A NUCLEAR attack by terrorists causing widespread panic, chaos and death is inevitable and will happen soon, a senior Scottish police officer has warned. Ian Dickinson, who leads the police response to chemical, biological and nuclear threats in Scotland, has painted the bleakest picture yet of the dangers the world now faces. Efforts to prevent terrorist groups from obtaining materials that could be made into radioactive dirty bombs - or even crude nuclear explosives - are bound to fail, he said. And the result will be horror on an unprecedented scale. Sun Herald 25th Nov 2007 http://tinyurl.com/yr3jyz
No, no, he could be right, he must read the same newswire as me:
Kinshasa (AFP) Nov 14, 2007 - Some 15 tonnes of highly radioactive material have disappeared after being seized last month in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the country’s environment minister said Wednesday. “We still have no information on the 15 to 16 tonnes of radioactive minerals from the 19 tonnes seized in Katanga,” Didace Pembe told AFP. http://tinyurl.com/32xskg
But where has this guy been since the turn of the millennium, has he been in a coma or something? Oh! Scotland, now I recall:
A high-security delivery of nuclear warheads to the south of England turned to farce when vehicles in the MOD convoy got lost on Scotland’s roads. Three military trucks, each of which can carry two of the plutonium and uranium weapons, left the Royal Navy Armament Depot at Coulport, Argyll, under cover of darkness on Monday night. Escorted and heavily protected by MOD police, Marines, a safety truck and fire engine, the convoy was headed for an Atomics Weapons Establishment at Burghfield near Reading. Daily Mail 15th Nov 2007 http://tinyurl.com/2wskat
Maybe he reads the Daily Sport but how did he miss all this?
Consequently, were we merely limiting ourselves to the catastrophes that has bedeviled both the United States and Iraq as a consequence of Bush’s war, we’d be forced to conclude that Bush’s national security policy has the touch of King Midas in reverse. Everything Bush touches turns to shit! Unfortunately, as serious pre-war scholars and critics feared and predicted, Bush’s King Midas touch in reverse has extended far beyond Iraq and the United States. Simply recall their warnings about the war’s impact on the price of oil, their fears that such a war might undermine US efforts against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, their concern that Bush’s invasion might inflame hatred of America throughout the Muslim world, their suspicions that Iran might be the principal beneficiary of a US-led invasion that placed Iraqi Shiites in power and their worries about how a destabilized Iraq might provoke intervention by it neighbours, Iran, Syria and Turkey, and thus embroil the entire region. Thanks to the perverse King Midas touch of the Bush administration, Iran has indeed emerged as the next most likely target of its wanton death crusade.
Indeed, should be a stroll in the park for a man described by Vlad Putin; as ‘like a madman, running around with a razor.’ This of course will lead to WWIII, the final conflict of Armageddon and a total collapse of civilization and by the time global warming bares it teeth we may as well be flicking back the pages and starting afresh at the Book of Genesis.
Still, if the UN could scrape a few half-pennies together and afford to invoke International Law enforcement, pre-empt this tyrant with the well earned arrest that he most duly deserves, then this catastrophe could well be avoided and the rest of us could rest easy for a time. Until then Mr Dickinson, go back to sleep!.