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Re: More Thoughts
Posted By: julian, on host
Date: Friday, September 28, 2001, at 06:20:53
In Reply To: Re: More Thoughts posted by Athaleon on Friday, September 28, 2001, at 01:10:20:

> > > How about not selling weapons to other
> > > countries period. Or at least not selling to
> > > any country or group that is using those
> > > weapons to suppress people within their own
> > > country. And encourage other arms exporting
> > > nations to do the same.
> >
> > That might be a good plan, except that TERRORISTS DO NOT SOLELY USE THE MEDIUM OF GUNS. What was the WTC attack with? A bomb? A gun? No. A commercial airliner. An American domestic one at that. Stopping the internation sale of weapons will do nothing. And it's not like they can't make guns, either. If you have the right knowledge you can make a gun from common household items.
> >
> > -Eric Sleator
> > Thu 27 Sep A.D. 2001
> Not sure about "common household items", but I made a "potato gun" (Pneumatic Air Cannon Type 2) from some PVC and a sprinkler valve. Not exactly a devastating weapon, but if you take some of your common household items - What is it, bleach and Drano that combines to form cyanide or some other nasty gas? - and pour them into a cup, and then shoot this cup through a window or something, you have a very deadly weapon that you did not buy from a weapons manufacturer. You could buy the parts at Home Depot, in fact. Hey, you could probably disassemble a public toilet and have all you need.
> Problem with that is that it requires an air compressor, so it'd be a one-use weapon. Still, The Anarchist's Cookbook is pretty easy to find on the 'net. The index contains such fun and simple projects as: Napalm, fertilizer bombs, exploding lightbulbs, land mines, "A Different Kind Of Molotov". All can be made from easy-to-find substances, and you don't need to go to a military-supply depot or something to get them.
> - Atha"Just some examples"leon

When I did my military service, I had an officer who claimed that the only thing you needed to wipe out the capital was a sausage: You'd bury it for a week or two, dig it up and throw it into the nearby lake, which happened to be a water reservoir for the fresh water supply ...
This is why many people fear biological warfare most of all.

jul"Q: What do you call a gorilla with a sausage in its hand? A: Sir!"ian

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