Thursday, October 28, 2004
How much damage could 380 tons of explosives do?
Mitch Ratcliffe observes that the IRA used 900 pounds, less than half a ton, of explosives to make 22 bombs that killed 9 and injured 130. Mitch calculates that the Al QaQaa screw-up could result in 19,000 deaths and 95,000 other casualties. Read Mitch's full report here.
Is this the same Mitch Radcliffe who thinks that 380 is about equal to 408,000? He's lost a few zeroes here. Just three of them. For a more reality-based perspective, see Ralph Peter's posting at http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/32832.htmPost a Comment