I thought I would start a new line of thought from where we were in the smoke and mirrors thread ... It's obvious that Bin Laden & Co. have a severe hard-on for NYC. Their last efforts simply took out a few buildings ... yes it was terrible, but facts being facts, more people die in 3 weeks on american highways than lost their lives in 9-11. That being so, a major (successful) attack such as a strike on an east coast nuke facility might not even kill a lot of people but it would make wide areas of NYC and the surroundings uninhabitable ... So as people who make our living out of basically one industry headquartered in the main targetted city here are some basic questions ... After such an attack ... a ) how long before the markets reopen ? b) what backups are in place at brokerages / banks / exchanges etc ? c) what would be the opening price of the NAZ/Spoos/Dow after a one month shutdown of the markets ? d) where would they reopen ? (Chicago ?) e) what priority would Dubya give to reopening the markets ? f) what would be the response of foreign investors ? g) what can we do as small guys to protect our livelihood from such an event ?