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  • Threats Claim Nuclear Bombs Hidden All Over U.S.

    03/30/2011 6:22:44 AM PDT · by library user · 217 replies · 2+ views
    CBS Chicago ^ | March 30, 2011 | Staff
    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...
  • Bin-Laden tried to get nukes, says his former bodyguard

    04/28/2010 9:40:35 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 4 replies · 422+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 28, 2010
    Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin-Laden tried to obtain nuclear weapons, according to his former bodyguard, Nasser al-Bahri. He dreamed of getting nuclear weapons, and Im sure that had he got hold of them, he would not have hesitated to use them, al-Bahri told Al-Quds al-Arabi on Wednesday morning. Al-Bahri, who is currently residing in Yemen, revealed to the London-based paper that he always carried bullets in order to kill Bin-Laden should the al-Qaida leader be arrested.
  • Hillary Clinton fears al-Qaeda is obtaining nuclear weapons material

    04/11/2010 6:44:57 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 16 replies · 655+ views
    Times Online via The Woodward Report ^ | April 11, 2009 | Michael Evans
    Terrorists including al-Qaeda pose a serious threat to world security as they attempt to obtain atomic weapons material, Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, declared on the eve of a global summit in Washington to prevent a nuclear terror attack. President Obama will call on the leaders of 47 nations today the biggest gathering of heads of state by a US leader since the founding of the UN in 1945 to introduce tougher safeguards to prevent nuclear material ending up in the hands of terrorists. As far back as 1998, Osama bin Laden stated that it was...
  • Obama: Al-Qaida would use nuke if it could

    04/11/2010 3:56:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 939+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2010 | ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- If al-Qaida acquired nuclear weapons it "would have no compunction at using them," President Barack Obama said Sunday on the eve of a summit aimed at finding ways to secure the world's nuclear stockpile.
  • Former WMD Chief: Al-Qaida Awaiting Nukes

    01/26/2010 11:03:13 PM PST · by rdb3 · 5 replies · 648+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 26 JANUARY 2010 | Theodore Kettle
    A new report by retired longtime intelligence officer Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, who served as chief of the CIAs Weapons of Mass Destruction Department, accuses the U.S. government of seriously misreading al-Qaidas operational objectives. Al-Qaidas reasoning, according to Mowatt-Larssen's new report from Harvards 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.
  • Hands of the "Doomsday Clock" to be moved in New York City and seen live on web for first time ever

    01/11/2010 11:52:11 AM PST · by halo66 · 40 replies · 1,580+ views
    NEW YORK CITY///NEWS ADVISORY///January 14, 2010///The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) will move the minute hand of its famous "Doomsday Clock" at 10 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on January 14, 2010 in New York City. For the first time ever, the event will be opened up to the general public via a live Web feed at http://www.TurnBackTheClock.org.
  • Al Qaedas Nuclear Scientist? The Case of Adlene Hicheur [Hadron Collider terrorist]

    10/30/2009 10:39:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies · 631+ views
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 10/30/2009 | Raffaello Pantucci
    Amidst much furor, French anti-terrorism judge Christophe Tessier announced that year-old Algerian-French scientist Dr. Adlene Hicheur had been brought up on charges of association with terrorists on October 12. Allegedly in contact with al-Qaedas North African affiliate, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Dr. Hicheur was arrested with his 25-year old brother (later released) in Vienne, France on October 8 after an 18-month investigation headed by Frances internal security service, the Direction centrale du renseignement intrieur (Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence - DCRI) (Le Monde, October 14). Large Hadron Collider, CERN A scientist involved in the Large Hadron Collider project...
  • Nuclear Nightmare

    06/22/2009 5:45:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 844+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 22, 2009
    Nuclear Proliferation: Al-Qaida says it will use Pakistan's nuclear weapons against the U.S. if it ever gets the chance. We're not surprised. Nor would we be surprised if it eventually got the opportunity."God willing, the (Pakistani) nuclear weapons will not fall into the hands of the Americans, and the mujahedeen would take them and use them against the Americans." So says Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, al-Qaida's top commander in Afghanistan, where the terror group has found a friend and ally in the Taliban. If you think 9/11 was bad, just wait until al-Qaida gets a nuke, which is not as far-fetched...
  • Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    06/21/2009 2:19:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies · 701+ views
    Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons 21 Jun 2009 21:01:19 GMT Source: Reuters By Inal Ersan DUBAI, June 21 (Reuters) - If it were in a position to do so, Al Qaeda would use Pakistan's nuclear weapons in its fight against the United States, a top leader of the group said in remarks aired on Sunday. Pakistan has been battling al Qaeda's Taliban allies in the Swat Valley since April after their thrust into a district 100 km (60 miles) northwest of the capital raised fears the nuclear-armed country could slowly slip into militant hands. "God willing, the...
  • Cleric 'bans' Muslim use of nuclear weapons

    05/31/2009 7:47:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies · 681+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, June 1, 2009 | unattributed
    Muslims should not use weapons of mass destruction and possess them only as a deterrent, a top Islamic cleric says. Grand Mufti of Egypt Ali Gomaa said using such weapons would violate Islamic teachings as Muslims as well as non-Muslims could be killed. He issued the religious ruling, or fatwa, following reports that the use of such weapons was legitimate, the state news agency MENA said. His ruling comes just days before the visit of US President Barack Obama... Cairo has said it does not want to make atomic bombs and in the past has called for a region...
  • Could the Taliban or Al-Qaede in Pakistan already have one or more of Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons?

    05/17/2009 10:42:39 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 12 replies · 1,547+ views
    Vanity | 17 May 2009 | Trueblackman
    Could our worst nightmare in the War on Terror could now be possible true? Does Al-Qeade or the Taliban have one or more bombs from Pakistan's Arsenal? I was thinking about how naive the Obama White House has been when it comes to the War on Terror, but the last 2 weeks has brought forth this major concern. It began some two weeks ago, when the Obama White House and State Department publicly became embittered at the fact that Pakistan's civilian leader would not tell them the location or in what condition Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal happens to be and I...
  • U.S.: Bin Laden has nuke know-how

    12/20/2001 4:57:15 PM PST · by Smogger · 20 replies · 592+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/20/2001 | NBC, MSNBC AND NEWS SERVICES
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 The Bush administration disclosed new details Thursday that suggest terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden may know much more about building nuclear weapons than originally thought. THE DISCLOSURE came in a Rose Garden ceremony marking the 100th day of the U.S. war on terrorism, when President Bush announced steps to freeze the assets of two groups accused of having links to terrorists. One of the groups, known as Umnah Tameer E-nau, or UTN, allegedly provided bin Laden with more than just financial support. UTN claims to serve the hungry and needy of Afghanistan, but it was the ...
  • (Pakistani scientist)A Q Khan offered Osama N-weapons before 9/11

    12/14/2008 6:51:32 PM PST · by Cronos · 8 replies · 752+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 14 Dec 2008 | PTI
    Barely a month before the 9/11 terror attacks, two Pakistani nuclear scientists, said to be close to disgraced Abdul Qadeer Khan, met up with al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and offered to supply him with atomic weapons, according to a newly released book Chaudiri Abdul Majeed and Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood, who held a series of senior posts in Pakistani nuke programme, went to Taliban headquarters in Kandahar in mid-August 2001 and spent three days with bin Laden who was keen on acquiring weapons of mass destruction, the book says. In fact, Mahmood was said to be more close to Khan,...
  • CIA chief says al-Qaida wants to use nukes

    09/16/2008 4:54:24 PM PDT · by Flavius · 23 replies · 295+ views
    ap ^ | 9/15/08 | ap
    AP again..
  • BIN LADEN SEEKS A NUCLEAR 9/11:Never forget. Never get fogged.

    09/11/2008 6:16:49 AM PDT · by Blogger · 12 replies · 328+ views
    Joel Rosenberg FLASHTRAFFIC email | 11 Sept 2008 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    BIN LADEN SEEKS A NUCLEAR 9/11 Never forget. Never get fogged. By Joel C. Rosenberg (Washington, D.C., September 11, 2008) -- During his military tribunal at Gitmo, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM)-- al Qaeda's chief of external operations until he was captured in Pakistan -- admitted that he was not only responsible for the 9/11 attacks. He also the mastermind of "second wave" attacks and other mega-attacks in the United States, Israel and around the globe. In a written statement given to interrogators, KSM went on to confess no fewer than thirty-one separate terrorist attacks. Some had already been carried out....
  • Analysis: Will terrorists go nuclear?

    07/19/2008 1:51:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 153+ views
    The Middle East Times ^ | July 7, 2008 | Claude Salhani
    One recurring question that has been at the forefront of most intelligence agencies since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by al-Qaida on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon just 1 mile outside Washington concerns the ongoing efforts by terrorist groups to acquire weapons of mass destruction: chemical, biological and mostly nuclear. Each of the NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) weapons comes with a certain advantage and disadvantage -- for the terrorist, that is. Of the three sorts, biological weapons are quite possibly the easiest to safely reproduce in a lab, assuming one knows what to do. A...
  • al-Queda Strike on U.S. Nearing?

    06/06/2008 2:42:58 PM PDT · by harwood · 84 replies · 80+ views
    This is alarming. There has been a lot of talk on various jihadi forums regarding a nuclear strike by AQ.
  • Chertoff: Low threat of WMD terror attack

    05/31/2008 8:53:57 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 21 replies · 294+ views
    MSNBC.Com ^ | updated 6:22 a.m. CT, Sat., May. 31, 2008 | AP via MSNBC.Com
    LONDON - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff downplayed the threat of a nuclear terror attack Friday despite recent postings on al-Qaida-affiliated Web sites exhorting militants to pursue weapons of mass destruction for use against the U.S. Speaking at London's Oxford Union, Chertoff said that while officials acknowledge al-Qaida's interest in developing such capability, the U.S. was more concerned about terrorists' use of conventional arms. "The short answer is the intent is there. Its probability, particularly in the short term, is lower than conventional weapons," he told the students and journalists in attendance at the famed debating society.
  • Al-Qaeda's terrifying vision of a devastated America in the wake of a nuclear attack

    05/29/2008 6:11:13 PM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 4 replies · 109+ views
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 11:34 PM on 29th May 2008 | Barry Wigmore
    Washington is laid to waste. The Capitol is a blackened, smoking ruin. The White House has been razed. Countless thousands are dead. This is the apocalyptic scene terrorists hope to create if they ever get their hands on a nuclear bomb. The computer-generated image below was posted on an Islamic extremists' website yesterday. It appeared as rumours swept the Internet that the FBI was warning that an Al Qaeda video was about to be released urging militants to use weapons of mass destruction to attack the West. The information was said to be coming from 'groups that monitor Islamic militant...
  • Al-Qaeda's Terrifying Vision of a Devastated America in the Wake of a Nuclear Attack

    05/29/2008 5:02:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 138 replies · 2,244+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 29, 2008 | Barry Wigmore
    Washington is laid to waste. The Capitol is a blackened, smoking ruin. The White House has been razed. Countless thousands are dead. This is the apocalyptic scene terrorists hope to create if they ever get their hands on a nuclear bomb. The computer-generated image below was posted on an Islamic extremists' website yesterday. This computer generated image posted on terror forums depict what would happen if a nuclear attack took place in Washington D.C It appeared as rumours swept the Internet that the FBI was warning that an Al Qaeda video was about to be released urging militants to use...
  • Terrorism: New al-Qaeda video calls for nuclear strike

    05/27/2008 4:36:32 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 32 replies · 128+ views
    adnkronos.com ^ | 05/27/08 | adnkronos.com
    Dubai, 27 May (AKI ) - By Hamza Boccolini - A new video called "Nuclear Terrorism" has been posted on the worldwide web calling for jihadists to use nuclear or chemical weapons to strike the west. A simple jihadi propaganda video or a dangerous message to a sleeper cell in the west? That is the question raised by the video and no-one has yet claimed responsibility for it. "Strike civilians in the west without mercy using weapons of mass destruction" is one of the calls made in the 39-minute video. The question now being asked is whether the video is...
  • Pakistanis Abet bin Laden's 'Dirty Nuke'

    12/06/2001 5:42:20 PM PST · by classygreeneyedblonde · 11 replies · 175+ views
    newsmax ^ | dec 7th 2001 | Arnaud De Borchgrave
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani nuclear scientists, in collaboration with former Pakistani intelligence officers, were assisting Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda organization in developing a "dirty" nuclear weapons capability, U.S. and Pakistani intelligence agencies concluded, United Press International learned Thursday. Speaking not for attribution, intelligence officers in Washington and Islamabad are convinced documents uncovered in Kabul and the interrogation of nuclear scientists, who were frequent visitors to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan ostensibly involved in humanitarian work, are conclusive evidence al-Qaeda was trying to put together a "nuclear device in the 'dirty-bomb' category." One Pakistani general who has seen the evidence described the device as ...
  • Desperate search for Osama nukes

    12/07/2001 2:57:53 AM PST · by Israel · 129 replies · 1,425+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | DECEMBER 7 | DEBKAfile
    Friday, December 7, 2001 FROM DEBKA INTELLIGENCE FILES Desperate search for Osama nukes Special Forces' priority now hunt for weapons of mass destruction Editor's note: DEBKAfile's electronic news publication is a news-cum-analysis live wire, online round the clock seven days a week. A weekly edition, DEBKA-Net-Weekly, is now available through WorldNetDaily.com. Drawing on DEBKAfile's unique sources, analytical talents and forward-looking insights, it is presented as a compact, intelligence-angled weekly package. It is available as a direct e-mail feed or via the Internet. Two pieces of fresh and definitive nuclear intelligence have U.S. Special Forces frantically searching the Tora Bora ...
  • Chertoff:we're preparing for a nuclear attack

    09/10/2007 9:08:34 PM PDT · by MATSEVAH · 108 replies · 2,476+ views
    Washington weapons of mass destruction,small boats packed with explosives and islamic radicalzation are the greatest terrorist threats facing the country, top U.S security officals said monday on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the sept.11 terrorist attacks
  • Al Qaeda Admits Changes in Terror Tactics

    07/06/2007 5:19:11 PM PDT · by FARS · 33 replies · 1,457+ views
    GIS/D&FA via AntiMullah ^ | July 6th, 2007 | D&FA Stations
    Exclusive Confirmation From al-Qaida-Linked Group on Attempted Use of Nuclear Weapon, Ties With Iran, and Failed Assassination Bid Against US President and Jordanian King Analysis: By Gregory R. Copley and GIS Staff. US intelligence sources have indicated that US counter-terror analysts were looking at what they felt were changes in targeting and methodological doctrine by al-Qaida-linked jihadist terrorist groups. In particular, the translations of the information on the website which provided the basis for the assessment were believed to highlight a new low-tech terrorism against targets in the West. GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs analysts, who have viewed the entire context...
  • Author Paul Williams: Al-Qaida 'Definitely Has Nukes'

    06/05/2007 2:12:24 PM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 117 replies · 3,050+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, June 5, 2007 | Phil Brennan
    America is facing a nuclear attack from al-Qaida terrorists living in the U.S. or crossing our all but unguarded borders, warns Dr. Paul Williams in his chilling new book "The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World." Remarkably, just hours after NewsMax.com conducted an exclusive interview with the author, U.S. authorities announced the arrest of three terrorists who planned an attack on New York City's JFK airport which read as if details surrounding the plot had been taken directly from the pages of his book. Williams, a former FBI consultant and an expert on the...
  • Feds Hoped to Snag Bin Laden Nuke Expert in JFK Bomb Plot

    06/04/2007 6:26:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 1,312+ views
    Feds Hoped to Snag Bin Laden Nuke Expert in JFK Bomb Plot Monday , June 04, 2007 NEW YORK Al Qaeda's reported nuclear whiz kid a "tantalizing terror figure" with a $5 million bounty on his head was the figure investigators had hoped to snag in their 18-month probe of a plot to blow up a New York airport, the New York Post reported Monday. The name of Adnan Gulshair el-Shukrijumah, reportedly the man Usama bin Laden tapped to lead a previous plot to detonate nuclear bombs simultaneously in several U.S. cities, came up at several points...
  • Al-Qaeda's Hidden Arsenal and Sponsors: Interview with Hamid Mir (Al Qaeda may have nukes)

    05/29/2006 12:47:58 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 1,015+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 25, 2006 | Ryan Mauro
    Hamid Mir truly has deep access inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. He is best known as the last journalist to interview Osama Bin Laden, and the only one to do so after the attacks of September 11, 2001. He is currently the Bureau Chief of Islamabad for Geo TV and is writing a biography on Osama Bin Laden. He has interviewed countless members of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in many countries over the years. HM: I dont think that Iraq had any direct link with Al-Qaeda. Saddam tried to contact Osama Bin Laden in 1998 but he was not entertained....
  • Brit MI6 confirms bin Laden nukes (WND)

    05/07/2006 8:24:11 AM PDT · by EastCobbRules · 13 replies · 1,272+ views
    Brit MI6 confirms bin Laden nukes Pakistani scientists reportedly advising al-Qaida on weaponization of uranium it has obtained By Gordon Thomas 2006 WorldNetDaily.com MI6, Britain's secret intelligence service, has identified six Pakistani scientists working in Iran's nuclear bomb program who have been "advising al-Qaida on how to weaponize fissionable materials it has now obtained." MI6 and the International Atomic Energy Agency believe the scientists have played a major role in enabling Iran to be "well advanced in providing uranium enriched materials for nuclear bombs," said Alexander Cirilovic, a nuclear terrorism expert in Paris. Both high-level MI6 and CIA sources...
  • PAKISTAN: Al-Qaeda has dirty bomb, report says (Al Qaeda has four bases in Pakistan)

    05/02/2006 6:56:33 AM PDT · by Wiz · 34 replies · 1,194+ views
    AKI ^ | 2006 May 2
    Islamabad, 2 May (AKI) - Osama bin Laden possesses a "dirty bomb" and nuclear devices bought on the Russian black market prior to 2001, according to Hamid Mir, the journalist who interviewed bin Laden shortly after the 11 September attacks. "Material useful for building a dirty bomb was smuggled from Russia to Georgia and then on to Afghanistan," Mir said in an interview with the website of satellite network al-Arabiya. He added that the device was built with various materials, including uranium, by an Egyptian engineer known as Saad. "I met this engineer only once, in 2000, when the Taliban...
  • No place to run (Scary description of what a nuclear attack on the United States would be like)

    04/29/2006 5:02:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 75 replies · 2,340+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/29/06 | Robert Pfriender
    Editor's note: The following column includes excerpts from Robert Pfriender's upcoming book, "No Place to Run." Robert Pfriender An awful lot can be said for adequate prevention and professional planning for a disaster. We as a great country rely upon our government and its vast agencies such as FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security to institute programs and procedures to protect us. But it seems these agencies and our elected officials have no clue, or perhaps they just really don't care about the public or our country's very survival. Unless a comprehensive national civil defense program is...
  • Hamad Mir - "Terrorists will Use Nukes in America if U.S. Bombs Iran!"

    04/28/2006 9:03:39 AM PDT · by Bob J · 613 replies · 14,440+ views
    In a just concluded debate and press conference, author and FBI Consultant Paul Williams and Jeff Epstein of "America's Truth Forum" reveal they have been advised by Pakistani journalist and Bin Laden biographer Hamid Amir that Al-Qaeda will use smuggled nukes against the US if the US takes military action against Iran. Amir established his credentials by correctly predicting that Egypt would be hit by terrorist action a full two weeks prior to the events of last week. Amir, a Pakistani journalist, has been in contact with high ranking Al-Qaeda officials for several years. The debate (between Richard Miniter and...
  • RIGHTALK.com LIVE Debate Fri @10am est- "Does Osama Have Suitcase Nukes?" Miniter vs. Williams

    04/27/2006 12:20:35 PM PDT · by Bob J · 62 replies · 1,954+ views
    Rightalk.com ^ | 4-27-06 | Bob J
    On Saturday April 29th "America's Truth Forum" will be holding a symposium on; The Underlying Roots Of Terrorism: Terrorism's Threat to World Peace & National Security Prior to that on Friday at 10am est they will hold a debate at the National Press Club between Richard Miniter and Paul Williams. The debate topic is; "Does Osama Have Suitcase Nukes?" Rightalk.com will be LIVE webcasting the debate. Immediately following the debate will be a press conference at which a BOMBSHELL announcement concerning these topics will be announced! That's all that can be said right now but make sure to TUNE IN!...
  • Worst nightmare: Bin Laden has nukes New book reveals details of terrorists' 'American Hiroshima'...

    03/28/2006 7:55:56 AM PST · by EastCobbRules · 102 replies · 3,848+ views
    It's about the worst nightmare Americans could ever have. Imagine Osama bin Laden with nuclear weapons and the wherewithal to get them inside the U.S. According to Paul Williams, author of "The Dunces of Doomsday: 10 Blunders that Gave Rise to Radical Islam," it's time to stop imagining and start preparing for the grim reality of nuclear terrorism. "The beginning of the end of Planet Earth" occurred 15 years ago, according to Williams. Much of the evidence of the impending holocaust is strewn around the globe, with al-Qaida and its allies at the helm. Williams, a former FBI consultant and...
  • de Borchgrave: Al-Qaida's nuclear option

    03/21/2006 12:58:31 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 960+ views
    United Press International (excerpt) ^ | March 21, 2006 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- President Bush says frequently "we are fighting them over there so they won't come over here." "Them" are transnational terrorists and "over there" is Iraq. The insurgency in Iraq has much to do with al-Qaida's plans for a WMD act of terrorism in the United States, but not the way the White House believes. Assuming the Bush administration is successful in midwifing democracy out of a near-civil war situation in Iraq, the WMD threat level will remain unchanged. High, that is. Paradoxical though this may seem to Washington's armchair strategists, the defeat of...
  • The Worst-Case Scenario

    02/11/2006 2:35:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 67 replies · 1,802+ views
    (CBS)We can no longer ignore the worst-case scenario of a nuclear terrorist attack on an American city. Osama bin Laden has made it clear he wants to obtain nuclear weapons and use them against us. The 9/11 Commission considers such an attack the No. 1 threat today, not because its the most likely disaster scenario, but because it would be the most devastating. The chairman of the 9/11 Commission even says he expects to see such an attack on an American city in his lifetime. Hundreds of thousand of people could die in a nuclear attack, but hundreds...
  • MUSLIM CLERIC INSISTS 20 'SUITCASE NUKES' IN U.S.

    11/18/2001 1:38:32 PM PST · by codebreaker · 294 replies · 1,278+ views
    News Max.com ^ | Monday, November 19, 2001 GMT | Dave Eberhart
    A leading Muslim cleric Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, founder of the Islamic Supreme Council of America (ISCA), insists bin Ladens network has bought more than 20 nuclear warheads carried in suitcases.In 1999 Kabbani first warned the U.S. State Department of bin Laden's impending terrorism.He told the U.S. Government bin Laden was training suicide bombers in Afghanistan ready to move to any part of the world.Kabbani said the nuclear weapons, sometimes referred to as "suitcase bombs", were sold by the Russian mafia.
  • Iraqi General: Syria Gave Al Qaida Saddam's WMDs

    01/29/2006 5:10:55 PM PST · by hags · 14 replies · 1,146+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Jan. 29, 2006
    A former senior military advisor to Saddam Hussein is warning that the chemical weapons used by top Al Qaida terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi in a foiled 2004 plot to attack Amman, Jordan were the same weapons Saddam Hussein transported to Syria before the U.S. invasion. Gen. Georges Sada offered the stunning revelation Saturday while explaining why he didn't decide to go public about Saddam's hidden WMD stockpile until recently. "As a general, you see, we should keep our secrets," Gen. Sada told WABC Radio's Monica Crowley. But when news broke of the foiled WMD attack on Amman, he changed...
  • 'Only A Matter Of Time Before Terrorists Use Weapons Of Mass Destruction'

    01/16/2006 6:08:33 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-17-2006 | Con Coughlin
    'Only a matter of time before terrorists use weapons of mass destruction' By Con Coughlin (Filed: 17/01/2006) Biological weapons pose a far more serious long-term terrorist threat to the West than nuclear weapons, according to Washington's leading counter-terrorism expert. And Henry "Hank" Crumpton, the newly-appointed head of counter-terrorism at the US State Department, believes that it is simply a matter of time before international terrorist groups such as al-Qa'eda acquire weapons of mass destruction and use them in attacks. Henry Crumpton refuses to rule out the military option to tame Iran's nuclear amitions In an exclusive interview with The Daily...
  • Report: U.S. Can Prevent Nuclear Attack

    01/08/2006 9:16:44 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 22 replies · 1,086+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 7, 2006 | NewsMax
    Americans concerned about a possible terrorist attack using nuclear weapons can take solace in this fact: The U.S. is much better prepared to prevent such an attack than many believe. That's the finding of an intensive probe by best-selling author Kenneth R. Timmerman that appears in the December issue of NewsMax Magazine "Avoiding Nuclear D-Day." [For more info our FREE offer - Go Here Now.] Here are just a few of the revelations contained in Timmerman's exclusive report: Exactly one month after 9/11, CIA Director George Tenet told the White House that terrorists had reportedly smuggled a 10-kiloton nuclear warhead...
  • Nuclear 9/11:

    01/07/2006 6:25:08 AM PST · by radar101 · 31 replies · 1,491+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | Ja. 5, 2006 | Ryan Mauro
    Dr. Paul L. Williams is a former consultant to the FBI on organized crime and terrorism. Since then, he has become an award-winning investigative journalist and written several books. A central point of his latest book, The Al Qaeda Connection, is that Osama Bin Laden has obtained nuclear weapons and smuggled them into the US through Mexico with the help of the MS-13 criminal group for use in a plot known as American Hiroshima. RM: Much has been written about the "American Hiroshima " report. How did you first learn about the plot? PW: I have a unique background. I...
  • U.S. official warns of 'catastrophic' weapons use

    12/10/2005 10:19:19 PM PST · by rhainw · 15 replies · 1,130+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2005 | Bill Gertz
    A senior State Department official is warning that terrorists are continuing to seek nuclear, chemical and biological weapons for use in future attacks. "If terrorists acquire these weapons, they are likely to employ them, with potentially catastrophic effects," said Robert Joseph, undersecretary of state for arms control and the senior Bush administration arms proliferation policy-maker. Mr. Joseph also said the U.S. government will not back off from sanctions imposed on an Asian bank that the Treasury Department said was part of the North Korean government's illegal counterfeiting and money-laundering program. On terrorism, Mr. Joseph said a well-organized terrorist group with...
  • The road to nuclear jihad

    12/09/2005 11:07:11 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 799+ views
    Rediff ^ | 12/8/05 | B Raman
    If there is one country in the world which has been systematically violating with impunity all nuclear and missile proliferation regulations and from which there is a real danger of leakage of weapons of mass destruction and related technologies to al Qaeda and other pan-Islamic terrorist organisations belonging to Osama bin Laden's International Islamic Front for jihad against the Crusaders and the Jewish people, that country is Pakistan. The United States' double standards in this matter are evident from the alacrity and vigour with which it acted against Iraq despite the lack of any credible evidence against it and the...
  • American Hiroshima

    12/04/2005 12:37:04 PM PST · by mgiorgino · 54 replies · 1,297+ views
    Giorgino4Congress.com ^ | December 5, 2005 | Michael Giorgino
    First call, first call to Colors. Lieutenant Commander Thomas Carter stood at attention on the flight deck of USS RONALD REAGAN. He waited in silent anticipation for the first strains of the Star Spangled Banner, the signal for the petty officers of the watch to begin raising the extra large flag, only displayed on Sundays and holidays. Tom loved weekend dutya heart-pumping bike ride up the Strand, bounding up to the Quarterdeck (Good morning, Sir!), shower, uniform, coffee, Quarters and then observing Colorsthat bright, broad and magnificent flag rising over the blue-green water of San Diego Bay under the sleek...
  • American Hiroshima the next 9/11? (aljazeera barf alert)

    11/26/2005 3:12:03 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 31 replies · 1,496+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | Saturday 26 November 2005
    When Australian police announced recently that eight men arrested on terrorism charges were planning a bomb attack against a nuclear reactor near Sydney, many security observers elsewhere were not surprised. Officials and analysts in the United States have been warning that al-Qaida or associated groups are planning such attacks on American soil. Dubbed American Hiroshima, the plan apparently targets New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston and Washington, DC. Former US Defence Secretary William Perry says there is an even chance of a nuclear attack on the US this decade. Renowned investor Warren Buffet has...
  • Al-Qaeda woos recruits with nuclear bomb website

    11/05/2005 5:08:05 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 40 replies · 1,921+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 11/05/05 | Uzi Mahnaimi and Tom Walker
    AN Al-Qaeda website containing detailed instructions in Arabic on how to make nuclear, dirty and biological bombs has attracted more than 57,000 hits and hundreds of readers inquiries. Terrorism experts are warning that the site could be boosting the organisations appeal to would-be assassins in Britain and abroad. The manual, posted on October 6 on a forum titled Al-Firdaws, or Paradise, contains 80 pages of instructions and pictures of kitchen bomb-making techniques. It is divided into nine lessons under the overall heading The Nuclear Bomb of Jihad and the Way to Enrich Uranium, and is dedicated as a gift to...
  • Messianic madness of nuclear Osama

    10/23/2005 3:37:18 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 63 replies · 1,547+ views
    WorlsNetDaily ^ | October 23, 2005 | Farah
    Messianic madness of nuclear Osama Heavenly signs, bin Laden's Mahdi complex raise current threat of 'American Hiroshima' Posted: October 23, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: This exclusive report by Paul Williams first appeared in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, the premium, online, intelligence newsletter published by the founder of WND. Subscriptions to G2 Bulletin are now available at half price $99 a year or just $9.95 per month. 2005WorldNetDaily.com Signs in the heavens and a popular notion in the Islamic world that Osama bin Laden is the "Mahdi," a long-awaited messianic deliverer, increase this month's risk of mega-terror attacks on...
  • WHAT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN?

    10/23/2005 4:30:53 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 49 replies · 2,427+ views
    spiritoftruth.org ^ | October 2nd, 2005 | J. Adams
    (Above is an image that appeared on a known al Qaeda chat site with an apocalyptic video. The site disappeared within hours of the image and video's appearance.) WHAT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN? J. AdamsOctober 2nd, 2005 Spirit Of Truth Page Stock Market Update Why you should spend more than 26 seconds here... "If a nuclear weapon is detonated on American soil and they say it is Arab terrorists, don't believe it."- Col. Stanislav Lunev, a Russian military defector (source) According to an alarming teaser-of-an-article posted on WorldNetDaily last Friday, Al Qaeda may be set to deliver an "American Hiroshima"...
  • FDNY Prepares For Worst [Nuclear Attack]

    10/22/2005 3:30:06 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 5 replies · 604+ views
    NY1 ^ | October 22, 2005
    It's no secret the city's Police and Fire Departments are preparing for possible terrorist attacks, but now there's word that one of the main threats the FDNY is planning for is a nuclear attack. The FDNY says it's been training to combat threats like dirty bomb attacks or the detonation of a crude nuclear device. The department says it's particularly concerned about attacks on skyscrapers in Midtown Manhattan which would cause hundreds of thousands of casualties. As many as 3,000 firefighters have been trained as hazardous materials specialists, and every unit is now outfitted with radiation devices. The news comes...
  • The Jihadi Nuclear Bomb and Methods of Nuclear Enrichment

    10/22/2005 2:17:08 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 11 replies · 466+ views
    SITE ^ | October 19, 2005
    A 14-lesson manual compromised of over 250-pages of text and illustrations, which provides lectures of the history, chemical and physical properties, instruction, and application of nuclear radium bombs, electromagnetic bombs (E-bombs), and classical explosives and rockets, was recently distributed to members of jihadist e-groups. Each lesson, prefaced by the statement: Nuclear weapons and rockets might be based on technology of last centurys mid-forties, but the crusading helpers of the devil, curse of Allah upon them, are bent on depriving the Mujahideen of this weapon, seems to have been translated from myriad sources into Arabic, as a means that the author...