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Subject: Re: Best bomb detonator? (Hi FBI)
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 23:00:50 +0000
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Mike Harding wrote:
> I don't wish to seem like a killjoy but we should keep in
> mind that, probably, most of us on this group could produce
> some very sophisticated detonation systems and whilst the
> discussion of such may be an interesting academic
> exercise for us, there are quite a number of people out
> there who would like to make a bomb in order to kill lots
> of other people and not all of them have the resources of
> Mossad et al. Given that all these posts will be archived
> on Google for anyone to do an advanced search on I
> think we should be a little careful about what ideas we
> float around.
I suspect that anyone with enougth electronics know how to take something
like that from concept to a workable design will have little trouble coming
up with a concept of their own!
It is an interesting observation that most terrorist bombs use very simple
detonators, think simple time switches and that a serious attempt at a
boobytrap seems to be rare. I suspect it is a simple cost benefit thing
from the terrorists perspective. If the bomb is found than odds are that
you will only get property damage and that is not much of a win (from a
If the bomb is not found then almost anything will work so why bother with
the clever stuff.
> From Australia where we have just buried many people
> who were killed by a bomb in Bali.
That was a nasty incident, doubly so as no warning was given. I hope they
catch the scum responsible.
A warning (sometimes inaccurate) was at least partially standard for the
> And who also wonders if dmills is old enough to remember
> quite a lot of IRA bombs in the UK, one of which killed some
> of my friends in a pub in Birmingham.
Yes, I remember Birmingham, Warrington, City of london et al, I had friends
in the city at the time (they were not injured).
However the stuff being bandied around at the level of detail discussed
here is not useful to anyone unless they could come up with it on their
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