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WAR: IAEA: al Qaeda Sought Nuclear Weapon

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posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 01:58 PM
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Mohamed El Baradei, the head of the International Atomic Enegy Agency, told Norweigan television that al Qaeda and other extremist groups sought to obtain a nuclear weapon. El Baradei cited evidence found in Afghanistan after the U.S.-led invasion as proof that the groups were trying to obtain one. He went further to claim that we are "in a race against time" to prevent a nuclear weapon to stop the spread of such weapons.
 



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OSLO (Reuters) - The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said in an interview that al Qaeda and other extremist groups had sought to obtain a nuclear weapon, Norwegian television reported on Saturday.

"They were actively looking into acquiring a nuclear weapon and other weapons of mass destruction," Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said in an interview in Vienna with Norway's commercial TV 2 channel.

TV 2 said that ElBaradei's remarks referred to the al Qaeda network, blamed for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, and other extremist groups.


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Groups such as al Qaeda dream of gaining a nuclear weapon to use against the U.S. and other Western nations. We need to do everything we can to stop them from getting one, since they would not hesitate to use one.




posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 02:12 PM
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To use, or to bargain with? It may be a case of "monkey see, monkey do," as nations gain nuclear threat status to bring power to the table and the "terrorist groups" want the same amount of power without all the trouble of building a nation or running for office.

Or, maybe they aren't content to mess around on the guitar and play games on their XBox like the rest of us and they just want to blow up as much stuff as they can in the name of God. Who would we retaliate against if a "terrorist" bombed a U.S. city?

Zip



posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 02:14 PM
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yea, if one of those went off it might start the NWO off.



posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 05:37 PM
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i don't see terrorists using a nuclear weapon as a bargaining chip -- if they have one, they'll use it.



posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 08:53 PM
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Old news or recycled news. I've seen this before last year.



posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 08:59 PM
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I think everyone's known or thought that al Qaeda was after nuclear weapons for a long time, but the El Baradei statement is new.



posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 09:01 PM
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Hollywood portrays every militant terrorist group as having access to nuclear warheads and all associated nasties. It takes an Arnold Schwarzenneger or Bruce Willis to save the day and prevent nuclear holocaust with seconds to spare. And heroes are born, and they get elected to state gubernatorial roles on the flimsiest of platforms.

We must assume therefore that nuclear weapons are easy to come by. What the hell is wrong with Al Qaeda, that it's not up with the play? Maybe OBL just isn't the big bad bogey man he is painted up to be.

When in doubt, ask Arnie what to do.




posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 09:36 PM
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Al qaida can't 'bargin' with a nuke. They didn't bargin with those jetliners. THey didn't bargin with the African Embassies or the Cole.

What would they do, announce their terms thru audio cassettes? It wouldn't even work if they wanted to use it.

A nuke going off in a Western City would go a long way to convincing some people to abandon the middle east.

The Terror Wars are certainly still raging.



posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 02:21 AM
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even better bury the nuke at yellowstone and jumpstart the supervolcano hahaha



posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 05:39 AM
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Originally posted by jacquescas
even better bury the nuke at yellowstone and jumpstart the supervolcano hahaha


good idea, not only they will kill the US but the whole world, even the middle east will be snowing.



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