Will There be a False Flag Nuclear Attack on NYC This Week?
The Internet is buzzing with predictions of a “false flag” nuclear attack on New York City on September 23, 2015.
We don’t know if a nuclear attack is going to happen next week. But if you think New York City may get nuked in the near future, you’re in good company. So does President Obama.
Last year the President caused an uproar when he identified a nuclear attack as the number one national security threat to the United States.
“I continue to be much more concerned when it comes to our security with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan,” he said.
But for some reason no one has ever explained, the very next day the Department of Homeland Security announced massive budget cuts to the NYPD’s nuclear bomb detection program.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was outraged.
“Yesterday, the president correctly says he worried about a nuclear weapon, and yet the Department of Homeland Security announces it is cutting this program which is one of our bulwarks to prevent any nuclear weapon from being smuggled into Manhattan.”
And then Former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly went on the record. He said the threat of a nuclear attack on New York City is very real. He also agreed that the NYPD needs a robust nuclear detection program.
“I don’t think we should sugarcoat the threat. We’ve had 16 bomb plots against the city since September 11, (2001),” he said. “This is where they want to come. It’s seen as the cultural capital — the economic capital of the world — and we’re at risk.”
Other high officials have also sounded a warning about a nuclear attack on New York City. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said terrorists continue to target the Big Apple. “Perhaps the most likely threat is from a suitcase nuclear weapon in a rusty car on a dock in New York City.”
Harvard scholar Graham Allison is the director of Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the author of “Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe.” He estimates that there is greater than a 50% likelihood of terrorists successfully carrying out a nuclear attack in the next decade. Mr. Allison says a nuclear attack could kill upward of 500,000 people.