Going Nuclear

Posted: 27th May 2008 by Will McCants in Nuclear
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I feel like I missed something over the Memorial Day weekend. The forums are buzzing today with talk about an impending AQ nuclear attack on the U.S.; I counted nine separate posts on Ekhlaas alone. There is usually some trigger–say, a recent Bin Laden statement–that prompts this clustering of topics, but I haven’t been able to find it.

Just because there is chatter online doesn’t mean there’s anything to it. Most of the people who post to these forums don’t know much more about AQ operational planning than I do.  My current hypothesis is that the longer AQ goes without a major attack on the U.S. homeland or on Israel, the more expectations increase. Hence this nuclear talk or the recent speculation on AQ ops in the Palestinian territories. But why the sudden chatter about nukes?

I did notice that the one Ekhlaas poster uploaded an article on Frontpagemagazine.com called “America in Ashes” by Christopher Carson. Carson argues that AQ is preparing a nuclear strike on the U.S.  Interesting symmetry.