Anti-Ag-plane ruminations, was Re: first line of defense

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 22:25:25 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> If the terrorists have any brains, they would attack at night, after bashing
> their running lights, so we would have no clue what we were shooting.

Don't have to bash them, mostly, just don't turn them on. Pop the appropriate breakers.

Getting best delivery on this stuff is tricky. There are a ton of variables.
Still air near early morning has its points. SO much depends on the agent.
VX is very different from our old buddy chlorine, etc.

> This realization convinced me to skip the 200 clams on
> a 30.06 and instead to drop 20 on a box of rifled slugs for
> Mister 12 Gauge.

Gee, why not drop 5 or 10 Large for a Gen III+ image intensifier or FLIR? :)

> A far better idea is a ground based laser analogous to
> the airborne and space based laser. Radar could follow
> suspicious aircraft and if mischief were detected, could
> slice off a wing quicksmart.

Simpler than that. Blind the pilot. VERY doable. Mount them on tallish buildings.

Of course, there are obvious countermeasures, but they don't work well for
NOE flight.


Job One:  MAKE YOURSELF USEFUL.  If you're not part of the solution, 
  what are you doing scumming up the bottom of our beaker? --MMB  
"Let's roll." --Last words heard over Todd Beamer's cell phone 
   before the counterassault aboard UA93, 02001.09.11.~10:10EDT

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