We recently brought your attention to a report indicating that security elements within the United States have found a Weapon of Mass Effect being smuggled into the country. The San Diego Assistant Port Director at the center of the story was quickly refuted by Customs and Border Protection officials, who released a statement saying:
CBP has not specifically had any incidents with nuclear devices or nuclear materials at our ports of entry. (source)
If you had your doubts before, this should put them to rest.
The probability that the U.S. will be hit with a weapons of mass destruction attack at some point is 100 percent, Dr. Vahid Majidi, the FBIâ€™s assistant director in charge of the FBIâ€™s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, tells Newsmax.
Such an attack could be launched by foreign terrorists, lone wolves who are terrorists, or even by criminal elements, Majidi says. It would most likely employ chemical, biological, or radiological weapons rather than a nuclear device.
â€œThe notion of probability of a WMD attack being low or high is a moot point because we know the probability is 100 percent,â€ Majidi says. â€œWeâ€™ve seen this in the past, and we will see it in the future. There is going to be an attack using chemical, biological or radiological material.”
It could be good ‘ol fashioned government fear mongering to keep us on our toes and within the grasp of the security apparatus that purports to protect us. Or, it could be the real deal.
Mr. Majidi warns that it wouldn’t even have to be anything large-scale to send the country into sheer panic:
Even a WMD attack that does not kill a great number of people would have a crushing psychological impact.
â€œA singular lone wolf individual can do things in the dark of the night with access to a laboratory with low quantities of material and could hurt a few people but create a devastating effect on the American psyche,â€ Majidi says.
What better reason to amass as much food, water and preparedness gear as you can fit into the storeroom? Any such attack on US soil is going to send stock markets into a frenzy, along with the majority of the populace. And depending on the size and scope of such an event, could paralyze the country for days, weeks or even months.
It is curious, though, isn’t it, that in just the last few weeks there have been several news stories specifically dealing with WMD’s and the potential for an attack on US soil? There hasn’t been this kind of buzz about WMD’s since the hype surrounding the 2003 Iraq invasion. Are these psychological mind games to keep us in fear, or perhaps a method of desensitization for when it happens? Or, is this in the interest of President Obama’s promised government transparency?