Saturday, November 04, 2006

Nuke-Gate

via Daily Gotham

"As The New York Times reported today, Congressional republicans are responsible for the online publication of a how-to manual for building nukes. The manual in question dates from 1991, and was compiled by the Iraqi nuclear weapons program, which then fell prey to sanctions after the first Gulf War.
So what are they doing now?
The 'latest news' link on the
web site of the House Homeland Security Committee, chaired by our very own Peter King, leads with an item from October 18th. The newest release on King's own web site is dated September 2006.
As of this writing,
Technorati has 95 links to the NYT article. There seems to be some concern afoot in the land. However, citizens turning to Congress' Homeland Security committee won't see a reflection of that in the actions of their republican government or of Peter King, NY-03."

From the NY Times story....

"Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who had said they hoped to “leverage the Internet” to find new evidence of the prewar dangers posed by Saddam Hussein"
"The documents, roughly a dozen in number, contain charts, diagrams, equations and lengthy narratives about bomb building that nuclear experts who have viewed them say go beyond what is available elsewhere on the Internet and in other public forums. For instance, the papers give detailed information on how to build nuclear firing circuits and triggering explosives, as well as the radioactive cores of atom bombs."

3 comments:

JoeC said...

Just trust him...Bush had very good reasons for sharing A-bomb instructions with any terrorist with an Internet connection:
http://joecrubaugh.com/blog/2006/11/04/top-10-reasons-bush-posted-nuclear-bomb-cookbook-online/

Anonymous said...

John, you usually do a great job researching. It looks like rain on Tuesday. Who does that favor? Incumbant or challenger?

Anonymous said...

After seeing this outrageous story, if every republican incumbent, especially King Peter doesn't get their rear end voted out, it will be an absolute joke. The republican party - the party of security?????? HA!!! Hey, give the terrorist all the nuclear secrets, simple as 1-2-3 on the Internet! And all for the sake of justifying this ridiculous war. Hey, where was King Peter on this?????