Skip to comments.Bio Terror 'Next Threat' For US
Posted on 10/31/2008 8:24:36 PM PDT by FocusNexus
Nuclear and biological terrorism is the emerging threat the next US President should focus on, the US security chief has told Sky News.
In an exclusive interview, homeland security secretary Michael Chertoff said sources of radioactive and biological materials must be properly secured "at all costs".
He warned terrorists are actively seeking to acquire such materials.
Mr Chertoff said he did not think a weapon of mass destruction, like a biological or nuclear bomb, was a danger that could be just months away.
But he warned: "It may be years away and we can't afford to waste this time waiting for that event to happen.
"We've got to stay ahead of the issue of weapons of mass destruction, if not for our own benefit, then for the benefit of our children."
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“Bio Terror ‘Next Threat’ For US”
Geez! Already on to the next threat!
Give us a chance to get over Obama first!!!
Neither at this point. Our lax immigration and border security policies have made it a certainty that something bad will happen down the road.
Well if Obama is the prez....If they kill only the rich white people it’ll be OK.../s
HAHAHA....stealth campaigning by the Bush Administration....???? pssst...Hey...Chertoff...go out there and talk about BIO weapons....
Your tagline is great!
Socialism is great until you run out of someone else’s money (M. Thatcher)
Margaret Thatcher is right. That’s what lead to the fall of the Soviet Union and Eastern European communist countries — but it took about 45 years.
It's for the children...
U.S. Vulnerable During First Year of New President — Intelligence Chief
During a speech outlining the security problems the United States will face up to and through 2025, the Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell told an audience of intelligence officials and contractors yesterday that the U.S. is most vulnerable to attack during a new president’s first year in office.
Iran Has Potential WMD Capabilities, Reports Say
This is so damn serious and most Americans are oblivious to the danger.
Saddam Hussein paid $2million for a suitcase of weaponized smallpox stolen by a Russian defector who had worked on bioweapons projects. She was paid the money and then disappeared to South America.
This was independently verified by two defectors unknown to one another: one a Russian, the other an Iraqi. Present whereabouts of the weaponized smallpox is unknown - is it in Syria? Or is it in Iran?
The above information became known in the 1990s and is the reason the U.S. has stockpiled smallpox vaccinae.
For anyone wanting specific details, read the book, Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston.
Say the words 'Weapons Of Mass Destruction' to any group of people, and see what their reaction is (cue the 'aw jeez, not this shit again' guy). Seven years of 'He lied about WMD!' propaganda came from which candidates side of the argument? The other candidate will be treated to 'more of the same',(this is what that slogan really means, I think) so McCain wins. He cracks down fast, gets the 'he lied' treatment. If anything of a WMD nature happens after that, he's vindicated and then has carte blanche to mop the floor with whoever he thinks is responsible.
He will be a fighter: even for the right to kill old people when they become a burden.
Okay - I know I’ve been on FR too long. Last night I had a dream that I was in some hallway with John McCain. He called me by name, then told me to take the family up in the mountains for a few weeks after the election. (Okay - I can understand that with all of the rioting and gun threads).
But then he says “And after a few weeks you can go back home and vomit.”
HUH!??? (Okay, I know its just a goofy dream, but.....)
Several interpretations went through my mind. One of which included chemical poisoning. Another had to do with who got elected! That - and don’t eat the spicy foods so late!
They have allowed the Democrats to determine the parameters and to establish the premises of the debate. This whole area is Republican strength - and it has been effectively neutered through Republicans not forcing the issue.
Here is a GREAT (and spooky) video of Obama cutting back on our military, interspersed with news items of China missle launches, chanting muslims, etc. VERY POWERFUL. It was on a FR thread earlier today.
“During a speech outlining the security problems the United States will face up to and through 2025, the Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell told an audience of intelligence officials and contractors yesterday that the U.S. is most vulnerable to attack during a new presidents first year in office.”
The themes are those that some of us have always thought that McCain and the Republicans should have been talking about every day during the election.
Basic themes of national security.
This is easily doable along side the public’s “interest of the moment”.
But they left all this and went to themes where Obama and the Democrats hold the playing field and set the parameters.