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Cancer Ray terrorist plot foiled

gurps_npc (621217) writes | about a year ago

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gurps_npc (621217) writes "Two radical pro-Israel terrorists were caught in upstate NY when they tried to solicit money from various honorable Jewish organizations to build a truck based x-ray machine. They intended to drive the truck around and then turn on the x-ray machine, focusing on enemies of Israel.

But the Jewish organizations they tried to solicit money from refused to participate. Instead they called the FBI, who promptly set up a sting.

They caught and arrested the terrorists before the machine was in working order."

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I guess (1)

JustNiz (692889) | about a year ago | (#44054063)

...the FBI saw right through them.

Just Another Case of Numbnuts... (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | about a year ago | (#44054935)

Yet more "terrorists" who couldn't shoot their own foot if they tried. From the article:

Dr. Fred Mettler, the U.S. representative on the United Nations' Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, was unfamiliar with the specifics of Crawford's plans but said it's unlikely such a device could work. Radiation can be narrowly beamed, as it is in some cancer treatments, but the accelerators require huge amounts of electricity, are not easily portable and any target would have to remain still for a long time.

"I don't know of any of these that you can use like a gun to aim at someone on the street," Mettler said.

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