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RE: Don't blame Intelligence or Security Agencies.....
From: John Fraizer <nanog () Overkill EnterZone Net>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 12:08:57 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, 13 Sep 2001, Hire, Ejay wrote:
I cannot begin to express how happy I am that the terrorists did not elect
to carry-on a briefcase full of Anthrax or Botulinum Toxin. This would have
easily magnified the effects of the disaster exponentially.
Thought for the day:
Botulinum Toxin is a bio-chemical weapon so powerful that 1 pound (properly
distributed) would easily obliterate the eastern Seaboard. Manufacturing
this "Mega-Weapon" is only slightly more complex than making liquor.
Bio-chemical weapons have not been seen very often because of the
complex delivery systems required for effective use. A briefcase full of
nearly ANYTHING non-explosive would have a hard time surviving. Believe
it or not, Anthrax doesn't deal well with huge fireballs.
With that said, I'm also very glad that bio-chem was not deployed.