Some religions that did so way back when have matured/evolved (depending on how you look at it) and no longer find it necessary to kill the "heathens" that don't happen to believe what they do. Here in the U.S. you are much less likely to see someone die for their beliefs than in parts of China or Afghanistan, for example.Originally posted by Wash!!
See the world since the beging of of recorded history is been always been kill everybody that does not belive in "my" religion.
You put 5 oz. of Plutonium in a dirty bomb, get the dust in the air and it would be a huge mess. Weapons grade plutonium, if inhaled, is death, quite simple. I'm not sure how much coverage you would get, and it would depend on the weather conditions and where the bomb went off, but it would be more than enough to shut a city down till it was cleaned up and plenty of deaths would be the result. However, the scare would probably have more effect than the actual bomb itself.Originally posted by hitman
I'm wondering about the amount needed to make any sort of nuclear weapon, "dirty bombs" included.
How significant is 5 oz. in the process of bomb building? (Assuming naturally that it is weapons grade.)
They don't need to make a dirty bomb to set off a scare look what happen in Oklahoma.Originally posted by dukestreet
You put 5 oz. of Plutonium in a dirty bomb, get the dust in the air and it would be a huge mess. Weapons grade plutonium, if inhaled, is death, quite simple. I'm not sure how much coverage you would get, and it would depend on the weather conditions and where the bomb went off, but it would be more than enough to shut a city down till it was cleaned up and plenty of deaths would be the result. However, the scare would probably have more effect than the actual bomb itself.
Hey Mischief, you might want to check with some of the aspiring nuclear governments before choosing a specific "south pacific island". Those islands have a history of being great testing grounds.I'll be hiding on a south Pacific island for a few years if anybody needs me...... [/B]
Of course they'll do it. If they get the chanceOriginally posted by hitman
Has anyone considered the possibility of terrorist groups using super tankers filled with fertilizer as floating bombs?
You park something like that down here in Houston, at one of the largest fuel refining plants in the world...
whats the problem here? is it the scary word 'uranium'? yeah - put it in the water supply, and see what happens - nothing. Its like lead - lead is biologically pretty inactive in its elemental state. I'd be more concerned if it were say, selenium or beryllium being thrown about , but not uranium. A bomb designed to put it into the air as particulates maybe, but then we use (tons of!) depleted uranium shells on the iraqis without a moments hesitation, and we get worked up about the 'posibility' of a 5 oz 'dirty' bomb? blimey, i am sitting here wondering how easy it would be to efficiently turn that 5 oz ( a tiny amount....uranium is heavy....) into breathable, sub micron particles, and i reckon teh best way is to stick it on the tip of a bullet....and even then, the most obvious danger is being hit directly with the thing.Originally posted by Backtothemac
5 oz of weapons grade uranium would cause one hell of a messed up weekend somewhere. If it is not weapons grade it could still be used to poison a small water supply, or to create the appearance, fear factor of a dirty bomb explosion. In addition, it could be used for armor piercing cells. There are many applications for uranium.
This just goes to show everyone that the threat posed by the people is real. We have to be proactive with removing them from power. Once done, establish and maintain a peace.
To wait to handle the situation will sign the death certificates of millions of people.