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As soon as 63-year old Russell Defreitas was arrested in early June for an alleged plot to destroy JFK through fuel explosions, terror beat journalists couldn't resist their favorite hobby: telling stories about how everything in the US is at risk. The description "elderly patsy" immediately came to mind when eyeballing …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Portrait of the Modern Terrorist as an Idiot" by Bruce Schneier

    A good read on the plot against JFK (apparently the terros weren't sure whether the were hitting the place or the man):

  2. Stephane Mabille

    NY JFK Pipeline

    In the case of Russell Defreitas, of course exploding kerosene tanks would cause some issues; but the majority of media emphasises were on the "unthinkable effect" of blowing pipeline burried under NY crowded areas. That would be if Russell Defreitas was a total genius and discovered a way to detonate kerosene without any need for oxygen as the pipe are... burried (and I'm not a NY soil specialist but I don't think the city is build on thin air).

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Iraq collapse - new WMD threat

    Oh my gosh ! Are we going to have to invade it again ?

    As for New York, it's not built on thin air, it's built on hot air. ;-)

  4. rlow

    Practice makes perfect.

    Yes, and you'll have to invade again and again until you get it right!

  5. Greg Nelson

    So Technically...

    ... would a fart be classified as a biological weapon?

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