US: Vaporize Mecca


Mike Sullivan sends this, but does not vouch for its accuracy: Has U.S. threatened to vaporize Mecca?
Intelligence expert says nuke option is reason bin Laden has been quiet

Why hasn't Osama bin Laden's terror network executed an attack on U.S. soil since 9-11? Simple, says Dr. Jack Wheeler, creator of an acclaimed Intelligence website dubbed "the oasis for rational conservatives": The U.S. has threatened to nuke the Muslim holy city of Mecca should the terror leader strike America again. On his website, To the Point, <http://www.tothepointnews.com/welcome.php?partner=WND>  Wheeler explains how the Bush administration has identified the potential of wiping Mecca off the map as bin Laden's ultimate point of vulnerability ˆ the Damoclean Sword hanging over his head. "Israel ∑ recognizes that the Aswan Dam is Egypt's Damoclean Sword," writes Wheeler. "There is no possibility whatever of Egypt's winning a war with Israel, for if Aswan is blown, all of inhabited Egypt is under 20 feet of water.  Once the Israelis made this clear to the Egyptians, the possibility of any future Egyptian attack on Israel like that of 1948, 1967, and 1972 is gone."

Wheeler says talk of bin Laden's Damoclean Sword has infiltrated the Beltway. Writes Wheeler in his members-only column: "There has been a rumor floating in the Washington ether for some time now that George Bush has figured out what Sword of Damocles is suspended over Osama bin Laden's head. It's whispered among Capitol Hill staffers on the intel and armed services committees; White House NSC (National Security Council) members clam up tight if you begin to hint at it; and State Department neo-cons love to give their liberal counterparts cardiac arrhythmia by elliptically conversing about it in their presence. "The whispers and hints and ellipses are getting louder now because the rumor explains the inexplicable: Why hasn't there been a repeat of 9-11? How can it be that after this unimaginable tragedy and Osama's constant threats of another, we have gone over three years without a single terrorist attack on American soil?"

Available only to subscribers of To the Point, <http://www.tothepointnews.com/welcome.php?partner=WND>  Wheeler ends his column by explaining the effectiveness of the Mecca threat. "Completely obliterating the terrorists' holiest of holies, rendering what is for them the world's most sacred spot a radioactive hole in the ground is retribution of biblical proportions ˆ and those are the only proportions that will do the job. "Osama would have laughed off such a threat, given his view that Americans are wussies who cut and run after a few losses, such as Lebanon in 1983 and Somalia in 1993. Part of Bush's rationale for invading Afghanistan and Iraq ˆ obviously never expressed publicly ˆ was to convince Osama that his threat to nuke Mecca was real. Osama hates America just as much as ever, but he is laughing no more." Wheeler says bin Laden is "playing poker with a Texas cowboy holding the nuclear aces," so there's nothing al-Qaida could do that could come remotely close to risking obliterating Mecca.

Writes Wheeler: "So far, Osama has decided not to see if GW is bluffing. Smart move."

Utkan Demirci from Turkey comments on the alleged American threat to vaporize Mecca: Vaporizing Mecca would be as good as cloning millions of copies of the terrorist head like sheep Dolly and turning all the existing Muslim population in the world against the West for centuries to come. This beats the purpose. If even I can see this, I am sure more people can.  The real solution should be in the long run by educating the people in the problem areas and making them richer over time but with control.  I know the about the attack on Pearl Harbor,  and I know about 9/11. Why should there be another after just 3 years?  The US is careful and taking precautions and leading the world to a better world.  RH:  If the threat becomes known in the Islamic world, it might deter attacks on the US, but it would not increase goodwill toward the US.

Why hasn't Osama bin Laden's terror network executed an attack on U.S. soil since 9-11? Simple, says Dr. Jack Wheeler, creator of an acclaimed Intelligence website.  Wheeler says bin Laden is "playing poker with a Texas cowboy holding the nuclear aces," so there's nothing al-Qaida could do that could come remotely close to risking obliterating Mecca.  John Heelan comments: So we have a"terrorist"  and a "cowboy", both religious fundamentalists, facing up to each other, each reaching for a nuclear weapon.   Remind me again... who was it saying that the world is a safer place?  RH: Not I.

Why hasn't Osama bin Laden's terror network executed an attack on U.S. soil since 9-11? Simple, says Dr. Jack Wheeler, creator of an acclaimed.Intelligence website. The US threatened to vaporize Mecca. No WAISer has backed the proposal.  Tim Brown says: This is truly bizarre.  The only major terrorist attack in Mecca was perpetrated in 1979 by Islamic fundamentalist; the Saudis were the primary victims; therefore the US has threatened Mecca to stop Islamic fundamentalists. Alice in Wonderland would be right at home. RH: The seizure of Mecca by Islamic fundamentalists was a bloody affair. Sixteen Saudi soldiers were killed, and 60 fundamentalists were beheaded.  John Heelan says: Such acclamations boasted by Wheeler's http://www.tothepointnews.com/ website include "The Wall Street Journal called him "the originator of the Reagan Doctrine". The Washington Post called him "The Indiana Jones of the Right". Izvestiya, the organ of the Soviet Communist Party, called him an "ideological gangster".

His articles include, "All forms of leftism and liberalism are based on an atavistic belief in Black Magic. All are based on the primitive fear of the envious Evil Eye"., "China is in very serious economic jeopardy, summarized by the Three No's: No water, no wives, no banks. The entire financial and banking system of China is facing collapse" (contrary to the recent NIC report, of course), "The only Americans who owe reparations to the descendants of slaves are the descendants of slave owners. These people are one and the same, i.e., American blacks are a racial mix of white slave owner and black slave. Blacks owe reparations to themselves."

Regarding the purported threat to "nuke Mecca", one might think that the oil barons who run the Bush Administration might object to the radiation probably putting the Saudi, Kuwaiti, Southern  Iraqi and some of the Iranian oil fields out of action for centuries.

When will the US "John Waynes" remember that such braggadocio and bullying rhetoric injures the  reputation of America and Americans abroad more than anything else?
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RH The Wall Street Journal called him "the originator of the Reagan Doctrine"?

Vaporize Mecca? Christopher Jones says: Considering that there are 1,45 billion Moslems in the world, and atom bombing the city of Mecca plus surroundings would only exterminate, 10 or 12 million people or so, I don't think it is under consideration either by the Bush administration, and it is certainly not a deterrent to Osamah bin Laden.    To be effective, the Americans would have to take a significant portion of one fifth of humanity "out" if they hoped to scare the world into submission.  Yet I do admit that this intellectual delinquency is thought provoking:  why didn't the Americans use sort range, smaller nukes (neutron bombs for example) on Tora Bora?If the Americans were to resort to "Lidice" tactics, they would instantly unite the Moslem world behind Osamah and the rest of the world would probably issue warrant for the arrest of the American leadership on the charge of criminal insanity.  This sort of Psy-op is a no starter.  Osamah hasn't attacked the US for a simple reason: he is biding his time -- he has a longer time frame than the four year cycle.

RH: If the threat was really made, it must have been as a deterrent, part of psychological warfare.
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