Subject: Re: HELP - My missile wont work!
From: Mike Poulton
References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <_dyP9.email@example.com>
Organization: MTP Technologies
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 08:24:28 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 03:24:28 EST
On 29 Dec 2002, "News2020" said:
> Let's examine your reasoning a little bit.
> You are saying Afghanis tried to shoot down the Mombasa flight.
> They failed. Therefore, they will try to re-engineer the guidance in
> their caves or underground containers in order to make it work.
The missiles they used are completely self-contained. The guidance system
is not separate, it is housed in the missile itself. Unfortunately for the
terrorists, the missiles are designed to intercept high-performance
aircraft with very hot exhaust. The airliner's exhaust was too cool to
allow successful tracking by the missile's sensor. They really don't have
any way of fixing this -- they would need to build their own missiles from
scratch, and that's out of the question.
> Do you really think they are so well equipped ?
> If they are, then why would they need to read web sites ?
> Even if they do, do you really think this is a trivial task ?
No, no, and no.
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Unless the government has a really excellent reason, anyone should be
allowed to possess, own, purchase, store, use, publish, say, or do
anything that does not cause demonstrable harm to another person without
that person's consent. "To fight terrorism" in the vague sense is not
even close to sufficient reason.