Thursday, April 17, 2008

Nuke Attack on Washington deemed "Inevitable" in the next 20 years

I saw this in passing last night and it gave me pause, but I was too busy blogging about Barack's (and Hillary's...) bad day; now Glenn has linked it, and it registered in my memory again. I think I must have passed over it because it seemed so shocking that I thought their "expert" couldn't have been saying what I thought he was saying... but he was (emphasis mine):

A nuclear device detonated near the White House would kill roughly 100,000 people and flatten downtown federal buildings, while the radioactive plume from the explosion would likely spread toward the Capitol and into Southeast D.C., contaminating thousands more.

The blast from the 10-kiloton bomb — similar to the bomb dropped over Hiroshima during World War II — would kill up to one in 10 tourists visiting the Washington Monument and send shards of glass flying the length of the National Mall, in a scenario that has become increasingly likely to occur in a major U.S. city in recent years, panel members told a Senate committee yesterday.

"It's inevitable," said Cham E. Dallas, director of the Institute for Health Management and Mass Destruction Defense at the University of Georgia, who has charted the potential explosion's effect in the District and testified before a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. "I think it's wistful to think that it won't happen by 20 years."

So should the White House move underground? (I'd just as soon the Congress stay where it is, provided the Dems are still running things... after all it would be mostly their doing...).

Does anyone have even the remotest idea of what would happen in our country and world if/when this happens? And yet we have these appeaseniks running things. Here is a news alert for the media: whatever offensive actions we may need to take abroad with Iran, Pakistan, etc. (and at our own borders) to secure our future now now will pale in comparison of what will happen if a nuke takes out a city. Martial Law. Retaliation in kind abroad. Yet for some reason our appeaseniks seem to favor not doing what is necessary to prevent it...

We live in a country, a majority of whose elected representatives are Marxist Utopian fools. Is that their fault, or is it ours?

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