Skip to comments.Bin Laden's Goal: Kill 4 Million Americans
Posted on 07/14/2004 7:11:55 PM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior
Bin Laden's Goal: Kill 4 Million Americans
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
"It is not a question of if....it is a question of when," so claims the author of a controversial new book "Osama's Revenge: The Next 9/11: What the Media and the Government Haven't Told You," (Prometheus Books).
Paul Williams, an investigative journalist and author, says information he has obtained and some he was given access to, all point to another attack by al-Qaeda on the U.S. mainland.
"I believe that between now and 2005, Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda will attack the U.S. with (stolen) nuclear weapons, I have no doubt about it," says Williams.
The allegations were made during an extensive interview with NewsMax.
Williams says his "intelligence" concludes the most likely means of attack would come in the form of a so-called "suitcase (size) tactical nuclear bomb."
"The chatter that everyone is referring to is coming from the nest in Pakistan, a virulent nest in Iran, the chatter is all about nukes being here....the best bang for the buck is nuclear, they (al-Qaeda) know that."
Such bombs are estimated to have an explosive strength of approximately "10 kilotons" and could weigh less than 35 pounds.
"With today's technology and the Internet, an experienced person could easily assemble such a bomb in his home garage," Williams explained.
A bomb of that strength could easily level Manhattan and spread lethal radiation throughout the NYC-Metro area says the author. "It (the nuke) could render Manhattan unlivable for 1,000 years," he estimated.
According to Williams, several of the "suitcase nukes" are already inside the U.S. Some may have been smuggled in overland from Canada or Mexico, or shipped from overseas via container ships, he explained.
Another, more ominous method, was a throwback to the Cold War era.
Williams, quoting Russian military officials, says Moscow secretly slipped into the continental U.S. several suitcase nukes to be activated in case of the breakout of hostilities with Washington.
Today, Williams says many of those "sleeper" nukes remain in place because some in the Kremlin still believe a conflict with the U.S. is possible.
The author insists that Al Qaeda has "thousands" of sympathizers and numerous sleeper cells in the United States ready to carry out new attacks when given the OK.
Among the cities Williams says are vulnerable include: New York, Chicago, Washington, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Valdes, Alaska (oil pipelines-shipping) and Rappohoneck County, VA.
Why a Small County in Rural Virgina?
Williams says it is the home of the underground command center the White House would move to in the event of war.
The author refers to recent comments made by Vice-President Dick Cheney as verification the nuclear threat from Osama Bin Laden is real.
He also points out that al-Qaeda and Bin Laden have publicly proclaimed their goal is to kill "4 million Americans."
Why 4 Million?
Williams claims that Bin Laden estimates that U.S. policy in the Mid-East and in Eastern Europe have resulted in the deaths of 4 million followers of Islam.
The author is at a loss as to explain why the White House has not taken more definitive actions.
"I cannot figure out why they (the Bush administration) have not done more to address the threat. Maybe they don't know how or hope nothing will happen."
He also blasts the U.S. mass media for not reporting the "problem:"
"With the exception of Fox News, the problem has received or little or no attention, despite comments from the Vice-President of the United States. Maybe they just don't understand what it is going on."
Williams says such nukes made it onto the black market after the collapse of the Soviet Union (1991) and during the following decade when Pakistan (with the assistance of China and North Korea) exploded its first atomic bombs.
Flush with cash from his secret Afghan/Pakistan poppy/heroin operations, Osama Bin Laden had the funds not only to buy such weapons, but the technicians and scientists needed to maintain and transport them as well.
Williams says his intelligence estimates that Bin Laden could actually possess "10 or more" of the suitcase nukes.
Recent reports from the Central Intelligence Agency could not confirm that such nukes may have been stolen, but could not discount the possibility.
Last month, the U.S. Dept. of Energy secretly removed a stache of highly radioactive materials from Iraq citing "security concerns." Washington would not disclose where in the U.S. the atomic materials were moved to, but did insist they were now in a highly-secured location.
Could the upcoming national political conventions in Boston and New York City be a target for these nukes?
Williams says "perhaps" but most likely not.
"Islam practices patience...remember it was more than 8 years between attacks on the World Trade Center. They (al-Qaeda) are in no rush. They will attack when they are ready."
50 million Americans' goal - kill bin laden.
From all these threads it appears OBL has at least 140 suitcase nukes in this country.
The section of the world that glowed at night for 100 years used to be inhabited by a group that called themselves Arabs, and that their religion was Islam ( see: extinct Religions ).
if they had them they would have leveled manhatten on 9/11 instead of using planes. they took their best shot. they've done all that they're capable of other then meeting allah and the U.S. military is taking care of that oversight as we speak...
Obviously a DU troll.
They would be foolish to hit these cities before an election. Most are dimocratic.
They would also be very "Hot" and can be seen from our eyes in the sky no problem if they were already here.
They might ket the terror effect from these but not the deaths !
Good gravy - how inane.
This has been well discussed in at least 3 to 4 other threads so far.
And I agree that if they could have used them, it would have already happened. Fortunatly for us these nukes require periodic maintenance from qualified technicians with the proper parts and equipment. the best the enemy could hope for a some dirty bombs at best!
There was another thread a few weeks ago on this, and I believe the consensus was that "suitcase nukes" were not actually dependable or operative. Anyone know about that thread??? The technology isn't working, or something like that.
I recall reading that any Cold War era sleeper bombs would have long become useless because of lack of maintenance.
Save the US, Save England ...
wouldn't that be nice..
This guy is going to be on local radio tommorrow. wben 930 am Buffalo.
I hear that you can buy suitcase nukes on EBay.
Well, if they report it, and nothing happens, they look bad. If they fail to report it, and something does happen, who will be here to complain?
Any old bomb is dangerous. Even Civil War bombs are dangerous. A suitcase nuke would be dangerous even if it cannot fission: one could lose a finger or an eye.
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