Skip to comments.Author Paul Williams: Al-Qaida 'Definitely Has Nukes'
Posted on 06/05/2007 2:12:24 PM PDT by ovrtaxt
America is facing a nuclear attack from al-Qaida terrorists living in the U.S. or crossing our all but unguarded borders, warns Dr. Paul Williams in his chilling new book "The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World."
Remarkably, just hours after NewsMax.com conducted an exclusive interview with the author, U.S. authorities announced the arrest of three terrorists who planned an attack on New York City's JFK airport which read as if details surrounding the plot had been taken directly from the pages of his book.
Williams, a former FBI consultant and an expert on the subjects of al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, also is the author of "Osama's Revenge," "The Next 9/11," and "The al-Qaida Connection." He has long maintained that the menace posed by this sinister group of murderous terrorists is both real and widespread. [Editor's Note: Get Paul Williams' explosive "The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World" FREE Click Here Now.]
In his interview with NewsMax, Williams discussed al-Qaida's successful efforts to obtain nuclear weapons for use against the United States.
NewsMax: Does al-Qaida have nuclear weapons?
Williams: They definitely have nukes. There's no doubt about it. There's positive proof. As I wrote in my book, in the first three months of Operation Enduring Freedom the Gulf War our troops found in a cave outside of Khandahar in Afghanistan a canister filled with Uranium 238 [the basic ingredient for a nuclear bomb] and in Turnak Farms [where at one time 1,800 members of al-Qaida lived and worked] they found jars and jars and jars of yellow cake [pure uranium, dried].
The most alarming thing of all involved a Pakistani operative who was driving over the Allenby Bridge between Jordan and Israel in a shabby Volkswagen mini-bus. The Israelis stopped him and in the back of the Volkswagen was a plutonium implosion device, the most sophisticated of all nuclear weapons. According to the Mossad people I spoke to, it was in excess of 10 kilotons.
It could have taken out all of Israel in the blink of an eye. If one of these babies went off with 10 kilotons, first of all you'd have the conventional explosion, which if it occurred at the site of 9/11, would take out all of lower Manhattan.
From that would come a fireball that would be about 750 feet in diameter the core would reach a temperature of 10 million degrees Celsius, which means in the blink of an eye everything would disintegrate. After that would come juggernaut blasts ripping through the city with winds in excess of 640 miles per hour, and after that would come the mushroom cloud and the radioactive fallout that would spew into the five boroughs of New York, into Connecticut and New Jersey. The end result is that millions would be dead.
NewsMax: What is the possibility that there is a store of nukes here in the United States?
Williams: There's no doubt about that. Before 9/11 a guy by the name of Sheik Kabbani, the president of the Supreme Islamic Council of North America, appeared before the Senate and the House and said that over 48 nukes were here. There was also a Waziristan summit meeting in Pakistan in April 2004. Attending it were the leading planners of the next 9/11. Included was one Sharif al Masry, and Adnan el-Shukrijumah, the next Mohammad Atta, and a terrorist from Brooklyn.
They all confirmed that nuclear weapons had been developed by al-Qaida with the help of scientists and technicians from the A.Q. Khan Research laboratories. The most chilling thing, they said was that all of the weapons had been forward deployed to Mexico and transported over the border into the U.S.
This story was reported in a little tiny paragraph in Time magazine. It was buried in there. The fact that nuclear weapons had been developed [by al-Qaida], and the researchers at the A.Q. Khan facility had confirmed that, and transported to Mexico and then into the United States you couldn't get a bigger story than that.
NewsMax: Doesn't this indicate the seriousness of the problem with our borders?
Williams: It's madness. The borders are not just open. People say the "porousness" of our borders but that's not accurate our borders are wide open.
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Is he selling books or telling truth?
We report, you decide.
A healthy skeptical question would be - if they had here, why hadn’t they used them?
“Is he selling books or telling truth”?
...sounds like he’s going to sell a lot of books either way. Anything to wake up the idiots in this country that have forgotten/have head in the sand about 9/11.
The possibility of detection by a hostile (to A-Q) is very high, and Israel or the US or maybe England would go all out to “neutralize” it if they thought there was one.
A-Q would also need to look out for every other nutcase bunch of radicals, who would want the asset for their own projects.
In short, I don’t buy the premise based on the operational requirements of owning one.
Loved the “Star Wars” theme. Not sure about this, though.
if they had them, they would not have bothered with planes
Because we quit putting panties on their heads.
Maybe we stopped them.
Williams is making the rounds again. Same story. Pops up a couple times a year.
Whoops. My bad.
LOL- took me a second...
Well, there's a shocker.
Paul Williams? I thought that dwarf was a song writer? Now he’s a nuke expert? /s
I don’t agree as we see what has happened with the lack of action regarding the North Korea and Iran nuclear programs.
No one will act until something goes bang.
Norfolk, VA was on the ship's intinerary after NJ.
Well, it beats getting tossed around the local saloon for twenty bucks a throw...
Here’s a chilling hypothetical. What if we found out the nukes existed and were being kept in Mecca?
Are you thinking John Williams?
I would have said...Loved the Love Boat Theme :-)
You're right. They don't have them.
The guy's selling a book. That should answer anyone's questions.
But isn’t it too heavy to cart around in a carry-on bag?
It seems that if the guy needed a VW bus to carry the big bomb around, you couldn’t just haul it past even a weak security at the airport.
And yeah, the people in this country has its head in the sand — at least a goodly number — but so does our congress and that scares me even more.
I mean by that: we didn’t start the war on terror. So how can our congress declare it over? How dumb is that!!!?
Errr, umm, space modulator?
Ditto. If they had them, they would have used them already.
“A healthy skeptical question would be - if they had here, why hadnt they used them?”
Good point. I think that they would have used it on Israel long before any thought of transporting such a device to the US.
If they had nukes, we’d know.
"According to the Mossad people I spoke to, it was in excess of 10 kilotons.
It could have taken out all of Israel in the blink of an eye."
“As I wrote in my book”
That tells me all I need to know about this guy’s motivations, lol.
A nuclear bomb here; say good bye to Mecca and Medina.
McMaster University has brought a law suit against him for investigating Islamic terrorists at McMaster. He investigated the Muslim enclave called Islamberg. He got people to thinking about the radioactive Polonium 210 that poisoned Alexander Litvinenko, other than Putin's doing it. Now he's warning what our government says will eventually happen. And we all know the borders have been wide open since 911.
At any given time, there are millions of people there. Guards are all over the place to not only ensure that only the faithful go in, but to make sure that nothing weird is brought in. Mecca is one of the msot secure cities in the whole of Saudi Arabia. If OBL and his goons are truly religious, such an action would be unthinkable and the schmuck who suggested it is probably rotting somewhere in the deserts. It would be the equivalent of hiding the same in the Vatican. Most Catholics would never stand for it. They may be willing to do it in “mosques”, but the truly holy places are off limits.
“Question for some of you technical guys out there. If one wanted to detect Plutonium while driving around in a vehicle, what type of detection device would one use? Would it be a neutron detector? Are they portable?”
[Acme Plutonium Detector, $129.95 - comes with personalized headphones and search wand]
I find it hard to believe they wouldn’t have already used them.
Well probably because they have a larger strategy they’re trying to work out.
How short-sighted are most of you people?
Do you understand what they’re trying to do? I think they learned thier lesson about attacking too soon.
They didn’t anticipate our response to 9/11, so they learned that lesson.
I believe AQ is coordinating with Iran (it’s been specualted that Iran has shelted Osama at some point)
9/11 was 8 years after the first WTC bombing.
DO NOT underestimate the patience of Al Qaeda. Dirtheadsama’s favorite recitation reportedly is “Out/overpatience patience itself” and is recited daily in AQ training/prayers.
It is very, very reasonable to assume by 2010 they will be ready.
9-11 was some special date in history for the mooselimbs.
From what i hear all important things to them are in regards historical.
Thus they await some date with special meaning to them.
When that date comes and they launch their efforts they will explain.
Pretty stupid but then hey if you lived in the eighth century?
Look, Im sorry, but I cant get that all excited about this supposed worse case scenario. First of all the writer states that the Implosion device is the most sophisticated of all devices. He is assuming that the nanosecond timing can be achieved by these muzzies. Hell Korea couldnt do better than a fizzle.
Another thing. . .48 devices in this country?! That sounds like hyperbole to jack up sales for this book. This all sounds like a wild wet dream on the part of the author.
Just how big does anyone thing that a 20 Kiloton bomb would be?? Any guesses? Sure we have warheads that will fit in the back of a truck, but it is not an easy thing to set of one of our warheads. Koreas warhead was about the size of a 18wheeler trailer. I sincerely doubt that 48 nuclear bombs and all of the accompanying support personnel and resources could be hidden too long.
On a BS meter; I give this a 7. There may be some discussing and wishing similar to the JFK fuel demolition, but actual threat of 48 bombs here and this country in imminent danger; 70 8 on the CS scale out of a possible 10.
This sounds more like the network nightly news where you dont see a story unless it is designed to frighten you and you are told that there is a crisis.
“short people got, no reason to, no reason...” Let’s all sing along.
Ahem, Jack Bauer is a TV character.
As for our current Department of Homeland Security , I wouldn't depend on them to find their own a** with both hands!!!
If you blow up this country with nukes, who is going to be around to give the order against whom???
U-238 is depleted uranium. We use that stuff in tank and other ammunition when you really want to punch through armor. U-235 is enriched uranium you use to fuel reactors and make bombs. If the author doesn't know the difference, then he probably has no idea about anything else he's writing about.
NOT! It's uranium oxide, U3O8, not uranium metal, and that's a Good Thing. A step or three farther from UF6 which is what is generally used during the enrichment process.