posted on Jul, 17 2004 @ 04:19 PM
A point to consider is the possibility that the cruise ship attack described here may only be part of a larger attack.
Al Qaeda has been relatively quiet for a while. As with kids playing in the upstairs room, the time to worry about them is when they stop
making noise. I suspect that AQ's next U.S. attack will be massive, or at least planned to be.
While simultaneous attacks are their calling card, this would be their biggest attack to date, probably spread over half a dozen (or more) U.S. cities
and facilities, and calculated to bring the nation to a standstill for as long as possible. It will be their announcement to the world that they are
still in business, and still in control of the terms of battle.
While I suppose it may be possible that such attacks might include nukes or dirty bombs, I think it's more likely that they will feature classic
explosives (a la suicide and car bombs), but with the addition of chemical and/or biological agents to cause chaos in the aftermath. Al Qaeda knows
that we have extensive radiological detection systems in place now, ready to catch attempts to smuggle or deploy radioactive agents. Their nature
makes them relatively easy to detect. But nukes are by no means necessary to their plans.
Consider the effect if a large fiery explosion occurred during rush hour at Grand Central Station in New York, causing heavy damage and starting
several large fires (due to incendiary devices). Then, as emergency responders arrive, VX nerve gas is released, throwing firefighting and rescue
efforts into chaos.
The nation is riveted to news outlets as coverage proceeds 24x7. America and the world now know without doubt that Al Qaeda has weapons of mass
destruction and has used them. New York-based stock markets close, and other markets brace for impact.
A few days later, in an already tense atmosphere of histrionic news coverage, it is discovered that people who passed through GCS before the
attack were infected with smallpox, with isolated deaths already being reported in a wide area, and, with such wide initial dispersion of the
highly-contagious disease already accomplished, exponential growth of smallpox cases anticipated.
In five other major U.S. cities throughout the country: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland, similar events have taken place
(Washington, D.C. being conspicuously absent from the list). In addition to smallpox, anthrax, hemorrhagic fever and influenza cases are also being
reported in and around all six cities, suggesting the possibility of a biological "cocktail weapon".
That would be bad.
It is also the kind of thinking we can expect from AQ and its affiliates. They are not just terrorists, because terrorists use terror to effect
political change. They are true militants: they want to destroy the United States and its allies, and have said so in as many words. Political change
is not enough for Al Qaeda.
The trick with psychic abilities is that they don't always show you what you think you are seeing. Like dreams, interpreting them is the most
difficult (but also most important) aspect of understanding them.
The good news is that repeated psychic warnings can, with each occurrence, potentially reveal more about what is coming. Theories about the nature and
mechanics of psychic abilities abound, and tend to disagree.
Perhaps we can learn more about them in this exercise.