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TA-THREATS: UN's IAEA Issues World Wide Alert on Possible Terrorist Nuclear Attack

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posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 11:55 PM
The IAEA has issued a world wide high security alert warning of a possible terrorist nuclear attack. Of particular concern is South Africa as either a target or a launching point for the terrorists.

IAEA World Alert

The alert comes less than a month after an al-Qaeda terrorist cell was uncovered in Jordan hours before its members were to detonate a biochemical explosive outside that country's military intelligence headquarters.

On the same day another al-Qaeda cell was smashed in the UK where police and anti-terrorism authorities, according to national Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi, found "boxes and boxes" of fraudulent South African identity documents and passports.

The arrests of the terrorist suspects came three days after four Jordanian nationals were captured in South Africa a week before the elections in April.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Maybe we're under the Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times", with everything that is going on these are most certainly interesting times to say the least. Was someone playing with the grid the other day when San Onofre shut down? Could this be a possible reason for all of the Naval forces to be out at sea, looking for a ship?

[edit on 6/18/2004 by Duke_Nukem]

[edit on 6-18-2004 by Valhall]

posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 01:41 PM

Originally posted by Duke_Nukem

[...]Could this be a possible reason for all of the Naval forces to be out at sea, looking for a ship?

[edit on 6/18/2004 by Duke_Nukem]

Hmm, funny you should mention this - my thoughts exactly ....

posted on Jun, 19 2004 @ 01:10 AM
When I read an article like this, I realize it is only a matter of time before I see a nuclear explosion. When I hear of a missing tanker truck, stolen fertalizer, and misplaced fuel rods for a nuclear reactor and the list goes on, Gives me the Gut feeling something is in the making. I just hope that the "Laxed security" of America wakes up! We are in a time where the enemy don't need a fleet of ships or an airforce of bombers to make war. Just a few bucks a good plan and a couple JO's willing to die for a holy cause. We wittnessed this on 9/11 as the world watched the WTC collapes and a direct hit on the Pentagon. Realize people the enemy is already here! They are all over the world and they keep coming like rats. It's time to set some Rat traps and take out the trash before we see terrorism take on a new face.

posted on Jun, 19 2004 @ 09:44 PM

I would have said nearly the exact same thing! Do i know you or something??

posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 01:14 AM
I once dismissed nuclear terrorism as highly unlikely. I guess I was either naive or trying to hide my own fears. Now, I agree. It is just a matter of time.
As a child I remember the infamous "duck and cover" routine. At 52, I know that "duck and cover" isn't going to help any of us one iota.
I was once so sure that we were going to have a better world after the fall of the Soviet Union. How naive could I have been? Rambling here..I know..this subject just touches a chord with me and brings back old fears that I realize are highly probable to be "new fears" as well.

posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 01:54 PM
actually the duck and cover may actually work. The terrorist nuclear weapons wouldn't be the enormous thermonuclear ones that the US and USSR had.

It may be strange to say this, but their blast might be smaller than you think, and if you llive in a suburban community like 95% of USA, you will be very likely to survive the initial blast.
If you're more than a mile from ground zero, you have a good chance of surviving a 1-10 kt explosion. Given suburban population densities, this size bomb would not kill as many people as in Hiroshima and Nagasaki---those Japanese cities were very densely populated, and had wood and rice paper homes. Maybe 5,000-10000?

Problem is that fallout now becomes a major issue, and it does kill.

The issue is, "then what?" You need to learn about wind patterns and fallout procedures.

I would say that as soon as the blast subsides, you get as much food and water into your car, many trash bags, many change of clothes, and bug the hell out. Keep all the windows closed and set to NO outside air. Avoiding debris and finding clear roads will be a problem. If you need to, drive on the other side of the highway if it is obvoius everybody will be going the same direction: away. Use headlights and hope you don't crash.

As soon as it's safe, you need to change all your clothes. THROW THE OLD ONES AWAY.
And if you can, rinse off your car. Then drive.

The real issue after nuclear terrorism is what happens to the economy? Will you still have a job? Will you be able to afford to eat? One A-bomb the US would survive OK. But what if they set off 25? Where would the Dow be after that? Who exactly is going to be going into work? Who is going to get paid? The ATMs aren't going to work, and the Fed would probably freeze all bank deposits.


posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 04:12 PM
I doubt we'll see a nuclear attack for several years if ever, so in my opinion theres nothing to worry about.

posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 08:29 PM

Originally posted by HOVA

I would have said nearly the exact same thing! Do i know you or something??

Heh, I was going to say the exact same thing too.

Unfortunately, it'll probably take at least one more attack on the U.S. of the scale of 9/11/2001 (or worse
) before the beaurocrats realize that 9/11/2001 wasn't an abberation, it was a starting point.

May God bless the free world and provide for its survival...


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