(Yesterday, 04:18 PM)JayRodney Wrote:While it is really not anything new, the problems with NBC (Nuclear/Biological/Chemical) warfare or attacks are pretty scary and no country is really prepared for it other that the continuing conventional efforts to keep such resources and weapons out of the hands of anyone other than some rogue country. The idea is if you happen to be the leaders of any normal or rogue country, you are likely to be well off enough to think twice before attacking another country with kind of NBC or similar weapon(s), because it is all but a given that they will do the same. The only problem with this type of MAD mindset is that it only works until it doesn't and then the you know what really hits the fan.(Yesterday, 03:46 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote: Absolutely.
That is why the next European war will have to have a totally different look to it.
More like massive unrest in the street and breakdown of local order, than
Agreed, and technology has increased the prospect that things are going to be like nothing prior.
It's going to be a case of head for the proverbial hills if you want to survive.
Take for example the Ebola outbreak in Africa a few years ago. Although it was contained after a six month and I believe only a few hundred thousand people from developing countries died from it (as opposed to a few hundred thousand people from Europe and the US), what would have happen if some terrorist organization decided to obtain a sample of said virus and tried to spread it around the world to as many countries as they could? While it is a given that such a pandemic would likely spread to even their country and potentially kill several of the people they love (assuming such terrorist have relatives), they might still be willing to carry out such a attack and experience such 'collateral damage' if the reward of such actions allowed them to damage Western societies as much as one would expect such pandemics would. As it has been often said, 'biological weapons' are the poor man's nuclear bomb.