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Author Paul Williams: Al-Qaida 'Definitely Has Nukes'
NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, June 5, 2007 | Phil Brennan

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.

© NewsMax 2007. All rights reserved.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaedanukes; annihilation; bookreview; buymybook; dayofislam; nuclear; paulwilliams; wmd
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1 posted on 06/05/2007 2:12:29 PM PDT by ovrtaxt
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To: ovrtaxt

Is he selling books or telling truth?

We report, you decide.


2 posted on 06/05/2007 2:13:32 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I would rather vote for Lindsay Lohan than Lindsey Graham.)
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To: ovrtaxt

A healthy skeptical question would be - if they had here, why hadn’t they used them?


3 posted on 06/05/2007 2:15:10 PM PDT by Perdogg (congratulations - you have just won an ipod nano)
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To: ovrtaxt

“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.


4 posted on 06/05/2007 2:16:10 PM PDT by albie
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To: ovrtaxt
If A-Q had a nuke they would have to use it immediately.

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.

5 posted on 06/05/2007 2:16:11 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: ovrtaxt

Loved the “Star Wars” theme. Not sure about this, though.


6 posted on 06/05/2007 2:16:21 PM PDT by Jagman (I drank Frank Rabelais under the table!)
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To: ovrtaxt

if they had them, they would not have bothered with planes


7 posted on 06/05/2007 2:16:29 PM PDT by finnman69 (May Paris Hiltonís plane crash into Britney Spears house while Lindsey Lohan is over doing coke)
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To: Perdogg

Because we quit putting panties on their heads.


8 posted on 06/05/2007 2:16:48 PM PDT by true_blue_texican (...against all enemies, foreign and domestic...)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe we stopped them.


9 posted on 06/05/2007 2:17:22 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ovrtaxt

Williams is making the rounds again. Same story. Pops up a couple times a year.


10 posted on 06/05/2007 2:17:32 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)
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To: ovrtaxt

Whoops. My bad.

11 posted on 06/05/2007 2:17:38 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Jagman

LOL- took me a second...


12 posted on 06/05/2007 2:17:47 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I would rather vote for Lindsay Lohan than Lindsey Graham.)
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To: ovrtaxt
...they said was that all of the weapons had been forward deployed to Mexico and transported over the border into the U.S.

Well, there's a shocker.

13 posted on 06/05/2007 2:18:28 PM PDT by Recovering Hermit (There's another old saying Senator..."Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.")
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To: ovrtaxt

Paul Williams? I thought that dwarf was a song writer? Now he’s a nuke expert? /s


14 posted on 06/05/2007 2:19:01 PM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: Recovering Hermit
Yeah- IF they had em, that would be the way to get them here.
15 posted on 06/05/2007 2:19:45 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I would rather vote for Lindsay Lohan than Lindsey Graham.)
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To: DBrow

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.


16 posted on 06/05/2007 2:20:16 PM PDT by ozdragon
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To: Perdogg
From 2002, there was a thread on FR but I can't find it, so here's a link to an FNC story...

Navy SEALs Inspecting Radioactive Ship Off New Jersey

Norfolk, VA was on the ship's intinerary after NJ.

17 posted on 06/05/2007 2:20:19 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ovrtaxt
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?
18 posted on 06/05/2007 2:20:42 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (Swift as the wind; Calmly majestic as a forest; Steady as the mountains.)
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To: toddlintown

Well, it beats getting tossed around the local saloon for twenty bucks a throw...


19 posted on 06/05/2007 2:21:02 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I would rather vote for Lindsay Lohan than Lindsey Graham.)
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To: ovrtaxt

Here’s a chilling hypothetical. What if we found out the nukes existed and were being kept in Mecca?


20 posted on 06/05/2007 2:21:22 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Jagman

Are you thinking John Williams?

I would have said...Loved the Love Boat Theme :-)


21 posted on 06/05/2007 2:22:04 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: ovrtaxt
Yeah- IF they had em, that would be the way to get them here.

And there are the technical problems with maintaining and using them.
22 posted on 06/05/2007 2:22:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Perdogg
A healthy skeptical question would be - if they had here, why hadn’t they used them?

You're right. They don't have them.

The guy's selling a book. That should answer anyone's questions.

23 posted on 06/05/2007 2:23:06 PM PDT by TChris (The Republican Party is merely the Democrat Party's "away" jersey - Vox Day)
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To: finnman69

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!!!?


24 posted on 06/05/2007 2:24:03 PM PDT by janereinheimer ((I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.))
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To: Citizen Tom Paine
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?

Errr, umm, space modulator?


25 posted on 06/05/2007 2:24:37 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I would rather vote for Lindsay Lohan than Lindsey Graham.)
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To: Perdogg
A healthy skeptical question would be - if they had here, why hadn’t they used them?

Ditto. If they had them, they would have used them already.

26 posted on 06/05/2007 2:26:06 PM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: ovrtaxt

Oh joy.


27 posted on 06/05/2007 2:28:24 PM PDT by Killborn (BASH BUSH!! All the COOL kids are doing it!!!! Perfect for people with no logic or reason!)
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To: Perdogg

“A healthy skeptical question would be - if they had here, why hadn’t 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.


28 posted on 06/05/2007 2:29:07 PM PDT by Gum Shoe
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To: ovrtaxt

If they had nukes, we’d know.


29 posted on 06/05/2007 2:29:28 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: ovrtaxt
Is he selling books or telling truth?

"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."

Selling books

30 posted on 06/05/2007 2:30:12 PM PDT by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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To: ovrtaxt

“As I wrote in my book”

That tells me all I need to know about this guy’s motivations, lol.


31 posted on 06/05/2007 2:31:21 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: ovrtaxt

A nuclear bomb here; say good bye to Mecca and Medina.


32 posted on 06/05/2007 2:32:20 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: ovrtaxt
A prophet is always rejected in his own land.

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.

33 posted on 06/05/2007 2:33:25 PM PDT by BigFinn
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To: Borges

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.


34 posted on 06/05/2007 2:34:46 PM PDT by Killborn (BASH BUSH!! All the COOL kids are doing it!!!! Perfect for people with no logic or reason!)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

“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?”

Indeed, YES...!!!

[Acme Plutonium Detector, $129.95 - comes with personalized headphones and search wand]


35 posted on 06/05/2007 2:35:11 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: Perdogg
It is possible that their sponsors (Russia, NK, Iran, etc.) haven’t given them the go-ahead yet. Note: it is not necessary that the sponsors share all political and religious ideology with the actors — they just need to share a common goal.
36 posted on 06/05/2007 2:35:48 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: ovrtaxt

I find it hard to believe they wouldn’t have already used them.


37 posted on 06/05/2007 2:36:58 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: ovrtaxt

Already posted.


38 posted on 06/05/2007 2:37:05 PM PDT by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: Perdogg

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)


39 posted on 06/05/2007 2:37:16 PM PDT by pacelvi
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To: Perdogg
A healthy skeptical question would be - if they had here, why hadn’t they used them?

One possible explanation would be the knowledge that US submarines alone could and would eliminate Mecca and Medina within 24 hours of a nuke explosion in America.

I suspect, these terrorists aren't as stupid as we would like to think. They or their handlers (Russia, Korea, China, ?) are looking to create a scapegoat to shed doubt that the nuke came from Muslims.

But...who really knows?
40 posted on 06/05/2007 2:37:22 PM PDT by ScubieNuc
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To: ovrtaxt

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.


41 posted on 06/05/2007 2:40:37 PM PDT by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: Perdogg

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?


42 posted on 06/05/2007 2:41:05 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: ovrtaxt

Look, I’m sorry, but I can’t 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 couldn’t 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. Korea’s 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 don’t see a story unless it is designed to frighten you and you are told that there is a crisis.


43 posted on 06/05/2007 2:41:49 PM PDT by noname07718
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To: toddlintown


"Gimme ten-thousand on al-Quada..."
44 posted on 06/05/2007 2:46:59 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I'm Fred, White and Blue!)
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To: martin_fierro

“short people got, no reason to, no reason...” Let’s all sing along.


45 posted on 06/05/2007 2:47:16 PM PDT by Perdogg (congratulations - you have just won an ipod nano)
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To: DBrow
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.

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!!!

46 posted on 06/05/2007 2:49:19 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: ScubieNuc

If you blow up this country with nukes, who is going to be around to give the order against whom???


47 posted on 06/05/2007 2:49:31 PM PDT by Perdogg (congratulations - you have just won an ipod nano)
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To: Borges
That would solve two problems with one bang, wouldn’t it?
I mean, stuff happens...
48 posted on 06/05/2007 2:51:29 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, ATF and DEA)
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To: ovrtaxt
our troops found in a cave outside of Khandahar in Afghanistan a canister filled with Uranium 238 [the basic ingredient for a nuclear bomb]

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.

49 posted on 06/05/2007 2:51:36 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Parker v. DC: the best court decision of the year.)
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To: ovrtaxt
yellow cake [pure uranium, dried].

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.

50 posted on 06/05/2007 2:52:07 PM PDT by El Gato (The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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