TERRORISM: Is genocide the logical solution?

From: Michael Wiik (mwiik@messagenet.com)
Date: Mon Sep 17 2001 - 08:33:49 MDT

"Robert J. Bradbury" <bradbury@aeiveos.com> wrote:

> Is this feasible? It would appear to be the case. 100 Minutemann III
> ICBMs could launch 300+ Ktons each at Afganistan. This roughly
> translates to over 1 ton TNT/person. While this is unlikely to
> kill everyone, it is likely to knock the population back to the
> sub-cave-person level and make a large negative impact on the
> feasibility of staging terrorist activities from that country.
> Of course the downside will be in the likelyhood that it may have
> in promoting individuals and countries in developing similar
> capabilities.

Yup, that was my first thought too as I considered the downsides of
nuclear obliteration of an entire country, especially a landlocked
country bordering some nations we're supposedly friends with.

Hey, how 'bout 'Bible Bombs'??? Two-stage conventional devices that
release cheaply printed bibles on the way down. Peasents in shock and
grief over the bombing of their dirt-poor village would find answers
fluttering down from heaven a few minutes after the bombs hit.


Michael Wiik
Messagenet Communications Research
Washington DC Area Internet and WWW Consultants

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