Skip to comments.Is Al Qaeda Threatening A Nuclear Attack (Incredible Read)
Posted on 12/23/2003 12:52:24 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
Is al Qaeda Threatening a Nuclear Attack?
December 23, 2003
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- by Jeremy Reynalds
A letter to the Bush Administration containing a list of demands from an alleged representative of the Islamic Jihad Brigade Black Death Squad says failure to fulfil those orders will have deadly consequences.
The document reads in part (sic), "We will give you a prior few minutes notice before our blessed attack so that you will be able to watch your destruction with your own satellite, as we would be by then have passed the skies of the seventh sky to heaven and your nation to the fires of hell."
While this document, written by alleged al Qaeda operative Daleel Almojahid, appears to indicate some sort of nuclear attack, it does seem to mirror closely other terrorist information that is being broadly circulated. On Friday Reuters reported the White House said it had warned security personnel to be on the look out for terror attacks during the Christmas holiday season.
U.S. authorities said they were concerned by what they called the volume of terrorist threats at home and overseas.
"The Department of Homeland Security has sent out several bulletins...(to) security officials and law enforcement personnel, urging all to continue be on heightened state of alert especially as we enter the busy holiday season," Reuters reported Scott McClellan, President Bush's spokesman said.
Almojahid wrote that even though the Bush Administration knows well the demands being made by al Qaeda (sic), "We will put them down again so that the world will forgive us for what will happen soon due to your arrogance and childish acts of dictatorship and your love of being under the Jewish rule being slaved under them under all kinds of names."
Alleged al Qaeda demands made in the letter include a demand that the United States cease "invading" Islamic lands anywhere in the world and return all "stolen" Muslim money, "in gold not in any kind of money note."
Other demands read (sic), "The returning of the old borders known to you and we press on the northern borders, the release of all our prisoners in your jails whom you know and we know only. The dismantle of the so called (United Nations and its council) in an international decision."
Almojahid said his group understands the importance of water and oil and is willing for the current situation to stay as it is, with a qualifier. "The pricing of oil is left to us and we promise you to make it available at a reasonable price for poor and for rich nations."
Almojahid wrote that while the situation is critical it is not too late for the Bush Administration to change the course of impending disaster. However, if the Administration fails to give in to terrorist demands, then his group's apparently predetermined plans will go into effect.
He commented (sic), "We have given you the solution, so either you are with us or against us ... But we know that you are not with us but you will be forced to be (and we have warned). It is not in our morals to attack you with such a big attack without a warning. We won't do what you did to us times and times before ..."
Almojahid continued (sic), "And the outcome of the attack will be unbelievable and unexpected to you ... Any wrong move the administration takes in directing its policy will lead you to the (cave of darkness)."
Almojahid apologized to the American people and the European community for what he claimed will be an imminent attack, writing "The coming operation ... will ... destroy them forever, although we apologize from now to the human race from the hardship that will affect them as an aftermath to the attack. It is a less hardship for us than to see continents slaved, we apologize in advance to the American people and to the European communities but you have stood hand in hand with your governments and let the Jews take control of the rest of the world."
Almojahid appeared to imply that there are al Qaeda sympathizers scattered around America in strategic places. He wrote (sic) "We can tell you that we are people from you and with in you, planning with you and have knowledge of all your planes. We warn you that time is running fast so fast that it's getting harder to turn out the led fire in the wire."
Almojahid made an urgent plea for quick action by the Bush Administration, writing " It is insane avoiding reading the following words without having a clear, wise and fast decision. As soon as possible because time is a critical element in the coming attack and is more important than any time in human history. We can tell you that the wire has been led up and it's in its final stages and nothing will stop it but God and the wisdom of the Arab rules and the non Arab rules,
In an additional e-mail to this reporter he added, "It's time to start taking some back up to save your life. I send you this in respect to the words we have shared."
Realistically, I think what would have to happen is that Congress would have to pass the measure as an official government policy. More as a deterrent than anything else. But if Congress were to come out and pass a measure that stated that the President was authorized to use all the weapons at his disposal- including nukes- against all targets, including symbolic ones, it would have a dramatic effect. I believe it would anyway. You might have to pick a target in the middle of the Sahara, far away from anything and let off a tactical nuke, just to demonstrate that you are capable of doing it but I believe it would definitely have an impact.
Yes. If that stone is destroyed, perhaps Islam will interpret their "scriptures" in a more metaphorical way, and not take instruction to "kill" etc. so literally.... It may begin their Enlightenment and Reformation.
Actually, there are safeties in place to prevent unauthorized launches. However, the political leadership has final call on a launch provided that the President is in possession of his faculties and the provocation is clear.
The 509th Bomb Wing has 20 B-2 Spirit bombers, some of which are on strip alert at all times, provides the President with his greatest menu of choices. That's the unit to watch.
When you see those bombers being dispersed to bases around the country from their home field at Wightman AFB, that's the time to realize that the SHHTF (sh#t has hit the fan-past conditional tense, I believe).
The role of the bomber gives any President, especially this one, a range of choices and targets. Each B-2 carries a carousel of ALCM's that are armed with warheads in the 50 to 300 kiloton range. The day of the bomber flying over the target, opening the bomb bay doors, and dropping Major Kong and the "Dear John" on the missile silos at Laputa are long gone. Even the BUFF uses the carousel launched stand-off missile.
The idea of responding by a staggered barrage of ICBM's based at silos in the Dakotas and in Montana is a non-starter. Their flight paths are polar and would take them over Russian airspace. We wouldn't want to get STAVKA all alarmed. Bad political mojo, that, especially since the Ivans would be "silent partners" in any American retaliation. Any Russian government would know that Russia would be "next" on the Islamic hit list, so they would understand. But ICBM's over Russia would get the Russian political class nervous, not to mention the General Staff.
SLBM's based in the Indian Ocean are an attractive option. MIRV'ed missiles, such as Trident D-5, have ten warheads a pop and have an extreme range. Targeting is merely a question of downloading the proper coordinates.
Part of the problem here is that the Rags have no earthly idea of the forces they toy with. That has always been the main issue; it's such a neat idea to destroy Christianity and replace it with a militant, fascist Islam that the advocates of such a course never thought of the consequences of the attempt. The Muslims are so caught up in their dream fantasy that no one appears to be able to tell them how this conflict will conclude. See, the Islamists actually believe that they can force us to choose between our survival, and theirs, and walk away unscathed.
This war will end in one of two ways: with America triumphant and the Islamic world on its way to an Islamic/Arab form of representative government, or with America triumphant and the Islamic world reduced to a marginal, radioactive existence in which the living envy the dead.
There literally is no other way.
Be Seeing You,
'bout sums it up...
I know one thing for sure. This guy's English skills are severely limited.
This is a translation. The original was in Arabic and I'm sure it was splendid propaganda in Arabic.
How would these "safeties" work in your mind?A JAG officer sitting by the President and signing off?A "distinguished" triumverate of say,M. Gorbachov,Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan required to agree?I just don't see it your way,unless you simply mean the President would have to justify his actions after the fact,that is obvious.
That's not the way it works. The football is a communications device and has no decision making capability. It has authentication codes. Those codes, when received and authenticated by the launch officer, basically order the silo to launch on a specific target.
The "launch order coming from the President is not going to have to be justifiable in terms of immediate threat." Rather, the launch order coming from the President (via the "football" with appropriate authentication codes) is all that is needed to command a launch.
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