Nuclear tsunami?

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    if I were a terrorist, I would detonate a nuclear device at sea and cause a tsunami.

    Is this a good idea? Should we patrol open sea better?
     
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    I would think that placement of the device would be far more critical and difficult than it sounds. I would also bet that working out detonation commands underwater is tougher than we think. If the towellheads get a nuke, better to let the "dead man walking" bring it into a city.
     
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    Is it really that difficult to dump a nuke in the water? Or do you just wish you thought of it?
     
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    I'm gonna assume you are not trying to start a fight today. Dumping a nuke in the water will vaporize about a gazillion gallons and move a lot more. Controlling the movement so it actually creates the tsunami is a scientific issue. Drop a hand grenade into a fish pond and you will see what I mean.
     
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    Umm.. I'm pretty sure it'd take a dozen or more nukes to create a Tsunami capable of mass destruction..
     
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    I don't buy it. I think it's a vulnerability.
     
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    You sure about that?

    We need to patrol the high sea.
     
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    http://www.tsunami.org/faq.htm#Nuclear

    Found this right away. Though there still may be other issues that may make it not a possiblity for terrorist attack. I'm open to cases from both sides!

    And pegwinn, I'm a lover, not a fighter! :salute:
     
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    see the point to creating a tsunami vs a blast downtown..makes more sense downtown...more damage more shock and awe sorta speak...and if it does happen... unto those who do it...you will never be able to dig deep enough to escape a far greater blast in retaliation! :terror:
     
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    I think a tsunami hitting new york would be a bit of a newsmaker.
     

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