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Warren Buffett's Greatest Fear: An Inevitable Nuclear, Chemical Or Biological Attack On The US
TBI ^ | 2-27-2012 | Simone Foxman

Posted on 02/27/2012 6:44:34 AM PST by blam

Warren Buffett's Greatest Fear: An Inevitable Nuclear, Chemical Or Biological Attack On The US

Simone Foxman
Febuary 27, 2012

In an hours-long interview with CNBC this morning, Warren Buffett admitted that his biggest fear for the U.S. economy is not growth, public debt, Europe, or any of the many threats that generally top economists' worry lists.

It's actually a nuclear, biological, or chemical attack. Even so, an American baby is probably the luckiest person in the world today.

From the interview:

CNBC's Becky Quick: Overall you are very optimistic about the future not only of this country but of the stock market. But if you have a list of worries, what's at the top of that list?

Warren Buffett: My biggest worry is nuclear, chemical, and biological attack of some sort, whether by a government or by a rogue. That will happen some day in our future and that will be a large tragedy to an unbelievable tragedy.

Quick: Right now it's not on the forefront of Americans' minds although a lot of things that are happening in the Middle East right now are creeping back up there.

Buffett: It'll happen sometime when it isn't on our minds just like it happened on 9-11. There are people that wish us ill and they wish us a lot of ill if they can pull it off. So nuclear, chemical, and biological knowledge is spent. There are plenty of people that wish us ill, so that is the biggest worry. But in terms of the economy and all that, the luckiest person in the history of the world is the baby being born today in the United States. I mean, in terms of the outlook for their lives they are going to live better than John D. Rockefeller

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attack; biological; blackswan; buffett; chemical; nbc; nuclear; terror
I don't much care what Buffett has to say....

Yet....

1 posted on 02/27/2012 6:44:41 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Setting the stage for Obama's "October Surprise"???


2 posted on 02/27/2012 6:46:46 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: blam
Warren Buffett: My biggest worry is nuclear, chemical, and biological attack of some sort, whether by a government or by a rogue. That will happen some day in our future and that will be a large tragedy to an unbelievable tragedy.

Sure, because if you wipe out a big blue city like New York or Los Angeles Obama can't win reelection. Obama won by 8 million votes. Vaporize the 90% blue city of New York and you have made up that margin in one flash.

Socialism, political unrest, government oppression, those hit red districts as hard or harder than blue districts. A NBC attack impacts the dems power base in the big blue cities almost exclusively. And power is all Buffet and Obama care about.
3 posted on 02/27/2012 6:51:22 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: blam
Americans Are Incredibly Pessimistic About The Future Of The Country


4 posted on 02/27/2012 6:51:55 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Buffet’s real fear is that a Republican may take office and make him pay his taxes under the current code.

Buffet would sell them the makings if there was a profit in it for him.

This is window dressing to get the heat off the lies he is spewing to keep his lying cronies in office.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 6:53:05 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: blam

His biggest worry is NBC attacks? It should be that 0bambi goes completely beserk and steals ALL his money. Greater liklihood of the latter than the former.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 6:55:24 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: blam

I thought Buffet’s biggest worry was that I might not be paying 50% of my income to the Feds.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 6:55:49 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: airborne
Can anyone explain why we should listen to anything Buffet says?

Buffett's Berkshire Owes $1 Billion In Back Taxes
8 posted on 02/27/2012 6:56:10 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: blam

My biggest fear is we get another 4 years of Zer0!


9 posted on 02/27/2012 6:56:59 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: blam

Buffet’s biggest fear, like all elites and Commies throughout history, is a truly economically free citizenry.


10 posted on 02/27/2012 6:58:20 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: blam

I guess all his money and liberal posturing won’t save his ass from something like that.

This is what he gets for putting his faith in earthly things.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 6:58:38 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: blam

FUWB


12 posted on 02/27/2012 6:58:45 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: blam

His biggest fear should be backing into a door knob coming out of the shower!


13 posted on 02/27/2012 7:00:09 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: airborne

Please see my post of two days ago entitled ‘Obama’s October Surprise’. It may surprise you!


14 posted on 02/27/2012 7:01:30 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: blam

If we ever are attacked with N, B or C, then, provided w e don’t have a commie in office, within 48 hours the Middle East will cease to exist.


15 posted on 02/27/2012 7:02:07 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: blam

Buffett is just using this topic to keep his name in the news as a great “oracle”.

Plenty of knowlegable and thinking people out here have said this for years. In between my enlisted and officer military careers I completed a degree in microbiology and worked as a research assistant doing research on pathogenic microbes. At the same time (1973) I read a novel called “The 11th Plague” which detailed an islamic group developing a biological weapon that dispersed microbial spores using packages that had their surfaces infused by with the spores. The packages were then put into the mail handling system in large cities where every person who handled the packages would pick up and spread the organisms, thus creating an epidemic.

The premises and the mode of dispersion were very plausible and even at the time it gave you some pause. There are all kinds of threats like this that are possible and in one respect, Buffett is correct; we don’t pay enough attention to these possibilities.


16 posted on 02/27/2012 7:05:54 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: blam

I thought Buffet’s greatest fear was having to pay his taxes...


17 posted on 02/27/2012 7:06:43 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: blam

So why is he supporting the “president” who is deconstructing our defenses?


18 posted on 02/27/2012 7:08:09 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: blam

Is Buffet quietly admitting the CIC is the wrong man to be in charge when this happens?


19 posted on 02/27/2012 7:08:16 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: blam

Simple,effective attack points for terrorist attacks:

1) Disrupt Oil refineries along the gulf coast
2) Multiple Mississippi River Train/Interstate Highway crossings destruction
3) Bombing apartment high rises like the Oklahoma City bombing
4) Car bomb on major food production sources
5) Disrupt water intake at Nuclear power plants
6) Multiple attacks at grade schools
7) Bomb detonation at a grocery store
8) Attack on flood control dams
9) Wild fires in Southwest during dry summer months
10) A planned Massive influx of refugees from Mexico


20 posted on 02/27/2012 7:08:42 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: blam

Buffett is worried the Keystone pipeline will be built and his railroad will take a hit.


21 posted on 02/27/2012 7:14:46 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: blam

Feh. I knew the old bastard had gone senile when he demanded we — the producers — all pay more taxes to the “bottom 50%.”


22 posted on 02/27/2012 7:19:37 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: Le Chien Rouge
When either the US or Israel attacks Iran, I look for a number of terror attacks in this country from Iranian moles already here.

I think many will be focused on our children...God help us.

23 posted on 02/27/2012 7:20:19 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Buffett needs to pay the billion dollars in taxes he owes. I don’t care what he has to say, until he pays his taxes.


24 posted on 02/27/2012 7:20:33 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: OrioleFan

Buffet is paying “juice” to Obama’s Chicago Mafia in hopes of avoiding the one billion dollars he owes the IRS, which is really his “fair share” under current tax laws.

What a phony, money-grubbing old coot, and CNBC has him on every other week it seems, portraying him as an example of capitalism, “crony capitalism” that is.


25 posted on 02/27/2012 7:24:00 AM PST by txrefugee
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They’re conditioning the sheeple for another false flag operation. I assume the end result of the next one will be to steal the remaining rights of the citizen. Martial law, gun grab, some use of the shiny new NDAA, get SOPA moving etc., etc.

I’m not saying there aren’t enemies outside the borders but I definitely fear the ones inside the borders more. The elite are probably salivating at how close they are to achieving their goals. A lot of the big players aren’t getting any younger so it’s pedal to the metal time.


26 posted on 02/27/2012 7:24:34 AM PST by Hayride
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To: blam

In fairness Buffet is in the insurance and in particular the re-insurance business. These are the sort of worst-case events that people in that business are paid to concern themselves with. I think it’s entirely natural that he would mention this - it’s basically his job to worry about this sort of thing.


27 posted on 02/27/2012 7:27:47 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: GonzoGOP

I’m no fan of Buffet or Democrat politics generally, but to suggest that all he cares about re: a devastating terrorist attack on NYC or LA is the loss of Democrat voters is beyond despicable.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 7:30:57 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: blam

Nope.......incontinence.......


29 posted on 02/27/2012 7:32:54 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blam

That explains why Buffet is so supportive of the president who’s disposing of our nuclear deterrent.


30 posted on 02/27/2012 7:33:41 AM PST by skeeter
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To: blam

He’s also scared to death of avocados.


31 posted on 02/27/2012 7:34:38 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blam
Every baby born in the US today is born with tens of thousands of dollars of debt already incurred courtesy of folks like Buffett who just can not get themsleves to understand that government spending is well and truly out of control.

But he's right to be concerned about jihadists though it would have been nice if he named them.

32 posted on 02/27/2012 7:40:28 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: blam

If Buffet was destoyed in a nuclear attack, that would at least be a consolation.


33 posted on 02/27/2012 7:42:02 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Do you remember all the oil refinery fires and explosions following 911? They were always “accidents” and we then heard nothing else about them, but I always had my suspicions. One or two major accidents a year is one thing, but there were a lot more than that.

All we got from the Feds were “move along folks. Nothing to see here.”

I understand the desire not to panic the public, but at some point the thinking public has to wonder if the Feds are lying to protect us or are just incompetent.


34 posted on 02/27/2012 7:47:08 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: blam
It's Always Something. (IAS)

A Suspected SARS Outbreak Has Hundreds Of Chinese Soldiers Quarantined

"It was thought SARS had been fully contained, after all, the last case hadn't been seen since June 2003, but that opinion may be about to change.

35 posted on 02/27/2012 7:47:08 AM PST by blam
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To: blam
Warren Buffett's Second Greatest Fear:

The government might actually call his bluff, raise his taxes, eliminate his loopholes and make him put his money where his mouth is.


36 posted on 02/27/2012 7:49:18 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: blam

So basically, Warren, is advocating no hope.


37 posted on 02/27/2012 8:14:28 AM PST by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: NTHockey
Great minds think alike.

Good to see someone else sees Buffet's real fear.

38 posted on 02/27/2012 8:15:12 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: OrioleFan

“Buffett is worried the Keystone pipeline will be built and his railroad will take a hit.”

Very little petroleum is hauled in railroad tank cars any more.

Coal, YES, that’s a big commodity with 110-car coal trains all over the place. (Aside: this is why the railroad industry fought vehemently against coal-slurry pipelines.)

But oil, that’s long-gone. I don’t see it coming back.


39 posted on 02/27/2012 8:19:19 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: GonzoGOP

[ Sure, because if you wipe out a big blue city like New York or Los Angeles Obama can’t win reelection. Obama won by 8 million votes. Vaporize the 90% blue city of New York and you have made up that margin in one flash. ]

I would worry that they would let a heavily red industrial area get attacked.

Or save attack till after election to solidify potical mandate/power.


40 posted on 02/27/2012 8:52:42 AM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG
Obama won by 8 million votes.

We elect a POTUS using an electoral, not popular, system.

NY state is a lost cause no matter what.

100% of the state could vote for Baraq and it would make no difference in the election outcome.

The path to victory lies in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. New York, Illinois, and California are lost causes. That's why $$ won't be a big factor this time, the campaign can be concentrated in a few states.

41 posted on 02/27/2012 8:58:19 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: blam

Related: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/here_comes_obamas_3_am_phone_call.html


42 posted on 02/27/2012 9:06:40 AM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Carthego delenda est
Here Comes Obama's 3 AM Phone Call
43 posted on 02/27/2012 10:34:44 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

If only those mean old rich people would fork over more in taxes, Buffett wouldn’t have to be such a worry-wart.


44 posted on 02/27/2012 11:18:31 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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