Skip to comments.US unprepared for nuclear terrorist threat, report says
Posted on 09/01/2006 1:28:56 AM PDT by FairOpinion
Five years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the US government remains unprepared for a nuclear terrorist threat, a nuclear nonproliferation group alleges in a report released Thursday.
Physicians for Social Responsibility, an advocacy and policy group that focuses on stopping nuclear proliferation and protecting the environment, said that as many as 52,000 people could die in a nuclear bomb set off on a ship in the port of new York.
Another 238,000 people would be exposed to direct radiation.
The group analyzed three possible scenarios, the nuclear bomb explosion in the New York City port, a dirty bomb explosion in Washington and an attack on a nuclear power plant in Chicago.
In the Chicago scenario, an attack on a nuclear plant, 7.5 million people could be exposed to radiation and 20,000 could receive a lethal dose.
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THAT's why we have to eradicate the terrorists and fight them "over there", listen to their phone conversations, and do everything to PREVENT a nuclear attack.
Another stark reminder that the danger is real and seious.
It is a rather difficult thing to prepare for.
Is "Physicians for Social Responsibility" a Hillary or Soros group?
Does the analysis conclude that we should elect more 'rats to fix this?
I wouldn't be surprised.
They are against nuclear proliferation and unilateral disarmament.
But I think they are not achieving the desired result with this study -- they try to bash the government, but most sensible people can figure out that the answer is to use offense, because there is no way to prevent the death and distruction, if a nuke actually goes off in the US.
Devastating Indeed... But i pity those countries that will sponsor the attack... theirs might not be inhabitable 'til the end of days... MAD... is still in effect even if the Russians/USSR are not the likely offenders.
Who cares? They're making Bush's case, whether they intend to or not.
Is it a good idea to state publicly Americas retaliatory actions? like Tancredo statements before?
ON THE NET...
"But I think they are not achieving the desired result..."
If somebody decided to go nuclear in the megapolis it would cause major delays but the rest of the country would just make adjustments and things would fall into place... Of course Uncle Sammy would be highly perturbed and the gloves would come off...
Either way, the problem will eventually be dealt with. Our politicians and their most active constituents will want to fight now, and our military forces will occupy Iran and denazify its people (thus, causing Islamist groups everywhere to resign from the fight). Or our terrorist enemies will be allowed enough preparation time to kill tens of thousands of Americans. The second scenario would provoke the will in lobbies and politicians to fight. Our leaders can pay quite a bit of money to do it now, or they can pay a larger bill for it later.
U.S. Affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War = International Campaign to Prevent Small Arms Violence = No Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Thanks for checking endthematrix.
Now, how in the h#ll do you prepare for something like that? Do the idiots that came up with this report think the terrorists are going to drop leaflets first so people can evacuate?
The nutless media do not carry such stories as this out of fear of frightening the public. Considering that the public is now leaning toward THE PULLOUT it is no wonder they cannot see the threat against our very existence. THE TRUTH HAS NOT BEEN GIVEN TO THE PUBLIC by the President, by the media, or by the politicians.
Now, how in the h#ll do you prepare for something like that?
I doubt we will respond with like. The US has it's hands tied.
I think we're also unprepared for the sun exploding.