WorldNetDaily reported on August 9th
that Patrick moved through major airports and the security systems of the
State Department, the Pentagon, and the CIA without detection.
The dawning of the new millennium is bringing with it a
sobering new challenge which threatens to make the Cold War seem like
childís play. With the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet
Union, the technology and materials needed to make weapons of mass
destruction have been scattered to the winds of the world market.
President Clinton recently admitted there is a strong
likelihood that a terrorist group will launch a germ or chemical attack on
American soil in the next few years. He admits our current defenses are
not up to the challenge.
The Pentagonís proliferation report, Proliferation:
Threat and Response, claims that "more than 25 countries have
or may be developing NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) weapons along
with the means to deliver them." The weapon programs of these
nations have forced the U.S. to spend billions of dollars developing and
proving antiballistic and particle beam missile defenses. Yet, the Clinton
Administration is dragging its feet implementing this technology.
As serious as this threat is, however, an even greater
threat comes from the innumerable terrorist groups which are much more
difficult to monitor and who view the United States as the very embodiment
U.S. borders are wide open to a major terrorist attack
from radical terrorist groups. Hundreds of foreign ships come and go
through U.S. ports every day. A single ship can carry as many as 5,000
truck-sized containers and may enter sensitive U.S. ports with only 24
hours notice. Likewise, of the million or more trucks that enter from
Mexico every year bound for major cities all over the America, only five
percent are ever inspected.
Of the numerous terrorist groups, that of Osama bin
Laden is perhaps the most feared. This Saudi-born man has been indicted in
the United States for the bombings of the embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
that left 224 people dead last August. The indictment further charges that
bin Laden together with another suspect, issued a fatwa, or religious
edict in 1988 calling on Muslims to kill Americans, "anywhere in
the world where they can be found."
On August 9th,
the World Tribune reported that bin Laden "is believed to have up
to 20 nuclear bombs and is seeking to launch a massive terrorist strike
against the United States." Yoseph Bodansky, a researcher for the
House Task Force for Counterterrorism made the claim based on Russian and
Saudi estimates. "Saudi intelligence services... believe that he
has in the neighborhood of 20" nuclear devices. Bodansky and
other government officials further believe that bin Laden may now have
rudimentary chemical weapon capability. It is a near certainty that he
will attempt to strike in the U.S.
Terrorist groups are not the only threat. Some
sovereign nations are turning to terrorist methods knowing they cannot win
an arms race, nor go head to head with the U.S. On August 8, the Washington
Post printed a chilling report that Chinaís military planners may be
using a strategy of "unrestricted war." Based on a highly touted
book by the same name written by two Chinese colonels after the Gulf War,
the book claims that "Unrestricted War is a war that surpasses all
boundaries and restrictions.... It takes nonmilitary forms and military
forms and creates a war on many fronts. It is the war of the future."
Unrestricted war focuses on terrorism, drug
trafficking, environmental degradation, and cyber attacks, especially on
financial institutions, to distract and weaken the U.S. If China is
serious about taking back Taiwan, a series of devastating terrorist
attacks using weapons of mass destruction could be used to throw the U.S.
into political turmoil before attacking Taiwan, especially if the Chinese
military believed it could hide its complicity.
In response to the threat of terrorism, the Federal
Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Defense are involved in
training local law enforcement and emergency relief agencies in how to
handle a chemical or biological attack. The Department of Defense is
taking the risk of terrorist attack very seriously, spending $52 million
this year and $37 million next year to create Rapid Assessment and Initial
Detection (RAID) teams to deal with the possibility of domestic terrorist
The plan is to place a National Guard RAID in each
state. Ten will be in place in time for Y2K. Many experts believe that the
potential complications of Y2K provide an ideal opportunity for enemies of
the United States to attack. So much so that the FBI has canceled all
personal leaves and vacations for several weeks around January 1, 2000.
The likelihood of a terrorist attack within the borders
of the continental U.S. seems to be more a question of when, rather than
if, it will occur. Americans, even Christians, are woefully unprepared for
such a tragedy. It would likely create panic in America, permitting
Clinton to impose the Martial Law for which he has carefully been
preparing since taking office (See April, 1999 DTT).
Terrorism on U.S. soil could even precipitate a demand
for the U.S. to ratify the International Criminal Court treaty and the new
UN Charter that would usher in the totalitarian global governance (See
January and June, 1999 DTT). Indeed, terrorism could provide a key
step in implementing the globalistís dream of world government.