Could al-Qaeda terrorists be planning to smuggle WMD's or nuclear weapons through Mexico and into the United States? I say yes. I also think it is entirely possible with the state of our southern borders security and our Presidents lack of attention to the serious problem it is.
It has been mentioned numerous times in the news and I have done a few articles on it as well. ( July 29, 2004 - Terrorists at the Gates, September 28, 2004 - al-Qaeda Operative Enlisting Help Of Violent El Salvador Gang Leader, October 13, 2004 - Once Again Reports Of Terrorists Crossing Our Southern Border).
Now Time Magazine has an article that says a key al-Qaeda operative has discussed this with interrogators. The scary thing is with the above news reports they could have already carried out the operations he mentions below and we don't know about it.
A key al-Qaeda operative seized in Pakistan recently offered an alarming account of the group's potential plans to target the U.S. with weapons of mass destruction, senior U.S. security officials tell TIME. Sharif al-Masri, an Egyptian who was captured in late August near Pakistan's border with Iran and Afghanistan, has told his interrogators of "al-Qaeda's interest in moving nuclear materials from Europe to either the U.S. or Mexico," according to a report circulating among U.S. government officials.
Masri also said al-Qaeda has considered plans to "smuggle nuclear materials to Mexico, then operatives would carry material into the U.S.," according to the report, parts of which were read to TIME. Masri says his family, seeking refuge from al-Qaeda hunters, is now in Iran.
Tipped by: Say Anything where Rob says
I have a hard time believing that al-Qaeda could smuggle a nuclear weapon into the United States...
Well Rob, if they can sneak drugs, people and weapons across the border everyday what makes you think they couldn't smuggle pieces of a nuclear or WMD device into the country and assemble it here? If one part was caught it wouldn't be obvious what they are up to. They could even use the South American gangs they are working with to do the smuggling so it doesn't look so suspicious.
The Command Post
What annoys me is that these terrorist groups can go around, capture & behead western people. Then our troops get into trouble for putting a bit of stick about with these vile Eastern pieces of crap!!!! I say God Bless America & rid this world of Islamic Nutters. No religion should be fighting. Death to Allah & his cronnies.
Posted by: Steve Carrington on January 20, 2005 09:38 AM