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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 I’m 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 CIA’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Department, accuses the U.S. government of seriously misreading al-Qaida’s operational objectives. “Al-Qaida’s reasoning,” according to Mowatt-Larssen's new report from Harvard’s 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
  • Al Qaeda’s 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-Qaeda’s 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 France’s internal security service, the Direction centrale du renseignement intérieur (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
    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.
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 05/27/08 |
    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...