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RE: Don't blame Intelligence or Security Agencies.....
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. > > -eh > 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. --- John Fraizer EnterZone, Inc