[extropy-chat] EMP Attack?

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Sun Apr 17 19:32:47 UTC 2005

On Apr 17, 2005, at 10:02 AM, Adrian Tymes wrote:

> --- Mike Lorrey <mlorrey at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> --- Olga Bourlin <fauxever at sprynet.com> wrote:
>>> The Sept. 11 commission report stated that our biggest failure was
>>> one of "imagination." No one imagined that terrorists would do what
>>> they did on Sept. 11.
>> Actually, this is wrong. There was specifically a rather extensive US
>> Army study and exercise conducted in 1978 that looked specifically at
>> terrorists flying airliners into the world trade center.
> Nit: 20+ year old studies do not necessarily reflect modern thinking.
> Certainly, it is possible that no one was thinking the particular
> terrorist organizations we were facing in 2001 would do such a thing.

It is not remotely possible the scenario was unexpected.  Especially 
when concurrent war games gamed such a scenario!  Anyone who claims it 
is possible has some other agenda for wanting to believe that we had no 
idea such a thing could be done.

- samantha

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