Monday, April 12, 2010

Suddenly There's a Threat?

Obama is trying to rid the world of nukes, a noble gesture, but wow--they are now openly admitting that fear of a WMD in the hands of Islamic terrorists violent extremists is not just some Cheney pipe dream:
Terrorists including al-Qaeda pose a serious threat to world security as they attempt to obtain atomic weapons material, Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, declared on the eve of a global summit in Washington to prevent a nuclear terror attack.
The Times interview mentioned former CIA analyst Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, who warned:
Bin Laden's avowed intention to go nuclear has kept the West's intelligence services busy for years.

"Since the mid-1990s, al-Qaeda's WMD procurement efforts have been managed at the most senior levels, under rules of strict compartmentalisation from lower levels of the organisation, and with central control over possible targets and the timing of prospective attacks," Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, a former senior CIA officer, wrote in Foreign Policy magazine in January.

He said Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda's Egyptian deputy chief, "personally shepherded the group's ultimately unsuccessful efforts to set off an anthrax attack in the US".
Apart from the letters, which were almost certainly done by Dr. Ivins, he's saying there was another attempt. Interesting. Again, this makes sense based on what we know occurred around 9/11 apart from the letters and explains why Cheney went to secure locations and carried around a bio hazard suit. Of course they called him a paranoid nut--but coming from the anointed reset administration we must now take them seriously.

That is, unless they are just trying to use this fear to get the right onboard with some kind of plan to neuter our deterrence capabilities on the world stage. This group is hard to read.

But it's doubtful this is all political spin--the threat has been real since before the Bush crew entered the White House. Perhaps Obama's recent hit order on our friend in Yemen Anwar Aulaqi makes more sense considering what the 9/11 Commission said about him:
33. On Anwar Aulaqi, see Wade A. interview (Oct. 16, 2003).The FBI investigated Aulaqi in 1999 and 2000 after learning that he may have been contacted by a possible procurement agent for Bin Ladin.
And just who did the commission identify as 'procurement agents for WMD'? These guys--both of whom were in the Sudan after 9/11. Both of whom were interviewed but not picked up. One of whom was last seen heading back to Iraq, who carries the same surname as the former head of Saddam's Revolutionary Command Council, who himself is number one on Iraq's new most wanted list and has been seen recently meeting with individuals in Yemen.

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