Another nuke exercise -- your next 9/11?
Catch this! Some fresh-brewed Homeland Insecurity published today on
WorldNetDaily. The Department of Defense (DOD) has scheduled its
second major, three-day exercise to combat nuclear terrorism, this
time in the Charleston, South Caroline area. I don't know about you,
but I didn't know Charleston had a nuclear terror problem, shades of
Sept. 11, 2001, the day on which some six drills were going, enough
to distract anybody from doing anything when the drills went real.
But Charlestown is not a strategic town. It's a vacation spot, nice
beaches, good fishing, boat rides, excellent restaurants, southern
cooking, and nice people, you say. So, kick back your heels and
watch the thermal bomb go off like a Charleston sunset. No, no, no!
But then why is the DOD goal coping with the catastrophic results of
a terrorist nuclear attack here? Ah, you say, Charleston is a major
US port city. And therefore the roast pig, bad term, test sight for
nuclear holocaust by the sea.
But the exercise and the military's Joint Task Force-Civil Support
will be hosted (excuse me again) . . . headquartered at Fort Monroe,
Virginia. And the three-day drill (which could go real, n'est-ce
pas?) is for commanders and representatives of other federal
agencies that would be involved in (catch this) the consequences of
a 10-megaton nuclear blast, enough to decimate an American city. Let
me fill you in on some of the particulars of such a blast, and
remind you that what hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki were 20-meg blasts.
The 10 will crisp wood frame houses, common in this area, for a
distance of more than a mile from ground zero and produce medium
rare damage for a mile and a half. The damage radius increases with
the power of the bomb, about in proportion to its cube root. When
imploded at the ideal height, a 10-megaton bomb, 1,000 times as
powerful as a 10-kiloton weapon, increases the distanced by 10, that
is, out 11 miles for severe damage and 15 miles for moderate damage
of a frame house.
Are you grokking this, strangers in a strange land? We've passed the
science fiction stage. And now, folks are playing reality games with
the concept in a military fort near a major American seaport city.
Let me also tell you, the fireball for a 10-megaton explosion will
have a diameter of about 4.8 miles across. A flash of thermal
radiation is given off from the fireballs and spreads out over a
large area, and with steady intensity.
The amount of surging thermal energy, penetrating radiation,
climactic effects, and clean H-bombs effects, well, just click here
to download details. They ain't pretty. But then, neither were
9/11's, remaining ugly as hell nearly five years later.
In fact, the real danger here is that an administration in danger of
extinction itself for its wars, its financial bungling, its
corruption, its catastrophic Katrina, its trillions in tax cuts for
the rich and subsequent debt, its utterly inhumane cuts to social
services, in short, its horrible five years . . . the real threat is
that this administration will use this go-real nuclear holocaust to
blame on Al Qaeda, and get itself off the hook and hanging platform,
and elevate national terror into a national state of emergency,
eliminating all democracy, with a call for martial law, under Der
Bush & Company.
Think I'm kidding. Officials from the Department of Homeland
Security, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA,
remember them from New Orleans?) and senior Coast Guard brass will
be on hand. The WorldNetDaily article claims that no part of the
exercise will take place there, though the target of attack is
Charleston. Maj. Gen. Bruce Davis, the task force's commander, will
oversee the exercise from Fort Monroe. What a blast (I hope not).
The Joint Task Force-Civil Support -- part of US Northern Command,
which oversees the Defense Department's domestic military activity --
is a standing joint task force composed of active, reserve and
National Guard members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and
Coast Guard, as well as civilian personnel. Well, party on down.
Just don't you dare blow up Charleston.
Last summer, the article also tells us, a similar exercise, "Sudden
Respond '05" was led by Virginia's Fort Monroe-based Joint Task
Force-Civil Support. It too, duh, was designed to simulate a nuclear
terrorist attack that the highest US officials, including President
Bush (one of the lowest), have said is the No. 1 threat facing the
nation, and they if anyone, will make happen.
The drill, we're told, is strikingly similar to a scenario detailed
by Graham Allison, former Pentagon assistant secretary for plans and
policy and current Harvard professor, in his book, "Nuclear
Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe." It's only
preventable 'til it turns real, just like 9/11, bunky. And you don't
need to be a Harvard professor to know that, dumb ass idiot.
Nevertheless, Allison wrote, "A month after the Sept.11, 2001,
terrorist attacks, the Central Intelligence Agency presented Bush
with a report that al-Qaida had smuggled a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb
into New York City."
The president, according to the book, dispatched Nuclear Emergency
Support Teams of scientists and engineers to New York to search for
the weapon, which was never found. Never found, imagine that. And
imagine that I live in New York and never heard a frigging word
about that. And maybe some "terrorist" from al-Qaida, shorthand for
CIA, took it and put it under the White House, because it has done
an amazing job of decimating the agency, and laying blame for 9/11
at its feet.
Allison, sport that he is, described the devastation that a 10-
kilaton nuclear bomb would bring to Manhattan if it were detonated
in the middle of "historic Times Square." Some 1 million people
would die almost immediately. Is everybody staining their trousers?
I hope so. But ho, there's more from Allison. Catch these hot
"The resulting fireball and blast wave would destroy instantaneously
the theater district (and all those homos in it), the New York Times
building (and all those gray stories), Grand Central Terminal (and
all those gray commuters), and every other structure within a third
of a mile to the point of detonation." And that's not all he
wrote. "The ensuing firestorm would engulf Rockefeller Center (melt
the ice ring in a couple of seconds), Carnegie Hall, Empire State
Building, and Madison Square Garden, leaving the Knicks and Rangers
homeless (sorry), not to mention a landscape echoing the World Trade
Center, the sons of bitches . . .
"From the United Nations headquarters on the East River and the
Lincoln Tunnel under the Hudson River, to the Metropolitan Museum in
the eighties and the Flatiron Building in the twenties, structures
would remind one of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building
following the Oklahoma City Bombing," another black ops by our
government friends, with a bomb placed on the east, a bomb in the
center (which went off and rocked the building down) and a bomb
placed on the west side of the building -- the east/west bombs for
early and second responders, which were taken away and
decommissioned. You don't think it was that dumb-ass ammonium
nitrate and fuel oil bomb in the Ryder truck that did anything but
break the glass windows, do you? A team of men were working in the
garage the week before the explosion, rewiring things, men in
uniforms that read Government Agency Operations.
The monsters would like to strike again, folks, so take this very,
very seriously. And take this WND article and substitute George Bush
for Osama bin Laden and CIA for al-Qaida, who have planned to use
nuclear weapons in a terrorist attack on the US. The plan is
dubbed "American Hiroshima." In fact, as first reported in Joseph
Farah's G2 Bulletin, captured al Qaeda (CIA) operatives and
documents suggest the weapons have already been smuggled in the
For continuing and complete coverage of "American Hiroshima" plans,
subscribe to Joseph Farah's G2 Bullet, the premium, online,
intelligence newsletter published (not) by the founder of WND.
Citizens of Charleston and America, get your butts out there from
Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, to protest, intercept, act up, criticize,
analyze, neutralize that Fort Monroe, Virginia, drill. Your lives
and the lives of thousands, hundreds of thousands of others depend
upon it. Do it now. And thank the tip slipped to me about this
draconian drill. Wherever you are, you know who you are and I salute
Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer, resident of New York who does not
ever want to see 911 or anything like it happen again. Reach him at
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