Wednesday, December 3, 2008

US should expect a nuclear or biological terrorist attack by 2013, report says


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Panel warns biological attack likely by 2013 --Study chairman: Contagious diseases -- like the flu strain that killed 40 million at the beginning of the 20th century -- are looming threats. That virus has been recreated in scientific labs [by the US, not 'al-Qaeda.' See: Killer flu recreated in the lab 07 Oct 2004], and there remains no inoculation to protect against it if is stolen and released. [I've been calling attention to US Flu 'Oddities' for years! Obush's Gates is prepping 20,000 soldiers for 'homeland defense' in the event of a 'domestic catastrophe.' --LRP] 01 Dec 2008 The United States can expect a terrorist attack using nuclear or more likely biological weapons before 2013, reports a bipartisan commission in a study being briefed Tuesday to Vice President-elect Joe Biden. It suggests the Obama administration bolster efforts to counter and prepare for germ warfare by terrorists. [See: Military command casts broad net with homeland security operations 09 Nov 2008, Elite combat brigade for homeland security missions raises ire of ACLU 02 Nov 2008, DoD to 'augment civilian law' during pandemic or bioterror attack 11 May 2007, HHS Declares 'Health Emergencies' to Limit Legal Liability for Anti-terrorism Vaccines, Drugs 19 Oct 2008.]

US should expect a nuclear or biological terrorist attack by 2013 ... 01 Dec 2008 The United States and other nations need to act urgently to prevent a nuclear or biological terrorism attack in the near future, a bipartisan panel says. A report to be released Monday by the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism says urgent security measures need to be taken soon or the world is likely to undergo an incident of terrorism using weapons of mass destruction within the next five years, The New York Times reported.


Nuclear, bioterror attack called likely 01 Dec 2008 The United States and other nations need to act urgently to prevent a nuclear or biological terrorism attack in the near future, a bipartisan panel says. A report to be released Monday by the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism says urgent security measures need to be taken soon or the world is likely to undergo an incident of terrorism using weapons of mass destruction within the next five years, The New York Times reported.

Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security --New homeland emphasis threatens to undermine Posse Comitatus Act 01 Dec 2008 The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials. The long-planned shift in the Defense Department's role in homeland security was recently backed with funding and troop commitments after years of prodding by Congress and outside experts, defense analysts said. [See: Military command casts broad net with homeland security operations 09 Nov 2008, Elite combat brigade for homeland security missions raises ire of ACLU 02 Nov 2008, and DoD to 'augment civilian law' during pandemic or bioterror attack 11 May 2007.]

Pentagon hires British scientist to help build robot soldiers that 'won't commit war crimes' --A British robotics expert has been recruited by the US Navy to advise them on building robots that do not violate the Geneva Conventions. 01 Dec 2008 The American military is planning to build robot soldiers that will not be able to commit war crimes like their human comrades in arms. The US Army and Navy have both hired experts in the ethics of building machines to prevent the creation of an amoral Terminator-style killing machine that murders indiscriminately. By 2010 the US will have invested $4 billion in a research programme into "autonomous systems", the military jargon for robots.

Gates Stresses Nuclear Responsibility at Minot Air Force Base 02 Dec 2008 U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates yesterday urged Air Force personnel at a troubled military base to step up their care over the installation's nuclear weapons. He spoke on the day that President-elect Barack Obama announced that Gates would remain in his job when the new administration takes office in January.

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