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What Do Most of the Cities hit have in common?
The Appeals Courts Theory
Most of the cities with a Federal Court of Appeals within the city were hit. Washington D.C., which contains the US Supreme Court, was also hit.
1st Circuit (Boston)
2nd Circuit (New York)
3rd Circuit (Philadelphia)
4th Circuit (Richmond)
5th Circuit (New Orleans)
6th Circuit (Cincinnati)
7th Circuit (Chicago)
8th Circuit (St. Louis)
9th Circuit (San Francisco)
10th Circuit (Denver)
11th Circuit (Atlanta)
FBI OfficesTwenty of the Black Jack Map targets have FBI field offices. Hartford does not (it is 30 miles north of New Haven, which does), and southwest Utah does not. If Lawrence (not Kansas City) was targeted then the FBI office count is nineteen.
Population CentersEighteen of the Black Jack Map targets are the top 22 Metro Areas listed in the 2005 US Census. (New York NY, Riverside CA, St Louis MO and Tampa FL, if they had been targets, would have made a straight run of 22.) The population rank for other four metro targets are Kansas City/Lawrence (#27), Charlotte (#36), Hartford (#44) and southwest Utah (no rank). (The Columbus OH "target" is ranked at #32.)
Port CitiesSan Diego, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and New Orleans are all major port cities, and thus would serve as a point of entry for any aid sent by other nations. Based on this, the possibility that other port cities not already mentioned (Miami, FL, Portland, OR, Boston, MA, etc.) were hit or at least damaged in the attacks. The Chicago River and the I & M Canal connect the Great Lakes with the Mississippi River making Chicago a port city of sorts.
Military ImportanceA major naval base is located in San Diego, and the city was once the headquarters of the Pacific Fleet (though this was before World War II). Denver is located close to the headquarters of NORAD, though other military installations are located nearby. Philadelphia is also the home of a naval base. Washington, DC, of course, is the home of the Pentagon. <s>There is a naval base north of Chicago (The naval base is Naval Service Training Command, Great Lakes and it is 35 miles straight North Northwest of downtown Chicago) , and the air force used to have a base at O'Hare.</s> These are no longer strategic. It is a major population center and still has large productive capabilities (manufacturing, steel, etc.).
Governmental ImportanceWashington, DC is the capital of the nation, and, considering the attacks took place during a major Presidential address before both Houses of Congress, it is best to assume that most, if not all, of the government of the United States was wiped out. DC is also gone, implying that stronger or multiple bombs were used to make it "gone."
Atlanta and Denver are the only state capitals known to have been hit. St. Paul, MN, across the river from Minneapolis, while not destroyed, would have suffered damage and severe fallout. Whether or not the governments of those states were in the capitals at the time remains unknown. Langley Virginia, which is near Washington D.C. and Minneapolis are both major FBI headquarters.
NFL?All but L.A. and Lawrence, KS have NFL teams. That seems a little strange. Perhaps this is a "Black Sunday" campaign, similar to The Sum of All Fears where stadiums were targets? (Edit: It has come to my attention that some folks on Wikipedia consider this "stolen" from their site. Seems they are funny that way. I want to set the record straight, a guy who calls himself Sixty-Six is responsible for coming up with this theory. It is not an original thought that developed in my brain at all. Good thing, too, it is a little hokey!)
Lawrence, KSWhy would a medium-sized university town, with no strategic targets, be bombed? Possibly an accident; someone threw the switch prematurely...or maybe to avoid being caught. In the real world, it was probably just an homage from the writers to the 80s classic TV film The Day After and nothing more than that.
Do not forget however right outside the edge of Lawrence is one of the largest Army ground infantry and armored division bases in the United States. Fort Riley which is approx 90 miles west. Not Likely. if you wanted to effect Riley by attacking a university town you'd hit Manhattan, Ks (home of K-State, as opposed to KU).
But Fort Leavenworth with the Army War College and the Federal and Military Prison located there. Fort Leavenworth is 53 miles away still not a likely reason to hit Lawrence. Is this a possible key to the city it clings to? Fort Leavenworth is more tied to the cities of Leavenworth and Lansing than Lawrence.
Hitting Lawrence makes sense when you think about it. Topeka and Kansas City are both just 30 minutes away from Lawrence. Big enough blast could destroy all 3 cities.
As already stated, hitting Lawrence makes little sense in the real world because it has little or no large significance. No military assets and access to or through Kansas (Denver being "just" west and on I70, the major western entrance) is largely focused in the major railway and interstate hub of Metropolitan Kansas City. Lawrence does straddle I70, but not I35 (unless this road configuration is also shifted in Jericho-world).
St. George, UtahWhy would a town of only 4,000 inhabitants be on a list of intended targets? The only claims to fame the town boasts are an appearance in a 1950s era short film about the cautions taken after a weather change caused fallout from the Nevada Test Site to blow towards the town and the 1956 film The Conqueror starring John Wayne and filmed entirely on location in the town. It is also said that the fallout from the NTS lead to the deaths of the entire movie's cast from cancer as well as causing health problems for the citizens of St. George.
The Printing of MoneyMany of the cities Hit or Targeted contain Federal Reserve Banks - these can be referenced by looking at the Dollar Bill - see that letter to the left of the president? It corresponds to a Fed Reserve.
The Denver Mint is in Denver.
Here's a list of the Federal Reserve Banks, and their codes (confirmed hits in bold):
B: New York
D: Cleveland - Possibly mistaken for Cincinnati?
E: Richmond, VA - Possibly close enough to DC?
I'm adding this in here to negate that. DC is way too far away to effectively destroy Richmond. They also wouldn't receive much fallout. Richmond is south of DC and our winds always go either west-east or south-north.
F: Atlanta Atlanta is also the main operating hub for Delta airlines, which would mean more people would be stranded and unable to get out of the country if they were taking out all the major airlines.
H: St. Louis
J: Kansas City (40.3 miles east of Lawrence, KS)
L: San Francisco
Major Air Transportation Hubs(Confirmed hits in bold)
- Atlanta, GA (Delta)
- Cincinnati, OH (Delta)
- Chicago, IL (United, American Airlines)
- Dallas, TX (American Airlines)
- Denver, CO (Frontier, United)
- Detroit, MI (Northwest)
- Los Angeles, CA (United)
- Minneapolis, MN (Northwest)
- Philadelphia, PA (US Air, Southwest)
- San Diego, CA (Southwest)
- San Francisco, CA (United)
- Seattle, WA (Alaska Airlines)
- Washington D.C. (United)
- Houston ( Continental)
- Newark ( Continental)
- Salt Lake City (Delta)
- Charlotte (US Airways)
- Phoenix (US Airways)
- Cleveland, OH (Continental)
- Memphis, TN (Northwest)
- Pittsburgh, PA (US Airways)
Nuclear Fallout: As we just saw, these major cities maximized the nuclear fallout to cover the most area. Government has been producing these maps since the 50s. These strategic cities were targeted just for this reason. Now, why would they want to do this? Would these areas be uninhabitable?
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|Anonymous||St. George||1||Feb 21 2008, 12:24 AM EST by Jolau|
Thread started: Apr 25 2007, 10:58 PM EDT Watch
Actually the city has nearly 70,000 residents and that's not including the metropolitan area. But still, I think that it is likely that it was intended for Las Vegas or Salt Lake City and went off prematurely.
|Anonymous||Who is really capable of pulling this off today (page: 1 2 3 4)||61||Oct 29 2007, 6:57 PM EDT by I-70Traveler|
Thread started: Nov 30 2006, 5:29 PM EST Watch
The really telling detonation is not any of the city bursts but rather the EMP burst. This is typically 300 mi. altitude and requires a "focused" weapon. The U.S. has detonated quite a few before we got that one right. That means missle delivery and that means the U.S., China, Russia or possibly France as they have their Pluton missle. No other players could pull this one off. Not Israel, nor Argentina, nor South Africa, etc. The key item is the delivery technology. Another telling item is that all the attacks (as far as we know) were city-bursts and not direct military targets such as silos or B-2 base(s). City bursts are tpically from submarine-based missles while the more accurate silo-based missles are assigned higher point-value targets such as silos. Russia's missle-bearing
suns are in ruin and their reactors must be cooled from land-based electricity so...
My vote for Who Dropped The Bomb....Communist China. Nobody else is CURRENTY capable.
Of course, if this were to occur far enough in the future when Japan decides to actually build
EMP weapons (they already have the delivery mechanisms), then they are also possible players.
|coolpilot||Mexico, China, and US's allies||10||May 9 2007, 2:16 PM EDT by Anonymous|
Thread started: Feb 15 2007, 2:45 PM EST Watch
What did Mexico think when they saw San Diego bombed? Did Mexico sustain any damage?
Why did China give us aid? They would be the fist to invade us, not give aid!
Why didn't Jerico get aid the US's allies (UK, France, Austrailia, ect.)? They're closer, should have gotten ther first, and would be the first to jump in and help. Where they bombed to?
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