Skip to comments.VANITY: Who says their bombs have got to be delivered on missiles?
Posted on 08/10/2017 4:39:45 PM PDT by OKSooner
Why couldn't they sneak one or several into various shipping containers bound for various ports in the US and elsewhere?
Yup. Keep everyone focused on the missile thing and slip a dirty nuke on a shipping container and who will know where it came from.
Besides that, they could collaborate with terrorists indeed.
I read somewhere that the containers are scanned for radiation but still probably easier than missiles.
Because a nuke detonated at ground level is not worth much. To really get the effect you gotta have it up in the air a few thousand feet.
Our ports are well protected against nuke materials. A ship coming into NYC was stopped a long way out and was found to be hauling green tiles that had uranium as the colorant in the finish.
They were stopped quite a ways from NYC.
<< Besides that, they could collaborate with terrorists >>
Any nuke detonated at ground level is a dirty nuke.
North Korea has been testing nuclear weapons since 2006.
Just how big the bombs were, I don't know, but if they wanted to nuke us with a non-missile delivered bomb, maybe they'd have done so by now.
Please don't just decide we need to go to war and make up the reasons afterwards.
They will know via the isotopes from the radiation.
It definitely helps if it’s up there a ways, but if you intentionally build it to be dirty it’s still going to kill a lot of people and keep on killing for a long time to come.
I hate Ben Affleck.
The US ports are full of shipping containers.
Low speed, low tech delivery.
A nuke in a shipping container would need to be heavily shielded or it would be detected.
Trouble is it is easy to scan to see if any containers on a ship have shielding since a low-level neutron source could not pass through the container.
A nuke in a tank of water would be shielded by the hydrogen atoms.
On a Mars mission the crew would take refuge in a small shielded space inside their water supply in case of a solar flare.
A possible horror story would be to place a nuke in the center of a cement mixer tank and fill it with water...then just drive to the target :-(
If we have to go to war I hope we fight it like Dresden and not like we fought in Nam.
Bomber Harris and Curtis LeMay style
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