few years ago.
The estimate was that if the truck was in an accident and the tank ruptured,
6000 dead would have been very lucky.

There were no follow up articles except one that said the cost to using a
different route were higher so I expect the practice is still on going.

Ralph

At 09:20 AM 10/15/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>
>How about this one: two arabs pull up to a truck stop with guns, one
>hijacks a truck carrying lot of LPG, the other hijacks a truck carrying
>some poisonous gas, they drive them into a downtown area, park both in an
>intersection with 4 skyscrapers beside, and blow them up. Not only might you
>destroy all 4 skyscrapers, but as the workers in the rest of the downtown
>area evacuate, they are killed by the poisonous gas.
>The only sticking point is how do they know which trucks carry what?
>
>
>
>>From: "Alex F. Bokov" <alexboko@umich.edu>
>>Reply-To: extropians@extropy.org
>>To: <extropians@extropy.org>
>>Subject: Re: Anthrax addendum.
>>Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 08:30:18 -0400 (EDT)
>>
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>>Good one. One thing I can think of is them converging on a major city
>>and causing a flaming pileup on every major highway going into it
>>during morning rush hour.
>>
>>On Sun, 14 Oct 2001, Randy Smith wrote:
>>
>> > "State officials say that a former employee of Careers in Trucking in
>> > Henderson, Colo., has given the Denver FBI office a promising lead,"
>> > according to TIME: "25 to 35 Arab men attended the school in small
>>groups
>> > over the past two years, the ex-employee says. Each student paid $3,400
>>in
>> > cash for the 15-day programóand none sought job placement afterward.
>>Because
>> > none of the students spoke English, they were accompanied by an
>>interpreter,
>> > the same person for each group.
>> >
>> > Arab students received a driverís license, sources say. (Itís not clear
>>how
>> > they passed the written test, which is in English.) Owner Charlie Tweedy
>> > says FBI agents have examined his files and interviewed his employees.
>>But
>> > he denied that his company had taught non-English speakers."
>>
>>- --
>>* I believe that the majority of the world's Muslims are good, *
>>* honorable people. If you are a Muslim and want to reassure me and *
>>* others that you are part of this good, honorable majority, all *
>>* you need to say are nine simple words: "I OPPOSE the Wahhabi cult *
>>* and its Jihad." *
>>
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