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Another nuke exercise -- your next 9/11?
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Jan 23, 2006, 22:05
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Catch this! Some fresh-brewed Homeland Insecurity published today on WorldNetDaily. The Department of Defense (DOD) has scheduled its second major,
three-day exercise to combat nuclear terrorism, this time in the Charleston, South Caroline area. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t know
Charleston had a nuclear terror problem, shades of Sept. 11, 2001, the day on which some six drills were going, enough to distract anybody from doing
anything when the drills went real.
But Charlestown is not a strategic town. It’s a vacation spot, nice beaches, good fishing, boat rides, excellent restaurants, southern cooking, and
nice people, you say. So, kick back your heels and watch the thermal bomb go off like a Charleston sunset. No, no, no! But then why is the DOD goal
coping with the catastrophic results of a terrorist nuclear attack here? Ah, you say, Charleston is a major US port city. And therefore the roast pig,
bad term, test sight for nuclear holocaust by the sea.
But the exercise and the military’s Joint Task Force-Civil Support will be hosted (excuse me again) . . . headquartered at Fort Monroe, Virginia.
And the three-day drill (which could go real, n'est-ce pas?) is for commanders and representatives of other federal agencies that would be involved
in (catch this) the consequences of a 10-megaton nuclear blast, enough to decimate an American city. Let me fill you in on some of the particulars of
such a blast, and remind you that what imploded over and destroyed Hiroshima was a 15 kiloton "Little Boy" bomb. Three days later at 11:02 AM, the
22 kiloton "Fat Man" was dropped over Nagasaki, wiping it out as well.
A 10-megaton bomb will crisp wood frame houses, common in this area, for a distance of more than a mile from ground zero and produce medium rare
damage for a mile and a half. The damage radius increases with the power of the bomb, about in proportion to its cube root. When imploded at the ideal
height, a 10-megaton bomb, 1,000 times as powerful as a 10-kiloton weapon, increases the distanced by 10, that is, out 11 miles for severe damage and
15 miles for moderate damage of a frame house.
Are you grokking this, strangers in a strange land? We’ve passed the science fiction stage. And now, folks are playing reality games with the
concept in a military fort near a major American seaport city. Let me also tell you, the fireball for a 10-megaton explosion will have a diameter of
about 4.8 miles across. A flash of thermal radiation is given off from the fireballs and spreads out over a large area, and with steady intensity.
The amount of surging thermal energy, penetrating radiation, climactic effects, and clean H-bombs effects, well, just click here to download details.
They ain’t pretty. But then, neither were 9/11’s, remaining ugly as hell nearly five years later.
In fact, the real danger here is that an administration in danger of extinction itself for its wars, its financial bungling, its corruption, its
catastrophic Katrina, its trillions in tax cuts for the rich and subsequent debt, its utterly inhumane cuts to social services, in short, its horrible
five years . . . the real threat is that this administration will use this go-real nuclear holocaust to blame on Al Qaeda, and get itself off the hook
and hanging platform, and elevate national terror into a national state of emergency, eliminating all democracy, with a call for martial law, under
Der Bush & Company.
Think I’m kidding. Officials from the Department of Homeland Security, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA, remember them from
New Orleans?) and senior Coast Guard brass will be on hand. The WorldNetDaily article claims that no part of the exercise will take place there,
though the target of attack is Charleston. Maj. Gen. Bruce Davis, the task force’s commander, will oversee the exercise from Fort Monroe. What a
blast (I hope not).
The Joint Task Force-Civil Support -- part of US Northern Command, which oversees the Defense Department’s domestic military activity -- is a
standing joint task force composed of active, reserve and National Guard members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, as well as
civilian personnel. Well, party on down. Just don’t you dare blow up Charleston.
Last summer, the article also tells us, a similar exercise, “Sudden Respond ‘05” was led by Virginia’s Fort Monroe-based Joint Task
Force-Civil Support. It too, duh, was designed to simulate a nuclear terrorist attack that the highest US officials, including President Bush (one of
the lowest), have said is the No. 1 threat facing the nation, and they if anyone, will make happen.
The drill, we’re told, is strikingly similar to a scenario detailed by Graham Allison, former Pentagon assistant secretary for plans and policy and
current Harvard professor, in his book, “Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe.” It’s only preventable 'til it turns real,
just like 9/11, bunky. And you don’t need to be a Harvard professor to know that, dumb ass idiot.
Nevertheless, Allison wrote, “A month after the Sept.11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Central Intelligence Agency presented Bush with a report that
al-Qaida had smuggled a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb into New York City."
The president, according to the book, dispatched Nuclear Emergency Support Teams of scientists and engineers to New York to search for the weapon,
which was never found. Never found, imagine that. And imagine that I live in New York and never heard a frigging word about that. And maybe some
“terrorist” from al-Qaida, shorthand for CIA, took it and put it under the White House, because it has done an amazing job of decimating the
agency, and laying blame for 9/11 at its feet.
Allison, sport that he is, described the devastation that a 10-kilaton nuclear bomb would bring to Manhattan if it were detonated in the middle of
“historic Times Square.” Some 1 million people would die almost immediately. Is everybody staining their trousers? I hope so. But ho, there’s
more from Allison. Catch these hot chestnuts.
“The resulting fireball and blast wave would destroy instantaneously the theater district (and all those homos in it), the New York Times building
(and all those gray stories), Grand Central Terminal (and all those gray commuters), and every other structure within a third of a mile to the point
of detonation.” And that’s not all he wrote. “The ensuing firestorm would engulf Rockefeller Center (melt the ice ring in a couple of seconds),
Carnegie Hall, Empire State Building, and Madison Square Garden, leaving the Knicks and Rangers homeless (sorry), not to mention a landscape echoing
the World Trade Center, the sons of bitches . . .
“From the United Nations headquarters on the East River and the Lincoln Tunnel under the Hudson River, to the Metropolitan Museum in the eighties
and the Flatiron Building in the twenties, structures would remind one of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building following the Oklahoma City
Bombing,” another black ops by our government friends, with a bomb placed on the east, a bomb in the center (which went off and rocked the building
down) and a bomb placed on the west side of the building -- the east/west bombs for early and second responders, which were taken away and
decommissioned. You don’t think it was that dumb-ass ammonium nitrate and fuel oil bomb in the Ryder truck that did anything but break the glass
windows, do you? A team of men were working in the garage the week before the explosion, rewiring things, men in uniforms that read Government Agency
The monsters would like to strike again, folks, so take this very, very seriously. And take this WND article and substitute George Bush for Osama bin
Laden and CIA for al-Qaida, who have planned to use nuclear weapons in a terrorist attack on the US. The plan is dubbed “American Hiroshima.” In
fact, as first reported in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin, captured al Qaeda (CIA) operatives and documents suggest the weapons have already been
smuggled in the country.
For continuing and complete coverage of “American Hiroshima” plans, subscribe to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bullet, the premium, online, intelligence
newsletter published (not) by the founder of WND.
Citizens of Charleston and America, get your butts out there from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, to protest, intercept, act up, criticize, analyze, neutralize
that Fort Monroe, Virginia, drill. Your lives and the lives of thousands, hundreds of thousands of others depend upon it. Do it now. And thank the tip
slipped to me about this draconian drill. Wherever you are, you know who you are and I salute you.
Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer, resident of New York who does not ever want to see 911 or anything like it happen again. Reach him at