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Subject: The nuke terrorist profile suggests likely candidate to be a Westerner-SURPRISE
Herc the Merc    2/7/2007 8:37:55 PM Nuclear terrorism risk seen growing By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent 1 hour, 15 minutes ago LONDON (Reuters) - Western governments must take seriously the possibility of terrorists exploding a nuclear bomb as the necessary materials and know-how become easier to acquire, security analysts argue in two new reports. ADVERTISEMENT "The threat of terrorists acquiring nuclear weapons is real ... moreover, the likelihood of terrorists acquiring such weapons is growing as more states aggressively pursue their own nuclear ambitions," the EastWest Institute said in a study. It said the first nuclear terrorist may turn out to be an American or European, reflecting a likely evolution in security threats over the next 10-15 years and a possible shift away from al Qaeda-style Islamist militancy toward eco-terrorism. In a separate report, London's influential Chatham House think-tank said it was feasible that terrorists could acquire an atomic bomb, build one themselves, create an "improvised nuclear device" or blow up a nuclear power station. Another risk was the collapse of government control over civil and military nuclear facilities and materials in countries like Pakistan or North Korea. The design, materials and engineering for a bomb "have all become commodities, more or less available to those determined enough to acquire them," said Paul Cornish, head of the international security program at Chatham House. He said the science and engineering challenges were very difficult but not insurmountable. IMPROVISED BOMB Rather than aiming to build a military-grade atomic weapon, terrorists might settle for a cruder improvised device that would require more uranium but a lesser degree of enrichment, thereby reducing one of the key technical barriers. "The device might then 'fizzle' rather than detonate its entire mass instantly and efficiently. But if the resulting explosion were to be equivalent to just one or a few kilotons of TNT rather than tens of kilotons, terrorists could still find this option attractive," Cornish wrote. Greg Austin, a Brussels-based analyst for the institute, said the episode showed that secular Europeans were not averse to using nuclear substances as weapons. "We need to deal with the prospect that the first nuclear terrorist is in fact more likely to be American or European," he said.
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shock & awe    A Matter of When   2/8/2007 12:09:24 AM
The only way to stop this from happening is to "DEPORT" them all. Hell.... with them all. They are like cancers, spreading slowly. I've said this before and I'll say it again "THEY ARE NOT CAPABLE OF CIVIL"
Muslims, Arabs (muslim or not) > the Western governments should get rid of them or risk getting hit by nuclear bombs. I see no other choice.
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FJV    Highly unlikely.   2/8/2007 1:00:26 PM
So you're gonna nuke let's say Amsterdam for argument's sake with a nuke that's cruder and bigger than the fat man of WW2?

That thing weighed 4545kg and was 3,25m long! The whole logistics and handling of the thing makes it very unlikely. Can you imagine 25 terrorists hauling a 3 to 4 meter nuke of 5 to 7 tons up the stairs of a tall building to enhance the effect? And even when a truck a plane or a boat is used it will still be very very difficult. There are much easier and more lucrative ways for a terrorist to do damage. I would worry about those first

Then again what should I expect so much from a man who writes that global warming is responsible for terrorism:
Such gems as: "BIN LADEN ON CLIMATE CHANGE" made me laugh.

I have a very strong suspicion that this guy is just jumping on the terrorism bandwagon to ride along and make a buck.

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shock & awe       2/9/2007 12:26:53 AM

I do hope it won't happen, but it's still possible.

Nobody expected planes crashing into buildings, except those particular groups of people.

How did you feel on that particular day?

And Who knows what they are planning now. Wake up idiot, the threat is real.


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PlatypusMaximus       2/19/2007 6:49:20 PM
Sounds perfectyly feasible to me.
Any mention of what the target maight be?
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shock & awe    PlatypusMaximus   2/19/2007 11:54:52 PM
  I would say England is the most likely target, simply because of its location. And I believe there are more KORANIAC FREAKS over there than in the U.S. The Western governments must act more efficiently to avoid celebrations from those KORANIAC FREAKS.
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PlatypusMaximus       2/23/2007 9:11:22 AM
Darn, was hoping for Mecca...Tell them that there's plenty of room for 2 suitcases, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to make a second stop.
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shock & awe    Highly Classified   2/26/2007 11:13:32 PM

Tell them that there's plenty of room for 2 suitcases,
No worries, tonight I'll dress up as a muslim women, I'll go inside a mosque to spy on them, and I'll give it my 100% effort to tell them.

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theBird       5/8/2007 5:29:57 PM
The day Islamic terrorists detonate a nuke our soil will be the day the middle east becomes the worlds first desert to be made entirely of glass.
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kensohaski       3/19/2008 8:12:18 AM
I suspect the article is correct.  It seems that western islamics have the opportunity for discontent as most of them are well fed. 
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