So lets say I'm a state-sponsored terrorist (so I have some resources to call on) and I want to knock off a major political figure in 10 AF. It seems exceedingly difficult. If I slip a bomb into an embassy party of something all I do is wipe out a bunch of morphs. Security teams recover the cortical stacks and load the despised oligarch into a new morph. I can use a big enough bomb to smash the stacks, but the the DO (despised oligarch) loads from a backup. If I really want to off the DO, I need to hit his secure backup site at the same time, or roughly the same time. This assumes I can figure out where the backup site is and that there is only one backup site. A smart DO might make some reserve copies of those backups and ship them off to alternate sites. All of these conditions seem to make it very unlikely that I would be able to deflect blame from my nefarious sponsors. It does occur to me that if I can knock out the stack, its possible that a particularly busy DO might be so far behind in his backups that he can no longer function in his present position. If a DO has to rewind to six months or a year, s/he might find themselves unable to function effectively and be forced out by internal factions. That's a lot of ifs but could provide some rational for bothering to assassinate somebody. So how would you go about killing a DO?
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