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US unprepared for nuclear terrorist threat, report says
Monsters and Critics ^ | Sept. 1, 2006 | DPA

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.monstersandcritics.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: duckandcover; gwot; nuclear; terrorattack; terrorism; waronterror; wot
No kidding.

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.

1 posted on 09/01/2006 1:28:56 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: Cindy

ping

Another stark reminder that the danger is real and seious.


2 posted on 09/01/2006 1:29:51 AM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: FairOpinion

It is a rather difficult thing to prepare for.


3 posted on 09/01/2006 1:36:25 AM PDT by ordinaryguy
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To: FairOpinion

Is "Physicians for Social Responsibility" a Hillary or Soros group?


4 posted on 09/01/2006 1:37:45 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: FairOpinion

Does the analysis conclude that we should elect more 'rats to fix this?


5 posted on 09/01/2006 1:40:03 AM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: Cindy

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.


6 posted on 09/01/2006 1:41:18 AM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: FairOpinion

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.


7 posted on 09/01/2006 1:42:15 AM PDT by ChristianDefender (Never Give Your Enemy (ROP) A Foothold.)
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To: Cindy
Is "Physicians for Social Responsibility" a Hillary or Soros group?

Who cares? They're making Bush's case, whether they intend to or not.

8 posted on 09/01/2006 1:43:35 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: FairOpinion

Is it a good idea to state publicly Americas retaliatory actions? like Tancredo statements before?


9 posted on 09/01/2006 1:45:25 AM PDT by ChristianDefender (Never Give Your Enemy (ROP) A Foothold.)
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To: All

ON THE NET...


http://www.psr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=SeptemberCalendar
http://www.oregonpsr.org/programs/hiroshimaDay.html

http://www.envirohealthaction.org/about/

http://www.socialfunds.com/news/release.cgi/6233.html


10 posted on 09/01/2006 1:46:14 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: FairOpinion

"But I think they are not achieving the desired result..."

Ditto that.


11 posted on 09/01/2006 1:48:05 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: FairOpinion

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...


12 posted on 09/01/2006 1:49:15 AM PDT by Paulus
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To: FairOpinion

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.


13 posted on 09/01/2006 1:59:20 AM PDT by familyop
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To: FairOpinion; Cindy

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




There is a Soros connection. One quick search found a Lachlan Forrow, MD as Faculty Scholar (1999-2001 cohort) in the Project on Death in America (PDIA) (soros) and former Chairman of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)

I'm sure that's just a tip of the iceberg...and haven't searched on Hillary yet.


14 posted on 09/01/2006 2:03:29 AM PDT by endthematrix (None dare call it ISLAMOFACISM!)
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To: endthematrix

Thanks for checking endthematrix.


15 posted on 09/01/2006 2:05:31 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: FairOpinion

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?


16 posted on 09/01/2006 2:09:20 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: FairOpinion

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.


17 posted on 09/01/2006 2:34:04 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Senatah Ted Kennedy nevah lied, evah.)
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To: MagnoliaB

Now, how in the h#ll do you prepare for something like that?



You beat me to it!


18 posted on 09/01/2006 2:46:51 AM PDT by AmeriBrit ( What happened to 'Able Danger'? and which Clinton has all the missing FBI files?)
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To: ChristianDefender

I doubt we will respond with like. The US has it's hands tied.


19 posted on 09/01/2006 2:55:12 AM PDT by Dallas59 (ISLAMOFASCISM!!!!)
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To: FairOpinion

I think we're also unprepared for the sun exploding.


20 posted on 09/01/2006 2:57:52 AM PDT by Rumple4
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To: Cindy
"Is "Physicians for Social Responsibility" a Hillary or Soros group?"

Neither. They're one of the original Communist "anti-nuclear" front groups.

21 posted on 09/01/2006 3:59:26 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: Wonder Warthog

Thanks for your feedback Wonder Warthog.


22 posted on 09/01/2006 4:13:36 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: FairOpinion

Do you mean CTU is not up and running and that every city doesn't really have a Jack Bauer ready and able to step in and save us?


23 posted on 09/01/2006 4:33:11 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher - the anti-Crist [FL Governor, 2006 primary])
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To: ordinaryguy

A concerted program of civil defense and personal preparedness would go a long way. Homeland Security and FEMA should ideally be working on evacuation plans, mitigation, and recovery operations.

Responsible businesses and corporations should make prudent disaster recovery plans.

Individuals and families have an obligation to keep some emergency food,water, and necessities on hand. We also need to take responsibility to help ourselves and our neighbors.

Part of the whole Katrina disaster was the result of large numbers of people who had long ago surrendered their individual sovereignty to the state for the price of a AFDC check. Their response in a crisis was to wait for the nanny-state to take care of them and resort to criminality, looting, etc.


24 posted on 09/01/2006 4:47:10 AM PDT by gregwest
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To: All; lentulusgracchus; Richard Poe; ExTexasRedhead; Calpernia; reformjoy; conservogirl; Coleus; ...

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We Freedom-Loving Americans should all care very deeply about what Freedom's Enemy GEORGE SOROS, on our Enemy Within CLINTONS' behalf, have in store for US...

...starting with this November's Elections:

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1692140/posts

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1693011/posts


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25 posted on 09/01/2006 5:18:12 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.comr)
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To: All; FairOpinion

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NEVER FORGET...

...the Man who predicted all this years ahead of time, the Attacks of 9/11 and his own coming demise at the hands of Muslim Fundamentalist extremists:


9/11 Lifesaver RICK RESCORLA, ..R.I.P.

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361

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26 posted on 09/01/2006 5:24:36 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.comr)
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To: FairOpinion

If you go do a political campaign donation search on the spokesman in the article, Ira Helfland it reads like a Left Wing donation list.

http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?city=Leeds&st=MA&last=Helfand


27 posted on 09/01/2006 8:23:38 AM PDT by GWB00 (Barbara Streisand barely made it out of high school.)
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To: FairOpinion

This long standing disarmament supporter is doing a CYA move here with this inititive now calling for civil defense. They and others like them are responsible for much of the derision directed at minimizing civil defense over the last 40 years.

The problem and the cure were posted at FR a week before their recent media grabbing 'revelations' at "The Good News About Nuclear Destruction" here...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1689549/posts



28 posted on 09/03/2006 10:30:56 AM PDT by shanec
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To: Cindy

"Is "Physicians for Social Responsibility" a Hillary or Soros group?"

They do rate a page over at "Discover The Network" (David Horowitz/
Frontpage Mag)...but no mention of Soros. In fact, they even oppossed
Bubba's move for limited nuclear weapon testing:

http://www.discoverthenetwork.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6895


29 posted on 09/03/2006 10:35:36 AM PDT by VOA
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To: ordinaryguy
It is a rather difficult thing to prepare for.

Americans used to be more prepared -- back in the 1950's. Some of us still are.

Fallout shelters; stocks of weeks worth of food, fuel, water (or adequate water filters) and other supplies; radiation detectors; potassium iodide tablets; guns & ammo; and other preparations which are cheap if done ahead of time.

Most of us will not be at ground zero (which we can't prepare for) but, instead, may be in a fallout zone or at least in an area affected by massive disruptions of utilities and other infrastructure services -- which we can prepare for.

30 posted on 09/03/2006 10:46:38 AM PDT by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: VOA

Thank you VOA for the feedback.


31 posted on 09/03/2006 5:13:33 PM PDT by Cindy
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