... could be achieved by a well-funded terrorist with access to a basic lab and PhD-level personnel.
Like the kind of well-funded terrorist enjoying his stay at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.
By the way, a well-funded terrorist could simply buy a couple of DC-9s in the US and do whatever terrorists do in the US with airplanes. The FAA will look the other way, I promise.
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