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These posts will reflect my personal opinions, and views, of the world in which we live from, of course, the viewpoint of a conservative "Southern American".
Friday, April 01, 2011
Is America Under Nuclear Threat From Within?
Is America Under Nuclear Threat From Within?
Al Qaeda’s Nuclear Bombs in America? A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
"The threats came in the mail and to date, there have been 25 letters that warn of nuclear bombs destroying America.
People who got them called the FBI and CBS 2's Kristyn Hartman learned, the Bureau’s Chicago office is leading the investigation." (Read the rest of the story here at the (SOURCE).)
Above is the lead paragraph of a story, which appears on the website of CBS Chicago at: (SOURCE)
At the time this story was published 25 letters had been received.
The article goes on to explain that the writer of at least one of the letters claims there are a total of 160 nuclear bombs, which were smuggled into the USA and these bombs have already been planted in schools, stadiums, churches, stores, financial institutions -- and government buildings. According to the recipient of one of the letters, the writer claims to be Bin Laden, himself, and he declares that, yes, this IS a suicide mission.
The FBI is on the case and, as usual, are saying very little publicly about it. But, the letters apparently turned up in other states as well. Among them, Oregon, California, Texas and Florida also got the letter, which has a Chicago postmark.
So... what if it is true? Or what if it is the work of terrorists just being terrorists? See -- the work of a terrorist is to create terror or to spread terror.
Or -- what if it is just a hoax ... a cruel "April Fool's Day" jokWell, this is the kind of hoax that could land the perpetrator in jail for oh, say, two-hundred and fifty years. (Up to ten years in jail for each letter)
Now, maybe it is just me, but it seems clear that IF this is a hoax, the moment those letters were dropped in the mail box, the hoax became an act of terrorism, domestic, or whatever... but terrorism, nevertheless.
The FBI declares it will apprehend the "perp", and they probably will, but so far as we have been able to determine -- the feds have not said whether the writer of those missives will be charged as a terrorist, or not.
Americans have become complacent, again, here within what we have always felt was our sanctuary, our fortress, or "safe-room" of a country. 9-11 only shook us awake for a moment and soon we slipped right back into our "it can't happen here" national pipe dream existence. 9-11 forever proved that IT CAN HAPPEN HERE and probably will happen here -- AGAIN. The problem here is: We can't satisfy ourselves that this is JUST a hoax and let it go. America IS vulnerable. At some level, we all know that.
Our doors are standing open just inviting someone to enter and create mischief.
Our borders are nearly wide open. As long as the majority of our government is comprised of those who naively believe in an open society, a world without borders, the southern and northern borders of America will remain open to illegal immigration, of any kind, including entry by those intending to do as much harm to American citizens as they possibly can.
THAT is why this kind of story can gain so much traction so quickly. Americans know we are vulnerable and we also know we cannot depend upon our government to protect us any longer.
Firearms are flying off the shelves as worried Americans have their own epiphany concerning the ability of the government to protect us from, well, whatever. Concealed weapons carry laws are passing in states all over the country.
We are worried about our safety -- and with good reason. We have been at war for ten or more years now, and we have now managed to stumble into a third front in that war and our military resources are stretched thin.
We have a President who is certainly no warrior, hasn't even a warrior cell in his body -- and a national legislature that hasn't been able to bring itself to officially declare war on any country we have fought since the second world war. This sort of conduct only serves to lend credibility to the feeling of insecurity Americans feel today.
When our own government will not use the term "War on Terror" you just have to know they are not serious.
Our enemies are serious, though.
Look. We ALL KNOW this is a war between opposing religions. But Americans won't say it in public. Our Islamic enemies know it is a war about religion. Their stated goal is to wipe out the infidels, the unbelievers in Islam, and set up a world-wide caliphate -- a world-wide Islamic government. That, dear readers, is a war about religion.
We are fighting religious fanaticism. Only religious fanatics would even threaten to plant bombs in schools -- and -- actually kill themselves as suicide bombers.
Are there nuclear bombs planted in America? I haven't a clue! If you read the story you know as much as I do. Hopefully, the FBI will get to the bottom of it quickly.
In the meantime, we can rest assured that another attack on our homeland IS coming. The questions are when -- and where?