Sunday, November 25, 2007

Scottish Cop And A Blast From The Past
No pun intended

Interesting story from The Sunday Herald (Great Britain), followed up by a Caveman posting from April, 2006. By the way, anyone who doesn't believe that the terrorists don't already have nukes (or at a minimum, are trying like hell to get them), is either monumentally naive or unbelievably stupid.

Top police officer warns that nuclear attack is inevitable
By Rob Edwards, Environment Editor
Scotland must prepare for ‘absolute terror’

A nuclear attack by terrorists causing widespread panic, chaos and death is inevitable and will happen soon, a senior Scottish police officer has warned. Ian Dickinson, who leads the police response to chemical, biological and nuclear threats in Scotland, has painted the bleakest picture yet of the dangers the world now faces.

Efforts to prevent terrorist groups from obtaining materials that could be made into radioactive dirty bombs - or even crude nuclear explosives - are bound to fail, he said. And the result will be horror on an unprecedented scale. "These materials are undoubtedly out there, and undoubtedly will end up in terrorists' hands, and undoubtedly will be used by terrorists some time soon," he declared. "We must plan for failure and prepare for absolute terror."

Dickinson is assistant chief constable with Lothian and Borders Police, and has responsibility through the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland for protecting Scotland from chemical and nuclear attacks. He has been closely involved in co-ordinating the country's counter-terrorism response.

He said: "An incident will continue for days and all the public will see is people dying without reason. What will we do when our children come home from school with blisters on their skin and their parents don't know what to do? What happens if 10 deaths, 50 deaths, 100 deaths start occurring in an unconnected and random way all over the country? The public will be rightly and understandably terrified."

Casualties caused by radiation, which most people don't understand, would trigger widespread "panic and fear", said Dickinson. And the response of the emergency services "would be chaotic" because of a shortage of resources.

'Tangible Proof' Al-Qaeda Deploying Nukes? mean the 'missing' 20 Russian nuke-packs?

Looks as if the 'experts' are going to announce what I've been saying for years. Al-Qaeda has nukes and plans on lighting 'em off in the United States.

Even before 9-11, there were reports of 'unaccounted for' Russian nukes and that a little known thug by the name of Usama bin-Laden had them.

Prior to 9-11, anyone who said that one of the biggest reasons that America hadn't been hit by a massive terrorist attack was because of that rather large pond known as the Atlantic Ocean, and it was only a matter of time before we got the crap kicked out of us, was promptly labeled an alarmist and a fear-monger. (Guilty as charged)

What a wake-up call we all got on that particular Monday morning, huh?

Well, I for one believe that al-Qaeda already has nukes here. Hey, a nuke-pack only weighs 51 pounds and they have an approximately .020 kT yield (that's 400,000 pounds of TNT to you and me). I could tote a nuke-pack around all day, and I'm old and broken down.

Should I even bring up the 800 pound W-88 warhead? It has a yield of 475 kT (kilotons). That's 475,000 tons of TNT. And that translates to 950,000,000 pounds of TNT. An 800 lb. warhead equals almost a billion pounds of TNT. Hell, all you need is a good size U-Haul truck to lug that thing from coast to coast.

And people wonder why I'm pissed that we haven't:

1. Fought the War On Terrorism with enough ferocity. (Time to take off the Good-Guy White Cowboy Hat and start kickin' LOTS of ass)

2. Haven't done a damn thing about protecting our borders. (We're at war, right? Why don't we act like it?)

Maybe when we have a few dozen mushroom clouds over out nation, then people will start to get the hint.


Blogger Subvet said...

IMHO if it plays out like you suggest, initially we'll be rocked back on our heels then all Hell will break loose.

In some ways the followers of the pedophile prophet are willfully stupid. Proof of this were the 9/11/2001 attacks themselves. Killed a lot of people but before the dust even settled the troops were on their way to Afghanistan. Call me naive, I DON'T think Bin Laden figured on living in a cave this long! They'd be better off continuing to use our own laws and the eager help of useful idiots against us. But if they're stupid enough to wake up John Q. Public they'll find out what holding a tiger by the tail is all about.

Back to your scenario. Once the dust settles we'll pick ourselves up and get to work. First we'll silence any bleeding hearts such as Michael Moore and his ilk. If they don't shut up they'll BE shut up! Vigilante justice will be en vogue.

While that's happening you can bet anything looking like a mosque in this country will be leveled. We'll then go to war as we never have before.

Knowing now that we have VERY few true allies in the world the gloves will come off. We've been accused of empire building before, this time it will be for real. By the time it's done Islam will have all the relevance in this world of a quilting bee. There'll be few if any Muslims left.

I could be as wrong as a football bat, prior to 9/11/2001 I was one of millions couch potatoes. Not exactly up to speed on foreign affairs, but I've had a steep learning curve.

Like I said, just my opinion.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I have to disagree - while a majority of us will be ready to fight, many liberals - and ESPECIALLY if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in 2008 - will say, "We surrender! We must give in to what the terrorists want immediately! War is not the answer!"

And their moonbat ilk will agree with them. They'll blame Bush, America, the neo-cons and the supposed "Christian theocracy" for the explosion - not their beloved "freedom fighters" and the religion that they follow.

I do agree that it's only a matter of time before a nuclear device is used in this nation - probably most likely on the West Coast.

If Hollywood is blown to smithereens, maybe a few minds will wake up and realize it's not America, but radical Islam, that's to blame.

8:25 AM  

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