: Just saw a promo for Dirty War on HBO:
In a post-9/11 world, how do you prepare for the unthinkable? Is it possible to stop a coordinated radioactive-weapons attack by determined terrorists in an international city? And what, if anything, should the public be told about such a threat?
This HBO Films thriller shows how a “dirty bomb” attack might be planned and executed in London, despite the best efforts of police and intelligence forces – as well as how devastating the consequences of such an attack could be.
Well, I’m selfishly glad that for once, the theoretical ground zero of such an attack is not Times Square and my office address. But still, I’m not sure this is what I’d classify as entertainment. Then again, if it scares the pants off a few people, that could be a good thing.