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#1 Terrorist Weapon of Choice: The automobile
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As I have mentioned several times before, the automobile is proving to be the most dependable terrorist's weapon of choice, for obvious reasons.  They are easy to obtain, either through owning one, stealing one, or simply going out and renting one.  All that is needed is a driver's license and a credit card, and the terrorist is in business.  

Here is the latest example: Toronto police say 9 dead, 16 injured after pedestrians struck; suspect arrested..

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Things are quite hectic still, but there will be a wealth of business video cams showing the driver in action, as he mowed down innocent pedestrians.

Also, no confirmation as to why the killer drove on to the sidewalk and began killing people.  Even if it isn't related to Islamic terrorism, this just proves that the vehicle is the easiest obtainable weapon available.  Almost everyone has one, or they can rent one, or steal one. And no matter where anyone goes, he/she is vulnerable.

I still think that terrorists are not quite sophisticated in how these attacks are being carried out.  There appears to be no plan for getting away and using the "Rinse and repeat" action.  Also, as of yet there are no multiple attacks being carried out, either locally or  in other cities together for added attention.  These will almost certainly become more frequent in the future, as terrorists use automobiles in a more sophisticated goal: ultimate terror.

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Yes, they discover that they can kill more poeple driving into a pedestrian alley than with an explosive belt. Bin Laden used planes. Less poshy terrorist use rented cars.
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More precisely, rented trucks.
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(04-27-2018, 08:08 PM)Ron Lambert Wrote: More precisely, rented trucks.

Until truck rentals realize this, and begin doing detailed searches. And if the renter looks like he may have come from an Islamic country, they will immediately become suspects. Stealing, or hijacking a truck will prove to be easier to do.
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With so many arabs renting trucks without commiting terrorist act, I don't think rental services will reject so many clients. They are not responsible if the client damage a car. They have an insurance for that.
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