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Bin Laden's Goal: Kill 4 Million Americans
News Max ^ | Wednesday, July 14, 2004 | Stewart Stogel

Posted on 07/14/2004 7:11:55 PM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior

Bin Laden's Goal: Kill 4 Million Americans

Stewart Stogel

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

"It is not a question of if....it is a question of when," so claims the author of a controversial new book "Osama's Revenge: The Next 9/11: What the Media and the Government Haven't Told You," (Prometheus Books).

Paul Williams, an investigative journalist and author, says information he has obtained and some he was given access to, all point to another attack by al-Qaeda on the U.S. mainland.

"I believe that between now and 2005, Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda will attack the U.S. with (stolen) nuclear weapons, I have no doubt about it," says Williams.

The allegations were made during an extensive interview with NewsMax.

Williams says his "intelligence" concludes the most likely means of attack would come in the form of a so-called "suitcase (size) tactical nuclear bomb."

"The chatter that everyone is referring to is coming from the nest in Pakistan, a virulent nest in Iran, the chatter is all about nukes being here....the best bang for the buck is nuclear, they (al-Qaeda) know that."

Such bombs are estimated to have an explosive strength of approximately "10 kilotons" and could weigh less than 35 pounds.

"With today's technology and the Internet, an experienced person could easily assemble such a bomb in his home garage," Williams explained.

A bomb of that strength could easily level Manhattan and spread lethal radiation throughout the NYC-Metro area says the author. "It (the nuke) could render Manhattan unlivable for 1,000 years," he estimated.

According to Williams, several of the "suitcase nukes" are already inside the U.S. Some may have been smuggled in overland from Canada or Mexico, or shipped from overseas via container ships, he explained.

Another, more ominous method, was a throwback to the Cold War era.

Williams, quoting Russian military officials, says Moscow secretly slipped into the continental U.S. several suitcase nukes to be activated in case of the breakout of hostilities with Washington.

Today, Williams says many of those "sleeper" nukes remain in place because some in the Kremlin still believe a conflict with the U.S. is possible.

The author insists that Al Qaeda has "thousands" of sympathizers and numerous sleeper cells in the United States ready to carry out new attacks when given the OK.

Among the cities Williams says are vulnerable include: New York, Chicago, Washington, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Valdes, Alaska (oil pipelines-shipping) and Rappohoneck County, VA.

Why a Small County in Rural Virgina?

Williams says it is the home of the underground command center the White House would move to in the event of war.

The author refers to recent comments made by Vice-President Dick Cheney as verification the nuclear threat from Osama Bin Laden is real.

He also points out that al-Qaeda and Bin Laden have publicly proclaimed their goal is to kill "4 million Americans."

Why 4 Million?

Williams claims that Bin Laden estimates that U.S. policy in the Mid-East and in Eastern Europe have resulted in the deaths of 4 million followers of Islam.

The author is at a loss as to explain why the White House has not taken more definitive actions.

"I cannot figure out why they (the Bush administration) have not done more to address the threat. Maybe they don't know how or hope nothing will happen."

He also blasts the U.S. mass media for not reporting the "problem:"

"With the exception of Fox News, the problem has received or little or no attention, despite comments from the Vice-President of the United States. Maybe they just don't understand what it is going on."

Williams says such nukes made it onto the black market after the collapse of the Soviet Union (1991) and during the following decade when Pakistan (with the assistance of China and North Korea) exploded its first atomic bombs.

Flush with cash from his secret Afghan/Pakistan poppy/heroin operations, Osama Bin Laden had the funds not only to buy such weapons, but the technicians and scientists needed to maintain and transport them as well.

Williams says his intelligence estimates that Bin Laden could actually possess "10 or more" of the suitcase nukes.

Recent reports from the Central Intelligence Agency could not confirm that such nukes may have been stolen, but could not discount the possibility.

Last month, the U.S. Dept. of Energy secretly removed a stache of highly radioactive materials from Iraq citing "security concerns." Washington would not disclose where in the U.S. the atomic materials were moved to, but did insist they were now in a highly-secured location.

Targets

Could the upcoming national political conventions in Boston and New York City be a target for these nukes?

Williams says "perhaps" but most likely not.

"Islam practices patience...remember it was more than 8 years between attacks on the World Trade Center. They (al-Qaeda) are in no rush. They will attack when they are ready."


TOPICS: Editorial; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedanukes; alqaedastrategy; americans; binladen; doomed; elvisbinladen; jihadinamerica; kill; million; mostpostedthread; muslims; nukes; osamasrevenge; paullwilliams; suitcasenukes; terrorist; theskyisfalling
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I don't believe this is true. I think they would have already been used if they were here. Why wait and take a chance on getting busted instead of just using them now if they had them?
1 posted on 07/14/2004 7:11:56 PM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

50 million Americans' goal - kill bin laden.


2 posted on 07/14/2004 7:15:05 PM PDT by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

From all these threads it appears OBL has at least 140 suitcase nukes in this country.


3 posted on 07/14/2004 7:16:06 PM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and establish property rights)
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior
If that were to happen, the history books would record:

The section of the world that glowed at night for 100 years used to be inhabited by a group that called themselves Arabs, and that their religion was Islam ( see: extinct Religions ).

4 posted on 07/14/2004 7:16:30 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior
What's he know?


5 posted on 07/14/2004 7:17:01 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

if they had them they would have leveled manhatten on 9/11 instead of using planes. they took their best shot. they've done all that they're capable of other then meeting allah and the U.S. military is taking care of that oversight as we speak...


6 posted on 07/14/2004 7:17:02 PM PDT by go star go
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior
The author is at a loss as to explain why the White House has not taken more definitive actions.

Obviously a DU troll.

7 posted on 07/14/2004 7:18:06 PM PDT by Euro-American Scum (A poverty-stricken middle class must be a disarmed middle class)
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

They would be foolish to hit these cities before an election. Most are dimocratic.


8 posted on 07/14/2004 7:18:33 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior
These so called nukes don't last more then a few months so 13 years would make them duds.

They would also be very "Hot" and can be seen from our eyes in the sky no problem if they were already here.

They might ket the terror effect from these but not the deaths !

9 posted on 07/14/2004 7:18:42 PM PDT by america-rules (It's US or THEM so what part don't you understand ?)
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"With today's technology and the Internet, an experienced person could easily assemble such a bomb in his home garage,"

Good gravy - how inane.

10 posted on 07/14/2004 7:18:52 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

This has been well discussed in at least 3 to 4 other threads so far.

And I agree that if they could have used them, it would have already happened. Fortunatly for us these nukes require periodic maintenance from qualified technicians with the proper parts and equipment. the best the enemy could hope for a some dirty bombs at best!


11 posted on 07/14/2004 7:19:00 PM PDT by NYTexan (...back to the bunker!...)
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

There was another thread a few weeks ago on this, and I believe the consensus was that "suitcase nukes" were not actually dependable or operative. Anyone know about that thread??? The technology isn't working, or something like that.


12 posted on 07/14/2004 7:20:34 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

I recall reading that any Cold War era sleeper bombs would have long become useless because of lack of maintenance.


13 posted on 07/14/2004 7:20:40 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior
The Khan network seems to be turning up in a lot of places. 6 or 7 nukes ? No. 3 maybe, but not all in the United States yet. I am sure their goal is to set at least one off here in North America. One for Europe and another one for the Saudi oil fields. Then they can claim to have more and blackmail the world into removing all infidels from Islamic lands. Credible...? This guy ? Don't know. The threat ? Before the Kahn discovery and the large amounts of radioactive material coming here from Iraq and other middle-eastern sources...I would have said maybe a few years from now. However...I believe the threat is much closer than any of us really thought...or even wanted to think about.
14 posted on 07/14/2004 7:21:14 PM PDT by JediForce (AL GORE WILL LEAD THE " DEATH TO AMERICA " CHANT AT THE DNC CONVENTION !)
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To: Tench_Coxe

Save the US, Save England ...


15 posted on 07/14/2004 7:21:32 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Must get moose and squirrel ... B. Badanov)
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To: Tench_Coxe; ThermoNuclearWarrior
The section of the world that glowed at night for 100 years used to be inhabited by a group that called themselves Arabs, and that their religion was Islam ( see: extinct Religions ).

wouldn't that be nice..

This guy is going to be on local radio tommorrow. wben 930 am Buffalo.

16 posted on 07/14/2004 7:21:51 PM PDT by The Mayor ( The cross of Christ reveals manís sin at its worst and Godís love at its best.)
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To: Senator Pardek
Good gravy - how inane.

I hear that you can buy suitcase nukes on EBay.

17 posted on 07/14/2004 7:22:17 PM PDT by mikegi
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior
He also blasts the U.S. mass media for not reporting the "problem:"

Well, if they report it, and nothing happens, they look bad. If they fail to report it, and something does happen, who will be here to complain?

18 posted on 07/14/2004 7:22:29 PM PDT by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: Tench_Coxe

LOL!


19 posted on 07/14/2004 7:23:08 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Tribune7

Any old bomb is dangerous. Even Civil War bombs are dangerous. A suitcase nuke would be dangerous even if it cannot fission: one could lose a finger or an eye.


20 posted on 07/14/2004 7:23:17 PM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and establish property rights)
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