A freighter owned by a company which employs at a high level (captain or so) a sympathizer of Al Qaeda is scheduled to arrive in New York on a Tuesday.
The freighter is met by a Scarab rented from an NJ marina for the week. The frighter has a few militant stowaways on board whose presence is secured and kept secret by the sympathizer captain.
The militants are in posession of enough fissile material to build a nuclear bomb.
On Monday, the militants board the Scarab with the bomb and make for a section of shore where there isn't much attention - someplace along the New Jersey shoreline.
If they are discovered, they can dump the bomb overboard and appear to be out for a bit of boating in the legally rented Scarab.
Assuming they arrive on shore, the renter of the boat goes to return it, while the others are met by a rented Ryder truck.
They load the bomb onto the truck and park it in front of the UN building, or anywhere in Manhattan, since it really doesn't matter, with a timer attached, or maybe with a manual trigger.
150 miles away, I see a bright flash, a floating mushroom, and all hell breaks loose.
An ICBM is not the only means of delivery for a nuclear bomb. It is simply the best one for people not willing to do it by hand.
Bribing a ship captain from Turkey to let a few people and their baggage hitch a ride is much cheaper than developing an ICBM program. The money saved would certainly buy and deliver enough bombs onto USian shores to take out each state Capitol and most other major cities. And with enough patience and two hundred or so fanatics, it could all be done in unison.
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