What kind of “terrorists” are trying to do this? Fox doesn’t say, but it doesn’t mention way down in the article that Al-Qaeda would love to launch a nuclear or biological attack. Did this panel discuss combating within the United States the ideology that fuels the desire to mount this kind of attack, and to imprison and/or deport those who advocate for that ideology? It appears that it didn’t. Now, why not?
“Nuclear or Bioterror Attack on U.S. Likely by 2013, Panel Warns,” from FoxNews, December 2 (thanks to George):
Terrorists are likely to attack the United States using nuclear or biological weapons before 2013, according to a report released by a bipartisan commission.
Vice President-elect Joe Biden was briefed on the panel’s study on Tuesday. Among other things, the report suggests that the incoming Obama administration shore up its counterterrorism efforts to fight against germ warfare.
“Our margin of safety is shrinking, not growing,” states the report, a copy of which was obtained by FOX News. It is scheduled to be publicly released Wednesday.
The commission is also encouraging the new White House to appoint one official on the National Security Council to exclusively coordinate U.S. intelligence and foreign policy on combatting the spread of nuclear and biological weapons.
The report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism, led by former Sens. Bob Graham of Florida and Jim Talent of Missouri, acknowledges that terrorist groups still lack the needed scientific and technical ability to make weapons out of pathogens or nuclear bombs.
But it warns that gap can be easily overcome, if terrorists find scientists willing to share or sell their know-how.
“The United States should be less concerned that terrorists will become biologists and far more concerned that biologists will become terrorists,” the report states….