Rocket Attack Foiled


Nikonzen

Senior Member
Nov 3, 2014
2,570
13
0
48
Oklahoma, USA
#1
Seems like I came to CS at the right time. Since becoming a member I have seen stories about SG more and more on American radio and news. Today I heard a terrorist rocket attack on you has been foiled. This is such great news. I do not want to see that BS happening anywhere but particularly there on the little red dot.
 

diver-hloc

Moderator
Staff member
Apr 17, 2007
5,213
13
38
Somewhere North
#2
Some idon idiot tried to do a Hamas on us... but highly unlikely they have the technology or the skill to make a rocket that could fly 20km and still have the accuracy to hit anything....

Hamas had years of trying and help from Iran to develop their long range rocket to hit Israel... beside, SAF do have Iron Dome for their use... and Indonesia is not some failed state where militant get a free hand in launching rockets almost daily.... :think:
 

Nikonzen

Senior Member
Nov 3, 2014
2,570
13
0
48
Oklahoma, USA
#3
News report said SG knew about planning stages way in advance...you must have some powerful spy capabilities or like you say those dudes were amateurs. Well...capital punishment is a good thing in my books and great deterrent to this sort of activity.
 

diver-hloc

Moderator
Staff member
Apr 17, 2007
5,213
13
38
Somewhere North
#4
News report said SG knew about planning stages way in advance...you must have some powerful spy capabilities or like you say those dudes were amateurs. Well...capital punishment is a good thing in my books and great deterrent to this sort of activity.

I think amateur is the keyword.... while we share intelligence with regional power... I really doubt either has really powerful 'spying' abilities...

Singapore has always been the odd one out in the region... a multi-race, multi-religion nation where we mostly lived in peace for decades... for supporters of ISIS, JI or any of the many terrorist organization... we will always be a good target.

Hiding under our beds won't keep us any safer... remaining quiet as some suggested, won't keep us any safer....
 

UncleFai

Senior Member
Mar 10, 2010
4,455
39
48
Singapore
#5
Whatever happened to "don't cause public panic"? Seems like lots of scary talks lately.
 

JacePhoto

Senior Member
Oct 1, 2007
6,488
9
38
New York City
www.flickr.com
#6
Whatever happened to "don't cause public panic"? Seems like lots of scary talks lately.
'Don't cause public panic...?' That's what SMRT tried to do when they shipped the broken trains back to China in the middle of the night. They didn't want to cause public panic...
 

Last edited:

Yutaka Go

Senior Member
May 22, 2010
983
7
18
SG
#7
Some idon idiot tried to do a Hamas on us... but highly unlikely they have the technology or the skill to make a rocket that could fly 20km and still have the accuracy to hit anything....

Hamas had years of trying and help from Iran to develop their long range rocket to hit Israel... beside, SAF do have Iron Dome for their use... and Indonesia is not some failed state where militant get a free hand in launching rockets almost daily.... :think:
It may not be possible for them to build the rocket big enough to hit SG. However, they may hijack a ship or ferry and use it as a platform to launch rockets.

The terrorists that attack Mumbai also hijack fishing boats to sneak into India.
 

Yutaka Go

Senior Member
May 22, 2010
983
7
18
SG
#8
I think amateur is the keyword.... while we share intelligence with regional power... I really doubt either has really powerful 'spying' abilities...

Singapore has always been the odd one out in the region... a multi-race, multi-religion nation where we mostly lived in peace for decades... for supporters of ISIS, JI or any of the many terrorist organization... we will always be a good target.

Hiding under our beds won't keep us any safer... remaining quiet as some suggested, won't keep us any safer....
True. "share intelligence" is the key to prevent terrorist attack. I believe that the reason why USA have failed in this part is because it pissed off everybody when they spy on everybody including its allies.

Their NSA collected tons of e-mail SPAM and failed to prevent terror attack.
 

Last edited:

diver-hloc

Moderator
Staff member
Apr 17, 2007
5,213
13
38
Somewhere North
#9
It may not be possible for them to build the rocket big enough to hit SG. However, they may hijack a ship or ferry and use it as a platform to launch rockets.

The terrorists that attack Mumbai also hijack fishing boats to sneak into India.

Then they are total idiots... look at how simple it is in Nice, France... just a truck/lorry.... Now, they must built a Rocket in secret... then have to 'Hijack a boat... then have to mount the rocket firmly onto the boat... than have to calculate the movement and rocking of the boat on water to get the correct firing position... not forgetting getting into Singapore water to give them the maximum chance... which meant sneaking pass the Coast Guard or Navy...
 

Yutaka Go

Senior Member
May 22, 2010
983
7
18
SG
#10
Then they are total idiots... look at how simple it is in Nice, France... just a truck/lorry.... Now, they must built a Rocket in secret... then have to 'Hijack a boat... then have to mount the rocket firmly onto the boat... than have to calculate the movement and rocking of the boat on water to get the correct firing position... not forgetting getting into Singapore water to give them the maximum chance... which meant sneaking pass the Coast Guard or Navy...
Our coast guard cannot check all the ships.
There was a case where a couple manage to sneak into SG.

http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/blog/2014/09/05/mothers-attempt-to-snatch-son-in-spore-ends-in-arrest/
 

diver-hloc

Moderator
Staff member
Apr 17, 2007
5,213
13
38
Somewhere North
#11
Our coast guard cannot check all the ships.
There was a case where a couple manage to sneak into SG.

http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/blog/2014/09/05/mothers-attempt-to-snatch-son-in-spore-ends-in-arrest/

Sneaking into SG is difference from firing a rocket mounted on a boat into SG... beside, going through the whole process of building a rocket... hijacking a boat... bypassing coast guard and/or Navy... to shoot a homemade rocket with limited explosive capability (even those used by Hamas isn't as deadly as most would think) and limited accuracy....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qassam_rocket


When they could travel into SG as tourist.... rent a Van/Car/Mini-Bus... use the vehicle to ram into pedestrian like in Nice, France...


While we must not take our safety for granted.... this Rocket from Batam plan seems to me like a bad 60s James Bond movie plot... over engineered... over complicated... need too much resource... when some simpler method could do as much if not more damage...

Like why even MBS ?? Why not the fuel or oil tanks at Jurong Island... a hit would surely cause more damage and problem...
 

Last edited:

Nikonzen

Senior Member
Nov 3, 2014
2,570
13
0
48
Oklahoma, USA
#12
Firing a rocket at SG from boat = instant vaporization of said boat

Probably also like swatting a hornets nest...
 

Last edited:

UncleFai

Senior Member
Mar 10, 2010
4,455
39
48
Singapore
#13
Firing a rocket at SG from boat = instant vaporization of said boat Probably also like swatting a hornets nest...
Well, if the rocket hits MBS and they are vaporized then "milk, honey, virgins, and constant persistent harp music here I come!". Else if just a big bang of a firework, "at least no more work". Worth the gamble, no?
 

Nikonzen

Senior Member
Nov 3, 2014
2,570
13
0
48
Oklahoma, USA
#14
Virgins and harp music? I'll pass thank you very much...

No work? Sounds boring...

Only a fool would attack Singapore. This is a proven fact btw. ;)

Ironic how powerful a little red dot really is...mess with a lion get the claw and fangs!
 

Last edited:
#15
Like why even MBS ?? Why not the fuel or oil tanks at Jurong Island... a hit would surely cause more damage and problem...
Foreign tourists.

The Indons are considerate about not harming too many of their fellow South East Asians.

:)
 

Last edited:
#17
I believe that the reason why USA have failed in this part is because it pissed off everybody when they spy on everybody including its allies.
In international affairs your lover in bed today can turn to be your enemy.

I suggest you get hold of a few old James Bond videos and watch them with your VHS machine if you still have one underneath your bed.

All James Bond's girls who went to bed with him tried to kill him eventually.

The smart Americans know this and practise it religiously.

:)
 

Nikonzen

Senior Member
Nov 3, 2014
2,570
13
0
48
Oklahoma, USA
#18
Foreign tourists.

The Indons are considerate about their fellow South East Asians.

:)
Burn peat forest burn...they care so much for you Sion...lol

Bond and Lennon are old hat my friend...it's directed beam energy now...may the force be with you!!! :bsmilie:
 

Last edited:

Yutaka Go

Senior Member
May 22, 2010
983
7
18
SG
#19
In international affairs your lover in bed today can turn to be your enemy.

I suggest you get hold of a few old James Bond videos and watch them with your VHS machine if you still have one underneath your bed.

All James Bond's girls who went to bed with him tried to kill him eventually.

The smart Americans know this and practise it religiously.

:)
James Bond slept with the enemy to extract information :bsmilie:

This is a problem if your allies discover you slept with their wives :bsmilie:
 

Yutaka Go

Senior Member
May 22, 2010
983
7
18
SG
#20
Foreign tourists.

The Indons are considerate about not harming too many of their fellow South East Asians.

:)
After winning money in MBS, the tourists will go to Bali to spent money.

The indo is concern about their share of the money. :bsmilie:
 

Top Bottom