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Threats Claim Nuclear Bombs Hidden All Over U.S.
CBS Chicago ^ | March 30, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 03/30/2011 6:22:44 AM PDT by library user

CHICAGO (CBS 2) – The threats came in the mail and to date, there have been 25 letters that warn of nuclear bombs destroying America.

People who got them called the FBI and CBS 2′s Kristyn Hartman learned, the Bureau’s Chicago office is leading the investigation.

FBI Special Agent Andre Zavala said, “Yes, they alarmed a lot of people.”

Attorney Tracy Rizzo was alarmed. A number of days ago, an envelope, with a Chicago postmark and a hand-written address to her private investigations firm, came in the mail.

The letter inside said, “The Al-Qaeda organization has planted 160 nuclear bombs throughout the U.S. in schools, stadiums, churches, stores, financial institutions and government buildings.” It also said, “This is a suicide mission for us.”

The writer, who claims to be Osama Bin Laden, tells the reader the nukes are remotely controlled. “It was clear the writer wanted to scare me,” said Rizzo, “Yes, it frightened me.” Rizzo was one of eight people in the Chicago area to contact the FBI.

Agencies in Oregon, California, Texas and Florida also got the letter with the Chicago postmark.

“There are items in the letter that lead us to believe it is a hoax,” said Zavala. “There are several demands documented that aren’t fully coherent.”

He said much of what’s in the message doesn’t add up, but in a post 9-11 world, the FBI can’t let it go – even if it does appear to be a hoax.

“The FBI investigates every element. We can’t take that chance,” said Zavala.

So, why the threats?

The writer alluded to how families in Afghanistan have to live. The FBI said it will find that writer, and when it does, he could face 5 to 10 years in prison for each letter mailed. Anyone who’s received a similar letter should call the FBI.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; US: California; US: Illinois; US: Oregon; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedanukes; andrezavala; bhonukes; binladen; bombs; crushislam; globaljihad; islam; jihadinamerica; killislam; nuclear; nuclearbombs; obl; tracyrizzo
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1 posted on 03/30/2011 6:22:48 AM PDT by library user
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To: library user

Don’t know how credible this is. Don’t think they have the resources/abilities to pull something like this off.


2 posted on 03/30/2011 6:24:07 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

, with a Chicago postmark ................Hmmmmm........... Rahm’s boys up to their old tricks...................


3 posted on 03/30/2011 6:24:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,698 threads and 63,835 replies, as of 03-29-2011......)
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To: library user

Chicago postmarks. Bill Ayers?


4 posted on 03/30/2011 6:25:04 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

This seems like a hoax.

If UBL was able to pull something like this off, he wouldn’t give a warning.


5 posted on 03/30/2011 6:25:32 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: library user

“There are several demands documented that aren’t fully coherent.”

Written by Michael Moore?


6 posted on 03/30/2011 6:26:22 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: library user
The letter inside said, “The Al-Qaeda organization has planted 160 nuclear bombs throughout the U.S. in schools, stadiums, churches, stores, financial institutions and government buildings.” It also said, “This is a suicide mission for us.”

160 nuclear bombs is not credible.

Now, if they had said they had eleventy-skadillion, one hundred and twenty brazillion, four hundred and seventy-seven flopillion nuclear bombs hidden, THAT would have gotten me concerned.

7 posted on 03/30/2011 6:28:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Actually, he would. It’s his style.

However, he’d do it in an audio or video not by anon letters.

I call hoax on this one but be ever vigilant. Who knows, maybe ATF allowed nukes into our nation in order to secure the arrest of the persons involved like they let guns out of our nation to Mexico for that very reason.


8 posted on 03/30/2011 6:28:59 AM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: library user

If you have 160 nukes and you want to destroy america, why tell us?


9 posted on 03/30/2011 6:29:25 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Col Frank Slade

Plus, while Chicago resembles Pakistan and Afghanistan in many respects (IE third world Sh** hole) I don’t thing OBL would be sending letters from there.


10 posted on 03/30/2011 6:30:34 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: library user

This sounds like the plot of a Brad Thor book I read about a year ago...can’t remember the name off hand.


11 posted on 03/30/2011 6:30:52 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: Walkingfeather

The couldn’t put a LEGO set together, let alone a functioning nuclear device.


12 posted on 03/30/2011 6:31:16 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BenLurkin
*“There are several demands documented that aren’t fully coherent.”

Written by Michael Moore?*

TOP THREE INCOHERENT SUSPECTS:

Michael Moore
Al Gore
Bill Maher

13 posted on 03/30/2011 6:31:26 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: library user
The threats came in the mail and to date, there have been 25 letters that warn of nuclear bombs destroying America.

Were they sent by a Jennings & Rall employee?

14 posted on 03/30/2011 6:31:40 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: library user
The letter inside said, “The Al-Qaeda organization has planted 160 nuclear bombs throughout the U.S. in schools, stadiums, churches, stores, financial institutions and government buildings.” It also said, “This is a suicide mission for us.”

If they said they had one or perhaps two I would be more concerned. But 160, come on. China is only estimated to have between 180 warheads in service. Pakistan has built no more than 110 given the amount of material they started off with. And there aren't more than 90 still in service.

Where would they have gotten them from? You aren't going to build 160 nuclear bombs in a garage or the basement of some mosque. We are talking about major industrial complex to do that kind of construction.

And they aren't old cold war Russian nukes. The highly enriched plutonium or uranium in the trigger breaks down over time. Any weapon build before 1990 is a paperweight now unless new triggers have been put in place. And the trigger is the hardest part of the bomb to build. Again you might be able to build one or two at a university without everyone knowing. But 160, no freaking way.
15 posted on 03/30/2011 6:32:07 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: commish

Maybe Obama and the DNC did not exactly understand
what al Qaeda wanted them to do?


16 posted on 03/30/2011 6:33:55 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people''s money." M Thatcher)
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To: GonzoGOP

Good post w/ excellent points. Thanks.


17 posted on 03/30/2011 6:34:19 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: KJC1

The book I’m thinking of is “State Of The Union” by Brad Thor.


18 posted on 03/30/2011 6:34:39 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: library user

““The Al-Qaeda organization has planted 160 nuclear bombs throughout the U.S. in schools, stadiums, churches, stores, financial institutions and government buildings.””

Pure attempt to project fear. Schools, churches, stadiums, banks, etc. A nuke in a warehouse over by the train tracks is gonna be as devastating as one in a school but “warehouse” doesn’t have the same fear factor as school.


19 posted on 03/30/2011 6:35:10 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: massgopguy
The couldn’t put a LEGO set together, let alone a functioning nuclear device.

Dirty bombs?

20 posted on 03/30/2011 6:35:11 AM PDT by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: library user

The smallest nuke available (W80) is about 300lbs and 31.4 by 11.8 inches. It’s more like a footlocker than a suitcase.


21 posted on 03/30/2011 6:35:30 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Would I have brought it up if I thought it was outrageous?)
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To: Lazamataz

22 posted on 03/30/2011 6:36:20 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Laz would hit it!)
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To: library user

If I were president and if a nuke ever went off on our soil... I would fire every ICBM we have, at every enemy that we have. If America is over then the GAME IS OVER. I would pledge this from day one.

LLS


23 posted on 03/30/2011 6:36:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: BCR #226
maybe ATF allowed nukes into our nation in order to secure the arrest of the persons involved like they let guns out of our nation to Mexico for that very reason.

The ATF allowed gun transactions to the cartels to give gun ownership a black eye.

Remember MSM hysterics a while back over the (debunked) claims that cartels are supplied primarily by US gun dealers? It was subsequently proven that most of their armament was obtained from overseas. Hence operation Gunwalker.

24 posted on 03/30/2011 6:36:35 AM PDT by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Col Frank Slade
...he wouldn’t give a warning.

Actually, he would give a warning as crazy as it sounds..He did in the past..

25 posted on 03/30/2011 6:37:05 AM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: library user

Wouldn’t that render the US uninhabitable for quite some time?

Where would they get the nuke material for 150 bombs?

Just writing the letters creates terror and that is their goal.


26 posted on 03/30/2011 6:37:52 AM PDT by 30Moves
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To: library user

Had they said six or even 16, it would be much more believable. They’re just blowing smoke.


27 posted on 03/30/2011 6:37:58 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Lazamataz

Eleventy skadillion is a lot.


28 posted on 03/30/2011 6:37:58 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: library user

Didn’t the UPS packaged bombs originate from a mosque center in Chicago? But hey lets let them build a mosque on ground zero!

This is way beyond politics the progressive Obama commiecrats are going to get us all annihilated.NOTHING to see here move along did you see Michelle Obama’s new belt and watch Oprah’s OWN network picking the antichrist as POTUS?


29 posted on 03/30/2011 6:37:58 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: library user

Not credible at all.

Detonating one nuke in a US city is sufficient end in itself. The impact would be profound. The efforts to prevent it are enormous. To have one in place ready to blow, but sit on it and wait for placement of others risks losing any opportunity. Sending demented handwitten screeds with deranged claims is worthy of the dime-a-dozen nutcase pile. A letter means nothing. A mushroom cloud over a city makes and changes history.


30 posted on 03/30/2011 6:39:41 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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To: JRios1968

I like Walter better!!!!!!


31 posted on 03/30/2011 6:40:33 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Lord Said It and I Believe it. Read your Bible. These are the end time events.)
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To: library user

Interesting that whoever did this knew which investigators to contact, addresses, names etc

Some insider information that should help forensic investigators to identify a small pool of suspects


32 posted on 03/30/2011 6:41:26 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Spirochete
Remember MSM hysterics a while back over the (debunked) claims that cartels are supplied primarily by US gun dealers? It was subsequently proven that most of their armament was obtained from overseas. Hence operation Gunwalker.

They're basically manufacturing evidence to be used to put gun ownership on trial in the court of public opinion. Are we past that awkward stage yet?

33 posted on 03/30/2011 6:43:09 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: ctdonath2

I think the number is credible. They are not referring to traditional nuclear warheads. They are referring to dirty bombs, the way I read it.


34 posted on 03/30/2011 6:46:49 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: edpc
Were they sent by a Jennings & Rall employee?

Valente is behind this, but Hawkings has got his number.

Just remember: Cheyenne is NOT YOUR FRIEND.


35 posted on 03/30/2011 6:47:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: JRios1968

“Achmed the Dead Terrorist” (Jeff Dunham) is funny.


36 posted on 03/30/2011 6:49:44 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Lazamataz
Were they sent by a Jennings & Rall employee? Valente is behind this, but Hawkings has got his number. Just remember: Cheyenne is NOT YOUR FRIEND.

LOL! Jericho is EXACTLY what I thought of when I read the headline! Except they only had 26 bombs, IIRC, and Hawkins had one of them.

37 posted on 03/30/2011 6:50:57 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: GonzoGOP

Nuclear bombs don’t have to be fissionable to be destructive...


38 posted on 03/30/2011 6:51:06 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: library user

Would a pipe bomb with a radium dial watch attached be considered a WMD?


39 posted on 03/30/2011 6:51:55 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: edpc

First thing I thought too. I miss that show.


40 posted on 03/30/2011 6:52:25 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: tacticalogic
Are we past that awkward stage yet?

If Lautenberg & Babs ban on possession of magazines of more than 10 rounds capacity is signed by BHOle, I may be well beyond Miss Wolfe's awkward stage.

41 posted on 03/30/2011 6:52:44 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: library user

I’m trying to imagine Jihadist Johnny just sitting on a nuke until he could get hold of a second one....and then sitting one two nukes until he could get a third....

Would never happen. The instant they get a nuke, they will use it.


42 posted on 03/30/2011 6:53:05 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Constitution Day

I miss it too. They probably cut it because it was too pro-militia. And the Cheyenne president was a bit too much like Obama, minus the skin color.


43 posted on 03/30/2011 6:54:12 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: library user
0bama would probably say we had it coming.

(NOT sarcasm)

44 posted on 03/30/2011 6:54:26 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers - Good to the last drop!)
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To: library user

Could be sent by Ghadaffi-sponsored sleeper cells just to send the FBI off on a goose chase while they plot something more realistic (than “160” RC nukes).


45 posted on 03/30/2011 6:55:13 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: KJC1

‘State of the Union’

I just read it not too long ago! Great author!


46 posted on 03/30/2011 6:56:16 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers - Good to the last drop!)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Ain’t that the truth!! They claimed low ratings at the time, but I didn’t believe it.


47 posted on 03/30/2011 6:57:00 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Spirochete; tacticalogic

“Hence operation Gunwalker. “

Well, Gunwalker was begun in 2005.


48 posted on 03/30/2011 6:57:04 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Triple
I think the number is credible. They are not referring to traditional nuclear warheads. They are referring to dirty bombs, the way I read it.

Even then I doubt they would wait until they had more than a dozen. When lower Manhattan, central Washington DC and the Chicago loop are radioactive messes, who is going to care that Sioux City is too?

49 posted on 03/30/2011 6:57:09 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: BenLurkin
“There are several demands documented that aren’t fully coherent.”

Written by Michael Moore?

Could be any government-run-school graduate.

Most of them are dumbed down pretty well.

50 posted on 03/30/2011 6:59:01 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers - Good to the last drop!)
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