Tom Clancy writes the terrorist handbook?

Tom Clancy writes the terrorist handbook?

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    Tom Clancy writes the terrorist handbook?

    He flew an airliner into the Capitol building long before any terrorist did.

    He put an atomic bomb at the Superbowl. Terrorists are widely suspected of wanting to do something similar.

    He had terrorists shooting up suburban malls. Now a Bosnian Muslim has shot up a mall in Utah.

    Oh and Stephen King had a student shoot up a school before it was popular.

    Not digging into novelists, but you've got to wonder if the Tangos are fresh out of ideas, and so borrow from others.
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    If that's the case, I will quit my job and write a novel in which the terrorists take a bottle of sleeping pills and die in their sleep.

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    The terrorists don't have to think up plots when they have a how to do manual. I think these manuals and the news coverage is what sets some of these people off.

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    RANGER That was a good one. Write away.

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    Scientists have been stealing from Sci-Fi writers for years.

    Arthur C. Clarke invented the communications satallite and Robert Heinlien invented the waterbed.

    Both of these were in stories, so why shouldn't the Tangos steal ideas too. Especially when the are good ones.
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    Nah. Anyone prepared to die for a cause can think of a whole truck load of options. All it took was this simple shift in mentality, then a whole world of choices opened up.

    Simple and obvious questions from which numerous options are derived: where's the biggest fuel source; what's the heaviest, mobile thing that can be taken and used; what's the fastest, sharpest thingy that can be obtained; what service/product can people not do without (ie, water, food, fuel, mass transit, their personal vehicles, telephone service); what has a single-point weakness and broad/fast distribution (ie, the power grid); where are the choke-points in the travel system, power system, distribution systems; what supposedly valuable/dangerous items of infrastructure (ie, Nuke facilities) presumed to be hardened targets are actually soft beyond belief; and so on.

    Take a group of 100 people, divide into smaller task groups of 5, then brainstorm as many possible options as can be developed, regardless if viable. Wouldn't take too long before most every option ever thought of was on the table. A whole lot of options become clear, once you think like a civilian sheep, like a shopper, like a traveler, like someone running out of a basic service/item.

    The great thing about public information is: it's public. The risky thing? It's public.
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    My opinion is that it is simply coincidental, a convergence of logic if you will.
    We all have speculated on what they will do next, and some of us will be right about the next attack, and possibly over time we will all be right as they will do everything imaginable.
    The sea change that occurred on 9.11 was this, as it stated in the 9.11 Commission Report the failure on our behalf wasn't so much a failure of intelligence but a failure of imagination. That doesn't mean nobody imagined planes being flown into major buildings, Clancy and others did, but that it hadn't entered our general psyche, the average man could not believe that it would happen here, and unfortunately 'average men' exist all the way up to the top of our hierarchy.
    Now it is different, every scenario is played out in TV and movie drama, the news and on the blogs and forums, we are over-prepared in a seriously detrimental way. If we can step aside from the hyperbole and concentrate on the data we will be able to address the actual threats that exist, rather than spread our resources across the whole spectrum of possible threats.

    And that means starting at the border, sealing the country.

    The road ahead is bumpy, but at least we are aware of that now.

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    Unfortunately, I think the terrorists are already full of ideas. The authors can, however, point out potential dangers to the public that may not have been widely considered. What if there'd been a viable response plan in place before 9/11?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodc13 View Post
    What if there'd been a viable response plan in place before 9/11?
    What if those in charge of coming up with viable plans could read? Now, that would be novel.

    (I'm semi-serious. In this country, we segregate our intel so finely that those in need of it simply don't have access and/or don't have the ability to read/process it. Can't last long with that impediment.)
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    I remember reading books on unconventional warfare back in the early 60's (Yes! I'm THAT old!), and now hearing tactics that were in those books being used with great success in Iraq, much to the surprise of our "leadership". I think it's really sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G View Post
    RANGER That was a good one. Write away.
    Thanks Tom. That was my one alloted good idea of the day. Hopefully, tomorrow will be equally fruitful.

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    So, if this is the case, why isn't our Defense Department preparing for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    So, if this is the case, why isn't our Defense Department preparing for it?
    Because they don't read the right books.

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    Then there was Flash Gorden, who thought that would come true.

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    Technological Terrorism
    by Richard Charles Clark

    ISBN: 0815969155

    1979/1980

    We have this book at work in our library, the same ideas are written in this book that is over 20 years old.

    Find a copy of it and check it out.

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