From: THE TRUTH
Subject: ASIA TIMES LINK TO ABOUT.COM "HOAX NUKE STORY" PAGE IS A HOAX AND PROVES ORIGIN
Organization: IT'S AS REAL AS IT GETS
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Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 19:44:00 -0500
The Asia Times
has claimed that the story about Al-Qaeda posessing nuclear weapons in
the U.S., which was posted on their website, is a hoax and that it was
borrowed from the following webpage on about.com;
The "Hoax" claim made by the Asia Times is ABSOLUTELY 100 PERCENT NOT
TRUE and here's why. When you enter the above address into the
INTERNET ARCHIVE WAYBACK MACHINE;
You get the following response;
0 pages found for
Sorry, no matches.
Keep in mind...
There is no text search. Enter a web address in the box above.
Click here to search for all pages on antivirus.about.com/
Normally when a page from a particular server is not found on the
Internet Archive Wayback Machine it usually means that the page and the
server was blocked from being archived and a message pops up saying that
the host has blocked their site from being archived using a file called
"robots.txt" as described by the WAYBACK MACHINE SITE;
How can I remove my site's pages from the Wayback Machine?
The Internet Archive is not interested in preserving or offering access
to Web sites or other Internet documents of persons who do not want
their materials in the collection. By placing a simple robots.txt file
on your Web server, you can exclude your site from being crawled as well
as exclude any historical pages from the Wayback Machine.
So I did a search for the server http://antivirus.about.com on the
Wayback machine and found the following;
Wayback Machine Link;
Searched for all pages on http://antivirus.about.com/
Results 1 - 10 of about 3278
~2 pages between Oct 13, 1999 and Oct 13, 1999
1 page from Jul 10, 2001
1 page from Aug 25, 1999
1 page from Aug 25, 1999
1 page from Aug 25, 1999
~2 pages between Aug 25, 1999 and Aug 25, 1999
1 page from Aug 25, 1999
1 page from Aug 25, 1999
1 page from Oct 21, 2001
1 page from Jan 17, 2001
Which means about.com is NOT blocked from their website. It also means
that the so-called "Hoax" page about the Al-Qaeda nuke story on
about.com is a RECENTLY CREATED webpage planted by the intelligence
agencies to help cover up the truth; that Al-Qaeda has nuclear weapons
planted in the United States and the original story is the 100 PERCENT
Here's the original story;
Apocalypse Now, or Alottanukes Soon
By Pepe Escobar
At a time when a tape handed over to the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera
television station has received widespread expose for its purported
comments by Osama bin Laden in praise of recent terror events around
the world, another al-Qaeda message released to the same station has
received little coverage.
Al-Jazeera was granted an interview with one Mohammed al-Usuquf,
allegedly al-Qaeda's number three. Al-Usuquf is said to be a doctor in
physics and to hold a masters degree in international economics. A
copy of the interview was sent to the prestigious Arab-language daily
Al Quds Al Arabi, edited in London, but it was not printed.
Asia Times Online has obtained a copy of the interview, and reproduces
excerpts here, with the caveat that the identity of the man has not
yet been confirmed, nor has his membership within al-Qaeda.
Al-Usuquf says that al-Qaeda's Kuwaiti spokesman, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith,
and bin Laden himself, suggested that he grant the interview. Bin
Laden, he says, is "alive and healthy, along with his commanders
Mohammed Atef, Khalid Shaik Mohammed and Mullah Omar".
Al-Usuquf starts by criticizing Washington's disrespect of the Kyoto
Protocol on climatic change, the International Criminal Court and the
Palestinian cause, as well as the "financial greed" engendering
speculative gains over Third World countries. He also criticizes the
manner in which America wastes wealth, like US$80 billion a year on
gambling. "They [have] lost the notion of spirituality and only live
For this reason, America must be destroyed, and al-Usuquf insists that
"aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and spy satellites will be
worthless in the next war".
Al-Qaeda, according to him, has 5,000 first rank operatives and around
20,000 all over the world. Of all the prisoners in the US, only "20 or
30" are al-Qaeda, and all of them "second-rank". Confirming Asia Times
Online information, he swears that there are no first-rank prisoners
in Guantanamo in Cuba. Al-Usuquf says, "We have more than 500
first-rank and 800 second-rank [operatives] inside the US." "First
rank" are considered ones that have lived in the US for more than 10
years, most of them married with children. "They have an idea about
the plans, and they are just waiting for a call." "Second-rank"
operatives arrived in the past five years and "have no idea about the
plans". They are all willing to die.
Al-Usuquf insists that September 11 "was just the beginning. It was a
way to call the world's attention to what's going to happen." He then
details a plan to destroy the US by "attacking the heart of what they
consider the most important thing in the world: money".
"The American economy is an economy of false appearances," says
al-Usuquf. "There's no real economic weight. American GNP is something
around $10 trillion, but only 1 percent comes from agriculture, and
only 24 percent from industry. So 75 percent of its GNP comes from
services, and most of it is financial speculation. For someone who
understands economics, and apparently America's Treasury Secretary
Paul O'Neill does not, or cannot, the US as a whole behaves like an
immense dot.com, and dollars are its stocks. The value of stocks from
a given company is directly proportional to its profitability. When a
company only provides services, but does not produce goods, the value
of its stocks depends on its credibility. What I'm saying is if US
credibility is affected, its stocks - the US dollar - will fall at
tremendous speed, and the whole American economy will collapse."
Al-Usuquf is absolutely positive, "because, in a smaller scale, this
is exactly what big financial conglomerates do with Third World
countries to collect profits in one month that no Swiss bank would
guarantee in four to five years". Al-Usuquf says that al-Qaeda could
do the same by "provoking a deficit of $50 to 70 trillion, the
equivalent to five to seven years of the GNP of the US". How? By
"destroying America's seven largest cities and some other measures".
The means? "Atomic bombs." Al-Usuquf's most startling revelation is
that the bombs "won't be launched, they are already there". "Seven
nuclear heads have already been positioned on American soil, before
September 11, and they are ready to be detonated. Before September 11,
American security was a fiasco, and even later, if we needed, we could
position the bombs there. They arrived through seaports, as normal
cargo. A nuclear head is not bigger than a fridge, so it can easily be
camouflaged as one. Thousands of containers arrive at a seaport every
day, and even with very efficient security, it's impossible to check
and examine each one of them."
Al-Usuquf says that the bombs were bought on the black market: five
from the former USSR and two from Pakistan. The five Russian heads
"are from T-3 missiles, also known as RD-107, and their power is
around 100 kilotons each, that is five times the Hiroshima bomb. The
Pakistani ones are less powerful, something around 10 kilotons each."
Each of the Russian bombs would have cost around $200 million.
Al-Qaeda was able to raise the money "because we have many sponsors.
Many countries sponsor us, and also some very rich people." And not
all of these are Arab countries. "Some European countries as well are
also interested in the fall of the US." As to the "rich people", they
are "people who are also tired of seeing the US bleeding the rest of
And Iraq's Saddam Hussein, says Al-Usuquf, is not one of these people,
"but just a collaborator, represented by Abdul Tawab Hawaish, his vice
prime minister and responsible for Iraq's arms program".
Al-Usuquf says that the bombs cannot be detected by US authorities.
"Even if they are old, they were modernized and are very well hidden.
Even if they were located, they have autodetonation mechanisms in case
something or someone gets close. Even an electromagnetic pulse is not
capable of deactivating them." The bombs allegedly cannot be detected
because "they are enveloped in thick layers of lead". They could be
detonated "by various methods - cellphone call, radio frequency,
seismic shock or by their regressive clock".
Al-Usuquf details the whole plan. "First, one head would be detonated,
which would cause the deaths of 800,000 to 1 million people and a
chaos never seen before. During this chaos, two or three planes, which
are now disassembled inside barns near empty roads in the US
countryside, would take off in suicide missions to pulverize another
two or three big American cities with chemicals. Once the disease was
identified, all seaports and airports would be quarantined. Land
borders would also be closed. No plane, boat or car would enter or
leave the US. This would be total chaos." The first target would be
the city "that would offer the best conditions, for example bright sky
and winds of eight or more miles an hour blowing towards the center of
the country, so radioactive dust can contaminate the largest possible
This attack would not knock out the US, recognizes al-Usuquf, "But the
process would be initiated. As with the World Trade Center, it would
be just a question of time for the whole economic structure to be
turned to dust. If the objectives are reached with one bomb and
diseases, probably we will save the lives of other people, but it's
risky, and probably six more bombs will be detonated, one a week, and
more attacks with chemical weapons will be launched." According to
estimates made by al-Usuquf "and Ayman al-Zawahiri", al-Qaeda's number
2, about 15 million people would die, victims of the bombs and the
radiation. Among those contaminated by diseases, "25 percent will die,
a figure around more than 5 million, plus many others due to the chaos
Al-Usuquf does not fear an American military response. "Even if five
or 10 cities are chosen at random to be destroyed, it will still be a
small price to pay. The problem is that the economic despair will be
so great that even if it saves [money] by not using weapons, American
liquidity will be near zero, and the US will make more money selling a
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier to Turkey or Italy for $5 billion,
because they will urgently need to recapitalize. But it will be too
late. Moreover, what will remain of an American soldier's morale to
fight knowing that his whole family died and his country ceased to
exist? To fight for what?"
The world economy would not collapse, says al-Usuquf, although "in the
beginning, it will be very difficult. But without the US the world
will soon rise in a more just and fraternal manner. Nothing can stop
And whatever America does, "it's too late". When will the attack
begin? "I can't tell."