As tensions in the Middle East continue to grow, word came out yesterday from, you guessed it, Wikileaks, that Islamic Terrorists groups are farther along in their quest to rid the world of the infidels than the authorities previously thought,
Al-Qaida has been gathering nuclear material and having rogue scientists build “dirty” bombs.
It has also been learned and passed along in security briefings that Islamic Terrorist groups are also dangerously close to producing “workable and efficient” biological and chemical weapons. If used, these weapons could kill thousands.
The information was revealed through thousands of classified American Intelligence documents which Wikileaks got a hold of and passed on to The London Daily Telegraph.
It was revealed in a Nato meeting in January 2009, that al-Qaida was planning to use “dirty radioactive IEDs”, makeshift nuclear roadside bombs that could be used against British troops in Afghanistan.
Not only would the “dirty bombs” cause massive explosive damage, they would leave the area contaminated for years,
NATO found out in these same briefings that “greater advances” in bioterrorism had been made by the Islamic Terrorists than they were aware of.
A bunch of documents concerning the smuggling of nuclear material, sent to Washington from foreign U.S. embassies, tell the story of how criminal and terrorist gangs were dealing in large amounts of highly radioactive material across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
These alerts detail how customs guards at remote border crossings used radiation alarms to identify and seize cargoes of uranium and plutonium.
Authorities learned that freight trains were carrying weapons-grade nuclear material across the Kazakhstan-Russia border, highly enriched uranium was transported across Uganda by bus, and a “small time hustler” in Lisbon offered to sell radioactive plates stolen from Chernobyl.
In September 2009, two employees at the Rossing Uranium Mine in Namibia smuggled almost half a ton of uranium concentrate powder – yellowcake – out of the compound in plastic bags.
“Acute safety and security concerns” were brought to light in 2008 concerning the uranium and plutonium laboratory of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the nuclear safety watchdog.
The deputy director general of the IAEA, Tomihiro Taniguchi, has privately warned America that the world faces the threat of a “nuclear 9/11” if stores of uranium and plutonium were not secured against terrorists.
The problem is, according to diplomats who visited the IAEA’s Austrian headquarters in April 2008, there was “no way to provide perimeter security” to its own laboratory because it has windows that leave it vulnerable to break-ins.
And to top it all off, Senior British defense officials have raised “deep concerns” that a rogue scientist in the Pakistani nuclear program “could gradually smuggle enough material out to make a weapon”, according to a document detailing official talks in London in February 2009.
But, hey, no worries. After all, we have a strong, steel-spined American president who deals firmly and decisively in the arena of America’s foreign policy, don’t we?
According to an article at nytimes.com, 30 minutes before Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gave his speech announcing that the would not seek re-election, he was in a 30-minute phone conversation with President Barack Hussein Obama.
Per people familiar with the discussion, supposedly Obama was more forceful in insisting on a smooth transition.
Well, the president sure didn’t show that steel spine in the speech he made to Americans yesterday afternoon. He praised the Egyptian military for showing restraint and the protesters for remaining peaceful. However, he did say that “the status quo is not sustainable”.
Waitasecond. I thought Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, that
We’re not advocating any specific outcome.
Wow. Smart Power! in action. Nothing like consistency in Foreign Policy.
Do you remember when the powers-that-be in the Administration decided that from now on acts of Islamic Terrorism would be called “man-caused disasters”? That went over like a lead ballon. However, have you noticed that the Administration and their Main Stream Media sycophants are still extremely reticent to identify guys named Mohammed as Muslim or Islamic Terrorists?
Why is that? They had no problem identifying Timothy McVeigh.
See what playing nice in the arena of Foreign Policy with these barbarians has accomplished in the past two years? The entire Middle East is on the verge of becoming a Caliphate, surrounding Israel, (Please pray for Israel, by the way.) and Islamic Terrorists are on the cusp of having nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.
This is Smart Power?