Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda's Hidden Arsenal and Sponsors: Interview with Hamid Mir (Al Qaeda may have nukes)
Posted on 05/29/2006 12:47:58 AM PDT by FairOpinion
Hamid Mir truly has deep access inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. He is best known as the last journalist to interview Osama Bin Laden, and the only one to do so after the attacks of September 11, 2001. He is currently the Bureau Chief of Islamabad for Geo TV and is writing a biography on Osama Bin Laden. He has interviewed countless members of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in many countries over the years.
HM: I dont think that Iraq had any direct link with Al-Qaeda. Saddam tried to contact Osama Bin Laden in 1998 but he was not entertained. Syria is a safe haven for Al-Qaeda now but the Syrian government is not trusted by the Al-Qaeda commanders in Iraq. I will not comment on North Korea. This is a point on which I am still not clear and am still trying to investigate.
I met a Taliban commander in Ghazni last year, who showed me a small mobile phone bomb. He said that they will use that bomb against the British troops very soon in southern Afghanistan. How can they make mobile phone bombs on their own? The Taliban are receiving weapons from Al-Qaeda also, which are being smuggled in from Iran.
I interviewed not only Al-Qaeda operatives but met scientists and top U.S. officials also. I will have the details in my coming book.
At least two Al-Qaeda operatives claimed that the organization smuggled suitcase nukes inside America. But I have no details on who did it. But I do have details about who smuggled uranium inside America and how.
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Then he talks about AQ's nukes, which is possible, so who knows.
There is more interesting stuff in the article, it's worth reading, but I would take it with a greain of salt, interesting nevertheless, because some of it may well be true, question is how much.
ON THE NET...
DNI.gov: "ANNUAL THREAT ASSESSMENT OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE Statement by the Director of National Intelligence, John D. Negroponte to the Senate Armed Services Committee" (February 28, 2006) (Read More...)
WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "U.S. OFFICIAL WARNS OF 'CATASTROPHIC' WEAPONS USE" by Bill Gertz (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A senior State Department official is warning that terrorists are continuing to seek nuclear, chemical and biological weapons for use in future attacks.") (December 11, 2005) (Read More...)
OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com (CAUCAZ.com) - (Baku, 25 March 2006 - BakuToday): "AL-QAEDA RECRUITING AZERI GIRLS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Al Qaeda terror cell is trying to recruit Azeri girls to carry out suicide attacks, the National Security Minister Eldar Mahmudov has said. The persons supposedly being drawn to join such extremist groups include believers from low-income families, religious students or the unemployed aged between 20 and 25, Mahmudov told Russian Interfax news agency.) (March 30, 2006) (Read More...)
CNN.com (AP): Berlin, Germany - "'5,000 SUICIDE BOMBERS IN GERMANY' Guenther Beckstein told an online newspaper he believed up to 5,000 potential suicide attackers were in Germany." (September 12, 2005) (Read More...)
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1040: "IRAQI & ARAB MUJAHIDEEN TELL AL-ARABIYA TV OF THE WAIT LIST FOR MARTYRDOM OPERATIONS AND OTHER METHODS OF 'DESTROYING THE AMERICANS'" (View Video Clip: http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=946 ) (December 6, 2005) (Read More...)
JPOST.com: "SLAIN AL-QAIDA AIDE WAS PALESTINIAN" by Khaled Abu Toameh (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The sources identified the man as Husam Abu Baker, 32. They said his family, which lives in the village of Ya'bad near Jenin, was notified about his death only this week. His father, Abdel Latif, said he last saw his son about 10 years ago. The family was then living in Saudi Arabia when Husam left the kingdom to join al-Qaida in Afghanistan. Husam, according to village residents, was married to Fatmeh. the daughter of Ayman Zawahiri, the number-two man in al-Qaida.") (Updated April 23, 2006) (Read More...)
UPI.com: Washington - "HEZBOLLAH MAY ACTIVATE SLEEPER CELLS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The New York Post, quoting sources, said the Lebanon-based fundamentalist Islamic group may be planning to activate sleeper cells in New York or other big cities. The investigation is being carried out by the FBI and the Justice Department. Quoting law-enforcement and intelligence officials, the newspaper said about a dozen hard-core supporters of Hezbollah have been identified in recent weeks as operating in the New York area. The Iranian Mission to the United Nations also is being watched. But U.S. officials also told the newspaper there is no intelligence information pointing to an imminent attack by Hezbollah.") (May 22, 2006) (Read More...) (Note: This url may expire.)
WorldNetDaily.com: "AL-QAIDA NUKE REACTOR THREAT Order to strike U.S. plants posted at Islamic forum" (October 8, 2005) (Read More...)
RM: Were actual tactical nukes deployed to the US? And is the leader of the nuclear plot Adnan el-Shukrijumah as believed by some experts?
HM: Al-Qaeda leaders claimed to have deployed their tactical weapons inside America. But when I tried to track the transportation of those weapons from Georgia, I lost track in Italy. I dont know the location of these today because my source left Afghanistan for Iraq last year. On the other hand, they claimed to me that weapons were smuggled to America through Mexico.
According to my notes, the man responsible for organizing the nuclear attacks inside America is not Adnan but is Muhammed Sher Khan, but this may be an alias for Adnan.
ON THE NET...
FBI.gov - Seeking Information: "ADNAN G. EL SHUKRIJUMAH" (ALIASES: "Adnan G. El Shukri Jumah; Abu Arif; Ja'far Al-Tayar; Jaffar Al-Tayyar; Jafar Tayar; Jaafar Al-Tayyar") (VIEW POSTER. Click Here.)
"Al-Qaeda's Hidden Arsenal and Sponsors:
Interview with Hamid Mir"
By Ryan Mauro TDCAnalyst@aol.com Team
Thursday, May 25, 2006
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "RM: Does Al-Qaeda possess advanced chemical and biological weapons?
HM: They can make anthrax but they dont have advanced biological weapons. Their plus point is their suicide bombers. They have planned nuclear and biological attacks using suicide bombers."
Off Topic, but of Interest and ON THE NET...
"'Human bombs' pose threat to India"
[ Friday, May 12, 2006 06:09:27 pmREUTERS ]
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ARTICLE SNIPPET: "NEW DELHI: A "human bomb" could attempt to hijack a plane in India, intelligence agencies have warned, prompting security forces to seek state-of-the-art body scanners, an official said on Friday.
"There is a real possibility of a terrorist inserting RDX or plastic explosives or even a knife into his skin," a top official of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which protects 54 of India's main airports, told Reuters.
Intelligence agencies had also warned that airports and dockyards were 'targets number one' for militants, especially Islamist militants in Kashmir, he said.
CISF has asked the government to allow installation of human body scanners at 16 airports in the country categorised as 'hypersensitive', the official said.
"Traditional scanners cannot look under the skin so we have decided to go for body scanners," he said.
These scanners use advanced X-Ray technology to draw a skeletal image of a human body and are considered to be a 'fool-proof' measure against hijacking."
And if these mooslimbs set off a nuke or two in the U.S. will we continue to sit on our asses and allow our borders to be overrun? Our politicians worry about hurting others feelings? Will we strike out forcefully for a change or will we continue to allow Syria, Iran, etc to kill us?
I'd have to assume that the bad guys would not talk to him unless they believed he'd write something they want us to read. Fellow traveler? Useful idiot? Eager dupe? We have no way of knowing....
Reasonable sized nukes (smaller than the WWII bombs) are perishable within a few years. Whatever they could have smuggled out of Russia when the USSR was disolving can't possibly do anything more than be a "dirty" bomb today.
I've been a trial lawyer and lived off cues to who you can trust. I've also spent time in the Middle East, courtesy of Uncle Sam. From the totality of that experience, I would suggest this. When someone starts off saying "He truly has connections," it is most likely not true.