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BREAKING NEWS: Al-Qaeda Founder and Leader Osama Bin Laden is Dead

BREAKING: In case you have not heard - The US is in possession of Bin Laden's body, the reports say. President Barack Obama is due to make a statement shortly. Al-Qaeda also announced their spring offensive will launch today.

He was allegedly killed about a week ago, it was a ground operation and he was killed by a bomb or missile in a mansion inside of Islamabad, Pakistan.

The United States is in possession of the body, and DNA tests CONFIRM it is him.

Governments around the world are announcing a heightened security posture sue to his announced death and it is know that Al-Qaeda has announced in the past that they are in possession of a nuclear bomb hidden inside of Europe and that if Bin-Laden is ever killed or captured they will detonate it. 



Pakistan and Nuclear Weapons A Big Problem for the United States 

As many of you know, I have written numerous times about the possibility of Pakistans nuclear arms falling into the hands of terrorists who plan on using them against the West.

Posts such as these:

Pakistans President Announces Nukes May Fall Into Terrorist Hands

Taliban May Already Hold Some Key Nuke Sites In Pakistan

Al-Qaeda Declares It Will Use Pakistan’s Nukes To Strike Unites States

(For more posts on this topic use the search box on the right)

Weather or not this actually happens is hard to say, but it is not something beyond the realm of possibility.

I am also a big long time fan of National Terror Alert, as they do an excellent job on reporting on some of these issues, and noticed the story on their site yesterday titled: Are Pakistans Nuclear Weapons Safe?

This post on their site points to the article Defending The Arsenal In an unstable Pakistan, can nuclear warheads be kept safe?

My personal views on this is that it is just a matter of time at this point. It could happen 2 weeks from now, or 5 years from now, but the pendulum is swinging in favor of the radicals at this point and they want nothing more than to get their hands on a nuclear weapon.

Make no mistake they are keeping their eyes on the prize, and we in the West are not doing enough to stop it from happening.

Read the articles linked in this post to get up to date on this issue.



Al-Qaeda Calls For Small-Scale Attacks Against The West Using Home-Made Bombs

On Monday November 2nd Reuters did a story that Al Qaeda is calling for home-made bomb attacks against the West.

It also calls for smaller scale attacks against "secular media figures and columnists who promote the policies of rulers in the world's top oil exporting region."

Abu Basir Nasser al-Wahayshi, the Al Qaeda leader of the groups wing in the Arabian Peninsula called on militants to attack airports and trains in the West and said they could easily make bombs from household materials.

His statements also said, "You do not need to exert great effort or spend a lot of money to make 10 grams of explosives, more or less. Do not spend a long time searching for materials as they already exist in your mother's kitchen," Wahayshi wrote in the article, posted on an Islamist website on Sunday.

"Make them (bombs) in the shape of a bomb you hurl, or detonate through a timer or a remote detonater or a martyrdom-seeker belt or any electrical appliance."

Wahayshi called upon people to use kives and apparently even their bare hands, "secular media figures and writers who mock the orders of religion and those who promote and justify (the actions) of infidel rulers".

"Knives are a good remedy for some and ... (for others) severe beating until they are confined to bed or lose one of their senses," added the militant leader.

Calling on militants to assassinate al Qaeda's enemies, Wahayshi stated that "It is a duty that a Muslim mujahid be busy planning to reap the heads of infidels."

Small scale attacks, especially the Lone Wolf present the biggest challenge to law enforcement since there is little to no "chatter" on these events. 


Al-Qaeda Declares It Will Use Pakistan’s Nukes To Strike Unites States

Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, the top Al-Qaesa leader in Afghanistan has declared that Al-Qaeda will use Partisan's nuclear weapons against the United States during an interview with al-Jazeera television.

In a statement during the interview he directly said, "God willing, the nuclear weapons will not fall into the hands of the Americans and the Mujahideen would take them and use them against the Americans."

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari maintains that his country has a strong command-and-control system for its nuclear weapons and has ruled out the possibility that their nuclear weapons might fall into militant hands.

However, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid believes that pro-Taliban forces can overpower the Pakistani military in thein the northwestern areas and get hold of the nuclear weapons. He went on to say,"We expect that the Pakistani army would be defeated (in Swat) ... and that would be its end everywhere, God willing."

During an April interview with Fox News, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said the US was worried about the "unthinkable" in Pakistan -- that the Taliban and al-Qaeda could topple the government, and get their hands on "the keys to nuclear arsenal."

I've been warning about this issue for a while now, see these posts:

Pakistans President Announces Nukes May Fall Into Terrorist Hands

Taliban May Already Hold Some Key Nuke Sites In Pakistan

Pakistan Near Collapse, Nukes Will Fall Into Terrorist Hands






Pakistans President Announces Nukes May Fall Into Terrorist Hands

I have been reporting on Disaster Preparedness Blog for a while about the possibility of nukes falling into the hands of radical extremists in Pakistan such as the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

Today an Indian Newspaper is reporting that the President of Pakistan is stating that while the countries nuclear arsenal is in safe hands, the threat of them falling onto extremist hands is very real.

The Pakistani President, Asif Ali Zardari is also calling on the west for help in securing the democracy in Pakistan further stating that if democracy fails in their country, the nukes will surely fall into the possession of radicals.

To see my past stories on this please refer to these posts

Taliban May Already Hold Some Key Nuke Sites In Pakistan

Pakistain Near Collapse, Nukes Will Fall Into Terrorist Hands

For more on this story directly please refer to the reference blow.