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Posted on 12/27/2001 10:01:41 AM PST by blackbag
BIN LADEN'S NUKES
ex-Soviet Warheads Become Fuel for Portable Terrorist Nuclear Bombs
Arab-funded terrorists smuggle nuclear warheads, purchased from the Russian mafia with opium and cash out of Russian territory, reaching Khost overland via secret routes through Uzbekistan. There, former Soviet scientists remove the active uranium to be processed and placed in backpack-sized nuclear bombsready for transportation to the West undetectedto explode in a blast of nuclear terror.
|Al-Watan al-Arabi, an Arabic language newsmagazine, reports that worldwide terrorist mastermind Usama bin Laden has used two tons of opium and $30 million to purchase over twenty nuclear warheads. Bin Laden has hired an international team of rogue nuclear scientists working in a secret underground base to convert warheads stolen from former Soviet republics into miniature portable nuclear devices capable of striking targets around the globe.
The newsmagazine further states that bin Laden developed ties with the mafias of former Soviet republics during the Afghan War which provided him the key to obtaining nuclear missile warheads from the disintegrating USSR.
The Arab Afghans, as bin Ladens fighters are often called, have established extensive bases and networks in many of the Central Asian and Caucasian republics where, due to the weakness of the central government and the minimal security, they are able to thrive unhindered. These terrorist groups operate under the cloak of extremist Islam claiming to oppose the local governments on religious grounds. However, in addition to their calls for the overthrow of corrupt Islamic governments these groups serve as a channel for bin Laden to trade Afghani opium to the Russian mafia in exchange for stolen nuclear warheads.
Al-Watans sources reveal that bin Laden recently sent a delegation representing himself and the Afghani mafia to meet with the mafias of the former Soviet republics. These mafia groups share a common extremist ideology and have disguised their criminal activities under the name of Islam. These mafias have terrorized the governments of the newly-formed Central Asian republics intending to destroy them and replace them with those following their fierce, extremist ideology.
This meeting of mafias was a prelude to bringing bin Laden out of Afghanistan and into power in one of these Central Asian republics.
Two years ago, a group of these mafia in the former Soviet republics procured a number of nuclear warheads to be sold to bin Laden and his Afghan Arab underground. They sold bin Laden over 20 atomic warheads in exchange for $30 million in cash and two tons of opium, worth $70 million. Al-Watans sources say that bin Laden was willing to pay any amount whatsoever in order to get his hands on nuclear technology. His plan is to develop instant nukes; backpack size or smaller nuclear devices easy to conceal and carry to any part of the world. Al-Watans sources say that bin Laden contacted these Central Asian mafias, whose access and connection with the Russian mafia enabled them to purchase not only the warheads but the expertise to support a full nuclear weapons program. After bin Ladens assistants had tried repeatedly to hire nuclear scientists to develop the atomic bomb technology in-house and failed, bin Laden decided to purchase ready-made weapons.
Al-Watan al-Arabis report continues to that Western and Arab security agencies who have been following bin Ladens movements know the sources of these weapons. Mamduh Salim, an expert in weapons electronics was recently captured in Munich and is being extradited to Washington where he has been indicted for conspiracy to purchase weapons-grade uranium in Eastern European countries for bin Laden.
Bin Ladens attempts to purchase weapons-grade uranium from different areas failed. Al-Watans confidential source states, All bin Ladens attempts to purchase nuclear grade uranium in Eastern Europe were only a cover to distract intelligence agencies from his real work. bin Laden all along had been sending agents of these mafias to ex-Soviet republics to purchase ready-made atomic warheads. These warheads have been delivered to bin Laden from the Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Kazakh-stan and even Russia. They vary in size and number over twenty.
Al-Watans confidential sources state, Five nuclear scientists from Turkmenistan recently arrived in Khost. There, the leader of this nuclear group, who used to work on the atomic reactor of Iraq before it was destroyed by Israel in the 1980s, is working to build a nuclear reactor. The purpose of the reactor is to develop a new type of atomic bomb. Taking the nuclear explosives from the warheads they have purchased, located in tunnels hundreds of meters underground, they plan to transform the fissionable material into a more active source, one which can produce a fission reaction from a very small amount of material and be placed in a package smaller than a backpack. Now bin Laden, at his secret base in Khost, is preparing a nuclear complex and is hiring hundreds of atomic scientists from the ex-Soviet republics. This is not difficult as he is offering $2000.00 per month salary, compared to the pittance $100-$200 monthly wages they receive in Russia, often not paid for six months at a time.
Al-Watan al-Arabi goes on to say that Western security agencies are afraid that the atomic reactor and armaments plant being developed in Khost will be the means for changing these atomic warheads into miniature atomic weapons which can be used to threaten U.S. and Western cities. The report also acknowledges that these agencies now realize that the threat here is not Islamic in nature but rather is an organized network of terrorists whose intention is to build a criminal network for the creation and sale of two hot commodities: nuclear weapons and drugs. Their purpose is to provide these two staples to those who wish to bring down a government or support a particular political figure while simultaneously generating huge income and profits. Though many of the figures involved appear in the name of Islam, they in fact have nothing to do with the religion.
Al-Watans sources report that once the Soviet Union collapsed, the republics that were freed were so politically unstable and economically fragile that many nuclear warheads and other sources of active uranium were quickly hijacked by the mafia and sold to different nations and extremist groups. In Russia alone there exist over 30,000 nuclear warheads which the Russian mafia has no difficulty stealing or purchasing and distributing on the weapons black market. At the same time, the black market in drugs began to be flooded with opiates, particularly heroin, which can be traced back to Afghanistan. For the Russian mafia the most profitable trade is nukes for heroin. Experts consider this lucrative new trade to be one reason for the renewed popularity of heroin, a derivative of opium, after it had been eclipsed as the drug of choice by cocaine during the 80s and 90s.
Al-Watans research shows that UN statistics for 1977 claim Afghanistan produced 41 tons of opium. In 1997, Afghanistan produced 2800 tons of opium, and by November of this year, the UN estimates that Afghanistan will have produced 3300 tons of opium. The Afghan mafia, working with fellow extremists in Central Asian mafias, has found a growing market for its drugs. Thus security agencies worldwide worry that these two organizations working together are the greatest threat to world peace in this time. Al-Watans sources say that Afghanistan intends to become a nuclear player along with its neighbors in Islamabad and New Delhi.
Reflecting this concern, US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright defined an American plan for the future of NATO. In it she urged the European allies to adapt to the changing nature of global threats as terrorism and the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, eclipse the fears of the Cold War. Albright addressed a meeting of NATO foreign ministers on November 9th saying, A ballistic missile attack using a weapon of mass destruction from a rogue state poses as great a threat to NATO now as Warsaw Pact armaments did two decades ago. Mrs. Albright proposed that NATO should address the threat by increasing its efforts to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The first step to accomplish this end she said would be to expand intelligence-sharing.
Al-Watan al-Arabi of November 13th quotes one high-ranking U.S. security official as stating, The $5 million price on bin Laden and his people is basically to permit us to catch him wherever he may be. Another expert in the agency is reported by al-Watan al-Arabi as saying, Most if not all of the worlds security agencies decided in early November to cooperate in monitoring the movements of bin Laden and his vast network from Afghanistan to the U.S., from Albania to Europe and Latin America. Many members of his organizations have already been quietly arrested. Al-Watan states in the report that American and international fear of bin Laden has put the entire world on high alert to fight what is now considered the largest terrorist movement in the world.
bin Ladens Extensive Network
According to al-Watan al-Arabi and al-Majalla bin Laden is now working with numerous Muslim and non-Muslim extremist organizations. Al-Watan al-Arabi reports bin Ladens three main alliances are with Sudan, Shaykh Hasan Nasrullah of Hizbullah, and the Egyptian Jamaat al-Islamiyya led by Shaykh Omar Abdur Rahman and Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri. Bin Laden was able to bring Hizbullah and Jamaat al-Islamiyya to coordinate their efforts despite their disparate ideologies. Al-Majalla, reporter Jamal Ismail describes meeting with the former general director for military intelligence of the Pakistani Army, General Hamid Jol, who said, bin Ladens group, in alliance with 30 different organizations, is planning to retaliate against American interests around the world, and added, bin Ladens group and alliances get their strength from the Persian Gulf nations.
Bin Ladens longtime
hostility to the U.S. is clear in his declaration (fatwa) in response to the detention of Shaykh Omar Abdur Rahman stating, The U.S. is the enemy of Islam and we must fight it. Our order throughout the world, is to kill any member of its army and its leaders, and this is a religious duty.
Al-Watan continues, Bin Laden has many front offices in the Arab world, the West, and Africa. He uses many Islamic non-profit charity organizations for his work around the world to strengthen his position and his army which includes 5000 'kamikaze' suicide bombers. Among these nations are Bosnia, Kosova and many Islamic countries, including Turkestan, Uzbekistan and many Arab countries. The main power and headquarters of his organization are its offices in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and especially the U.S., under an organization named al-Kifaah, based in Manhattan. It was opened in 1989 to train Muslims to fight in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union. In addition he found himself in need of an alliance with Hizbullah, headquartered in Lebanon, in order to establish a militant power base against the U.S.--and nations that he considers to be supporting the U.S. He brought many Hizbullah soldiers to Sudan to train in different forms of military technology, particularly the manufacture of remote controlled bombs.
Islam cannot and will not ever accept terrorism and extremism in any form especially under the banner of Islam. Muslims in America and abroad strongly condemn these actions and movements around the world, and furthermore disassociate themselves from these deeds which are in direct contradiction to the Islamic teachings of peace and tolerance. ×
Good; The weapons were a minimum of two years old in 1999. More than likely they were a LOT older than that.
The Ukrainian mafiya will sell you a non-working replica of any weapon you desire. But the real thing costs extra.
Seriously, I heard that Bin Laden's in for an unpleasant surprise when he tries to use his clearance-sale warheads, especially the "suitcase" nuke.
Technology ain't for cave people, you know.
Can you cite that?
I have this reference and found nothing past 1996
During the first week of October, Israel's Mossad was reported to have detained a Palestinian attempting to enter Jerusalem from Ramallah who was wearing such a system on his back. The item was contained in a CIA Daily Threat Report. UPI has several times re-interviewed its sources who insisted that the item was in a such a report the first week of October. Initially, there were conflicting reports as to whether the pack contained a radiological weapon or a nuclear system. UPI re-interviewed the sources who saw the Daily Report item, and they insisted that the weapon was nuclear, not radiological.
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Remember when the lost Russian suitcase nuke story was considered the product of conspiracy nuts..? That story has now been aknowledged as fairly accurate.
Only two tons of opium, and no rice and mutton to party in style?
I agree not much of a deal. Seems under priced. If true I bet the hardware/system has degraded to the point of nonfunctioning.
That's a funny reponse, but there's no evidence the Muslims need them. Unlike, for instance, some of the posters to this thread.
Do you really think that if Bin Laden had that capability, he wouldn't have used it by now?
Bin Laden has hired an international team of rogue nuclear scientists working in a secret underground base to convert warheads stolen from former Soviet republics into miniature portable nuclear devices capable of striking targets around the globe.
Sheesh. Personally, I think the gang at Al-Watan al-Arabi wrote this after a Friday night on the arak while watching Dr No and Goldfinger on cable.
And where would these weapons be stored while awaiting deployment, now his host country has been overrun and occupied? It just doesn't add up. I had a look at Obadiah, too. Can't understand the connection between Edam/Esau, and today's Muslims. There's no way the Christ I know and love would let some innocent suffer for sins comitted 3000 years ago. Regards, B.
On the other hand . . .It SEEMS LOGICAL to me that:
(1) The mafia types in the former Soviet republics are not likely to be very value ridden beyond their own greed for goods, money and power.
(2) They are likely to be AT LEAST as powerful as some of the governments involved.
(3) They are likely to be very opportunistic.
(4) Bin Laden would love to do business with any one who'd further his aims--particularly such close neighbors.
(5) Bin Laden has ENOUGH access to ENOUGH petro dollars and radical Islamic dollars to pay whatever price necessary to acquire whatever goods he put a priority on.
(6) It's entirely probable to certain he has had a high priority on nukes for a very long time.
(7) Except for his supposed religious values, he's not 100% a dumb idiot in all other areas. He has demonstrated SOME capacity toward long range planning, organizational abilities, etc.
(8) Bin Laden would likely want to use his nukes when (A) satan and satan's behind-the-scenes henchmen for our era allowed him to; (B) when doing so would be the most dramatic and effective in Bin Laden's view.
(9) After some complacency has risen significantly in the U.S. and we're perhaps gloating over evident victories, might be a good time, in his view.
(10) It is interesting that a number of recently expressed prophetic voices have asserted that mid-January is a very vulnerable time in the U.S. for SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE, LA, DENVER, CHICAGO, PHOENIX, NYC, . . . for nukes, quakes and other unknown devastations.
We shall see. But one might want to keep one's seat-belt buckled and avoid high buildings.
Agreed ... much reads like pure BS out of a a 007 thriller.
However much of the TV and gov reporting has ALSO sounded like BS from a 007 movie. I find the article rather curious considering the source, date published and that alot of the rumors floating about Bin Laden have been on the radar screen for many years. I find it hard to believe that with all that we know now, of which the government knew so much more years ago..who held our guys at bay ? Just seems like someone at the VERY top of the excecutive branch must have known and didn't care enough about the american people to act with any certainty. I remember reading that Clintoon all but stopped the daily Intelligence briefings. Which I think was confirmed when Bush took office as it was reported these briefings were restarted. Clintoon was soo untrustworthy and his administration soo corrupt that it was not safe to brief many of his staff. I remember that many of his staff never got a proper vetting for security clearance purposes. I am thankful we now have a pres with the kahonas and principles to act.
As a side note, All this bs being floated a while back about the requirement of official government approval and legal sanctioning of assasination is cr@p. If anyone believes they are holding back wet black ops, I have a great deal on a bridge.
What the hell is this? The Russian version of the Village People???
Yeah, and if they received an advance shipment of opium before shipping the sold units, the packages could have been misaddressed.
" Binladen is regarded as something of a holy man throughout much of the Muslim world for his strict adherence to his beliefs"
You sir are soo far in left field you can't even see the ball. I have many friends who are muslim and a few good ones who are also Afghani...BinLaden's actions are not based on a strict adherence of Islam. He is a fraud.... as for respect from his Islamic brothers, he distorts the belief system and garners the most respect from the uneducated sheeple and hate filled fanatics of the middle east.
With the way you speak of Bush referring to him as Shrub, I guess you relate well to the hate filled fanatics...
You still can't deal with the election can you?
I disagree totally. Many of the christians that I know find Pope John Paul, Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell to be poor christians and disgusting people preaching a distorted version of Christ's message, but all of them have followings in the millions. Unlike Baptists, however, Muslims do not accept hypocracy or lying by their leaders (except for Muhommed himself, but that belongs in another forum). If Binladen tells me that he did or didn't do something I would take it with a grain of salt since I know that he considers me an infidel. When he tells religious leaders of his own faith the same thing I would tend to believe it. The consequences of lying are too great, and it's out of character for a devout Muslim.
Of course he gains the most respect from the poor, ignorant and uneducated. Pretty much every religion I've seen relies on the great unwashed masses for support, especially those sects with fringe or violent tendencies. That's just history.
Want to see who did it? Follow the money. Al Queda had little to gain and much to lose by carrying out the WTC operation (as we've seen). Why did the CIA's proxy in Pakistan, the ISI, send Mohommed Atta $100,000 a few weeks before the attacks? What was the "business" the head of the ISI was conducting in the US during the two weeks before the attacks? Who did the short selling of American and United before their attacks, and why did they run their transactions through the CIA's favorite bank, A.B. Brown? Who had apparently just finished pumping around $100 million in credit card transactions through the system the moment the attack occurred?
Biggest question: Why won't the U.S. just show the world the evidence of Binladen's guilt, unless it doesn't exist?
(No, I'm not over it. I never liked Gore, but I think that the manner that the presidency was stolen is disgusting and should be condemmed for the crime that it was. That's neither here nor there.)