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Monday, February 07, 2005

Thinking the Unthinkable

Fred Levien wants us to be Thinking the unthinkable, in an Other Voices February 7, 2005.
"Thinking the Unthinkable-A Nuclear Terrorist attack on the U.S.A." Don't like that subject? Neither do I. But like it or not, it's a real and valid threat. I have spent the last 15 years in the business of "Information" for the U.S. military and decided that this topic was worth exploring. I would be untruthful if I said I wasn't a little nervous addressing this problem. But I believe that at this time, it is very likely that we will see a terrorist nuclear detonation on U.S. soil. Three momentous occurrences drive me to say this: The loss of control by Russia of its nuclear weapons stockpiles; the fanatic hatred of the U.S. by the Muslim terrorist world (Point of fact: the Saudi Government's daily newspaper just published an article in which it charged that the U.S. military was harvesting and selling human organs in Iraq.); and finally, the resources being provided to the terrorists by several nations that want, above all else, to see the United States crippled.
If you want to find out who those countries that want to harm the US and are supporting the Muslim terror harboring nations, read Treachery: How America’s Friends and Foes are Secretly Arming our Enemies, by Bill Gertz Bill Gertz provides Treachery readers with information they will not see in Pentagon press releases, or daily press briefings. He gives readers an insiders look at how our friends and foes are arming terrorist organizations, including Saddam, even after the Second Gulf war started. Our tanks were attacked with sophisticated French antitank missiles, which had 2002 dated serial numbers. Leading up to the war Germany shipped dual use technology, that could be used for nuclear production.

Beyond our “friends” arming Saddam through the UN’s Oil-for-Peace Program, nuclear proliferation is a growing global threat. Gertz documents how both our “friends” and foes are targeting US nuclear and Department of Energy facilities to capture our weapons technology. Once this technology is on the street, it can fall in to the hands of terrorists, accelerating global nuclear proliferation. Proliferation, that goes beyond North Korea and Iran, into the hands of international terrorists.

While Gertz suggests classic responses to nuclear proliferation, such as strengthening our military and intelligence capabilities, the real solution is for the American people to wake up to the growing nuclear weapons proliferation threat. If not, the nation will have to recover from a attack more horrific than 9/11. This is a must read for everyone who is concerned with national defense, it is a keeper. Once you understand the threat, express your concern to your Congressional leaders and newspaper editors. Gertz’s message -- It is time for action on nuclear proliferation!

Thanks for taking the initiative Mr. Levien. Lets hope the Union readers respond in a positive way. I will predict you will be attacked for your effort. Time will tell.

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