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    OT-DIY cruise missile thwarted

    The US Government thought Bruce Simpson's project "unhelpful"
    A New Zealand man who built a cruise missile in his garage claims the New Zealand government forced him to shut down his project after coming under pressure from the United States.
    Bruce Simpson says he built the missile using parts bought off the internet to show how easily it could be done.

    He says he attracted considerable interest from potential buyers - including an offer from Iran to pay him for details of his research.

    "The New Zealand government at first said I had done nothing illegal. But then a US official was quoted as saying it was 'extremely unhelpful', " Mr Simpson told BBC News Online.

    "The authorities here finally decided to bankrupt me over a tax debt and I have now had to give the missile to a friend for safe keeping."

    Although his own missile building days have come to an end, he believes he has proved his point - "that by using off-the-shelf technology in a suburban garage a terrorist can create a weapon against which there is no effective defence."

    New Zealand officials have said they cannot comment for reasons of "secrecy".

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    What are ya gettin all worldly on us now?

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    go my fill

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    Hey ... I like that pulse jet boat... pretty cool... looks like the pulse jets off of the German V-1 missles from WWII.
    I wonder if they called it the "buzz boat".... like the "Buzz bombs" ?

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    Originally posted by PhantomChaos
    What are ya gettin all worldly on us now?
    Trying to give ya some culture Norty. Lord knows you need it like you need a new boat!

    Seriously though if you want me to change my mind about a Formula take me for a spin. Only check the oil and gas first!

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