Re: Six Places to Nuke When You're Serious

From: Tennessee Leeuwenburg (
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 22:00:15 MDT

maru dubshinki wrote:
> On 8/8/06, Tennessee Leeuwenburg <> wrote:
>> This is NOT sl4. I think also this is ridiculously warped and not at all
>> defensible.
>> Cheers,
>> -T
> Oh, it is perfectly defensible. Quite aside from being a possible
> eye-opener to the dangers of nuclear terrorism, and being
> entertaining, none other than Bruce Schneier held a "movie plot
> contest"
> (
> in which he solicited thousands of terrorist plot proposals - which I
> will note were specifically intended to be far more realistic and
> achievable than obtaining and being able to use a megaton nuke
> ("Assume an attacker profile on the order of 9/11: 20 to 30 unskilled
> people, and about $500,000 with which to buy skills, equipment,
> etc.").
> But no doubt the example of a world-renowned security expert will not
> affect your opinion that these mental exercises are "ridiculously
> warped".
> ~maru
Nope. I don't buy the argument from authority unless I also understand
the situation and the person enough to have made a personal judgement
about them. No shortage of figures of authority who have warped
opinions, so why trust it?

And it's still not SL4.


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