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The Mystery of Minot: Loose nukes and a cluster of dead airmen raise troubling questions
Thursday, 22 November 2007 21:30
by Dave Lindorff

The unauthorized Aug. 29/30 cross-country flight of a B-52H Stratofortress armed with six nuclear-tipped AGM-29 Advanced Cruise missiles, which saw these 150-kiloton warheads go missing for 36 hours, has all the elements of two Hollywood movies. One would be a thriller about the theft from an armed weapons bunker of six nukes for some dark and murky purpose. The lead might be played by Matt Damon. The other movie would be a slapstick comedy about a bunch of bozos who couldn’t tell the difference between a nuclear weapon and a pile of dummy warheads. The lead might be played by Adam Sandler, backed by the cast of “Police Academy III.”

So far, the Pentagon, which has launched two separate investigations into the incident, seems to be assuming that it is dealing with the comedy version, saying that some incredible “mistake” led to nuclear weapons being taken inadvertently from a weapons-storage bunker, loaded into launch position on a bomber, and flown from North Dakota to Louisiana.

To date, more than a month after the incident, Pentagon investigators have completely ignored a peculiar cluster of six deaths, during the weeks immediately preceding and following the flight, of personnel at the two Air Force bases involved in the incident and at Air Force Commando Operations headquarters.

The operative assumption of the investigations appears to be that an Air Force decision to store nuclear, conventional, and dummy warheads in the same bunker and one mistake by weapons handlers initiated a chain of errors and oversights that led to the flight.

On Sept. 23, the Washington Post, in a story based upon interviews with military officials, many of them unidentified, suggested that the first known case of nuclear warheads leaving a weapons-storage area improperly was the result of two mistakes. The first, the article suggested, was a decision by the Air Force to permit the storing of nuclear weapons in the same highly secure and constantly guarded sod-covered bunkers — known as “igloos” — as non-nuclear weapons and dummy warheads (something that had never been allowed in the past).

The second was some as yet unidentified mistake by weapons handlers at Minot to mount six nuclear warheads onto six of the 12 Advanced Cruise Missiles that had been slated to be flown to Barksdale AFB for destruction. Those missiles and the six others, part of a group of 400 such missiles declared obsolete and slated for retirement and disassembly, should have been fitted with dummy warheads also. The Post article quotes military sources as saying that once the mistake was made, a cascade of errors followed as weapons handlers, ground crews, and the B-52 crew skipped all nuclear protocols, assuming they were dealing with dummy warheads.

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The problem with this theory is that dummy warheads don’t look the same as the real thing. The real warheads, called W80-1’s, are shiny silver, a color which is clearly visible through postage-stamp-sized windows on the nosecone covers that protect them on the missiles. In addition, the mounted warheads are encased in a red covering as a second precaution.

Apparently the nukes (which can be set to explode at between 5 kilotons and 150 kilotons) were easily spotted by a Barksdale AFB ground crew when they went out to the plane on the tarmac hours after it landed. If the Barksdale ground crew, which had absolutely no reason to suspect it was looking at nuclear-tipped missiles, easily spotted the “error,” why did everyone at Minot miss it, as claimed?

Clearly, whoever loaded the six nukes on one B-52 wing pylon, and whoever mounted that unit on the wing, knew or should have known that they were dealing with nukes — and absent an order from the highest authority in Washington, loading such nukes on a bomber was against all policy. The odds of randomly putting six nukes all on one pylon, and six dummies on the other, are 1:924. And how curious that the pilot, who is supposed to check all 12 missiles before flying, checked only the pylon containing the dummy warheads.

Various experts familiar with nuclear-weapons-handling protocols express astonishment at what happened on Aug. 29 and 30. After all, over the course of more than six decades, the protocols for handling nuclear arms have called for at least two people at every step, with paper trails, bar codes, and real-time computer tracking of every warhead in the arsenal. Nothing like this has been known to have happened before. Air Force Gen. Eugene Habiger, who served as US Strategic Command chief from 1996 to 1998, told the Post, “I a have been in the nuclear business since 1966 and am not aware of any incident more disturbing.”

Philip Coyle, a senior advisor at the Center for Defense Information who served as assistant secretary of defense in the Clinton administration, calls the incident “astonishing” and “unbelievable.” He says, “This wasn’t just a mistake. I’ve counted, and at least 20 things had to have gone wrong for this to have occurred.”

Bruce Blair, a former Air Force nuclear launch officer who is now president of the World Security Institute, says that the explanation of the incident as laid out in the Washington Post, and in the limited statements from the Air Force and Department of Defense, which call it a “mistake,” are “incomplete.” He notes that no mention has been made as to whether the nukes in question, which had been pre-mounted on a pylon for attachment to the B-52 wing, had their PAL (permission action link) codes unlocked to make them operational, or whether a system on board the plane that would ordinarily prevent an unauthorized launch had been activated. “For all we know, these missiles could have been fully operational,” he says.

The Air Force and Department of Defense are refusing to answer any questions about such matters.

Meanwhile, there are those six deaths. On July 20, 1st Lt. Weston Kissel, a 28-year-old B-52 pilot from Minot, died in a motorcycle accident while on home leave in Tennessee.

Another Minot B-52 pilot, 20-year-old Adam Barrs, died on July 5 in Minot when a car he was riding in, driven by another Minot airman, Stephen Garrett, went off the road, hit a tree, and caught fire. Airman Garrett was brought to the hospital in critical condition and has since been charged with negligent homicide.

Two more Air Force personnel, Senior Airman Clint Huff, 29, of Barksdale AFB, and his wife Linda died on Sept. 15 in nearby Shreveport, Louisiana, when Huff reportedly attempted to pass a van in a no-passing zone on his motorcycle, and the van made a left-hand turn, striking them.

Then there are two reported suicides, which both occurred within days of the flight. One involved Todd Blue, a 20-year-old airman who was in a unit that guarded weapons at Minot. He reportedly shot himself in the head on Sept. 11 while on a visit to his family in Wytheville, Virginia. Local police investigators termed his death a suicide.

The second suicide, on Aug. 30, was John Frueh, a special forces weather commando at the Air Force’s Special Operations command headquartered at Hurlburt AFB in Florida. Hurlburt’s website says, “Every night, as millions of Americans sleep peacefully under the blanket of freedom,” Air Force Special Operations commandos work “in deep dark places, far away from home, risking their lives to keep that blanket safe.”

Frueh, 33, a married father of two who had just received approval for promotion from captain to major, reportedly flew from Florida to Portland, Oregon, for a friend’s wedding. He never showed up. Instead, he called on Aug. 29, the day the missiles were loaded, from an interstate pull-off just outside Portland to say he was going for a hike in a park nearby. (It is not clear why he was at a highway rest stop as he had no car.) A day later, back in Portland, he rented a car at the airport, again calling his family. After he failed to appear at the wedding, his family filed a missing person’s report with the Portland police. The Sheriff’s Department in remote Skamania County, Washington, found Frueh’s rental car ten days later on the side of a road nearly 120 miles from the airport in a remote area of Badger Peak. Search dogs found his body in the woods. His death was ruled a suicide, though neither the sheriff’s investigator nor the medical examiner would give details. What makes this alleged suicide odd, however, is that the sheriff reports that Frueh had with him a knapsack containing a GPS locator and a videocam — odd equipment for someone intent on ending his life.

Of course, it could be that all six of these deaths are coincidences — all just accidents and personal tragedies. But when they occur around the time six nuclear-tipped missiles go missing in a bizarre incident, the likes of which the Pentagon hasn’t seen before, one would think investigators would be on those cases like vultures on carrion. In fact, police and medical examiners in the Frueh and Blue cases say no federal investigators, whether from DOD or FBI, have called them. Worse still, because the B-52 incident got so little media attention — no coverage in most local news — none of those investigating the accidents and suicides even knew about it or about the other deaths.
“It would have been interesting to know all that when I was examining Mr. Blue’s body,” says Virginia coroner Mike Stoker, “but no one told me about any of it or asked me about him.”
“If we had known that several people had died under questionable circumstances, it might have affected how we’d look at a body,” says Don Phillips, the sheriff’s deputy in Washington State who investigated the Frueh death. “But nobody from the federal government has ever contacted us about this.”

“Certainly, in a case like this, the suicides should be a red flag,” says Hans Kristensen, a nuclear-affairs expert with the Federation of American Scientists. It’s wild speculation to think that there might be some connection between the deaths and the incident, but it certainly should be investigated.”

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SourceWatcher said:

Were the deaths related to the incident and did they happen after the incident?
There are two big question in relation to this article: 1. Were the deaths in any way related to the incident. An 2: Did the deaths happen after the incident?
I looked into this and in some cases had to conclude negatively on both questions. The problem now is, is that I did not save this research after I found this out, since I did not want to write about what I thought to be a hoax; I did not even want to bother to write an article debunking it.
Perhaps Lindorffs story is true. But if that is the claim, I'd like to check it. So what are the sources (sources should of course have been provided with links in this article written for the internet)?
November 22, 2007
Votes: +0


World War III was closer than you think...

The "Bin Laden Option" and the Missing Minot Nuke
Martha Rose Crow and SOTT Editors
Monday, 05 Nov 2007

Right before September 11, 2001, the alarm bells were
ringing across trading floors about some unusual
trading in the US stock options market. An
extraordinary number of trades were bet that American
Airlines stock prices would fall.

The trades are called "PUTS" and at least 450,000
shares of American Airlines stock were involved. What
raised the alarms was that more than 80 percent of the
orders were "puts" and they far outnumbered "call"
options (those betting the stock would rise). Usually,
the numbers are fairly balanced on these kinds of
trades so this imbalance caught traders' attention.

The next day, four American passenger jets were
hijacked in a terrorist attack on American soil. Three
of these jets belonged to American Airlines. Two
allegedly crashed into the World Trade Center and one
allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. The fourth
aircraft was a United Airlines passenger jet that
allegedly crashed into a field near the town of
Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

In a September 21 story by the Israeli Herzliyya
International Policy Institute for Counterterrorism,
"Black Tuesday: The World's Largest Insider Trading
Scam?" the Institute documented the following trades
connected to the September 11 attacks:

Between September 6 and 7, the Chicago Board Options
Exchange saw purchases of 4,744 put options on United
Airlines, but only 396 call options... Assuming that
4,000 of the options were bought by people with
advance knowledge of the imminent attacks, these
"insiders" would have profited by almost $5 million.

On September 10th, 4,516 put options on American
Airlines were bought on the Chicago exchange, compared
to only 748 calls. Again, there was no news at that
point to justify this imbalance;... Again, assuming
that 4,000 of these options trades represent
"insiders," they would represent a gain of about $4

[The levels of put options purchased above were more
than six times higher than normal.]

No similar trading in other airlines occurred on the
Chicago exchange in the days immediately preceding
Black Tuesday.

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., which occupied 22
floors of the World Trade Center, saw 2,157 of its
October $45 put options bought in the three trading
days before Black Tuesday; this compares to an average
of 27 contracts per day before September 6. Morgan
Stanley's share price fell from $48.90 to $42.50 in
the aftermath of the attacks. Assuming that 2,000 of
these options contracts were bought based upon
knowledge of the approaching attacks, their purchasers
could have profited by at least $1.2 million. Merrill
Lynch & Co., with headquarters near the Twin Towers,
saw 12,215 October $45 put options bought in the four
trading days before the attacks; the previous average
volume in those shares had been 252 contracts per day
[a 1200% increase!]. When trading resumed, Merrill's
shares fell from $46.88 to $41.50; assuming that
11,000 option contracts were bought by "insiders,"
their profit would have been about $5.5 million.

For a total outlay of $2,070, some investor or
investor groups stood to make a lot of money.

(My Note: to this day, it is uncertain if the
investor/s ever collected their money and with all the
hoopla of Homeland Security, there has never been a
public investigation).

Someone obviously had advanced warning that American
Airline passenger jets would be used in acts of
terrorism. Who? Some have speculated that it was bin
laden himself. Others have speculated that it was
elite members of the CIA, while others have speculated
it could have been the Carlyle Group or even members
of the Bush family. But no matter who it was, it was
definitely an "insider job."

Almost six years later, the same "PUTS" scenario
happened again.

On August 26, 2007, an investor or investors (or
"entity") made a $4.5 billion options bet (PUTS) for a
catastrophe to happen before the options expired on
September 21, 2007. (See: $4.5 billion options bet on
catastrophe within four weeks)

Many bloggers and others speculated that there would
be another massive terrorist attack that would tank
the already sinking stock markets. Others speculated
that China would dump its US currency and drive the
stock markets down. I personally believed (and still
do) that what's going on with the American stock
markets is a "rolling recession" that's going to stop
rolling (what goes up must go down) and turn into the
worst economic depression the world has ever seen.
That's why I paid little attention to the PUTS and
that's probably why others didn't pay much attention
to them, either.

But then on August 29/30, six nukes went missing from
the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Three days
after the disaster PUTS are bought, six nukes go

First question we need to ask is: how did they go
missing when America is spending hundreds of billions
of dollars on "Homeland Security" and military

An excellent article - Missing Nukes: Treason of the
Highest Order - explains what happened very well.
Ironically, Several military personnel died under
mysterious circumstances shortly before and after the
incident. Now what are the odds of this happening?
But, as the above linked article states:

There are now questions regarding the fate of these
individuals in the U.S. Air Force who could have had
relationships in one way or another to the incident or
possibly have been directly involved. It is also
necessary to state that there is no proof that these
deaths are linked to the August flight from Minot to
Barksdale in question.
The interesting thing is that, if it weren't for
whistleblowers (the story was first reported by the
Military Times after military servicemen leaked it),
this scandal about the missing nukes might never have
been exposed at all! More, it is uncertain if all the
nukes were recovered.
Next curious item: One week after the nukes went
missing on American soil, on September 6, 2007, Israel
purportedly bombed a nuclear plant that was being
built in Syria. The news media did not report this for
over a month. The New York Times only got around to
reporting on October 13. They said that Israeli planes
struck at what US and Israeli intelligence believed
was a partly constructed nuclear reactor in Syria. On
October 28, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the
cabinet that he had apologized to Turkish Prime
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan if Israel violated
Turkish airspace during this strike last month.

What we are looking at here is the possible
relationship of the missing nuke to the strange saga
of Syria. SOTT has been chronicling the Syrian Saga
for a long time now and just a glance at the headlines
we have archived will suggest that something may
definitely have been planned for late September, but
it seems that things didn't go as expected. The
following is chronological, but not exhaustive, list
of events leading up to this "non-event," the bombing
of Syria that may have been intended to coincide with
a nuking of some US target in another false-flag
operation designed to set off World War III - a False
Flag nuclear attack on U.S. soil that is yet to come.
Pay attention, people! This is important!

21 Nov 2005: US Official, reflecting the latest
attitude of the US government, calls for Regime Change
in Syria "Diplomatically if Possible by Force is

16 Dec 2005: Saddam's WMD Moved to Syria, An Israeli

21 Dec 2005: Russia to take Syria's side if conflict
with U.S. arises - Russian MPs

27 Dec 2005: US embassy close to admitting Syria
rendition flight
The US embassy in London was forced to issue a
correction yesterday to an interview given by the
ambassador, Robert Tuttle, in which he claimed America
would not fly suspected terrorists to Syria, which has
one of the worst torture records in the Middle East. A
statement acknowledged media reports of a suspect
taken from the US to Syria.
Torture is banned in the US but the CIA has been
engaged in a policy of rendition, flying terrorist
suspects to countries in the Middle East and other
parts of the world where torture is commonplace.

18 Jan 2006: Cheney and Netanyahu Pushing For War
Against Syria

13 Feb 2006: Syria switches to euro amid confrontation
with US

27 Mar 2006: Iran, Syria warn against Israeli nuclear

03 Jul 2006: Iran And Syria Sign Defense Agreement

13 Jul 2006: U.S. blames Syria, Iran for kidnappings
The United States blamed Syria and Iran on Wednesday
for the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers by
Hezbollah militants and an eruption of violence along
the southern border of Lebanon.

17 July 2006: Report: Israel gives Syria ultimatum
The London-based Arabic language newspaper Al-Hayat
reported Saturday that "Washington has information
according to which Israel gave Damascus 72 hours to
stop Hizbullah's activity along the Lebanon-Israel
border and bring about the release the two kidnapped
IDF soldiers or it would launch an offensive with
disastrous consequences."

25 July 2006: Putin Stresses Importance of Ties with
Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed on Tuesday
that his country gives great care to develop the
Syrian-Russian dialogue regarding the regional and
international urgent issues.

04 August 2006: Former ISI Chief sez: America will
attack Iran, Syria in October

The former chief of ISI, Maj. Gen (R) Hameed Gul has
"predicted" that America would definitely attack Iran
and Syria simultaneously in October. [...] He also
"predicted" that after Iran and Syria, Saudi Arabia
would also meet the same fate, followed by Pakistan.

07 August 2006: Propaganda Rules! "Chilling threat" as
Syria offers to join with Hezbollah

SYRIA'S foreign minister yesterday offered to join
militant group Hezbollah in its fight against Israel
and said a regional war would be "most welcome" as
more than 30 people in Israel and Lebanon were killed
on one of the worst days since the conflict began.

Israeli air strikes killed 19 people in southern
Lebanon, including six Lebanese soldiers, as fighting
continued despite a US-French draft UN Security
Council resolution to halt the hostilities.

Lebanon yesterday rejected the resolution and asked
the UN Security Council to revise the draft to include
a demand for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from
southern Lebanon. [...]

The US-French draft resolution calls for a "full
cessation of hostilities" but gives Israel the right
to take "defensive" military action.

It also specifies that Hezbollah must be disarmed and
the two captured soldiers returned. It does not demand
that Israel withdraw its forces in advance of the
deployment of an international force in southern

07 August 2006: Syria ready for regional war, blasts
UN resolution
"The UN resolution is a recipe for the continuation of
the (ongoing) war (between Israel and Hezbollah) ...
and a recipe for civil war (in Lebanon) that nobody
has interest in, but Israel," Muallem said.

"We defend Lebanon and its resistance against any plan
that they try to impose on it through UN Security
Council resolutions which do not reflect the Lebanese
military victory over the Israeli army," he said.
"The American-French draft totally favors Israel."

Israel has said it has no plans to attack Syria but
analysts have expressed fears of a wider conflict
after Israel bombed Lebanese border posts close to
Syria and also overflew President Bashar al-Assad's
palace in northern Syria in June.

10 Aug 2006: Fox Military Analyst on Syria: 'We Can
Talk To Them When We Line Them Up and Kill Them'

21 August 2006: Olmert Rules Out Peace Talks With
Israel accuses Syria and Iran of arming and supporting
Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas who fired nearly 4,000
rockets at Israel in the 34-day war that ended last
week. However, during the war, Israel went to great
lengths to keep Syria out of the conflict, apparently
to avoid opening another front or closing future peace

23 Aug 2006: Olmert, Minister in Clash Over Returning
the Golan to Syria

Dissent within Israel's war Cabinet appeared to spill
into the open yesterday with the country's minister
for internal security defying an order from Prime
Minister Olmert and publicly saying that if Syria was
interested, he would endorse negotiating the return of
the Golan Heights to the Baathist regime in Damascus
in exchange for peace.

28 Aug 2006: Hezbollah technology supplied by Britain
not Iran or Syria

AN URGENT investigation was launched last night after
Israel accused Britain of indirectly supplying
Hezbollah terrorists with military night-vision
equipment that helped them to target Israeli soldiers
in Lebanon.

The equipment was found by Israeli troops in Hezbollah
command bunkers in southern Lebanon. Each set was
stamped "made in Britain".
It is common practice for the CIA and MI6 to sell
weapons and equipment to both sides in a conflict,
especially when the conflict is strategically useful.
For example, destabilization and destruction in the
middle east can be used to increase profits for
government-sponsored arms corporations, as well as
weakening official enemies, and opening the back-door
for a form of imperial conquest in the guise of
"democracy", "free trade" and "reconstruction".

31 Aug 2006: Chavez 'united' with Syria against US

"We are here in Damascus to call for peace," Chavez
told Syrian state television on Tuesday night. "These
two countries are strongly united against the
imperialistic aggression and hegemonic pretensions of
the US empire."

04 Sep 2006: Israel plans for war with Iran and Syria

"The challenge from Iran and Syria is now top of the
Israeli defence agenda, higher than the Palestinian
one," said an Israeli defence source. Shortly before
the war in Lebanon Major-General Eliezer Shkedi, the
commander of the air force, was placed in charge of
the "Iranian front", a new position in the Israeli
Defence Forces. His job will be to command any future
strikes on Iran and Syria.

12 Sep 2006: 3 dead after U.S. Embassy attack in Syria

Syrian forces killed three armed men and wounded
another on Tuesday after an attack on the U.S. Embassy
in Damascus in which a car was blown up and gunfire
exchanged with guards.

14 Sep 2006: Who was behind the attack on the US
embassy in Syria?
Who could possibly have an interest in attacking the
American embassy? The attack failed because of the
intervention of the Syrian forces, combined with the
apparently primitive character of the explosives used
by the attackers. If it had succeeded, however, the
most likely consequence would have been a sharp
increase in pressure directed against Syria by the
United States government. This would have played into
the hands of sections of the American establishment
who have been pushing for military actions against
Syria and/or Iran.

14 Sep 2006: Syria Says US Behind Attack On Own
"Only the Americans can succeed in carrying out an
attack just 200 meters from President [Bashar] Assad's
residence in the most heavily guarded section of

The official charged that Washington had orchestrated
the attack to "prove Syria is filled with terrorists
and to put us in a weak position" in order to extract
political concessions. Following the attack, Bush
administration officials said they hoped the incident
had convinced Damascus of the dangers of Islamic
terror and the need to cooperate with the West against
the phenomenon.

Meanwhile, strangely, in spite of all this hate talk,
apparently the U.S. has covert "friendly" relations
with Syria:

20 Sep 2006: Innocent Man Sent to Syria and Tortured;
Canada may file protest against US

The United States "very likely" sent a Canadian
software engineer to Syria, where he was tortured,
based on the false accusation by Canadian authorities
that he was suspected of links to al-Qaida, according
to a new government report.

24 Sep 2006: President: Syria willing to make peace
with Israel
Calling for "peace with Israel," Assad said he did not
hold the same views on the nation as Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, although the two countries
maintained close ties.
Meanwhile, on a possibly related front:

17 Oct 2006: Eleven-millennium-old building discovered
in Syria
One wonders, of course, if Israel's determination to
bomb most of the Middle East back to the Stone Age is
designed to destroy any archaeological findings that
might reveal the true origins of Judaism - that could
definitely be a blow to their claim on Palestine -
that "God" gave it to them.

13 Nov 2006: War Whore Rice sez: Syria a 'dangerous'
The United States believes Syria is a dangerous state
whose territory is being used for the accelerated
arming of Lebanon's Hezbollah militia, Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice said in an interview with an
Israeli daily Sunday.

"This is a dangerous state that is behaving in a
dangerous manner," Rice told the country's second
largest daily, Maariv.

"The United States is concerned and is following
closely the use of Syrian territory as a way-station
for the accelerated arming of Hezbollah," the
Hebrew-language newspaper quoted her as saying.

14 Nov 2006: Bush defies diplomatic drumbeat on Iran,
No softening in policy and no talks : President George
W. Bush's warning on Iran and Syria defied a drumbeat
of calls at home and abroad for the United States to
engage its two foes.

14 Nov 2006: UK: Our new friends in the Middle East -
Iran and Syria were demonised to justify the invasion
of Iraq. Now Britain and the US want their help
sorting out the mess ... ?
...fears of regime change are fuelled when Condoleezza
Rice brands Syria as an "outpost of tyranny". Further
setback for Syria when France and the US ensure
expulsion of Syrian forces from Lebanon. [...]
Robert Gates, the new US Defence Secretary, is an
advocate of dialogue with Tehran to enlist its help in
extricating allied forces from Iraq. Tony Blair, who
wants Iran to help stop cross-border attacks on UK
troops, backs this, setting the scene for demise of
Bush's neoconservative policy. But Iran is now in the
grip of a hardline leadership, headed by Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, who is defiant over its nuclear

21 Nov 2006: Iraq and Syria resume diplomatic ties

Baghdad and Syria today agreed to restore full
diplomatic relations after a 24-year break.The move
followed a visit by the Syrian foreign minister, Walid
al-Moualem, to Iraq - the first by a Syrian minister
since the US-led invasion in 2003. [...]

The summit initiative, a sign of Iran's diplomatic
clout in the region, comes at a time when the US is
debating whether to bring in Iran and Syria into
diplomatic efforts to calm the situation in Iraq.
Iran and Syria, however, are not waiting for
Washington, and have taken the initiative. [...]

The US has sought to play down the significance of the
three-way summit, and the state department spokesman,
Tom Casey, yesterday said previous statements by
Iranian and Syrian leaders had not proved productive.

As diplomatic efforts on Iraq gathered momentum, the
UN secretary-general, Kofi Annan - who angered
Washington by describing the war in Iraq as illegal -
said the US was "trapped".

29 Nov 2006: Haaretz Propaganda! Chirac reported to
say France, U.S. agree there is no point talking to

Here's what was actually said:
Speaking after a NATO summit in Latvia, Chirac said he
was always in favour of dialogue in principle provided
it led to results and was based on honesty and a
commitment to carry out what was agreed.

"In the current state of affairs, this is not exactly
the characteristic of the dialogue which some European
countries have started with Syria. I deplore that,"
Chirac said.

"I understand that the American president's position
is exactly the same as France's," Chirac said.

19 Dec 2006: Russia Concerned Over Middle East
Turmoil, Pledges Support, Putin Assures Syria's

News reports said earlier that Putin's talks with
al-Assad would range from the situation in the
Palestinian territories to Lebanon and Iraq. Russia is
a member of the so-called Middle East diplomatic
quartet together with the European Union, the United
Nations and the United States.

But the United States and Israel have resisted the
idea of Russia hosting a Middle East conference, which
Moscow hopes would bring together arch foes such as
Iran and Israel. Although it is relatively close to
Israel, Moscow was at the forefront of objections to
Israel's offensive against Lebanon's pro-Syrian
Hezbollah in July-August.

17 Jan 2007: Ancient Weapons Found in Ruins in Syria
The discovery could also help explain how
civilizations developed in different regions of the
Fertile Crescent, Reichel said. [...]
He said the existence of Hamoukar and the nearby
Syrian city of Tell Brak prove that early development
of Mesopotamia occurred independently in the north and
south, which is contrary to traditional scholastic
belief. Previously, civilization in the north of the
region was thought to have developed under the
influence of urban areas in the south.

05 Feb 2007: Syria refuses to help refugees driven
from Iraq in Winter
More than 700 Palestinian refugees who have been
driven out of Iraq are stranded in squalid tented
camps on the Syrian border. Damascus is refusing to
let them in, despite the wintry conditions and limited
supplies of food, water, fuel and medicines.

26 Feb 2007: Olmert: Prepare for war with Syria
Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin
opened the briefing and told the ministers that
"Israel is surrounded by negative processes... that
create more instability in the Middle East than in the

01 Mar 2007: In Bizarre Turnaround US agrees to
Mid-East talks with Syria, Iran - What's Up?

IN A significant policy shift by the Bush
Administration, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
has announced a regional conference of Iraq's
neighbours, including Iran and Syria, as well as the
US, China, Russia and France.

03 Mar 2007: Israel Protests Planned Russian Missile
Sale to Syria
Israel has harshly criticized a plan by Russia to sell
advanced anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to
Syria. Israeli officials say those missiles will
eventually wind up in the hands of the Islamic
guerrilla group Hezbollah in Lebanon. [...]

"President Putin is playing with fire and it might
burn a very big fire here in the region," he said.
"And Israel cannot stand [for] it and cannot live with
the idea that Syria will get such kind of a system."

07 Mar 2007: Propaganda! Dead Russian reporter was
investigating Russian arms sales to Iran, Syria

A Russian reporter who died after falling out of a
window was investigating sales of weapons by Russia to
Syria and Iran, his newspaper Kommersant said Tuesday.

Ivan Safronov had told his newspaper that he had
"received information" about the sale of Sukhoi-34
fighter jets to Syria and S-300 anti-aircraft missiles
to Iran via Belarus.

The business daily said the arms were being sold "via
Belarus to avoid the west accusing Russia of arming
rogue states". Safronov, a former colonel, specialised
in writing about the army and space.

18 Mar 2007: Zionist Propaganda: JPost sez: Chirac
pressed Israel to attack Syria

A second article appended at the end of the above
linked story suggests that this is Zionist propaganda
or an attempt to smear Chirac.
30 Mar 2007: Pelosi Going to Syria Despite Objections
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit Syria, a country
President Bush has shunned as a sponsor of terrorism,
despite being asked by the administration not to go.

16 April 2007: Russia warns Israel against Syria war

18 Apr 2007: Syria: A Lot of Uninvited Guests - 1.5M
Iraqi refugees

03 May 2007: Condilizzard Rice Raises Border Concerns
With Syria
In a diplomatic turning point for the Bush
administration, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
met Thursday with Syria's foreign minister and
expressed U.S. concerns about the country's porous
border with Iraq. [...]

Ahead of the meeting, a U.S. military spokesman in
Baghdad said Syria had somewhat stemmed the flow of
foreign fighters. "There has been some movement by the
Syrians," said Maj. Gen. William Caldwell. "There has
been a reduction in the flow of foreign fighters into
Iraq" for more than a month.

22 May 2007: Hidden Tombs of Ancient Syria
The tomb contained three layers of skeletons,
undisturbed, as were the rest of the tomb's contents,
in the nearly four and a half millennia since they
were buried. Ancient tombs containing gold and silver
objects tend to be prime targets for robbers, both
ancient and modern, and so a pristine tomb is an
exhilarating find. In three subsequent excavating
seasons (in 2002, 2004, and 2006) we have discovered
that "our" tomb, now designated Tomb 1, was not alone,
but was part of a large complex devoted to the burial
of high-ranking individuals in the mid- to late third
millennium b.c.

We have also found clear signs of sacrifice. Next to
the tombs we uncovered five smaller enclosures of mud
brick that contained the bodies of sacrificed animals
and, perhaps, sacrificed infants as well.

04 Jun 2007: Syria to End Dollar Peg, 2nd Arab Country
in 2 Weeks

07 Jun 2007: Fears of war as Israel and Syria show
army might

Concern is growing that Israel and Syria may be
heading towards war, with signs that both are
preparing their armies.
The preparations are being made across both sides of
the ceasefire line in the Golan Heights area occupied
by Israel since 1967.

08 Jun 2007: Israeli disinformation paper says PM
Olmert offered land-for-peace deal to Syria

Citing an unnamed source in Jerusalem, the daily
Yedioth Ahronoth said that in proposals sent to Syrian
President Bashar Assad through German and Turkish
envoys, Olmert pledged to return the Golan Heights,
captured from Syria during the Six-Day War. In
exchange, Israel wants commitments from Syria that it
will cease supporting Iran, the Lebanese Islamist
movement Hezbollah and Palestinian radical groups, the
paper reported.

26 Jun 2007: General Predicts Israel Will Attack Iran,
Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah, "al-Qaeda" this Summer

It is a provocative headline: "Israel braces for July
war with up to five enemies." If we are to believe
Israeli military intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Amos
Yadlin, this attack will be launched by Iran, Syria,
Hizbullah, Hamas and, of course, "al-Qaeda," the
database. "Each of these adversaries is capable of
sparking a war in the summer," Yadlin told the World
Tribune. In other words, Israel is capable of
attacking one or all of these "adversaries," as Israel
has a notorious history of attacking its neighbors
under contrived pretense.

04 Jul 2007: Syria describes U.S. travel ban as absurd

Syria on Tuesday described as absurd a travel ban
imposed by the United States on Syrian officials who
Washington accuses of undermining the Lebanese

11 Jul 2007: Olmert talks of peace with Syria to build
up public image before launching invasion
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday he was
willing to meet Syrian President Bashar Assad
"anywhere he wants" and discuss peace.

11 Jul 2007: Syria urges Syrians to leave Lebanon by
next week ahead of "Military Eruption"
Syria is calling on its citizens who are in Lebanon to
leave the country ahead of an expected military
"eruption" expected to take place next week.

06 Sep 2007: Syria air defense fires on Israeli jet
Syria accused Israel of bombing its territory on
Thursday and warned it could respond, but Israel Radio
carried a denial there had been an air strike.

The official Syrian news agency said there were no
casualties or damage and that Syrian air defenses
fired on the incoming planes shortly after midnight.

Israel Radio, quoting an unidentified military source,
said there had been no air strike on Syria. But a
military spokesman told Reuters: "We're still

The Syrian news agency SANA said the aircraft
"infiltrated Syrian airspace through the northern
border coming from the direction of the Mediterranean
and headed towards northeastern territory, breaking
the sound barrier."

It added: "The Syrian Arab Republic warns the
government of the Israeli enemy and reserves the right
to respond according to what it sees fit."
Local residents said they heard the sound of five
planes or more above Tal al-Abiad area on Syria's
border with Turkey, around 160 km (100 miles) north of
the Syrian city of Rakka.

An Israeli military source earlier said the air force
had been carrying out a major exercise this week.
Israeli aircraft routinely train over Turkey, a Muslim
country friendly with Israel.

Tensions between the two neighbors have been high in
recent months, with some Israeli intelligence
officials suggesting President Bashar al-Assad's
administration might be ready to try to take by force
parts of the Golan Heights, which Israel captured in
the war of 1967.
Syrian officials have said Syria had no intention to
use force to regain the plateau and that it was
seeking peaceful means to liberate the territory.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who launched his
forces against Syrian-allied Hezbollah guerrillas in
Lebanon a year ago, has been at pains to stress that
he has no hostile intentions toward Damascus.
06 Sep 2007: Iran offers Syria aid following Israeli
jet incursion
Iran's ambassador to Damascus, Mohammad Hassan
Akhtari, assured security officials in Syria that
Teheran would be ready to offer Damascus any
assistance it may need, Iranian media reported on
Thursday afternoon following a resurgence of tensions
between Israel and Syria.

Syria claims that IDF aircraft entered Syrian airspace
11 Sep 2007: Sources confirm Israeli airstrike on
Israeli aircraft carried out an airstrike inside Syria
last week, possibly targeting weapons that were
destined for Hezbollah militants, according to sources
in the region and in the United States.

Syria reported that its aircraft fired on Israeli
"enemy aircraft" that flew into northern Syria early
Thursday. The Israel Defense Forces had no comment on
the report, and have refused to comment further on the
new revelations.

But the sources told CNN the military operation, which
happened Wednesday into Thursday, may have also
involved Israeli ground forces who directed the
airstrike which "left a big hole in the desert" in
The strike may have targeted Hezbollah weapons coming
into Syria or transiting through the country from Iran
-- a pattern over the past three or four years which
has occurred without any retaliation or action taken
against it -- the sources said.

The Israeli government is very happy with the success
of the operation, the sources said.

12 Sep 2007: Israel sees nukes everywhere, bombs Syria

Washington official says Israeli surveillance shows
possible Syrian nuclear installation stocked by North
Korea, Israeli Arab newspaper claims target of alleged
raid last week was Syrian missile base financed by

13 Sep 2007: Turkey gave Israel intel on Syria
Turkey provided Israel with intelligence on Syria
prior to last week's alleged IAF flyover into the
country, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida claimed on

13 Sep 2007: Report: Turkish intelligence assisted IDF
in attack on Syria
Turkish intelligence provided Israel with information
on the Syrian targets allegedly attacked by the Air
Force last week without the Turkish government's
authorization, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jareeda reported

15 Sep 2007: Mystery deepens over Israeli strike on
Israel is still maintaining official silence a week
after Syria complained that Israeli aircraft invaded
its airspace in a mysterious incident which raised
tensions and triggered a welter of US media
speculation about possible targets for the operation.

Explanations - for what anonymous US officials have
said was a strike inside Syria - range from suggesting
it was aimed at the shipment of weapons to Hizbollah
from Iran, to saying Syria may be building a nuclear
facility with North Korean help. [...]

Reuters, The New York Times and CNN have all quoted
officials - mainly in the US - as saying that Israel
carried out a strike in Syria. Reuters quoted an
unnamed US official on Wednesday as saying: "The
strike I can confirm. The target I can't." The agency
quoted another US official as saying that reports on
the targets were "confused".

Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported this week a US
official as saying that recent satellite imagery,
mainly provided by Israel, suggested that Syria may
building some form of nuclear facility with the help
of material unloaded by North Korea. [...]

The only hint - if such it was - dropped by an
unusually taciturn Israel was the release of a video
by the Israeli military shortly after the incident
showing a broadly smiling Chief of Staff, Gabi
Ashkenazy, shaking the hands of his deputy while
sharing a Jewish New Year toast.

This has helped to fuel speculation that Israel had
conducted a successful mission in Syria. [...]

There have been persistent reports over the last year
that the US has discouraged Israel from responding to
oblique overtures from the Syrian President Bashar
al-Assad for a negotiated recovery of the Golan. The
New York Times quoted equally anonymous US sources on
Wednesday as saying that the likely targets were
weapons shipments Israel believed Iran was sending to
Hizbollah through Syria. That claim was dismissed
later in the day by Bashar Ja'afari, the Syrian
ambassador to the United Nations.

"This is blah blah," Mr Ja'afari said. "This is
nonsense, this is an unfounded statement. It is not up
to the Israelis or anyone else to assess what we have
in Syria. There was no target, they dropped their
munitions. They were running away after they were
confronted by our air defence."

European diplomats who met with the Syrian
Vice-President, Walid Moallem, reportedly formed the
impression that Syria was not planning a military
retaliation. But the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister,
Faysal Mekdad, warned after a meeting with his Russian
counterpart yesterday that growing tension could yet
spark violence in the region and that Syria has the
"means to respond in ways that will preserve its
position of power".

19 Sep 2007: How dare they! Egypt, Syria press for
IAEA resolution over Israel's nuclear weapons

Egypt and Syria urged the UN nuclear watchdog on
Wednesday to pass a resolution condemning Israel for
possessing nuclear weapons. [...]
Israel's policy is one of "nuclear ambiguity", neither
confirming nor denying it has nuclear weapons even if,
in an apparent blunder, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
appeared to imply late last year that his country does
in fact have the bomb.

21 Sep 2007: Israel consulted US before Syria strike,
report says
Israel's decision to launch an air strike against a
suspected nuclear site in Syria allegedly set up with
the help of North Korea came after Israel shared
intelligence with the US, it was reported today.

The attack on September 6 has been shrouded in
mystery, although the Israeli opposition leader,
Binyamin Netanyahu, yesterday confirmed in a TV
interview that such an attack did take place. His
admission came despite a news blackout over the
incident. ...

However, the US is believed to have provided Israel
with some corroboration of the original intelligence
before Israel went ahead with the raid, the Post said.

The Israeli attack came three days after a North
Korean ship docked at the Syrian port of Tartus
carrying a cargo officially listed as cement.
The ship's contents remain in dispute, with some
Israeli sources suggesting it was nuclear equipment.
Others say the ship was carrying missile parts, while
some have said the vessel's arrival and the attack
were merely coincidental. ...

Meanwhile, North Korea and Syria today held high-level
talks in Pyongyang. The talks were between Choe Tae
Bok, the secretary of the central committee of the
North's ruling Workers' party, and Saaeed Eleia
Dawood, the director of the organisational department
of Syria's Ba'ath Arab Socialist party, the official
Korean central news agency reported. ...

Andrew Semmel, the acting US deputy assistant
secretary of state for nuclear nonproliferation
policy, said last week that North Koreans were in
Syria, and that Syria may have had contacts with
"secret suppliers" to obtain nuclear equipment.

23 Sep 2007: Israel stole North Korean nuclear
material from Syria: report
Elite Israeli forces seized North Korean nuclear
material during a raid on a secret military site in
Syria before Israeli warplanes bombed it September 6,
a newspaper reported Sunday. [...]

North Korea has angrily denied sharing atomic know-how
with Damascus, and some news reports have suggested
that Israel's target was actually tied to missile
exports from the cash-strapped regime to Syria.

27 Sep 2007: Clinton supports Israeli 'strike' on
In televised debate, presidential candidate says she
supports Israel's alleged air strike on Syria in which
she believes a nuclear facility, built with North
Korean aid, was eliminated; says attack on Iran not

28 Sep 2007: Israel will attack Syria soon Warns PFLP
Israel has already made a decision to attack Syria and
was just mulling over where to land its first strike,
Ahmad Jibril, leader of the Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine claimed in an interview
published Friday by Arabic newspaper Al Hadat.

Jibril estimated that Israeli action, several weeks
after an alleged IAF foray into Syria on September 6,
would likely be a wide-scale operation, and would
probably be answered with attacks by Iran, Hizbullah
in Lebanon and the Palestinians of Syria.

"I believe Israel has prepared all likely scenarios
for war with Syria, but they are still considering
where they will land the first strike, which will come
very soon," Jibril said. "They are weighing whether to
attack on one front or on multiple fronts.

"There is an American Israeli plan, backed by silent
agreement from the Arab world, to change the balance
of power in the Middle East," he added.

01 Oct 2007: Syria wants Golan Heights on Middle East
Syria will not attend a Middle East peace conference
set for next month unless the Israeli-occupied Golan
Heights are on the agenda, President Bashar al-Assad
said in comments broadcast on Monday.

02 Oct 2007: Propaganda released! Israeli Censorship
lifted on September 6 IAF strike inside Syria
Israel on Tuesday began to lift its strict veil of
secrecy on an air strike in Syria last month, allowing
the media to report on the raid without attributing
such reports to foreign sources.[...]

Israel has kept quiet on the subject until now.
However, Syrian President Bashar Assad told the BBC on
Monday that IAF jets had hit an "unused military
building" in his country.

Assad said Israel's air raid on northern Syria showed
Israel's "visceral antipathy towards peace," according
to excerpts posted on the BBC's Web site. [...]

The overflight was first reported on Syrian television
just after the attack, and various reports regarding
the strike's target have circulated in the press over
the past month.

The Washington Post reported that the target had been
a facility involved in a joint Syrian-North Korean
nuclear project - a claim backed by former US
ambassador to the UN John Bolton.
Britain's Sunday Times, meanwhile, reported just over
a week ago that soldiers from the IDF's elite General
Staff Reconnaissance Unit (Sayeret Matkal) had seized
North Korean nuclear material from a secret Syrian
military installation before it was bombed by IAF

The paper claimed that the IAF attack on September 6
was sanctioned by the US after the Americans were
given proof that the material was indeed
nuclear-related. It also stated that Defense Minister
Ehud Barak, who used to head the unit, personally
oversaw the operation.

However, Syrian officials have repeatedly called news
of the strike lies and fabrications, and on Monday,
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem accused the
US of inventing these reports.

02 Oct 2007: Israel admits air strike on Syria
It is still not known why Israel carried out the
strike or what exactly was hit.

On Tuesday, Israeli Army radio reported that Israeli
planes had attacked a military target "deep inside
Syria", quoting the military censor. No further
details were given.

Some US officials have linked the raid to suspicions
of secret nuclear co-operation between Damascus and
North Korea, suggesting a fledgling research centre
may have been the target.
Damascus and North Korea have denied any nuclear ties.

06 Oct 2007: Sickbag Alert! US 'must break Iran and
Syria regimes': Wurmser
America should seize every opportunity to force regime
change in Syria and Iran, a former senior adviser to
the White House has urged.

"We need to do everything possible to destabilise the
Syrian regime and exploit every single moment they
strategically overstep," said David Wurmser, who
recently resigned after four years as Vice President
Dick Cheney's Middle East adviser.

11 Oct 2007: World's oldest wall painting unearthed in
French archaeologists have discovered an
11,000-year-old wall painting underground in northern
Syria which they believe is the oldest in the world.

14 Oct 2007: Propaganda Alert! Analysts Find Israel
Struck a Nuclear Project Inside Syria

19 Oct 2007: UN Nuclear Agency Examines Syria Images
U.N. experts have received satellite imagery of the
site struck last month by Israeli warplanes and are
analyzing it for signs that it might have been a
secret nuclear facility, diplomats said Friday.
One of the diplomats indicated that the photos came
from U.S intelligence. Two others said the images,
which have been studied by experts of the
International Atomic Energy Agency since being
received on Thursday, do not at first examination
appear to substantiate reports that the target was a
nuclear installation, but emphasized that the images
were still under examination.

21 Oct 2007: NKorea envoy in Syria amid 'nuclear' talk

The visit by Choe, who arrived in Syria on Friday,
follows an Israeli air raid on Syria last month that
Western media reports have said targeted a nuclear
site being developed with North Korean help.
Both governments have categorically denied the

27 Oct 2007: NYT continues with propaganda: Yet
Another Photo of Site in Syria, Yet More Questions
The mystery surrounding the construction of what might
have been a nuclear reactor in Syria deepened
yesterday, when a company released a satellite photo
showing that the main building was well under way in
September 2003 - four years before Israeli jets bombed
The long genesis is likely to raise questions about
whether the Bush administration overlooked a nascent
atomic threat in Syria while planning and executing a
war in Iraq, which was later found to have no active
nuclear program.

29 Oct 2007: IAEA chief lashes out over Israeli raid
in Syria
UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei Sunday accused the
Israelis of taking "the law into their own hands" with
a mysterious raid on Syria last month and demanded
more information about what was hit.
Neither Israel nor the United States has furnished
"any evidence at all" to prove that the Syrian site
bombed in early September was a secret nuclear
facility, the head of the International Atomic Energy
Agency told CNN.

2 Nov 2007: 'USAF struck Syrian nuclear site'
The September 6 raid over Syria was carried out by the
US Air Force, the Al-Jazeera Web site reported Friday.
The Web site quoted Israeli and Arab sources as saying
that two US jets armed with tactical nuclear weapons
carried out an attack on a suspected nuclear site
under construction.

The sources were quoted as saying that Israeli F-15
and F-16 jets provided cover for the US planes.

The sources added that each US plane carried one
tactical nuclear weapon and that the site was hit by
one bomb and was totally destroyed.
Considering all of the above, it seems possible that
at least one (or perhaps several) of the six nukes
that went missing from the Minot Air Force Base in
North Dakota at the end of August this year was stolen
with the possible intent being to use it on U.S. soil
and blame it on Iranian or Syrian terrorists thereby
giving a good reason to initiate a nuclear war. For
all we know, the plan was to bomb Syria on the 6th,
and then have a little "anniversary nuke party" in the
U.S. on September 11th. That would fit with the put
options schedule.

But, obviously, something went wrong... somebody had a
bigger stick or at least the means to disrupt this
particular plan. Do high level military personnel
still have consciences?

As for the purported attack on Syria: the spin machine
has gone into action with The Jerusalem Post quoting
al-Jazeerah that: 'USAF struck Syrian nuclear site'.

Now let's just look at what we have here: On August
26, 2007, some unknown person or persons optioned PUTS
betting that that the stock market would tank
significantly by September 21st. They are called "Bin
Laden Options" because some kind of catastrophe would
have to happen to make the stock market fall (like
another 9/11 or the real losses of the subprime
markets revealed). On August 29/30, 2007, six nukes go
missing from an American Air Base, but only five are
"found" in Louisiana.

Six people allegedly connected to the missing nukes
allegedly end up mysteriously and violently dead
within a week.

And then: Exactly one week later after the missing
nuke scandal, a nuclear plant being built in Syria is
claimed to have been nuked either by the U.S. or
Israel or both.

What are the odds that all these events are not
Six nuclear weapons disappeared from Minot AFB in
North Dakota.
Five nuclear weapons were discovered at Barksdale AFB
in Louisiana.
Where is the missing nuke?

Will a Missing Nuke from the B-52 Incident be used in
a Simulated Terrorist Attack?

BARKSDALE- missing nuke number six

The answer has been provided several times, most
recently by CIA Director and General Michael Hayden.
On September 7, dressed in full military uniform,
Hayden told assembled members of the Council of
Foreign Relations:

"Our analysts assess with high confidence that
al-Qaida's central leadership is planning high-impact
plots against the U. S. homeland."

"We assess with high confidence that al-Qaida is
focusing on targets that would produce mass
casualties, dramatic destruction and significant

An eye for an eye. Use of nukes will justify use of
nukes. A perfect excuse to wage nuclear war against

I suspect Hayden is absolutely correct, except for his
mistaken identification of the "central leadership"
that is planning detonation of a nuclear weapon on
American soil.

Is "Osama" still under the collective USA bed, waiting
to leap out and bomb the U.S. with our own nuke?

Will "they" thereby have their way: World War III?

November 22, 2007
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The "Bin Laden Option" and the Missing Minot Nuke
Martha Rose Crow and SOTT Editors
Monday, 05 Nov 2007
November 22, 2007
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