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The New York Times reported that before the Sept. 11 attacks, the United States had intercepted an al-Qaeda message that bin Laden was planning a "Hiroshima" against America. In a later taped message, released before the U.S. attack on Afghanistan, bin Laden said, "When people at the ends of the Earth, Japan, were killed by their hundreds of thousands, young and old, it was not considered a war crime; it is something that has justification."
Anger in Muslim countries at the United States has never been higher. The desire for an atomic weapon to seek vengeance -- utterly immoral, foolish and suicidal though it be -- is becoming ever more popular.
Some nuclear weapons experts say privately that it is not a question of if but when the attack will happen.
Countries like Iran who are aggressively moving towards have a functional warhead should be a concern.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
They have to do a lot of things to build a dirty bomb and bring it in the US and we are trying to prevent them form doing that.
The threat of nuclear terrorism has always been there, I sincerely hope that it never happens, as I dont know how the victim would retalliate.
Originally posted by xmotex
I've said this before, but if terrorists get a nuke, I expect it to come from Pakistan, not Iran.
A conventional bomb in a chemical plant loccated near a population center would probably cause a lot more deaths than a "dirty bomb."
[edit on 7/15/05 by xmotex]