Re: TERRORISM: Seriousness and potential strategies

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Sep 17 2001 - 12:40:40 MDT

Phil Osborn wrote:
> Consider the following scenario. A target is presented to the enemy. He strikes and is allowed to apparently succeed. As he leaves the scene of his apparent victory, he is followed back to his comrades, either by some kind of clever tagging, or via h
i-tech surveillance. Great care is taken to avoid tipping off the enemy as too what is going on, until enough facial recognition photos, etc. have been accumulated to make it feasible to do major damage in a series of coordinated strikes. Hi-tech survei
llance may be very handy there as well.

You don't even need to conduct strikes. You need smart mines. Scenario
alternative: after conducting face recognition intelligence, you sow the
afghani countryside with 'rocks' which are camouflaged smart mines which
only detonate when a face that matches one in the established database
comes into range.

You could have these mines act as a distributed network, sharing data
between them to track enemy movements, collect further intelligence,

Also have these smart mines respond with a transponder signal to the
proper encrypted signal so that after the war is over, we can go around
and collect these devices so as to not permanently mar the countryside
of the target.

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