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Old 03-08-2007, 08:28 AM   #466
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gotta fill up 24 episodes.
If they were using them on the ground, they wouldn't need the extra time to set up the drones and LA would have been toast 3 weeks ago.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:24 PM   #467
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yeah a little bit, but i think detonating 5 (or 4) suitcase nukes from the ground would have had the same effect on the American people as from an aerial attack.
Not at all.

The blast radius from an aerial nuke also slams downward, which pretty much nothing on the ground is built to protect against.

Most buildings in LA are built to withstand the side-to-side motion of an earthquake - damage from a side-on nuclear blast wouldn't be a quarter as bad as a blast coming straight down onto a rooftop.

Of course, they never explained anything like this in the show, so I understand the confusion. This is my best guess too, so take it with a grain of salt if you like.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:15 PM   #468
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Bingo.

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With nuclear weapons the air burst, usually several hundred to a few thousand feet in the air, allows the shockwave of the fission or fusion driven explosion to destroy the largest possible number of buildings, military units or vehicles, etc. This also minimizes the generation of irradiated soil and other debris (fallout) by keeping the fireball from touching the ground, limiting the amount of additional debris that is vaporized and drawn up in the radioactive debris cloud.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_burst

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Old 03-11-2007, 10:07 PM   #469
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still, the goal isn't necessarily to kill as many as possible. the goal is to set off 5 nukes in the US, create panic and fear amongs the public, have the Arabs take the blame, and have the US and the Arabs "destroy" each other.

getting into this whole drone nonsense is just making that plan much more riskier, for really not much gain. i mean the risk they are taking just to get the drones, the time it takes to set them up, with Jack Bauer hot on their tale, not smart. also, if the US knows they are going to shoot these things out of LA in 2 hours, presumably across the country to the east coast, and if all other air traffic is grounded, wouldn't it be pretty darn easy to track these things on satellite and shoot them down?

they are taking away the 1 big advantage of the suitcase nule, the anonymity.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:20 AM   #470
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i love jack.
my wife is concerned.

told her not to worry, only worry if he wears tight jeans.

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Old 03-12-2007, 09:50 PM   #471
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MARTHA IS WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:00 PM   #472
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So maybe next week, something interesting will happen.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:08 PM   #473
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MARTHA IS WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK


Ok, my first thought when she was cutting up the fruit was, "who let knives into HER house?"

Who cares if nothing happened - Milo was back, cute little arm sling and all.

Next week looks promising.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:15 PM   #474
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Why are people saying nothing happened? There was finally a major gunfight and Jack killed someone again.

Finally!
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Ok - something minor happened, but it wasn't white-knuckle action or suspense.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:48 AM   #476
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Prediction: the nuke will go off (but not in an urban area of LA)
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:08 AM   #477
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i dont know how the hell Aaron puts up with that psycho. god i thought he was smarter than that
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:37 AM   #478
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i dont know how the hell Aaron puts up with that psycho. god i thought he was smarter than that
Well, there's a pretty good song out there by some group that has a title that is appropriate for Aaron. I believe that song is called Love is Blindness.













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Even before she stabbed him, when watching Martha I couldn't help but think "she's a lot like my ex right now"

Another prediction: Veep is in on it
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I could see the VP being involved. I don't know if they'll go there, but yeah, very possible.

Aaron just didn't look right not being in the Secret Service.
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