Re: Y2K silliness

Michael S. Lorrey (
Fri, 12 Feb 1999 15:59:48 -0500

Paul Hughes wrote:

> "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.

The problem isn't so much that, but that the gummint would stage such an attack on a rioting population i.e. south central LA or The DC ghetto/welfare island, then blame it on right wing 'terrorists' as an excuse to come down on the rest of the country with 'justification'.

Mike Lorrey