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Chances of WMD attack in big city greater!!!!

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posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 01:28 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chances of a terror attack on a major city somewhere in the world using weapons of mass destruction are better than even, according to a task force mandated by the U.S. Congress, The Washington Post reported in its Tuesday edition.

A draft study by the panel warns of growing threats from rogue states, nuclear smuggling rings and the spread of atomic information in the developing world, the newspaper reported.

The panel, the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, singled out Pakistan as a grave concern because of its network of terror groups, history of instability and nuclear capabilities, according to the report.

"In our judgment, America's margin of safety is shrinking, not growing," the newspaper quoted from the draft report.

The panel said it is more likely that a terror attack, which could also include biological weapons, will take place by the end of 2013, according to the report.

Former Sen. Bob Graham, a Florida Democrat, chaired the commission with former Rep. James Talent, a Missouri Republican, as the vice chairman.

The commission recommended the overhaul of international nonproliferation treaties, including more robust inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the report said.

The panel also urged President-elect Barack Obama to take a tough line with Iran and North Korea.

(Reporting by John Poirier)

posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 01:40 PM
And this is suppost to be suprising how?

posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 01:58 PM
Has nothing to do with being surprising. The fact when you look at the current events and what the media spill out, then one re-starts to realize and thinks ahead of the situation. For some of us its not surprising. Its a puzzle that when all pieces are put together then you are aware of the situation and the real culprits of the problem. Everything ties in with everything. It is no coincidence that articles are put out on certain media outlets and then the rest will grab on and roll with what the other said. Then the sad part of all this is that people watch these media outlets and want to believe and glorify the news, thus creating a fear and defensive avatar to each individual. We are probably in the bottom percent of people that can get the real news and see the surface and skin deep reality to the events.

posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 02:05 PM
We cold get all the governments of the world to work together and wipe out large numbers of the population -that would then beat the terrorists at their own game... You know make any attack look small and amateur.

posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 02:07 PM
The assumption that a "terrorist" attack (wether real or drempt up) would happen in the next 4 to 5 years in a populated area is not something that is remotely unusual.

You are correct pon the manner of certain people being able to put the peices together. Luckily they have ATS for those like us.


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