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Former WMD Chief: Al-Qaida Awaiting Nukes
Newsmax ^ | 26 JANUARY 2010 | Theodore Kettle

Posted on 01/26/2010 11:03:13 PM PST by rdb3

A new report by retired longtime intelligence officer Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, who served as chief of the CIA’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Department, accuses the U.S. government of seriously misreading al-Qaida’s operational objectives.

“Al-Qaida’s reasoning,” according to Mowatt-Larssen's new report from Harvard’s Kennedy School, “runs counter to analytic convention that equates the ease of acquisition of chemical, biological or radiological weapons with an increasing likelihood of terrorist use — i.e., a terrorist attack employing crude weapons is therefore more likely than an attack using a nuclear or large scale biological weapon.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 0bama; alqaedanukes; alqaida; nukes; wmd
Do with this as you will.

1 posted on 01/26/2010 11:03:15 PM PST by rdb3
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To: rdb3

Obama’s first impulse is probably that the survivors of a WMD attack would help him make the case for government-run health care.

And that he could unionize those giving aid to survivors as SEIU workers.

And he would aspire to be Lincoln-like by suspending habeas corpus for anyone accused of committing a “backlash” against muslims.

He would launch a “green jobs” initiative to employ people in remediation of irradiated or biologically- or chemically-contaminated areas.

He would seek to end the war by apologizing for America being “arrogant” and “dismissive” and by traveling to Waziristan to bow before the al Qaeda leaders.

2 posted on 01/26/2010 11:20:27 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: rdb3
It seems that we could collaborate with Russia to combat this threat. And I also wonder if decapitation of AlQuada leadership would end this threat. Or would getting US off oil economy to deprive Saudis of funding for the crazies do the trick ultimately?
3 posted on 01/27/2010 12:05:57 AM PST by Thebaddog (Shakey Jake said, " The hippies will never survive!")
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To: rdb3; All
But, but...
they told us it was just a bumper sticker...

4 posted on 01/27/2010 12:56:18 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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and now that we have let up on the pressure, they no longer have to play defense and can concentrate on offense.

i said it before and i’ll say it again:

during the 90s, they hit us every 12-18 months. they stopped after 9-11 due to the offense GW mounted, keeping them on the defensive. now that the pressure it up, i would not be surprised to see the attacks resume sometime between now and june (they’ve already tried at least once)

and of course they want nukes. that’s a given.

if they could get a magic box with a red button that, when pressed, would erase all Americans and Jews from the planet... the nutty muslims would be hitting it daily

5 posted on 01/27/2010 2:10:37 AM PST by sten
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Obama and the DNC will give the enemy that box.
Obama -- from the terrorists' point of view --
is the "MOST SUCCESSFUL" President for them, EVER.

6 posted on 01/27/2010 3:27:51 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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