|Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001
don't know the answer to your questions, unfortunately.
So far as I'm aware, the disease in the deer and elk is a known
phenomenon that has been there for some time.
Most of the biowar agents do come from nature, so that means
they do exist as diseases in various parts of the world.
really concerns me right now is a sort of "comparison"
apprehension. This is TVA
land, e.g., and we have those crazy power line transmission towers
running all over the country, just as they do many places out West
etc. Those are so
vulnerable it's scary, and it's apparent there is absolutely no way to
secure them effectively. Little
C4 and a timer problem. And
the same for lots of power substations.
Often right by the side of the road.
our power industry is quite vulnerable to interdiction by terrorists.
So are many other things.
Both easily and cheaply, and with little chance of being
observed or caught.
above ground pipeline in Alaska that runs some 30% of U.S. domestic
oil is another such concern, as are large hydrodams etc.
It disturbs me that some boats on some waterways not long ago
were faking U.S. Coastguard identities.
That suggests preparations for strikes on something connected
with the ports, harbors, or waterways.
the fact that none of the "easy stuff" is occurring at all,
is what is bothering me. It
suggests that the in-country assets of various more professional
terrorist groups are bypassing what could readily be done, and saving
their assets for something else deemed more important.
If so, that would imply that the "something else" is
bigger. I'm still
sweating a big one, like a professional spray attack of a city or
unleashing of smallpox, etc.
after all is war and a very special kind of combat.
Often in combat, when things get too quiet on the front, it
means that some big preparations are underway by the other side.
The "front" here is everywhere inside the U.S.
I also know our fellows are doing everything humanly possible to try
to pick up indicators of what might be coming.
wish them every success. It's
just too quiet here in the middle of the North American Theater of