From: AngelElf@AngelFire.com (Angel Elf)
Subject: Re: AL-QAEDA PLANS TO NUKE 7 AMERICAN CITIES!!!!
Date: 15 Nov 2002 07:12:58 -0800
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> CENSORED FROM THE ASIA TIMES SITE BY INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES!!!
> 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
> in sin."
> 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
> the world."
> 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
> and disorder".
> 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
> the plan."
> And whatever America does, "it's too late". When will the attack
> begin? "I can't tell."
> PACK UP YOUR BAGS AND LEAVE TOWN!!!!!
> SCREAM AND PANIC