- Sep 23, 2005
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- Political Leaning
I remember debating with some members of the forum and I discussed the very real possibility of nuclear terrorism. They disagreed, stating that their are strict control over all nuclear weapons worldwide and if that one went missing, it would set off alarm bells and immediately found. This is not the case. The former Soviet Union does not have the control that is necessary over their nukes and their are several rougue nuclear scientists who sympathize with Al-Queda in Islamic and Third World nations who already have or can potentially develop a nuclear weapons capability. Here is the article:
Hmm, I think it is a good possibility that Al-queda might have a nuclear or WMD device already but have intentionally decided not to use it, at least not yet. That is my hypothesis.Mosques monitored for radiation: report 7 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials have secretly monitored radiation levels at Muslim sites, including mosques and private homes, since September 11, 2001 as part of a top secret program searching for nuclear bombs, U.S. News and World Report said on Friday.
The news magazine said in its online edition that the far-reaching program covered more than a hundred sites in the Washington, D.C., area and at least five other cities.
"In numerous cases, the monitoring required investigators to go on to the property under surveillance, although no search warrants or court orders were ever obtained, according to those with knowledge of the program," the magazine said.
The report comes a week after revelations that the Bush administration had authorized eavesdropping on people in the United States. U.S. President George W. Bush has defended that covert program and vowed to continue the practice, saying it was vital to protect the country.
Senior U.S. officials, including FBI Director Robert Mueller, have repeatedly said Islamic militants appeared intent on acquiring weapons of mass destruction for an attack against the United States.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051223/ts_nm/security_usa_surveillance_dcMueller said in February he was "very concerned with the growing body of sensitive reporting that continues to show al Qaeda's clear intention to obtain and ultimately use some form of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-energy explosives material in its attacks against America."