To me prevention is safer than preemption.
Get a load of this guy:
Kiwi builds own cruise missile
A home handyman is building a missile in his garage with parts bought over the internet and shipped through Customs.
Bruce Simpson has stated on his website that he intends to construct "cruise missiles", which are taking shape in his shed near Auckland.
Security experts say the ease with which Mr Simpson has obtained parts and built a working jet-engine is a warning that such weapons could be built by the wrong people.
Mr Simpson, a 49-year-old internet developer, stated on the website www.interestingprojects.com
on April 29 that he would build a cruise missile.
He has already test-fired several noisy jet engines, as neighbours up to 1km away have testified.
Mr Simpson said that the missiles would not be used for terrorism, but to test home-built jet engines.
He was able to buy online the electronic parts needed to guide the missile once fired and import them and was alarmed at the ease with which he was able to pursue his project.
"All this stuff is off the shelf," he said. "It came in under the radar. It rang no alarm bells."
Among the imported items are a radio control transmitter and flight pack, global positioning gear, antennas, software, video camera and a flight control system.
Mr Simpson ordered them from overseas websites, they were delivered within two weeks, and passed through customs with ease.
Mr Simpson bought parts for the missile's body and wings -- such as stainless steel, polystyrene sheets and fibreglass -- locally.
Customs Service national investigations manager Matt Roseingrave said he could not comment on Mr Simpson's imports for privacy reasons.
However, he said many items could be imported that were innocuous by themselves but which could be dangerous if altered or used with other items.
Neighbours don't seem to mind the noise when Mr Simpson tests his jets.
"It's real loud," said one. "We think, `What the hell is that? Just Bruce Simpson with his flamin' motors'."
Another said: "It gets to your eardrums a bit. We joke about ringing noise control."
Mr Simpson has been heavily involved with the Internet since the mid-1990s, running news websites such as aardvark.co.nz and 7am.com.
His missile site is entitled "A DIY Cruise Missile -- watch me build one for under $5000".
He said the site had received 250,000 hits in two weeks, including many that appeared to be from United States military and security institutions.