December 9, 2005

The Very Real WMD Threat

One of the things our Bush bashing liberals and U.N. officials seem oblivious to, and I hope that’s the case because if not, their hatred of the President far outweighs their will to survive, is the probability that terrorists will eventually possess, if they do not now, portable weapons of mass destruction{WMDs}, and will attempt to use them here in the United States and in other countries Islamofascism considers their enemy.

According to Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer,

We have to face up to the fact that terrorists are actively endeavouring to try to get access to, in particular, chemical and chemical, biological and radiological weapons, the easiest of which would be radiological weapons. They could create what is sometimes called a “dirty bomb” very easily with conventional explosives around some nuclear material, which wouldn’t create a nuclear explosion but would disperse radioactive material.

And we have to face up to the fact that terrorists are actively trying to obtain these weapon systems. And in South East Asia there may be a real sense of urgency in a country like Indonesia, of course.

But when you get to the United Nations in New York, it has to be said that there are quite a number of members there who don’t see the urgency of addressing these issues, which I believe there should be.

It seems that it’s always the so-called intellectuals of the left who reason that if we “make nice,” and attempt to negotiate peace with terrorists like the ones who shattered our world on 11 September 2001 rather than waging war against them, they would convey their best wishes and leave us alone.

Thank God there are more people around who focus on reality rather than the Utopian pipe dreams of these “elite thinkers.”

If we believe the tragedy that occurred on 9/11 was horrible, imagine how we would view the setting off of a suitcase nuke in midtown Manhattan, the Loop in Chicago, downtown Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. in the middle of a business day. The death toll would make that of the World Trade Center appear picayune by comparison, easily into seven digit figures, laying waste an entire metropolitan area and spreading severe, lethal radiation into the suburbs.

It is speculated that after the break-up of the Soviet Union, a number of so-called “suitcase nukes” went missing.

In late September, Alexander Lebed, Russia’s former chief of national security, repeated his assertion, first made earlier in the month, that Russia may have ‘lost’ up to 100 1-kiloton ’suitcase-sized’ nuclear bombs. Speaking in Tokyo on 22 September, Lebed said that despite unequivocal denials of his claim by the authorities, “the problem still exists.” “Unfortunately,” he added, “some people chose to protect their name or laugh off the issue.” He repeated his view of the gravity of the situation: “These are ideal weapons to conduct nuclear terrorism… We must seriously look for them or else humankind cannot rest in peace.”

In his book Al Qaeda, Brotherhood of Terror, former F.B.I. consultant on international terrorism Paul L. Williams contends that Osama bin Laden purchased as many as twenty suitcase nukes from former KGB agents.

While various former Soviet officials deny that such nukes were ever produced by the U.S.S.R., others point out that such denials are to be expected under the heading of CYA, and still others, like Lebed, give evidence that these compact WMDs were indeed built, for intended use by Spetznaz{Soviet Special Forces} units.

Naturally, our ever optimistic liberal airheads intellectuals will insist that such terrible things as suitcase nukes couldn’t possibly be out there in the hands of terrorists, because after all, only responsible men and women would have had access to them — had they existed at all.

Yet it is fact that on the U.S.S.R.’s dissolution, a number of their military officials absconded with a wide variety of weaponry and sold it on the international black market as a way of generating investment capital, to ensure future personal financial security in an environment turned capitalist.

Would unscrupulous former members of the Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopastnosti have been any different if they had access to these nukes?

A book I would highly recommend to put this issue into perspective is Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe by Graham Allison.

By continuing to prosecute the Global War On Terror as aggressively as we are{and do your reading, there were negotiations between Iraq and Russian nuclear personnel in the years prior to the downfall of Saddam Hussein!}, we reduce the odds that a nuclear catastrophe will occur here in the United States or in other western countries. If an al-Qaeda member has no compunction about detonating himself with conventional explosives to kill a handful of American soldiers or crash an airplane into a building to kill a few thousand, it’s a given that he’ll simply love the idea of sacrificing his life to murder a million of us.

Liberals, wake up!

by @ 7:49 am. Filed under Terrorism
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