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Re: Hollywood plot: Attack critical infrastructure while President is in town

  • From: Andy Ellifson
  • Date: Mon Jul 28 21:44:55 2003

I really hope that no major fiber routes travel through Crawford, TX...

...but a quick search on Google shows that when George W. Bush became
president they built fiber services to the ranch...

Superior-Essex claims that one of its customers is the United States
Secret Service in Crawford, TX


Image the resale possibilities of the Crawford Ranch after the
presidency?  Data Center in Crawford, TX anyone?


--- "Stewart, William C (Bill), RTSLS" <[email protected]> wrote:
> As Vadim said, it's about display of power.
> However, I'm not worried about terrorists attacking infrastructure
> under the cover of Presidential No-Fly Zones;
> I'm more worried about backhoe drivers named Bubba
> who didn't call the "Call Before You Dig" number
> and weren't noticed by cable route overflights
> because they were grounded while Bush gets his hair cut.
> On the other hand, that's what diverse cable routes and
> rapid restoration systems are for,
> and even with air patrolling of cable routes,
> there's the occasional Bubba who's checked with the
> call-before-you-dig people (so the air patrols don't stop him)
> and makes a mistake about where to dig...