The Homespun Blogger Symposium XXIX question this week is tough. Based on the Worldnet Daily article Al-Qaida nukes already in U.S. from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, we are to assume that Al-Qaida has between 12 and 70 nuclear devices and many have been smuggled into the U.S. through the wide open Mexican border.
The question is : What do we do about this potential threat not only to the United States, but to the global economy and the history of mankind?
Well IF the information is true then we have quit a task to accomplish if we want to prevent Al-Qaida from realizing it’s “American Hiroshima” plan. According to Farah the nuclear devices are the size of a suitcase. A needle in a haystack would be child’s play to find compared to a suitcase in the U.S. so trying to find these devices is not a good solution. Trying to find the agents who would deploy these devices would have a better chance of success. The job of identifying and apprehending these terrorists is on going and working to a certain degree. If the intelligence community felt a nuclear attack was imminent then throwing more money and agents onto the job would be our only recourse. But one need only imagine replacing the conventional explosives of the London bombers with nuclear devices and we can see how effective this course of action would be. It is believed that there are enough sleeper agents in the U.S. to pull off the American Hiroshima. Our agents couldn’t find them all in time.
Another approach would be to somehow deter the terrorist from wanting to nuke America. Somehow we would have to convince the terrorist leaders that destroying the U.S. and wrecking the global economy would be a bad thing. We can educate them on how a wrecked global economy would be worse in most Muslim nations. We could threaten to vaporize Damascus and other Middle East cities in a retaliatory nuclear strike. We can tell them the horrors of nuclear winter and the slow death of the world. In short convince them of the horrors of Mutually Assured Destruction. In this we should have no problem enlisting the aid of other nations who would also suffer. Most everybody agrees terrorism is bad and all rational beings know that no one would win a nuclear war. But this ploy would only work on people who care. A man who is willing to strap a bomb to his chest and blow himself to bits isn’t going to care about devastated global markets or nuclear fallout. We are dealing with people who are driven only by hatred. People who want to destroy America at any cost, even if the rest of the world has to suffer.
I said this was an interesting question. I don’t think there is much we can do if Al-Qaida has nukes. Whether or not they get used against America depends not so much on Homeland Security, the FBI, or CIA. I think it will depend on normal everyday Christians. This nation was founded on Christian principles. Christ is why the Muslims hate us, not decadent lifestyles. But more and more each day all mention of our Christian heritage is being stripped from our history books. Religious symbols are being removed from public view. God is being removed from our country. If Christians do not stop this trend, I think American Hiroshima will be inevitable. So what do we do about this potential threat not only to the United States, but to the global economy and the history of mankind? We turn to God for protection. He has not let us down yet.