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    Re: US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
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    After a referendum , the Constitution was amended in 1959 , guaranteeing Government protection of the civilian population in times of national catastrophe.

    When I was there in the early eighties, there was a bunker close by , wherever you went, four to five million of them, house building code was air tight cellar doors, every citizen had three weeks of gov issue survival rations etc.

    Of course the threat was from the Ivans, with presumably x minutes of warning of incoming, and x steps to the shelters.

    I don't think you could "fully" protect the population from the asshats with a nuke in say, Philidelphia. But devastating as that might be, it's a pinprick with reference to the survivabilty of the United States as a political entity.

    "fully" protected isn't doable, but we (humans ) are terrible judges of risk.
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    Re: US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
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    After a referendum , the Constitution was amended in 1959 , guaranteeing Government protection of the civilian population in times of national catastrophe.

    When I was there in the early eighties, there was a bunker close by , wherever you went, four to five million of them, house building code was air tight cellar doors, every citizen had three weeks of gov issue survival rations etc.

    Of course the threat was from the Ivans, with presumably x minutes of warning of incoming, and x steps to the shelters.

    I don't think you could "fully" protect the population from the asshats with a nuke in say, Philidelphia. But devastating as that might be, it's a pinprick with reference to the survivabilty of the United States as a political entity.

    "fully" protected isn't doable, but we (humans ) are terrible judges of risk.
    We scare easy over bee stings.
    We got hit on 9/11. this coild be 100 times worse.
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    Re: US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    True....thank God that GWB is not on watch.
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    Re: US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    I don't think you could "fully" protect the population from the asshats with a nuke in say, Philidelphia. But devastating as that might be, it's a pinprick with reference to the survivabilty of the United States as a political entity."fully" protected isn't doable, but we (humans ) are terrible judges of risk.
    How devastating a nuclear detonation in the United States would be depends on the yield and where it is. A detonation somewhere in or around the Corn Belt could be catastrophic for the U.S whereas the loss of a major city like Philadelphia would be, aside from the loss of life, negligible. In terms of a nuclear attack, nothing would be more devastating than national disruption of food production and/or distribution.

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    Re: US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
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    Re: US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    We got hit on 9/11. this coild be 100 times worse.
    I agree that it is probable that eventually, if not inevitably, the U.S. will get hit under any number of viable scenarios. It's apretty soft target,by definition any large, comparatively free country is.

    E.g(scenarios) the Ivans are getting hungrier, with less control of their nukes, previous U.S oversight of the Russian nukes has deteriotated-half of the material in US nuke power plants are downblended Russian weapons-so I could see it's more probable that a hungry Ivan, or a Russian Ollie North could get a nuke into an asshats hands.

    Arguably, for those concerned about nuclear weapons taking out civilians on US soil, you already shot yourself in the foot 60 years ago:
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    Re: US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    It's only really scary for people who are easily frightened and are afraid of their own shadows.
    Is that how you would describe the 3,000 people who were butchered on 9/11........Afraid of ttheir own shadows.
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    Re: US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Just had my desk lead lined. I'm good to go.

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    Re: US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Is that how you would describe the 3,000 people who were butchered on 9/11........Afraid of ttheir own shadows.
    That's the Navy Pride I've come to know and not-love. Never let the lives of dead Americans go to waste when you can use them to derail your own thread.
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    Re: US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    What's the probability of that happening? And we're not going to be able to be fully-prepared for many things, less you want to take to hiding underground in bunkers or other BS.
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