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Old 12-02-2008, 10:22 AM   #1
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WASHINGTON — The United States can expect a terrorist attack using nuclear or more likely biological weapons before 2013, reports a bipartisan commission in a study being briefed Tuesday to Vice President-elect Joe Biden. It suggests the Obama administration bolster efforts to counter and prepare for germ warfare by terrorists.
"Our margin of safety is shrinking, not growing," states the report, obtained by The Associated Press. It is scheduled to be publicly released Wednesday.
The commission is also encouraging the new White House to appoint one official on the National Security Council to exclusively coordinate U.S. intelligence and foreign policy on combating the spread of nuclear and biological weapons.
The report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism, led by former Sens. Bob Graham of Florida and Jim Talent of Missouri, acknowledges that terrorist groups still lack the needed scientific and technical ability to make weapons out of pathogens or nuclear bombs. But it warns that gap can be easily overcome, if terrorists find scientists willing to share or sell their know-how.
"The United States should be less concerned that terrorists will become biologists and far more concerned that biologists will become terrorists," the report states.
The commission believes biological weapons are more likely to be obtained and used before nuclear or radioactive weapons because nuclear facilities are more carefully guarded. Civilian laboratories with potentially dangerous pathogens abound, however, and could easily be compromised.
"The biological threat is greater than the nuclear; the acquisition of deadly pathogens, and their weaponization and dissemination in aerosol form, would entail fewer technical hurdles than the theft or production of weapons-grade uranium or plutonium and its assembly into an improvised nuclear device," states the report.
It notes that the U.S. government's counterproliferation activities have been geared toward preventing nuclear terrorism. The commission recommends the prevention of biological terrorism be made a higher priority.Study chairman Graham said anthrax remains the most likely biological weapon. However, he told the AP that contagious diseases _ like the flu strain that killed 40 million at the beginning of the 20th century _ are looming threats. That virus has been recreated in scientific labs, and there remains no inoculation to protect against it if is stolen and released.
Graham said the threat of a terrorist attack using nuclear or biological weapons is growing "not because we have not done positive things but because adversaries are moving at an even faster pace to increase their access" to those materials.
He noted last week's rampage by a small group of gunmen in Mumbai.
"If those people had had access to a biological or nuclear weapon they would have multiplied by orders of magnitude the deaths they could have inflicted," he said.
Al-Qaida remains the only terrorist group judged to be actively intent on conducting a nuclear attack against the United States, the report notes. It is not yet capable of building such a weapon and has yet to obtain one. But that could change if a nuclear weapons engineer or scientist were recruited to al-Qaida's cause, the report warns.
The report says the potential nexus of terrorism, nuclear and biological weapons is especially acute in Pakistan.
"Were one to map terrorism and weapons of mass destruction today, all roads would intersect in Pakistan," the report states.
In fact, commission members were forced to cancel their trip to Pakistan this fall. The Islamabad Marriott Hotel that commission members were to stay in was blown up by terrorist bombs just hours before they were to check in.
"We think time is not our ally. The (United States) needs to move with a sense of urgency," Graham said.

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im just curious where it will take place. 2012 here we come

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have been using this scenario in State Disaster drills for the last four years. Our local disaster plans include traffic control to limit egress into our area from the Northern and Southern corridors where fleeing citizens will be the host/carriers of the deadly biological toxins. The plan goes even into teams of LEO's or designated persons acting under direct authority of the Sheriff to destroy sick, aggressive or marauding animals ( we know from disasters around the world that displaced and hungry "pets" tend to return to feral pack status VERY quickly, pulling down full grown horses and cows, or even humans). We have worked for years on the assumption that radiation or biological contamination were inevitable, given the hatred of members of "the religion of Peace."

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yeah, the small town im from bought a huge rv and converted it into a mobile command unit to take care of situations like this. not sure how effective it will be though

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The world is changing, and not for the better, regardless of what that Muppet-Elect B.O. has to say.

I don't advocate the unconditional carry of any firearm, but as Chris Rock once made perfectly clear, I Understand....

We, in our house, won't be going anywhere near a mall, or large shopping center, for the pre-Christmas purchases. It will all be on line, with a couple of exceptions.

At this point, until we get hit again, and I believe that we will get hit, the collective consciousness won't be such that it will be "safe" to be large packs of "unarmed" people.

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yeah i agree. i wonder when theyl make cc legal to all who are legaly able to buy firearms, i think that would make alot of sense, do we have to get as bad as iraq, afganistan ect... before its legalized

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