Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Singapore conducts international maritime counter-terrorism exercise

Singapore is holding an international maritime counter terrorism exercise (read about it here).

Quite honestly the biggest bang for the buck that terrorist can get short of a nuclear weapon is probably the maritime route.  Most Coast Guards are not equipped to handle it, the civilian maritime sector doesn't take it as seriously as they should and the cargo carried can easily be weaponized.  You've all read about the mud rolling that the anti-terror guys do when it comes to a hijacked LNG tanker rolling up into a port somewhere and the terrorist detonating it (supposedly it would take out half of a good sized city).

Could the next major attack in the Western world that causes casualties in the thousands arrive by ship?  I wouldn't bet against it.  Just remember those three letters.  L. N. G.

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