Re: Bin Laden says he has nukes

From: John Clark (
Date: Sat Nov 10 2001 - 10:54:04 MST

Brian Atkins <> Wrote:

>What are the theories as to why he didn't just nuke NYC and DC? I'm stumped.

If Bin Landen got a nuke this instant New York or Washington would not exist
by dinner time, thus I conclude that Mr. Bin Landen is being somewhat economical
with the truth when he says he has The Bomb. At this stage in the game it would make
no sense to tell the world you had a nuke before you used it unless you actually had no nuke.
He probably worries that the US might use a nuke on him and figures this bluff might be a
deterrent. He certainly wants to cause terror in Americans because that's what terrorists do,
and figures this may do the trick and at zero cost to him.

           John K Clark

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