If you were a terrorist how would you attack? (locked)

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By the way if your offended by this topic the terrorists have already won snicker.

heres my plan: I think the hardest thing would be to smuggle things into the country, so id get a boat and a big bomb, sail to 2-3 miles off shore by like manhattan or something, sink the bomb to the bottom and then detonate it. monsoon city. when they investigate the cause of the monsoon (they dont happen in this part of the world) they’ll find out it was a bomb and america will fall and all that shit… or something…

 
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they’ll find out it was a bomb and america will fall and all that shit

You’d be pretty hard pressed to think America would fall after one bomb or "monsoon.’ If anything would happen people would just get pissed off and you’d see more patriotic people like after 9/11.

Secondly, if I was a terrorist, I don’t think I’d be posting how I would go about things on a some-what popular flash gaming site.

 
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A) that was a joke man, i know one terrorist attack wont make the country fall.

B) thats the idea! im not a terrorist, your not a terrorist, its a hypothetical discussion. i just want to see how creative people will get with this.

i know terrorism is stupid im not talking about actually doing it or what would happen if you did. this is about how YOU would do it if YOU were a terrorist. (its a creative excersize)

 
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And hypothetically, I wouldn’t reveal what I was going to do. Thats the first part of the plan.

 
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i would hope that the people posting here arent actually hoping to carry out they’re plans… are you really not getting this?

 
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You don’t have to put your nuke on a boat. All you need to do is get it into Columbia; then it can take the same route as all that cocaine.

And in any case, a coordinated contamination of the country’s water supply would probably be more efficient. For the price of smuggling in one suitcase nuke, you could get several vials of some bio-weapon and screw the entire nation’s water supply.

 
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It would be easy to kill a large number of people. Fortunately, terrorists aren’t particularly interested in death tolls, but moreso in the media spectacle involved in their attack.

Nukes are good because well, along with killing a lot of people — they also make a huge boom, and hopefully would be filmed in some capacity for media distribution.

Since it’s somewhat difficult to attain a nuke, let alone blow one up in a populated area — the 9/11 attack is probably one of the most media-friendly attacks a terrorist could conceive. A biological attack of some sort might work, but it would have to be a disease that causes physical ailments. For instance, if you had a drug resistant, and easily communicable strain of the bubonic plague, that’d be excellent since there would be media showing rows of dying men women in children in beds with large black/green sores on their lymph nodes.

The problem with a drug resistent pestilence is that humans are pretty cunning. Just because we haven’t fixed cancer or AIDS doesn’t mean we wouldn’t get a communicable disease quarantined and controlled in quick order. The world would generally be furious, because instead of the loved ones of 3,000 people in NYC being truly furious, there would be millions of people around the world who had lost someone close to them. Those who were to blame for the attack (and most likely their families and sympathizers who had no direct hand in it, likely even entire countries) would suffer swift and merciless deaths at the hands of armies from all corners of the globe.

OF COURSE, if you were an individual, this would not be as big of a deal. An organization would never risk such an attack however, and it would require an organization to attain the materials and coordination needed to execute it.

So I guess what I’ve deduced is — terrorism is not a simple thing. You have to consider the goals of your organization or yourself as a person. You cannot afford to take risks so great that they result in the collapse of your entire organization, but as a militant group you cannot use peace to achieve your goals either. You must deliver strikes that make your sympathizers and compatriots feel like they have scored a victory against their enemies, without delivering a strike so large that it results in your enemies taking you that seriously.

Tricky tricky business.

Solo-terrorism at the hands of insane individuals is a different story, with ego-centric and warped mentality. This is an unavoidable sort of thing, but these people will almost always be inspired by the media and what they hear. IMHO, the media gives these people their ideas, and things like school shootings always come in bursts. One disaffected youth does it, then the next sees how much attention he received and does it as well. I believe this same principle applies to ideas like suicide bombing and carbombing. I’m kind of surprised that we haven’t seen those tactics employed deranged suicidal youths in America, but I know that if it starts it will not just be a one time thing so I’m hoping it never does.

 
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I would Make sure the president is in the white house, and bomb it form a small aircraft.

 
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wait is monsoon the right word? is it a sunami? the big wave thing, you know… um, you cant fly a small aircraft over the white house man that is definately impossible.

 
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They have jets and other anti aircraft junk all around DC, if you enter the airspace unauthorized and don’t say anything on the radio or move, you’re pretty much dead.

How I would do it:

I would smuggle explosives onto a cruise ship, when its like 2 miles out at sea, maybe a couple more. I would take over the bridge of the cruise ship, and basically ram it into miami, or better yet NYC

Don’t worry, I have much more SUPER extravagant ideas that probably WOULD actually work, seeing as my plan there is a little… silly.

I however do not wish to discuss some of these because they have actually been planned out greatly, and I don’t want people to think I am a terrorist.

A monsoon is basically a hurricane/stronger off the coast of Cali heading west to asia. A Tsunami is what he means.

 
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Pretty sure a suicide bomb or car bomb in Times Square surrounded by radioactive material would have a big impact.

Either that or crash a plane into the Oscars.

 
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I like the cruise ship idea for a few reasons. You wouldn’t actually need to load a ship with explosives, if you could simply hijack a cruise liner with a pirate boat (never attempted, but it is assumed that this will happen some day in the future as pirates have grown more and more ambitious), you could just point it at a coastal city and plow into the docks, wiping out a lot of property.

The momentum of the ship would be almost unstoppable, the government would have to reconcile sinking the boat and killing all the citizens on board, or allowing it to plow into the coast causing untold millions in property damage, death, and destruction.

And since I don’t live in a coastal city or take cruises, it won’t keep me up at night. Nice one CC!

Edit: Depending on what country you’d be attacking with this, their Coast Guard/Navy might attempt some sort of ultra cool hollywood style counter-hijack with helicopters dropping people from ropes onto the boat to take control and change course. I would probably only use this sort of tactic on a country with a poorly developed/prepared coastal defense military.

Also, I’m not familiar with the mass of a cruise ship vs. an oil tanker, but an oil tanker might be a much better choice for a variety of reasons!

 
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Haha, good idea Mike, oil tanker…

Lets take that puppy down main street and blow her up half way down!

How long would it take the coast guard to respond and get the appropriate guys ready for such an event?

But, the explosive were not really meant, more of ammunition and plenty of Ak’s…

I know if it pretty easy to take over a cargo ship, as it happens frequently, on a relative scale… They just are not reported often.

But seriously, take one of those things into miami before the coast guard can effectively react, have some men down in the engine room armed with highexplosives? kisses finger Magnifico!

So, are we aiming for next friday or thursday? Sorry I can’t make the original date we set, I have some banquet to go to :P

 
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Of course, ECHELON and TIA have already flagged this discussion and CIA officers are reading every word :/

 
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If they haven’t already considered all of these scenarios and come up with ways of countering them, the CIA should be ashamed of themselves.

 
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Well I’d hit with some kind of bomb to take out buildings. I’m not sure on HOW, but I am sure on where -

http://www.tutztutz.com/2008/02/dubai-what-the-hell-is-going-on-over-there/

Check that out, definitely a prime spot to hit.

And btw it’s not in America, remember Americans, your country isn’t the world as you’s forget :P

 
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the cruise ship thing is from speed 2 isnt it?

 
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Speed 2? I came up with it via me and my dad talking x)

 
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It’s pretty much directly from Speed 2.

@Eggy: Looks like they’re rebuilding Babylon tbh!

 
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i have to say im disapointed here… you guys cant get any more creative with this?

 
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why in serious discussion?

 
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@Eggy: Looks like they’re rebuilding Babylon tbh!

Hey why not :D I’d check it out.

They should also build an Atlantis, perhaps in secret, then go, HEY LOOK, WE FOUND ATLANTIS.

 
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i’d drive a cool grenade shaped bomb that ses “**** you free world **** yu all” into buckingham pallace no1 ever bombs that place.but i wouldn’t bomb my own country

 
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hope this post isnt being flagged id cause the army alot of trouble waiting for a giant grenade with a banner on

 
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Several weeks ago I was listening to my IT audit professor lecture about IT risks. During the middle of the lecture, he asked us virtually the same question: “If you were a terrorist, where would you hit in the US?”

Not everyone would agree with this, but I still found the answer interesting. He said Las Vegas.
And it’s true, if you consider that:
- it’s a major location for tourism
- lots of people in a confined area
- major source of economic activity
- not many babies/children are in casinos

But he also mentioned that law enforcement is aware of this being a target. It’s no surprise that law enforcement in Las Vegas would be well prepared for a terrorist attack.