This article might wake you up to the real possibilities of a nuclear terrorist attack on American cities. The article makes the case for an al-Qaeda plan to set off seven bombs in seven different cities. There is no doubt in my mind that they will someday have the capability to set off a nuke and with their sanctuary in Pakistan they can train for that with impunity. I do not know if they can carry off an attack on seven cities at once but I would not rule it out. Even if they could set off one nuke in one city it would change the world as we know it.
Anyone who thinks that after such an attack that America and NATO would not launch a war against Islamic fundamentalism extending from Pakistan to Syria is living in fantasyland. Even the Islamics knows this but they think their Mahdi will come and lead them into victory. They actually want this war to happen so that their Mahdi will come.
However, in reality what will really take place is a sharp world war where Islamic fundamentalism and its terrorism will be defeated worldwide. After that, you will see the setting up of Middle-East peace and a pluralistic universal all paths to God religion.
I think this war and the following time of peace has to take place before biblical end time events can be literally fulfilled but now you can see how this war could become a reality at any time. Pakistan and Iran are now making nuclear material that can get into the hand of terrorists. As this article points out nuclear material can be obtained in other ways as well. International gangs are now in place to aid the effort to smuggle in the nuclear material and the terrorists. We had better start dealing with those issues before we have to deal with the world changing aftermath.
The latest audio message from al-Qaeda, reportedly from Osama bin Laden himself, is only the most recent confirmation that the jihadist threat to the West remains real and deadly serious. But the fact that it could take the form of nuclear terrorism should be most worrying to citizens and policy makers alike.
Where a nuclear attack once may have been beyond the capacities of stateless terrorists, that is no longer the case. One need only consider Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM), mastermind of 9/11 and chief operating officer of al-Qaeda, who revealed under intensive interrogation — including the much-maligned tactic of waterboarding — that a nuclear attack against the United States was a top priority for al-Qaeda.
According to the New York Daily News and its sources, the captive KSM told his interrogators that Osama bin Laden was planning a “nuclear hell storm” in America.
Shukrijumah had much work to do for his “American Hiroshima” plan, which would detonate actual nuclear bombs in seven American cities at once. Paul Williams surmises that Osama bin Laden’s increasingly messianic pronouncements over the airwaves are psychologically tied up with his expectations of the nuclear destruction of the Great Satan—with bin Laden himself as the prophesied Mahdi, the fiery culmination of 1,600 years of Islamic history.
The experts are not talking about vague probabilities far into the future. Former Clinton Secretary of Defense William Perry and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Graham Allison are among those who have estimated that chance at more than 50 percent over the next decade. That is, two respected experts in the field believe that the nuclear destruction of one or more American urban centers is more probable than not in the very near future.
Al-Qaeda keeps increasing the number of Americans it publicly dreams of killing in its nuclear hellstorm. In 2002, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s former official press spokesman, claimed the right for jihadis “to kill four million Americans.” Just one year later, in his fatwa declaring the use of WMD obligatory, Nasir al-Fahd put the number of Americans that it is permissible to kill without further ado at 10 million souls, roughly 3 million of them children.
Because a nuclear attack would achieve the greatest possible destruction on American soil, there is every reason to think that the terrorists are plotting its execution. The question confronting American policy makers is: Are we prepared to stop this threat before it becomes a terrible reality?
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.