Scenario: 10K Nuke Long Beach

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  1. Annie
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    Something to ponder:


    http://politicscentral.com/2006/10/24/ten_kilotons_and_the_port_of_l.php

     
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    Firstly , How could terrorists conceal a 10 kiloton nuke warhead in a ship which will eventually be checked by the so called "gatekeepers" of the ports? Dosen't the States have patrol ships,boats,subs to watch every cargo ship coming into their ports after 9/11?

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    Even if cargo is checked, the boat is already at the port. Boom. Cargo is not checked out at sea.
     
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    Not even close. Have you ever been to port of LA or Boston or Miami?
     
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    Nah. I just been to L.A and Miami but not the ports. I guess they are pretty important ports so why isn't there more security?:dunno:


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    Thats the $64,000 question. Its mainly the money it will cost and manpower.
     
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    Port security in the US isn't anywhere near what it is in Jebel Ali or Abu Dabi.

    That's one reason I thought is such a freakin' joke when all the paranoiacs around here started the wailing and gnashing of teeth about our port security being bought by the UAE.
     
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    less then 1% of containers are checked for radiation. I would assume that ships that have docked in NK or similar nations might be on an extra tracking list.

    Any country that supplies terrorist with a nuke would have to expect a nuclear retaliation. Hopefully they are not that suicidal.

    Making an example of Iran might be a good step to make it clear that further nuclear proliferation is not acceptable.

    The problem with Iraq was that the goals for victory were set to high, obviously the democracy project their is not doing to well.

    If victory is defined of wiping out the old regime and devastate a countries infrastructure the US would be able to operate more agressivly against the known enemies.

    The UN is blocked by Russia and China that have their own agendas.

    The EU is a military midget. I just read today that in order to do the Lebanon and Afghanistan mission the German military plans to exit Bosnia because of what they consider overextension of their resources.

    They have 1000 sailors infront of Lebanon and about 2500 in Afghanistan.
    They had 7000 in Bosnia few hundred in Kongo and some other UN peacekeeping whatever crap.
     

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