Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt — FUD Over Not Raising National Debt Ceiling — When Will Government Spending and The Budget Balanced? — The American People Would Like To Know! — Videos

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U.S. National Debt Clock

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

US GOVERNMENT COLLAPSE was all THEATRE says TRENDS journalist ‘GERALD CELENTE’ (ECONOMIC CS)

Obama Lies About the Implications of Raising the Debt Ceiling

JIM ROGERS on U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN – U.S. NOT on Brink of DEFAULT & will PRINT more MONEY

Jack Lew attacks Ted Cruz and Tea Party – says they are dangerous exttremists

Dan Mitchell Debunking Myths about the Partial Government Shutdown

Does Government Have a Revenue or Spending Problem?

Funding Government by the Minute

What Can We Cut to Balance the Budget

Will Higher Tax Rates Balance the Budget?

Will Taxing the Rich Fix the Deficit?

What Are the Dangers of Too Much Debt?

How Big Is the U.S. Debt?

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BUREAU OF THE FISCAL SERVICE
                                                  STAR - TREASURY FINANCIAL DATABASE
             TABLE 1.  SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS, OUTLAYS AND THE DEFICIT/SURPLUS BY MONTH OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT (IN MILLIONS)

                                                        ACCOUNTING DATE:  08/13

   PERIOD                                                                     RECEIPTS                OUTLAYS    DEFICIT/SURPLUS (-)
+  ____________________________________________________________  _____________________  _____________________  _____________________
   PRIOR YEAR

     OCTOBER                                                                   163,072                261,539                 98,466
     NOVEMBER                                                                  152,402                289,704                137,302
     DECEMBER                                                                  239,963                325,930                 85,967
     JANUARY                                                                   234,319                261,726                 27,407
     FEBRUARY                                                                  103,413                335,090                231,677
     MARCH                                                                     171,215                369,372                198,157
     APRIL                                                                     318,807                259,690                -59,117
     MAY                                                                       180,713                305,348                124,636
     JUNE                                                                      260,177                319,919                 59,741
     JULY                                                                      184,585                254,190                 69,604
     AUGUST                                                                    178,860                369,393                190,533
     SEPTEMBER                                                                 261,566                186,386                -75,180

       YEAR-TO-DATE                                                          2,449,093              3,538,286              1,089,193

   CURRENT YEAR

     OCTOBER                                                                   184,316                304,311                119,995
     NOVEMBER                                                                  161,730                333,841                172,112
     DECEMBER                                                                  269,508                270,699                  1,191
     JANUARY                                                                   272,225                269,342                 -2,883
     FEBRUARY                                                                  122,815                326,354                203,539
     MARCH                                                                     186,018                292,548                106,530
     APRIL                                                                     406,723                293,834               -112,889
     MAY                                                                       197,182                335,914                138,732
     JUNE                                                                      286,627                170,126               -116,501
     JULY                                                                      200,030                297,627                 97,597
     AUGUST                                                                    185,370                333,293                147,923

       YEAR-TO-DATE                                                          2,472,542              3,227,888                755,345

http://www.fms.treas.gov/mts/mts0813.txt

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1                                                    BUREAU OF THE FISCAL SERVICE
                                                  STAR - TREASURY FINANCIAL DATABASE
                            TABLE 3.  SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND OUTLAYS OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT (IN MILLIONS)

                                                        ACCOUNTING DATE:  08/13

                                                                         ACTUAL          ACTUAL       ACTUAL COMP.     BUDGET EST.
   CLASSIFICATION                                                      THIS MONTH    THIS FY TO DATE  PRIOR PERIOD       FULL FY
+  _________________________________________________________________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________
   BUDGET RECEIPTS

   INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAXES                                                    85,286       1,175,536       1,015,419       1,309,683
   CORPORATION INCOME TAXES                                                    3,595         216,360         186,272         278,684

   SOCIAL INSURANCE AND RETIREMENT RECEIPTS:

     EMPLOYMENT AND GENERAL RETIREMENT (OFF-BUDGET)                           54,771         614,010         521,335         674,143
     EMPLOYMENT AND GENERAL RETIREMENT (ON-BUDGET)                            16,703         194,450         186,822         214,817
     UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE                                                    5,969          56,524          66,145          58,593
     OTHER RETIREMENT                                                            313           3,256           3,449           3,746
   EXCISE TAXES                                                                6,315          72,894          69,420          85,334
   ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES                                                       1,253          17,783          13,026          17,690
   CUSTOMS DUTIES                                                              2,843          28,859          27,570          32,154
   MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS                                                      8,322          92,871          98,069         101,719
   ALLOWANCES                                                                 ......          ......          ......          ......

       ;BTOTAL RECEIPTS                                                      185,370       2,472,542       2,187,527       2,776,563

         ;C(ON-BUDGET)                                                       130,599       1,858,532       1,666,192       2,102,420
         ;C(OFF-BUDGET)                                                       54,771         614,010         521,335         674,143

   ;CBUDGET OUTLAYS

   LEGISLATIVE BRANCH                                                            345           3,955           4,097           4,792
   JUDICIAL BRANCH                                                               669           6,508           6,650           7,283
   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE                                                  10,859         146,486         129,810         159,620
   DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE                                                        682           8,322           9,513           9,391
   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE-MILITARY PROGRAMS                                    53,367         559,942         601,176         610,266
   DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION                                                     7,028          38,725          53,177          44,431
   DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY                                                        1,650          22,576          29,635          25,977
   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES                                    94,535         832,894         793,470         903,970
   DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY                                             3,633          52,272          43,932          58,377
   DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT                                 2,289          32,545          46,807          56,518
   DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                                                  1,153           8,455          11,393           9,964
   DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE                                                       2,428          27,125          28,226          29,897
   DEPARTMENT OF LABOR                                                         5,972          75,930          98,314          86,163
   DEPARTMENT OF STATE                                                         1,714          21,774          23,222          29,536
   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION                                                7,730          67,605          66,944          78,505

   DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY:

     INTEREST ON TREASURY DEBT SECURITIES (GROSS)                             25,488         395,826         342,541         414,655
     OTHER                                                                     2,619          23,821         135,586         -10,700
   DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS                                             17,996         131,489         118,198         138,901

http://www.fms.treas.gov/mts/mts0813.txt

Debt ceiling: Understanding what’s at stake

By

ALAIN SHERTER /

MONEYWATCH

It is the economic calamity that no one expects and everyone fears.

Experts agree that failing to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by Oct. 17, when U.S. officials say the government will run out of money to pay its bills, would gravely wound the economy, and perhaps even throw it back into recession. Because Treasury bonds and the dollar are cornerstones of the global financial system, meanwhile, the shock wave would be felt around the world.

“The potential is disastrous,” said Gus Faucher, senior economist with PNC Financial Services Group. “We would see interest rates spike across the board. We’d see a huge crash in the dollar. People count on lending their money to the federal government and getting it back, and if that trust is taken away — it’s never happened that we haven’t met our obligations as a nation — then that has very, very negative consequences for the U.S. economy.”

The consequences are so severe that, even as the government shutdown enters its second week, most seasoned political observers still expect Congress to ultimately reach an eleventh-hour deal to lift the government’s borrowing limit.

But what exactly is the debt ceiling, and exactly how worried should Americans be that it could come crashing down?

What is the debt ceiling?

The debt ceiling is the total amount of money the U.S. government can borrow (by selling Treasury bonds) to pay its obligations, including interest on the national debt, Social Security and Medicare benefits, and many other payments. That limit is currently $16.7 trillion, although technically the government already exceeded it in May. The Treasury Department has since used various measures to continue borrowing.

During World War I, amid uncertainty regarding the total costs of funding U.S. involvement in the conflict, Congress created the cap in 1917 to put an upper limit on federal borrowing. Since 1960, Congress has raised the debt ceiling 78 times.

How is the debt ceiling changed?

Lawmakers can adjust it by passing a standalone bill or by including it in another piece of legislation as an amendment.

Does raising the debt ceiling increase the federal debt?

No. Lifting the borrowing limit simply allows the government to pay its existing bills. That debt exists whether or not Congress authorizes additional borrowing, and to avoid default it must be paid.

Why can’t Congress and the White House avoid lifting the cap by cutting federal spending?

Because preventing the government from borrowing to meet its obligations would require all discretionary spending, such as for defense, education, housing and other annual appropriations, to stop, according to the Congressional Research Service. Most of the outlays for mandatory programs, such as Social Security, also would have to be halted, while taxes would need to rise to ensure the government had money to spend. Deep spending cuts and tax hikes would throw the economy into recession.

Why is Oct. 17 a critical date?

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew recently forecastthat on Oct. 17 the government would have about $30 billion on hand. That isn’t enough because the government spends as much as $60 billion per day. “If we have insufficient cash on hand, it would be impossible for the United States of America to meet all of its obligations for the first time in our history,” he said last week in a letter to congressional leaders.

What happens if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling?

If the government runs low on cash, it will have to withhold a range of payments. Retirees might not get their Social Security checks, especially worrisome for the millions of Americans who depend almost entirely on the social insurance program for income. The same goes for Medicare and Medicaid recipients. Holders of Treasury notes, from Wall Street and other global banks to foreign governments, also could get stiffed, jeopardizing the solvency of many financial institutions and choking off global credit flows.

The U.S. also would struggle to pay the interest on its debt, including a $6 billion payout due at the end of the month. At that point, the U.S. would be in default of its obligations. The value of Treasury bonds and the dollar would nosedive. The nation’s borrowing costs would soar as anxious investors demanded a higher return to buy suddenly shaky U.S. debt. And because the interest rate on Treasuries provides a benchmark for rates on other loans, from mortgages and credit cards to car and student loans, borrowing would become far more costly for consumers and businesses. Stock markets in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world would almost certainly plunge.

“When stock prices fall, investment or other spending to expand a business is more costly,” the Treasury Department said in a report last week outlining the potential impact of the debt-ceiling fight. “The effects on households and businesses, moreover, are reinforcing. Less capacity and willingness of households to spend, when businesses have less incentive to invest, hire and expand production, all lead to weaker economic activity.”

In short, the already fragile economic recovery could stall.

Haven’t we been here before?

There is recent precedent for such turmoil. Consumer confidence plummeted after lawmakers squared off over the debt ceiling in the summer of 2011, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index dropped nearly 20 percent. Hiring among small businesses slowed. Ever after a deal was struck to raise the cap in August of that year, credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded U.S. debt for the first time ever.

Beyond the immediate economic fallout of defaulting on its debt, for the U.S. the symbolic blow might be even greater. In the post-World War II era, Treasuries and the greenback have — for better and for worse — served as the foundation of the global financial system. A default would shatter the faith on which that system relies.

How much danger are we in?

Although financial markets are not yet in panic mode, the standoff in Washington has them worried. Unlike during the 2011 dispute, when Republicans and most Democrats favored cutting federal spending, the stark division over Obamacare suggests there may be less room for compromise this time around. One clear sign of distress: Interest rates on short-term Treasury bonds rose last week, as investors seek greater yields to offset what they perceive as the greater risk of holding the debt.

Still, most economists, stock analysts and, for all the pointed rhetoric on Capitol Hill, even congressional leaders themselves downplay the chances of a default. The belief is that common sense, or at least a sense of political self-preservation, will prevail.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57606253/debt-ceiling-understanding-whats-at-stake/

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Dirty Bomb New York City Terrorist Attack Feared–Depleted Uranium–Videos

Posted on September 10, 2011. Filed under: American History, Books, Communications, Demographics, Diasters, Dirty Bomb, Economics, Energy, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, government spending, history, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Nuclear, Nuclear Power, People, Philosophy, Politics, Technology, Video, War, Wealth, Weapons, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

9/11 anniversary terror threat update

Boogeyman coming – NY, Washington tighten security  – YouTube HD

Robert Riggs Reports from FBI HMRU on the threat of terrorist using a Dirty Bomb

A New 9-11 Terror Plot In NY & DC: U.S. Authorities Investigating

N.Y., D.C. on Alert Amid Possible Threat Timed to 9/11 Anniversary

New York and Washington on alert after terror threat to the US

Police in NY DC on alert over terror threat [NBC 9-09-2011]

Amid New Threat, N.Y. ‘Almost Looks Like Attack Has Already Happened’

NYC BRACES FOR 9/11/11 ATTACK !

False Flag Nuclear Attack Imminent? 2011

Osama Bin Laden Media Psyop Sets The Stage For False Flag Terror & or Martial Law

CATEX News September 9, 2011: Terror alert NYC and Washington DC, Nate &  Maria Tropical storms

BREAKING NEWS – Bomb Terror Threat to New York City – 9/8/2011 3/3 Mayor Bloomberg speaks NYC

Manhattan Project: Dirty-Bomb surveillance system unveiled in New York

NYC DIRTY BOMB TERRORIST DRILL

New York Dirty Bomb Drill FALSE FLAG ?

Official says Libya may have dirty bomb components

How Tough Is it to Build a Dirty Bomb?

CNN: Inside NYPD dirty bomb detection

CNN: Surviving a ‘dirty bomb’

Lieven on nuclear summit: ‘Dirty bomb’ is biggest threat

Depleted Uranium – The Ultimate Dirty Bomb

Pt 1/2 – Gerald Celente – Biological Warfare – Dirty Bombs – WMDs – Next World War – 30/3/2011

Pt 2/2 – Gerald Celente – Biological Warfare – Dirty Bombs – WMDs – Next World War – 30/3/2011

Gerald Celente’s Top Predictions for 2011

Overthrow OBAMA   CIA, MOSSAD False Flag US made dirty bomb on its way

Sources: Authorities Concerned About Possible Dirty Bomb, Times Square Strike

Say Al Qaeda Eager To Hit Where They Failed, Just Like 9/11 Following 1993

“…Terrorism is theater and this is the stage,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said. “This is right now probably the world’s biggest stage. “

There was a lot of security you could see Friday in the Big Apple, especially in Times Square, because, as sources told Kramer, the intelligence includes information that al Qaeda wants to finish the job that started with Faisal Shahzad’s failed car bomb attempt in May 2010.

Top security officials told Kramer this is the al Qaeda way. Their 1993 attempt to topple the World Trade Center failed, so they came back again on 9/11. Shahzad’s car bomb fizzled, so now they want to try again.

But that’s only half of the problem. Officials are worried that this time it could be a dirty bomb.

“We have to think about a dirty bomb, where you take radiological material and mix it with conventional explosives,” Kelly said.

Kramer recently talked exclusively with Kelly about the possibility of a dirty bomb, but now sources said the classroom drills might have to be put into practice. Intelligence sources said the terrorists could be trying to make a dirty bomb this time my mixing radiological isotopes with an explosive device.

That’s why the NYPD is deploying all kinds of radiation detectors, panel trucks with sophisticated instruments. On Friday, cops had personal radiation detectors on their belts, and radiation detectors are being used by police within a 50-mile radius of New York City — in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania and on Long Island. …”

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/09/09/times-square-could-be-target-of-dirty-bomb-sources-say-police-on-heightened-alert/

Dirty Bomb Feared in Alleged NYC Terrorist Plot

Saturday, 10 Sep 2011 09:18 AM

By Amy Woods

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“…A plot by al-Qaida to attack America — specifically New York City — in the days
leading up to reported the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy has worsened.
Authorities believe the threat could involve a dirty bomb, according to CBSNew York.

The New York Police
Department tightened security Friday by setting up a series of checkpoints where
random vehicle stops were conducted. At times, traffic came to a
standstill.

“Terrorism is theater, and this is the stage,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly
said. “This is right now probably the world’s biggest stage.”

The dirty-bomb scare has dialed up the drama.

“We have to think about a dirty bomb, where you take radiological material and mix it with conventional
explosives,” Kelly said.

CBSNew York reported that intelligence sources are concerned the terrorists — three suspects are being sought, including one
American — have concocted a device containing both radiological and explosive
materials. …”

Read more on Newsmax.com: Dirty Bomb Feared in Alleged NYC Terrorist Plot

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/DirtyBombFearedinAllegedNYCTerroristPlot/2011/09/10/id/410434?s=al&promo_code=D058-1

Background Articles and Videos

Preparing for Radiological Population Monitoring and Decontamination

Radiological and Nuclear Disaster Preparedness

White House takes possible terror threat seriously

“…The Obama administration is taking serious the still unconfirmed intelligence tip
of a possible al-Qaida plot tied to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks, counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said Sunday.

The  threat reported to authorities Wednesday night remains “specific and
credible,” Brennan said during interviews with “Fox News Sunday” and
CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

“Again, it’s not confirmed, but the president wants to make sure that we leave no stone
unturned,” he said. “And that’s what the intelligence, law enforcement
and homeland security communities are doing.”

Investigators  have chased a tip that al-Qaida may have sent three men to the U.S. on a
mission to detonate a car bomb in either Washington or New York. But
officials have said they’ve found no evidence al-Qaida has sneaked
anyone into the country.

Brennan said officials are “looking at travel data, other types of pieces of
information and trying to correlate them against that reporting that has
come in.”

“It’s not confirmed but we are not relaxing at all,” he said. “This is a 24/7, round-the-clock effort by
all elements of the U.S. counterterrorism community both here in the
United States as well as abroad.” …”

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TERROR_THREAT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-09-10-05-14-14

New York City Steps Up Security In Light Of ‘Specific, Credible But Unconfirmed’ Threat

September 9, 2011

“…NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The morning after officials said there was a “specific, credible but unconfirmed” terror threat against New York City and Washington D.C. related to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New Yorkers were seeing a beefed-up response by the New York Police Department.

The threat involves non-specific car bomb attacks, possibly targeting bridges and tunnels here. The information came from an overseas source which Mayor Michael Bloomberg said had been credible in the past. …”

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/09/09/new-york-city-steps-up-security-in-light-of-specific-credible-but-unconfirmed-threat/

Dirty Bomb

“…A dirty bomb is a speculative radiological weapon that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives.  The purpose of the weapon is to contaminate the area around the  explosion with radioactive material, hence the attribute “dirty”.

Though a radiological dispersal device (RDD) would be designed to disperse radioactive material over a large area, a bomb
that uses conventional explosives would likely have more immediate  lethal effect than the radioactive material. At levels created from most  probable sources, not enough radiation would be present to cause severe illness or death. A test explosion and subsequent calculations done by the United States Department of Energy  found that assuming nothing is done to clean up the affected area and  everyone stays in the affected area for one year, the radiation exposure  would be “fairly high”, but not fatal.[1] Recent analysis of the nuclear fallout from the Chernobyl disaster  confirms this, showing that the effect on many people in the
surrounding area, although not those in close proximity, was almost  negligible.[2]

Since a dirty bomb is unlikely to cause many deaths, many do not consider this to be a weapon of mass destruction.[3] Its purpose would presumably be to create psychological, not physical, harm through ignorance, mass panic, and terror. For this reason dirty bombs are sometimes called “weapons of mass disruption”. Additionally, containment and decontamination  of thousands of victims, as well as decontamination of the affected  area might require considerable time and expense, rendering areas partly
unusable and causing economic damage. …”

“…Dirty bombs and terrorism

Since the 9/11  attacks the fear of terrorist groups using dirty bombs has increased significantly, which has been frequently reported in the media.[4] The meaning of terrorism used here, is described by the U.S. Department of Defense’s  definition, which is “the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat  of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological objectives”.[5] There have only ever been two cases of caesium-containing bombs, and neither was detonated. Both involved Chechnya. The first attempt of radiological terror was carried out in November 1995 by a group of Chechen separatists, who buried a caesium-137 source wrapped in explosives at the Izmaylovsky Park in Moscow. A Chechen rebel leader alerted the media, the bomb was never activated, and the incident amounted to a mere publicity stunt.[6]

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In December 1998, a second attempt was announced by the Chechen Security Service, who discovered a container filled with radioactive  materials attached to an explosive mine. The bomb was hidden near a railway line in the suburban area Argun, ten miles east of the Chechen capital of Grozny. The same Chechen separatist group was suspected to be involved.[7]  Despite the increased fear of a dirty bombing attack, it is hard to assess whether the actual risk of such an event has increased significantly.[8]
The following discussions on implications, effects and probability of an attack, as well as indications of terror groups planning such, are based mainly on statistics, qualified guessing and a few comparable scenarios.

 Effect of a dirty bomb explosion

When dealing with the implications of a dirty bomb attack, there are two main areas to be addressed: (i) the civilian impact, not only dealing with immediate casualties and long term health issues, but also the psychological  effect and then (ii) the economic impact. With no prior event of a  dirty bomb detonation, it is considered difficult to predict the impact.  Several analyses have predicted that RDDs will neither sicken nor kill many people.[9] …”

“…Possibility of terrorist groups using dirty bombs

The present assessment of the possibility of terrorists using a dirty bomb is based on cases involving one terrorist organization, namely Al-Qaeda.  This is because the attempts by this group to acquire a dirty bomb are the most well-described in the literature, in part due to the attention this group received for their involvement in the 9/11 attacks.

On 8 May 2002, José Padilla  (a.k.a. Abdulla al-Muhajir) was arrested on suspicion that he was an  Al-Qaeda terrorist planning to detonate a dirty bomb in the U.S. This suspicion was raised by information obtained from an arrested top Al-Qaeda official in U.S. custody, Abu Zubaydah,  who under interrogation revealed that the organization was close to constructing a dirty bomb. Although Padilla had not obtained radioactive  material or explosives at the time of arrest, law enforcement authorities uncovered evidence that he was on reconnaissance for usable radioactive material and possible locations for detonation.[27]  It has been doubted whether José Padilla was preparing such an attack,  and it has been claimed that the arrest was highly politically  motivated, given the pre-9/11 security lapses by the CIA and FBI.[28] Later, these charges against José Padilla were dropped. Although
there was no hard evidence for Al-Qaeda possessing a dirty bomb, there is a broad agreement that Al-Qaeda poses a potential dirty bomb attack  threat[29] because they need to overcome the alleged image that the U.S. and its allies are winning the war against terror.[4]  A further concern is the argument, that “if suicide bombers are prepared to die flying airplanes into building, it is also conceivable that they are prepared to forfeit their lives building dirty bombs”.[30]  If this would be the case, both the cost and complexity of any protective systems needed to allow the perpetrator to survive long enough to both build the bomb and carry out the attack, would be significantly reduced.[11]

Several other captives were alleged to have played a role in this plot.[31] Guantanamo captive Binyam Mohammed has alleged he was subjected to extraordinary rendition, and that his confession of a role in the plot was coerced through torture.[32][33] He sought access through the American and United Kingdom legal systems to evidence he was tortured.[34][35] Guantanamo military commission  prosecutors continue to maintain the plot was real, and charged Binyam
for his alleged role in 2008. However they dropped this charge in
October 2008, but maintain they could prove the charge and were only
dropping the charge to expedite proceedings. US District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan insisted that the administration still had to hand over the evidence that justified the dirty bomb charge, and admonished United States Department of Justice lawyers that dropping the charge:

“raises serious questions in this court’s mind about whether those allegations were ever true.”

In 2006, Dhiren Barot from North London pleaded guilty of conspiring to murder innocent people within the United Kingdom and United States using a radioactive dirty bomb. He planned to target underground car parks within the UK and buildings in the U.S. such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank buildings in Washington D.C., the New York Stock Exchange, Citigroup buildings and the Prudential Financial buildings in Newark, New Jersey. He also faces 12 other charges including, conspiracy to commit public nuisance,  seven charges of making a record of information for terrorist purposes
and four charges of possessing a record of information for terrorist purposes. Experts say if the plot to use the dirty bomb was carried out  “it would have been unlikely to cause deaths, but was designed to affect  about 500 people.”[36]

In January 2009, a leaked FBI report described the results of a search of the Maine home of James G. Cummings, a white supremacist  who had been shot and killed by his wife. Investigators found four one-gallon containers of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide, uranium, thorium,  lithium metal, aluminum powder, beryllium,  boron, black iron oxide and magnesium as well as literature on how to build dirty bombs and information about cesium-137, strontium-90 and cobalt-60, radioactive materials.[37] Officials confirmed the veracity of the report but stated that the public was never at risk.[38]

In April 2009, the Security Service of Ukraine announced the arrest of a legislator and two businessmen from the Ternopil Oblast. Seized in the undercover sting operation was 3.7 kilograms of what was claimed by the suspects during the sale as plutonium-239, used mostly in nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons, but was determined by experts to likely be americium, a “widely used” radioactive material which is commonly used in amounts of less than 1 milligram in smoke detectors, but can also be used in a dirty bomb. The suspects reportedly wanted US$ 10 million for the material, which the Security Service determined was produced in Russia during the era of the Soviet Union and smuggled into Ukraine through a neighboring country.[39][40]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_bomb

September 11 2001 Video

Holmes: America’s Response to 9-11 -1/5

Holmes: America’s Response to 9-11 -2/5

Holmes: America’s Response to 9-11 -3/5

Holmes: America’s Response to 9-11 -4/5

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 – by  Isao Hashimoto

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