Glenn Beck, today talked to Hamid Mir , a Pakistani journalist (and the only person to interview Osama bin-Laden after 9/11.) Mir has an interesting story about how he was warned to get out of Aghanistan because al-Qaeda and the Taliban have lined up 600 suicide bombers. The most interesting thing about what Mir is saying these days though that not only was Mir warned by the new al-Qaeda field commander in Afghanistan, Abu Dawood, to leave, but Dawood is also calling for Muslims to leave the U.S. – particularly Washington and New York – prior to a major terror attack. Hamid Mir said that Abu Dawood told him that the attack is being coordinated by Adnan el-Shukrijumah and involves WMD that has already been smuggled across the Mexican border. Mir said on Glenn Beck’s radio program today that the three recent bombings seem to bear out the warning about the suicide bombers in Aghanistan. Mir says that the attack could be imminent because bin-Laden has fulfilled the cycle of warnings required by the Koran.
Hamid Mir, the famed Pakistani journalist who obtained the only post-9/11 interviews with Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, believes a nuclear attack against the United States is on the horizon, to be coordinated by the cleric-fascist state of Iran and its terrorist surrogate, al-Qa'ida. "Al-Qa'ida and
have a long, secret relationship," Mir says, and they've named their plans for a nuclear attack on the Iran ---using nuclear devices that Mir believes they already possess ---"American Hiroshima." U.S.
The association between
and al-Qa'ida, Mir says, dates to June 1996, when bin Laden joined other jihadist leaders in Iran to discuss their goals. Others in attendance included Muhammad Ali Ahmad of al-Qa'ida, Imad al-Alami and Mustafa al-Liddawi of Hamas, Ahmad Jibril of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Egyptian Islamic Jihad's Ahmad Salah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad's Ramadan Shallah, Hizballah's Imad Mugniyah and Abdallah Ocalan of the Kurdish People Party. The meeting, says Mir, produced the "Committee of Three," consisting of bin Laden, Salah and Mugniyah, who would be responsible for the "coordination, planning and execution of attacks" on the Tehran and U.S. . Shortly thereafter, on Israel 23 August 1996, bin Laden issued his fatwa, "Declaration of War on Americans Occupying the Country of the Two Holy Places."
In one interview with Mir, bin Laden boasts, "It is not difficult [to obtain tactical nuclear devices], not if you have contacts in
with other militant groups. They are available for $10 million and $20 million." At the time, bin Laden claimed already to be in possession of such devices, and Mir believes that they may already be forward-deployed within the Russia . While this information is, of course, not confirmable, and may be no more than enemy misinformation, it is plausible. United States
For these reasons---the nature of our enemy's threat and his determination to see our destruction---the only applicable defense is the doctrine of pre-emption.
After the bizarre, UN performances of Amadinejad and Chavez there may be more people agreeing with the pre-emption sentiment.