Journalists, Diplomats, Others Urged to Evacuate City
timcmay at got.net
Mon Mar 17 20:59:31 PST 2003
Journalists, diplomats, inspectors, and civil servants are being urged
to evacuate the capital. A timetable of 48 hours has been given.
"The Evil Doers will be rooted out and the Evil Ones punished," said
However, as of midnight, Eastern Standard Time, there is no evidence
that Washington residents are taking these warnings seriously.
Needless to say, this is not a threat. I am 3000 miles away, relatively
safe on my hilltop. Being the survivalist that I have been for much of
the past 30 years, I have a pantry closet filled with canned goods,
rice, cereal. And I have a generator, which I expect not to use much.
And solar battery rechargers (sufficient to recharge AAs and Ds for my
various small radios, even recharge my laptop...this in case my
24-packs of AAs and Ds run out, or my several lead cell battery packs,
etc.). And I have my perimeter alarms, my solar-powered intrusion
alarms, my rifles, my handguns, my shotguns, my other weapons, my water
filters, my colleagues. I don't expect to need this stuff, but I am, as
always, happy to be able to just stay at home on my hill and watch the
About the threat to Washington: I think it's relatively high. A nerve
gas attack on buildings or the Metro seems likely. (The Japanese AUM
cult had Sarin, but was inept. A more capable, military-trained
operative has had many months to get into D.C. and wait for the obvious
time to attack. And he need not even be a suicide bomber. A cannister
of VX with a reliable timer is child's play.
If I were Declan, I'd get out of Dodge.
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