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Risk of Nuclear Attack on U.S. Rises - Lieberman

Witnesses told a Senate committee on Tuesday that the risk of a nuclear attack on U.S. cities has grown in the past five years due to the spread of nuclear technology and the growth of a global terrorist movement.

The Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs looked at the horrific consequences of a nuclear strike by terrorists, and experts said more could be done to save lives, the Washington Post reported.

"I definitely conclude the threat is greater and is increasing every year with the march of technology," said Cham E. Dallas, director of the Institute for Health Management and Mass Destruction Defense at the University of Georgia.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, the panel’s chairman, said: "The scenarios we discuss today are so hard for us to contemplate and so emotionally traumatic that it is tempting to push them aside. However, now is the time to have this difficult conversation, to ask the tough questions, then to get answers."

Dallas gave the panel a report on the effects of a small nuclear device exploding near the White House. A 1-kiloton device that could fit into a suitcase could kill about 25,000 people, Dallas said. A 10-kiloton explosive, which could be hidden in a van, could kill about 100,000.

The 10-kiloton blast would destroy almost all buildings within a half-mile radius, and the intense heat would burn people for many blocks and spark fires, according to Dallas.

In addition, a radioactive plume would begin drifting from the blast point, subjecting those in its path to lethal levels of radiation, Dallas said.

"With proper communication, people can flee from the plume area," Dallas said. But, he added, authorities need to "put more effort" into testing their ability to swiftly alert those in danger, according to the Post.

Ashton B. Carter, co-director of the Preventive Defense Project at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, agreed, telling the committee that "much could be done to save lives" if the government made the right preparations in advance.

Dallas suggested training medical professionals such as pharmacists and veterinarians to provide burn care, and organizing community volunteers to clean wounds and help in other ways.

"Burn care is a nightmare, and we’re completely unprepared," he said. "Ninety-five percent of burn victims will not receive care. And most of them will die."

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller told Newsmax in an exclusive interview last May that Osama bin Laden and his terrorist group desperately want to obtain nuclear devices and explode them in American cities, especially New York and Washington, D.C.

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See my hands.

They are trembling with fear. I I caann b ba barellly ta ta ty p p pe.

We can all say what needs to be done, but who here led by example today?

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yea

I'd rather not worry about the results of a nuke attack. I'd rather make sure our constant global meddling doesn't result in a nuke attack.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Ya,

and I could get run over by a bus tomorrow!!!!!OMG,I'm never crossing a street again!

F*ck Lieberman

Fear monger, idiot, shameless bastard.

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fooey

All of their fearmongering tactics and psychological manipulation are rendered superfluous when you recall that our borders are wide, wide open.

"We don't have to start a brand new revolution...All we have to do is restore the original Constitution." -Ron Paul

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"...a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -John F. Kennedy

heights of hypocrisy

And what does that say about the true motivations of those who profess to protect us from their scary boogeyman?

"We don't have to start a brand new revolution...All we have to do is restore the original Constitution." -Ron Paul

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"...a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -John F. Kennedy

Exactly

Sheer insanity....

"The body is but a vessel for the soul,
A puppet which bends to the soul's tyranny.
And lo, the body is not eternal,
For it must feed on the flesh of others,
Lest it return to the dust whence it came.
Therefore the soul deceives and despises."

Preparing us for the next False Flag

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"The body is but a vessel for the soul,
A puppet which bends to the soul's tyranny.
And lo, the body is not eternal,
For it must feed on the flesh of others,
Lest it return to the dust whence it came.
Therefore the soul deceives and despises."

more scare tactics

This is another attempt to take our rights in the name of security. Lieberman is a sell-out. As a kid I would look up to this man since he was my Senator and a member of my community. Now I get sick anytime I see or read about him. He has become an enemy of the people. People are so freaking stupid. I find it funny that Connecticut is considered an intellectual state. A sitting Senator LOST in his primary. Has that ever happened before? And then WON as an independent. If a sitting Senator loses in a primary, wouldn't you think that something is wrong. You would think that these great intellectual minds would try to find out why. Nah, just put your head in the sand and vote for him as an independent.

Ever heard of

VOTING MACHINES

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AHHH YES...... lets scare

AHHH YES...... lets scare the people more so they will give up more liberty and freedom and give us more patriot acts! You want the risk to be less.... pull ALL our friggin troops from every country in the world and do not meddle in other countries busines.. I bet the risk would go down HUGE!

as for me and my home, we shall worship the LORD

Lieberman is an IDIOT! man

Lieberman is an IDIOT! man this makes my blood boil!