February 2004: RETURN OF THE NUCLEAR THREAT
Fear of a nuclear attack on American soil is back ÌÎ_Ì´å and with good reason -- as WND documents conclusively in its newest issue of Whistleblower magazine, titled "RETURN OF THE NUCLEAR THREAT."
The signs are everywhere:
- Congressional hearings on "dirty bombs" and "suitcase nukes."
- Reports of stolen "radioactive warheads" and Osama bin Laden purchasing Soviet-era nuclear weapons on the black market.
- Recent deployments of "Nuclear Incident Response Teams" to scour Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C. and other cities for nuclear terror weapons.
- The Department of Homeland Security's distribution of radiation detectors to police in Chicago, Detroit, Houston, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle -- as well as to Bureau of Customs and Border Protection agents nationwide -- to screen for terrorist activity, whether a dirty bomb, suitcase nuke, or other source of radiation.
- Vice President Dick Cheney's chilling assessment that nuclear terror is "the major threat" facing America: Calling a WMD attack on the U.S. "one of the most important problems we face today," Cheney added: "To contemplate the possibility of them unleashing that kind of capability -- of that kind of weapon, if you will, in the midst of one of our cities -- that's a scary proposition."
And that's just the terror threat. Across the oceans loom other gorgon's-heads of the nuclear monster ÌÎ_Ì´å perhaps even more threatening.
Where once the nuclear club was very elite ÌÎ_Ì´å comprising the U.S., U.S.S.R., China, France and just a few others ÌÎ_Ì´å today, laments International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei, the number of nations now believed by the IAEA to be able to create nuclear weapons "is estimated at 35 or 40."
And among the furthest along, unfortunately, are the world's most notorious terror-sponsor and pariah states -- Iran, North Korea, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan among them. All of this far-flung reality comes crashing home with stunning precision in "RETURN OF THE NUCLEAR THREAT."
"There is an air of unreality in many people's minds when it comes to nuclear weapons," said WND and Whistleblower Editor Joseph Farah. "After all, a nuclear weapon hasn't been deployed in war since WWII, when the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Add to that the failure so far of coalition forces to find any nuclear weapons in Iraq. Such factors, combined with the inherent difficulty in facing up to a subject so horrific, and you can understand people's tendency to bury their heads with respect to the looming nuclear threat of 2004."
This special Whistleblower edition is more than a wake-up call. It's a crash course in the current, growing ÌÎ_Ì´å and very real ÌÎ_Ì´å nuclear threat facing America.
"This issue of Whistleblower will provide a strong dose of reality by presenting the known facts about the nuclear genie, and about the furious quest for the ultimate weapon of mass destruction by the world's madmen," said Farah.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Even though the last edition of Whistleblower, titled "KILLER CULTURE," is dated "December 2003," this issue, "RETURN OF THE NUCLEAR THREAT," is dated "February 2004." There is no issue dated "January 2004." The purpose of this change in how we date our issues is simply to ensure Whistleblower's timely delivery. All subscribers will, of course, still receive 12 issues of Whistleblower.
- "The major threat," by Joseph Farah, who clearly lays out an overview of the threats Americans face in 2004.
- "The terror ahead" ÌÎ_Ì´å an authoritative, in-depth and spine-straightening look at the world's nuclear scene, aptly subtitled "A nuclear attack? Be very afraid" -- by Gabriel Schoenfeld.
- "35 or 40' countries can make nuclear arms," in which the U.N.'s chief nuclear inspector Mohamed ElBaradei confides that the situation is way out of control.
- "Nukes in the Mideast" by Joseph Farah, where the Middle East expert shows why, despite recent apparent concessions by Libya, Iran and others, the nuclear threat is greater than ever.
- "The Libya ruse," an eye-opening page-turner in which Joseph Farah unmasks the developing campaign to pressure Israel to give up nuclear weapons.
- "Nuclear weapons production in Iran," Kenneth R. Timmerman's mind-boggling look at how the Iranians have bamboozled international arms inspectors for the past 18 years while building up stunning nuclear capability.
- "Nuclear terrorism ÌÎ_Ì´å how real?" David Kupelian's in-depth primer on "suitcase nukes," "dirty bombs" and other terror tools, the real prospects of their use on U.S. soil, and what can and must be done to defend America.
- "Dozens of 'dirty-bomb' warheads missing," documenting the recent discovery that dozens of Cold-War-era radioactive Soviet warheads have been lost, stolen or purchased.
- "Does al-Qaida have 20 suitcase nukes?" in which an FBI terror consultant confirms our worst fears, claiming Osama bin Laden purchased the weapons ÌÎ_Ì´å each with an explosive potential equivalent to the Hiroshima A-bomb -- from ex-KGB agents for $30 million.
"In a few short years," warns Farah, "today's terror-sponsoring nations may not need to send terrorists with backpack nukes to wreak devastation on the West because they will be capable of hitting New York or Los Angeles with warheads mounted on ICBMs.
"The Cold War is long over. It's a new world with new enemies for America ÌÎ_Ì´å and they have, or are soon going to have, nuclear weapons. If we're going to defend America, we need to start by facing up to the return of the nuclear threat."
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