Skip to comments.PAKISTAN: Al-Qaeda has dirty bomb, report says (Al Qaeda has four bases in Pakistan)
Posted on 05/02/2006 6:56:33 AM PDT by Wiz
Islamabad, 2 May (AKI) - Osama bin Laden possesses a "dirty bomb" and nuclear devices bought on the Russian black market prior to 2001, according to Hamid Mir, the journalist who interviewed bin Laden shortly after the 11 September attacks. "Material useful for building a dirty bomb was smuggled from Russia to Georgia and then on to Afghanistan," Mir said in an interview with the website of satellite network al-Arabiya. He added that the device was built with various materials, including uranium, by an Egyptian engineer known as Saad. "I met this engineer only once, in 2000, when the Taliban controlled Kabul" he said.
In the interview, Mir also said the Saudi terror leader had changed his mind at the last minute on the idea of making one of the hijacked 11 September planes crash into a US nuclear plant.
The Pakistani journalist, also said he has precise and up-to-date information on how the Saudi terror leader lives.
"Last September I met the bodyguard of Osama Bin Laden, Abu Hamza, who told me that he had married an Afghan woman with whom he had three children. On the same day he told me of the death of one of Bin Laden's wives during childbirth in a mountainous zone where there were no doctors. It seemed that her death was not a major problem for bin Laden as death in childbirth is quite frequent among Afghan women," Mir recounted.
It is unclear to which of bin Laden's wives his bodyguard was referring, even if it seems probably it was the daughter of Abu Hafs al-Masri.
Abu Hamza al-Jazeeri - an Algerian who in 2003 was in Iraq but later returned to Afghanistan - also indicated that combatants go from Afghanistan to Iraq and back through Iran.
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I'm sure a lot of people would like us to believe that bin Laden has the bomb--even if he doesn't.
If he did have the bomb, I've no doubt he'd use it without any hesitation or delay.
So does he have the bomb? Probably not. Yet.
unfortunately bin laden has hesitated and delayed (the world trade center attacks).
Agreed, but he is a patient man, and if that means waiting an extra year before implementing a new plan to explode one on our soil, I've no doubt he'd wait. After all, it's not like sneaking a weapon through the Southern borders is impossible. Think of all the tons of dope they bring up that way...
If he bought fission devices at the Russian Flea Market in 2001, all he has now are dirty bombs anyway.
Shrug and yawn.
Probably never a "nuclear bomb", but slightly more chance for "dirty bomb" which radioactive material are integrated with explosives to spread the radiation. That depends on if Al Qaida has access to the Russian black market, and the radioactive materials or wastes are availible.
He's apparently very intelligent, and patient. He may well be reworking the contents of one or more warheads. This could produce a functional weapon. There's no shortage of Nuke scientists, very underpaid nuke scientists, in the former USSR. Is this likely? No. Is it possible? Yes. Guess we'll know when one goes off. If we catch it coming in, we'll never hear about it. Where are the comments that he's dead?
And that's assuming that they were actual bombs, not the Russian Mafia selling the rubes a bunch of pinball machine parts and radioactive medical waste.
Amazingly absent, considering that:
1) His "wife" died in childbirth because the remote primitive place he is "living" has no doctors.
2) Yet, he needs dialysis.
A classic NAND function.
Ahh, that is my Cold War bias showing..I always underestimated the Russians!
Pinball machine parts! Hahahahhaha!
Al Quaeda's MO has always been to pretend that its attacks are just a response to something that we have done to them, to make moronic liberals and the media and the liberal churches think that if we'd just leave them alone, the attacks will stop. But the attacks will never stop. basically, according to the Koran, "infidels" have no rights - they must convert, submit to dhimmitude, or die. The true Muslim is, at heart, a slavemaster. The Muslim is Allah's slave, and non-Muslims are the slaves of Muslims. The parallel between non-Muslims in Muslim countries and Blacks in the old South is almost exact.
I thought they bought old parts from the first sony playstations? And they were probably not russian, they were chinese knockoffs, lol. Hiding in a cave getting info from his confidants via cd's reminds me a bit of Hitler's last days, where he spent time in his bunker and his minions watched as he became more and more detached from reality. IN OBL's mind, the world still revolves around him, when in actuality, he is yesterday's news.
Former Soviet General Ledbed, once a candidate for the Russian presidency and an opponent of Boris Yeltsin, reported just before his untimely death that over 50 ADMs were missing from the Soviet arsenal. Ledbed died of mysterious circumstances while he was running for the Russian presidency. No one ever proved or disproved the Ledbed allegations.About dirty bombs, the article says:
In an interview broadcast on Australian Broadcasting Corporation television, Hamid Amir, a Pakistani journalist, said he had met with Dr. Ayman al-Zawahri, the Number Two Al Qaeda leader behind Osama bin Laden. Dr. Ayman al-Zawahri claimed that "smart briefcase bombs" were available on the "black market." There was no mention of when or where the interview was conducted.
When asked how difficult it was to buy and operate ADMs, Dr. Al-Zawahri is reported to have laughed and said: "Mr. Mir, if you have $30 million, go to the black market in central Asia, contact any disgruntled Soviet scientists, and a lot of smart briefcase bombs are available."
Al-Zawahri added, "They have contacted us, we sent our people to Moscow, to Tashkent, to other central Asian states, and they negotiated, and we purchased some suitcase bombs."
While much has been in the news about a "dirty bomb" - radiological materials wrapped in large amounts of TNT or C-4 like materials - the facts are that a dirty bomb would do more psychological harm than any kind of physical damage.So IOW, we need to be more worried about suitcase bombs.
Small dirty bombs can be made by anyone with access to radiological materials, like spent nuclear fuel rods, hospital radiological materials, research isotopes, etc.
However, a dirty bomb would be a little difficult to build without contamination to the amateur that might be so foolish to do so. A suitcase bomb would be shielded and more easily transportable.
Stating that a radiological "dirty" bomb is harmless is ridiculous...
If the bomb used Cesium-137:
- On explosion, the microscopic particles would be dispered over a wide radius
- The particles would adhere to everything...skin, clothes, trees, buildings, etc...
- Ingesting or inhaling even one particle would lead to radiation poisoning...Cesium 137 is a "bone sucker"...it would invade your bone marrow...you'd eventually die
- The particles could not be "cleaned" in a soap & water sense, you'd have to level the area affected and then bury it