AMERICA’S WAR ON TERROR – Part III: Bin Laden May Have Small Nuclear Bombs
US Vice President Dick Cheney told the American people that Al Qaida has been training terrorists to use chemical and biological weapons. He said this after the FBI denied finding links between the anthrax cases in the United States and terror.
Whatever they are told, most Americans now believe their country is in the grip of a bio-terror attack, perpetrated by the same groups that struck the WorldTradeCenter and the Pentagon on September 11.
Cheney referred to the manuals found for training people in the deployment of deadly substances. On October 6, debkafile reported: “Any bioterrorists would have received their training in the dissemination of dangerous materials directly from Iraqi military intelligence experts. Iraq is the only country known to be actively developing such substances of mass murder.”
America’s news media believe they are being singled out of for targeting, since the three Florida victims worked for the same supermarket tabloid, the infected envelope reaching New York was addressed to NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw and a third suspect envelope was sent to a Microsoft office in Reno, Nevada.
This is very possible, for Bin Laden and his fundamentalists regard the US media as the foremost propagators of the American way of life and a pillar of democratic US government. While possessing the computer technology for disrupting publication and broadcasts, Al Qaeda evidently rates biological warfare far more effective as a weapon of fear against American society.
Al Qaeda may also have crude chemical weapons, according to a senior US defense official, but it lacks the hi-tech means to deliver them. The substances he named are chlorine and phosgene poison gases, both World War I weapons, but he did not believe they had any more complex chemical weapons, such as sarin nerve gas. He also asserted that they would have to use primitive but “innovative” methods to attack people with them, such as crop dusters and hand sprayers.
The question of whether Bin Laden has a nuclear capability still remains to be officially addressed. According to the information disclosed in the latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly, it is very possible that he has.
In a special investigation,DEBKA-Net-Weekly learned from well-placed intelligence sources that the millionaire terror master did procure a supply of uranium-235 six months before his Al Qaeda suicides carried out their September 11 strikes in America. The uranium was delivered following an extraordinary deal between the most wanted terrorist in the world and one of the world’s most dangerous mobsters, a shadowy Ukrainian-born Jew called Semion Mogilevich, who rules over an arms-trafficking, money-laundering, drug-running, prostitution and graft empire.
Sources who spoke to DEBKA-Net-Weekly on condition of anonymity report that for a princely sum estimated at US$40 – 75 million, Bin Laden bought between 12 and 15 kilos of uranium-235, all of which came from Russia or some Central Asian Muslim republic.
If this is true, the master terrorist has enough fissionable material to build between 3 and 5 nuclear devices.