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DHS Claims al-Qaeda May Replicate Fukushima Disaster
May 12, 2011
Instead of lessening terrorism, the supposed assassination of Osama bin Laden may result in a deliberate Fukushima-style nuclear disaster, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
On May 5, a Department of Homeland Security official at the Pacific Regional Information Clearinghouse in Hawaii presented a report entitled “Recreating Fukushima: A Possible Response to the Killing of Usama Bin Laden – The Nuclear Option.” It stated that “the death of [O]sama Bin Laden may serve as an impetus to apply lessons learned from Fukushima to attack the United States or another Western country.”
This would be accomplished, the report explains, by reproducing the failure of the electric supply that pumped cooling water to the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The official use only report says “the earthquake and tsunami in Japan were ‘acts of nature,’ but a catastrophic nuclear reactor meltdown could potentially be engineered by Al Qaeda” by replicating the cascading loss of electric power.
“A successful attack resulting in a reactor meltdown could potentially cause hundreds of thousands of deaths from cancer, at a minimum,” warn Anthony Kimery and W. Scott Malone, writing for Homeland Security Today, a website covering homeland security affairs. “The ensuing panic would probably be the most immediate danger.”
Despite the fact attacks attributed to al-Qaeda since September 11, 2001, were at best amateurish, senior counterterrorism officials insist “we still must remain cognizant of the fact that Al Qaeda is capable of sophisticated attacks” and the shadowy terror group “is now under increased pressure to avenge their leader’s murder at the hands of infidels with something spectacular.”
“I consider Al Qaeda, now being pushed by Anwar Al Awlaki [the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, AQAP, and a possible heir to Bin Laden], in the position to begin planning for a new ’9/11 style’ attack using a weapon of mass destruction … not to say they will not continue their recruiting of ‘lone wolf’ types — I do believe the long term goal of Al Qaeda 2.0 to be a spectacular attack to the US infrastructure that would cause significant and permanent damage to a significant portion of the continental US,” Homeland Security Today was told by former Army Special Forces Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer.
Osama’s assumed successor dined at the Pentagon shortly after the September 11, 2001, attacks, according to documents obtained by Fox News.
“Awlaki was vetted before he was invited to attend a luncheon at the Pentagon in the secretary of the Army’s Office of Government Counsel. His appearance at the meeting was deliberately engineered despite Awlaki’s ties to three of the alleged 9/11 hijackers — Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Hani Hanjour — who were identified as the suicide pilots that slammed Flight 77 into the Pentagon,” Paul Joseph Watson wrote on October 21, 2010.
“While the Al Qaeda organization may, or may not, possess either a nuclear device or radiological material,” the DHS report continues, ”the pressure on the organization to fulfill that threat is now enormous. If Al Qaeda does possess such a weapon, the danger is obvious. If, however, there is no such device or material in Al Qaeda’s control, then it is likely that Al Qaeda and [Bin Laden’s] supporters may attempt an attack comparable in scale that will at least be perceived as a ‘nuclear’ response to Bin Laden’s death.”
Serious experts agree that al-Qaeda’s supposed quest for nuclear weapons is mostly a Hollywood construct.
In 2002, former UN weapons inspector David Albright examined evidence about al-Qaeda’s much hyped nuclear weapons research program and concluded that it was virtually impossible for the group to have acquired any type of nuclear weapon. U.S. government analysts reached the same conclusion in 2002, writes Peter Bergen of the Combating Terrorism Center.
The DHS report arrived around the same time the government announced it had unearthed a plot against U.S. transportation following the alleged raid on Osama bin Laden’s “mansion” in Pakistan.
Computers and DVDs snatched during the raid supposedly contain information about “an operation against trains at an unspecified location in the United States,” set for September 11, 2011. “An advisory suggested that al-Qaida may have planned to tip a train by tampering with the rails so that the train would go off the track at either a valley or on a bridge,” MSNBC reported on May 6.
New York senator Chuck Schumer used the unverified al-Qaeda attack plan to call for a “no ride” list for trains in the United States similar to the “no-fly”list used in airports.
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