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.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.monstersandcritics.com ...
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.
Neither. They're one of the original Communist "anti-nuclear" front groups.
Thanks for your feedback Wonder Warthog.
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?
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.
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:
...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.
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.
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...
"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:
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.
Thank you VOA for the feedback.
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