Re: Y2K silliness

Paul Hughes (
Fri, 12 Feb 1999 10:47:03 -0800

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:

> As Vietnam proved, an aircraft carrier is of absolutely no use against a
> rural, grassroots insurgency force. The proper equipment for the job. The only
> way they will be able to control things if they are stupid enough to try to
> take over is to use chemical and biological weapons...

I think your right Mike. But also consider that there are plenty of very bright chemists capable of making something really nasty themselves - like Sarin Gas - the stuff used in the Tokyo subway incident. One cc. of pure Sarin in aerosol form could easily kill a medium sized city. If one of these chemists or his associates call's up the big-bad-boys-of-martial-law and tells them that they either return the power back to the people or face continued and random sarin gas attacks in vital areas, you'd quickly get a stalemate situation.

When you have large amounts of military personnel wandering the streets never knowing whether a Sarin gas attack could happen anytime, it will do much to disrupt morale and the cohesiveness of a martial law regime.