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Nuclear 9/11:
The New Media Journal ^ | Ja. 5, 2006 | Ryan Mauro

Posted on 01/07/2006 6:25:08 AM PST by radar101

Dr. Paul L. Williams is a former consultant to the FBI on organized crime and terrorism. Since then, he has become an award-winning investigative journalist and written several books. A central point of his latest book, “The Al Qaeda Connection”, is that Osama Bin Laden has obtained nuclear weapons and smuggled them into the US through Mexico with the help of the MS-13 criminal group for use in a plot known as “American Hiroshima.” RM: Much has been written about the "American Hiroshima " report. How did you first learn about the plot?

PW: I have a unique background. I hold a Ph.D. in philosophy from Drew University and I am a seasoned and award-winning journalist. I came upon the story of bin Laden's acquisition of tactical nuclear weapons while working as the editor/publisher of THE METRO and a consultant on organized crime for the FBI. Several members of the Chechen Mafiya, who had emigrated to Little Odessa, muscled into the operations of the Bufalino Crime Family in Northeast Pennsylvania by selling choice Number Four heroin, guns of every description, and stolen high-end cars from New York and New Jersey.

I learned that they came to the U.S. after Makhmud and his associates sold tactical nukes and nuclear materials to Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri. I began to search for evidence of this sale and came upon stories in The Jerusalem Report and The London Times and Arab stories in Muslim magazine, Al-Watan al-Arabi , and al-Majallah . This led me to other sources and reports of further sales of nukes from the former Soviet Union to al Qaeda not only by the Chechens but also the Russian Mafiya and black-marker arms-dealers, including Semion Mogilevic from the Ukraine . Such information can be obtained by any journalist with a telephone, a computer, and a library card.

I further learned that the sales to al Qaeda have been verified by a host of intelligence officials and weapons inspectors, including Hans Blix, former Director General of the U. N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency. The sales were even verified by bin Laden and al-Zawahiri in their pronouncements that they have obtained a small arsenal of nuclear weapons from black-market sources. My research took me farther into dealings between bin Laden and Dr. A. Q. Khan and the fact that over twenty nuclear scientists and technicians from Khan's research laboratories in Pakistan worked with al Qaeda on a regular basis to maintain and modify the weapons that had been purchased and to develop other weapons from the highly enriched uranium and plutonium that bin Laden hade purchased from Uzbekistan and other countries.

Dr. Mahmood and Dr. Majeed, two of the leading officials at the Khan facility, confessed to CIA and ISI interrogators that they participated in al Qaeda's nuclear projects. The fact that the Chechens possessed the nukes should be no surprise to any reporter or investigator. In 1995, the Chechens under Commander Shamail Basayev planted a radiological bomb in Izmailovsky Park near Moscow . The bomb was made of cesium-137, and, if detonated, would have killed thousands of Russians. This incident represented the first case of a nuke to be deployed as a weapon of terror. Later that same year, Dzokhar Dudayev, the leader of the Chechen Mafiya, offered to sell his collection of nuclear weapons to the United States in exchange for U. S. recognition of Chechnya 's independence. The Clinton Administration declined and so the weapons were sold to al Qaeda.

More importantly, there is empirical proof that al Qaeda possesses nukes. In 2000, British agents posed as recruits from a London mosque to infiltrate al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan . In Herat , they saw nuclear weapons being manufactured. Similarly, an al-Qaeda operative was arrested at the checkpoint at Ramallah with a weapon strapped to his back. At first, Israeli intelligence thought that the weapon was a radiological bomb but later confirmed, as reported by Richard Sales of UPI and other reputable journalists, that it was a tactical nuke. There are more examples, including the canister of uranium 238 that U.S. military officials discovered in a lead canister in Kandahar at the outset of Operation Enduring Freedom.

RM: How come other terrorism experts, Steven Emerson for example, haven't warned us about the plot? In other words, why does it seem so out of the mainstream?

PW: Few military and intelligence officials question bin Laden's ability to launch his plan for the American Hiroshima. General Eugene Habiger, former Executive Chief of Strategic Weapons at the Pentagon, said that an event of nuclear mega-terrorism on U. S. soil is "not a matter of if, but when." During the 2004 presidential debates, President Bush and Senator Kerry said that nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists represent the greatest danger facing the American people, while Vice President Cheney, on the campaign trail, warned that a nuclear attack by al Qaeda appears imminent. Before leaving office, Attorney General John Ashcroft and Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge both voiced that belief that al Qaeda's plan to nuke cities throughout the country soon might come to fruition.

From the private sector, Warren Buffet, who establishes odds against cataclysmic events for major insurance companies, concluded that an imminent nuclear nightmare within the United States is "virtually a certainty." From the academic community, Dr. Graham Allison, director of Harvard University 's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, said: "Is nuclear mega-terrorism inevitable? Harvard professors known for being subtle or ambiguous, but I'll try to the clear. 'Is the worst yet to come?' My answer: Bet on it. Yes." Finally, from the mainstream media, Bill Keller, editor of The New York Times, concluded that the only reason for thinking a nuclear attack won't happen is because "it hasn't happened yet" - - adding that such reasoning represents "terrible logic." And so, Ryan, the message has been delivered but few are listening.

Emerson's importance as an analyst pales in comparison to that of Michael Scheuer, the CIA of and author of IMPERIAL HUBRIS, who was in charge on "the Alec file," the CIA's file on bin Laden. On November 14, 2004 , Scheuer appeared on "60 Minutes" to alert the American people that a nuclear attack by Al Qaeda "is pretty close to being inevitable."

RM: In your upcoming book, "The Al-Qaeda Connection," you write that former Russian KGB and Spetsnaz operatives maintain Bin Laden's nuclear arsenal. When were they hired and how do we know they are capable of such a monumental task?

PW: Bin Laden and al-Zawahiri began recruiting former SPETZNAZ technicians circa 1997. By 1999, a host of such technicians (along with nuclear scientists from China ) were working at al Qaeda laboratories in Afghanistan and Pakistan . By 2000, al Qaeda also secured the help of scientists and technicians from the A. Q. Khan Research Facility in Pakistan , including the assistance of Khan himself.

On September 11, 2001 , when the attack was taking place in America , bin Laden and company were meeting with Dr. Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood, former Chairman of Pakistan's Atomic Energy Commission, and Dr. Chaudry Abdul Majid, Chief Technician for the A. Q. Khan Facility, to discuss the maintenance and deployment of al Qaeda's nuclear arsenal. When the CIA confiscated records from Ummah Tameer E-Nau ("Islamic Reconstruction"), Dr. Mahmood's bogus charity in Kabul , they discovered evidence from Mahmood's computer that at least one al Qaeda nuke had been forward deployed to the U. S. from Karachi in a cargo container. After interrogating Mahood and Majid, CIA officials discovered that more than a score of scientists and technicians from the A. Q. Khan Facility worked on a daily basis to develop, upgrade, and maintain the al Qaeda nuclear arsenal. Almost all of these scientists have escaped from Pakistan to avoid arrest.

US officials have been denied permission to interrogate Dr. Khan, even though we know that he provided nuclear technology and designs for atomic bombs not only to Libya , Iran and North Korea , but also Saudi Arabia , Kuwait , Sudan Nigeria, Brazil , Egypt , Malaysia , Indonesia , Algeria , Abu Dhabi , and Myanmar . In Myanmar , for example, Dr. Sulieman Asad and Dr. Mohammad Ali Mukhtar, are building a ten-megawatt nuclear reactor, while still providing help and expertise to the al Qaeda network. It's a hellava situation and the press is not reporting it.

RM: Do you have any information on what the US and its friends are doing to try to stop the plot?

PW: On October 11, 2001 , George Tenet, former CIA director, met with President Bush to inform him that at least two tactical nukes have reached al Qaeda operatives in the US . This news was substantiated by Pakistan 's ISI, the CIA, and the FBI.

In accordance with this discovery, the Bush Administration deployed hundreds of new and sophisticated Gamma Ray Neutron Flux Detector sensors to US borders, overseas facilities, and "choke points" around Washington DC . The administration further assigned Delta Force, the elite special operations detachment unit of the US Army, the task of killing or disabling any or all suspects. Such measures have proved to be ineffective. Richard L. Wagner, senior staff member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, testified before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on the Prevention of Nuclear and Biological Attack that the currently installed radiation detection systems are highly limited in their capabilities and, in general, insufficient to the task. To add to the problem of insecurity, the borders remain almost completely porous and less than 10% of the freight that arrives at major ports (including New York/New Jersey) is inspected.

RM: Where is the WMD arsenal now that Afghanistan is occupied?

PW: The nuclear weapons were not contained solely in Afghanistan . Al Qaeda laboratories were established in the Balkans, Sudan , Pakistan , Egypt , Saudi Arabia and even places like Myanmar . A number of these weapons have been forward deployed to Mexico and the US.

My educated guess would be that arsenals have been established in several of the following countries: Pakistan , Sudan , Saudi Arabia , Myanmar , Algeria , Indonesia , Malaysia , Abu Dubai , Iran , Syria , and Lebanon . The last three in light of the al Qaeda truce and bonding with Hezbollah. Myanmar looms large since very sinister events are taking place there. These events, including the construction of large reactors, have been made possible by fugitive scientists and technicians from the Khan Research Facility .But don't lose sight of the fact that nukes have been forward deployed to al Qaeda cells in Canada , Mexico , and the US.

RM: Why haven't the weapons been used already? One can't help but think that the best time to use the weapons would have been during the invasions of Afghanistan or Iraq .

PW: The worst time for al Qaeda to use its nuclear weapons would have been during the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq when the US remained on high alert. A defining characteristic of bin Laden is patient. His favorite Islamic verse is as follows: "I will be patient until Patience is outworn by patience." He started plotting the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania when he was in the Sudan in 1993; the attack of the USS Cole was more than two years in the making and eight years passed between the first attack on the World Trade Center and the second. The planned American Hiroshima is enormous in scope. It requires not only development and (in some cases) rebuilding of the weapons along with codification for detonation but also forward deployment, site preparation, and precise strategic coordination with scattered cells.


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1 posted on 01/07/2006 6:25:09 AM PST by radar101
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To: radar101

boom bump


2 posted on 01/07/2006 6:32:53 AM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: radar101
Looks like RATs are on the AQ payroll, judging by their efforts to undermine US President, security, with all the vicious attacks and MSM support.
God save us from another successful AQ "adventure".
Vote the bastRATs out into oblivion!!!
3 posted on 01/07/2006 6:46:00 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeePeee!)
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To: radar101

Thanks for the post. Doug Hagmann (Northeast Intelligence Network)had a heart attack recently. http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/
The author, Ryan Mauro, does work for them.


4 posted on 01/07/2006 6:48:02 AM PST by PGalt
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To: radar101

I don't get it. If this were all true, President Bush would simply have gone in front of the American people and cited the same evidence. Case closed.


5 posted on 01/07/2006 6:51:39 AM PST by gotribe (Hillary: Accessory to Rape)
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To: WestCoastGal; MamaDearest; nw_arizona_granny; DAVEY CROCKETT; Cindy

"American Hiroshima" bump.


6 posted on 01/07/2006 7:01:49 AM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: sure_fine

This or similar articles have been posted a billion times, discussed ad nauseam, and debunked as ridiculous nonsense.

Boy a lot of people hope it's true though.


7 posted on 01/07/2006 7:09:19 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: PGalt
Ryan Mauro, does work for them.

R.M. is quite young and surprisingly brilliant.

8 posted on 01/07/2006 7:09:21 AM PST by beyond the sea ("If someone is callin' you from Al Queda, we want to know why.")
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To: radar101
I have a unique background. I hold a Ph.D. in philosophy from Drew University and I am a seasoned and award-winning journalist

When this man's first words are an "appeal to authority," I grew suspicious. Why not just let the "facts" speak for themselves, rather than requiring me to "just believe" him because of his being smarter than me?

9 posted on 01/07/2006 7:10:29 AM PST by Theo
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To: gotribe

This article is not compelling in proving that terrorists possess nukes. However, if they do and they set one off in the USA, I hope we have a President that will have the backbone to do what has to be done to defeat the enemy.


10 posted on 01/07/2006 7:13:18 AM PST by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: radar101

Bookmark for later reading. Looks interestiing.


11 posted on 01/07/2006 7:15:13 AM PST by Zechariah11
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To: radar101

PW is a tool of the fearmongers.


12 posted on 01/07/2006 7:15:45 AM PST by lugsoul ("Try not to be sad." - Laura Bush)
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia

Like Hillary!™???


13 posted on 01/07/2006 7:16:12 AM PST by null and void (The lesson of the holocaust: if someone says they are going to kill you, pay attention.)
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To: radar101

Award winning journalist was as far as I needed to read. I knew the rest would be undocumented and completely fabricated. It is so easy to take well known facts and then spin a fabulous story that connects them all together. That's why journalists receive awards.


14 posted on 01/07/2006 7:18:06 AM PST by UseYourHead (Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talking.)
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To: radar101
This could never happen. Everybody knows Bush sealed the border after 9-11 to prevent anything like this from happening.


15 posted on 01/07/2006 7:39:08 AM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: null and void

I don't think so


16 posted on 01/07/2006 8:12:58 AM PST by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: Leo Carpathian
"More importantly, there is empirical proof that al Qaeda possesses nukes. In 2000, British agents posed as recruits from a London mosque to infiltrate al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan . In Herat , they saw nuclear weapons being manufactured."

My own sense is that the article is filled with alot of speculation and unsubstantiated, undocumented and unverifiable "facts" that need to be questioned.

The quote above is just one example. Knowing what we know about the requirements for manufacturing nukes, there is no way such a high-tech and dominant facility was established in an "Al Queda training camp", in Herat or anywhere else.

17 posted on 01/07/2006 8:48:58 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Leo Carpathian
"More importantly, there is empirical proof that al Qaeda possesses nukes. In 2000, British agents posed as recruits from a London mosque to infiltrate al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan . In Herat , they saw nuclear weapons being manufactured."

My own sense is that the article is filled with alot of speculation and unsubstantiated, undocumented and unverifiable "facts" that need to be questioned.

The quote above is just one example. Knowing what we know about the requirements for manufacturing nukes, there is no way such a high-tech and dominant facility was established in an "Al Queda training camp", in Herat or anywhere else.

18 posted on 01/07/2006 8:49:51 AM PST by Wuli
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To: gotribe
"President Bush"

There are different levels of proof. There is proof enough to make a case, their is proof enough to convince a jury. This author is making a case. President Bush needs enough evidence to convince the jury.
19 posted on 01/07/2006 8:52:51 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Marine Corp T-Shirt "Guns don't kill people. I kill people." {Both Arabic and English})
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To: radar101
PW: I have a unique background. I hold a Ph.D. in philosophy from Drew University and I am a seasoned and award-winning journalist.

Wow! This guy is really, really special.

20 posted on 01/07/2006 9:17:30 AM PST by Rudder
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To: radar101
Yoddity, yoddity, yoddity.

I guess even a broken watch is right twice a day.

Move along, nothing to see here.

21 posted on 01/07/2006 9:23:45 AM PST by Philistone (Turning lead into gold...)
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To: Rudder

Yes, and he recently visited AREA 51 and conversed with the ALIENS who are currently running our Government!


22 posted on 01/07/2006 9:28:53 AM PST by Prost1 (Sandy Berger can steal, Clinton can cheat, but Bush can't listen!)
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To: radar101
On October 11, 2001 , George Tenet, former CIA director, met with President Bush to inform him that at least two tactical nukes have reached al Qaeda operatives in the US

There is no reason, least of all those in this article, that with two nukes in the US for 4 1/2 years, they would not have used them.

23 posted on 01/07/2006 9:34:36 AM PST by HoustonCurmudgeon (I will not support evil just because "It's the Law.")
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To: radar101

Article and interviewee is bullcrap artist. Ryan Mauro may be smart, but he is also 18 years old by the way. He has no real-world experience.

The whole urban legend of suitcase nukes is refuted in Richard Miniter's bestseller, "Disinformation."

It is all myth.

And if British agents had really seen nuclear weapons being assembled by Al Qaeda terrorists, there would have been some unbelievable hard reaction, to include the possible use of tactical nukes in an air strike on the site.


24 posted on 01/07/2006 9:35:38 AM PST by LSUfan
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To: radar101

bump 4 later


25 posted on 01/07/2006 9:39:32 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: radar101

I truly believe that nuclear weaponry will be used against a civilian population within our lifetimes.


26 posted on 01/07/2006 9:50:01 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: LSUfan
And if British agents had really seen nuclear weapons being assembled by Al Qaeda terrorists, there would have been some unbelievable hard reaction, to include the possible use of tactical nukes in an air strike on the site.
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You are right, of course. Any country would act immediately if they knew where a terrorist-owned nuclear device was. You can't just sit around and wait for it to be detonated.
And if they had nuclear weapons in 2000, 9/1101 would have been quite different and much bloodier. Why fool around with hijackings when you can kill and injure millions at one shot?
27 posted on 01/07/2006 10:21:26 AM PST by Cheburashka
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To: Theo
"Trust me. I'm a journalist"
28 posted on 01/07/2006 8:51:50 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Free Speech is not for everyone, If you don't like it, then don't use it)
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To: LSUfan

Ryan and his buddies at Northeast Intelligence Network are full of bullcrap look at wikipedia's entry on them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_Intelligence_Network


29 posted on 01/14/2006 3:59:52 PM PST by redbasher
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To: redbasher

bttt


30 posted on 01/14/2006 4:14:11 PM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons

The Northeast Intelligence Network (NEIN) team are associated with milnet.com, a website dedicated to military stuff (www.milnet.com/) Sean Osborne Lomax and Ryan Mauro contribute.

John Habenstein is also associated to milnet.com and was arrested for falsifying terrorist warnings by the FBI and caused a major scandal between US and Canadian law enforcement. He said that a ship from Liberia contained a radioactive bomb. He claimed he had a high-ranking source in the Middle East
(http://www.milnet.com/afi/AFI-Research-0129.htm)

Have a look at the Department of Justice's website on the Habenstein incident.
(http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/nj/publicaffairs/NJ_Press/files/ha0707_r.htm)


31 posted on 01/14/2006 5:04:36 PM PST by redbasher
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To: redbasher

Interesting...thanks for the links.


32 posted on 01/14/2006 5:23:17 PM PST by nopardons
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