Newsmax.com reviews a new book claiming that the terrorists already have several small
nukes in place in US cities.
One never knows what to make of this kind of thing, of course. The most one
can say is that the idea is not preposterous — it’s the kind of thing that
*might* be true.
There is a sense in which the absence of terrorist attacks on US soil since
9/11 is ominous. The terrorists may be calculating that anything they do
that is on a *less* than 9/11 scale would be counter-productive. Americans
would (the terrorists might calculate) then say: “Oh, they’ve shot their
bolt. The 9/11 attack was the best they can do, now they’re reduced to
these comparative pinpricks…” Therefore the next attack must be something
I don’t say this is how the terrorists are thinking — how would I know? –
only that it’s how they *might* be thinking, and that the dearth of
incidents since 9/11 offers circumstantial evidence that this is indeed
And the continuing flapdoodle about “racial profiling,” together with
stories like that Women’s Wall Street one Kathryn linked to earlier, and of
course the utter lack of interest Washington has displayed about guarding
the nation’s borders, lead one to suspect that if the terrorists do have
some grand strategy of this kind, the U.S. is wide open to it.