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Prof. says (terrorist nuclear)attacks imminent
Daily Free Press of Boston U. ^ | October 26, 2004 | Julia Kwon

Posted on 03/16/2005 7:53:48 AM PST by The Loan Arranger

A terrorist attack using nuclear weapons is an imminent and immediate threat to the United States, said Harvard University professor Graham Allison during his lecture Monday in the School of Management.

Terrorists setting off a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb in Boston's Statehouse would vaporize everything within one-third of a mile, he said.

The lecture, part of the College of Communication's Distinguished Lecture Series, attracted hundreds of Boston University students as Allison addressed his new book, Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe.

COM Journalism Chair Robert Zelnick said he hoped the lecture would create public awareness and help students keep up with current events.

"Before 9/11, the criticism was that not enough attention was called to the danger of a nuclear attack," he said.

COM freshman Chris Grannon said the lecture was "extremely relevant to everyday life because terrorism is a big threat."

Allison, a professor in Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government declared the threat of a nuclear attack immediate, saying he believes Osama bin Laden wants to kill four million Americans, including two million American children, in order to balance out the ratio of Muslims killed by a "Zionist-Christian crusade."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqueda; atombomb; buymybook; dirtybomb; iran; justsellingabook; northkorea; nuclear; osamabinladen; pakistan; russia; sovietunion; terrorism; threats
Just saw this, and though it came out last Fall, felt it was still newsworthy.
1 posted on 03/16/2005 7:53:48 AM PST by The Loan Arranger
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To: The Loan Arranger
Sigh...

World's rarest newspaper headline..."Psychic win Lottery"

2 posted on 03/16/2005 7:59:26 AM PST by Lekker 1 ("Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value"-Ferdinand Foch, French War College, 1911)
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To: The Loan Arranger
FUD is cheap.

If the Islamofascists had the capacity to do this, they would have done it long ago.

3 posted on 03/16/2005 8:00:01 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: The Loan Arranger
"saying he believes Osama bin Laden wants to kill four million Americans, including two million American children, in order to balance out the ratio of Muslims killed by a "Zionist-Christian crusade.""

EXCUSE ME? We have NOT killed anywhere near that many muslims; if anything MUSLIMS have killed more muslims (and non-muslims!).

He may be accurate on the potential nuclear terror dangers, but he sounds like a bowelmove.org pinhead.

"Graham Allison, a professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an adviser to John Kerry. Allison's indictment of the Iraq war..."

4 posted on 03/16/2005 8:36:00 AM PST by Yehuda (AMERICA: LAND OF THE FREE, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: The Loan Arranger

Wishful thinking on his part.


5 posted on 03/16/2005 8:40:35 AM PST by BadAndy (Specializing in unnecessarily harsh comments.)
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To: The Loan Arranger

Harvard? This nut is teaching at one of our most prestigeous universities?


6 posted on 03/16/2005 8:47:22 AM PST by NEBUCHADNEZZAR1961
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To: NEBUCHADNEZZAR1961
Beg to difer. Unless his age is affecting his judgment, Graham Allison is an excellent scholar. His "Essence of Decision" (on the Cuban Missile crisis) is still a seminal work in poly sci and org. theory. Of course, that this came out last fall sort of takes away from his "imminent" assertion.
7 posted on 03/16/2005 9:00:32 AM PST by zook
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To: The Loan Arranger

Ok, so now public awareness is raised. Now what?


8 posted on 03/16/2005 10:25:46 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

Time to dig our fallout shelters?


9 posted on 03/16/2005 10:52:22 AM PST by The Loan Arranger (http://profiles.yahoo.com/sandbear1960)
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To: The Loan Arranger
Allison, a professor in Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government declared the threat of a nuclear attack immediate, saying he believes Osama bin Laden wants to kill four million Americans, including two million American children, in order to balance out the ratio of Muslims killed by a "Zionist-Christian crusade."

Oh, that wouldn't work at all.

Because, see, if he killed four million Americans, we'd kill four-hundred million Islamics.

10 posted on 03/16/2005 10:53:36 AM PST by Lazamataz (Cleverly Arranging 1's And 0's Since 11110111011...)
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To: The Loan Arranger

Run away!


11 posted on 03/16/2005 11:14:21 AM PST by Disambiguator
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