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Real Wealth #234  06/22/2009

Al Qaeda says it would use Pakistani nuclear weapons



Dear Gold & Energy Advisor subscribers,

Buried in today’s headlines is a Reuter’s news story out of Dubai that is reporting that if it were in a position to do so, Al Qaeda would use Pakistan's nuclear weapons in its fight against the United States, according to remarks aired Sunday by one the terrorist group’s top leaders.

Pakistan has been battling al Qaeda's Taliban allies in the Swat Valley since April after their thrust into a district 100 km (60 miles) northwest of the capital raised fears the nuclear-armed country could slowly slip into militant hands.

"God willing, the nuclear weapons will not fall into the hands of the Americans and the mujahideen would take them and use them against the Americans," Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, the leader of al Qaeda's in Afghanistan, said in an interview with Al Jazeera television.

Abu al-Yazid was responding to a question about U.S. safeguards to seize control over Pakistan's nuclear weapons in case Islamist fighters came close to doing so.

"We expect that the Pakistani army would be defeated (in Swat) ... and that would be its end everywhere, God willing."

Asked about the group's plans, the Egyptian militant leader said: "The strategy of the (al Qaeda) organization in the coming period is the same as in the previous period: to hit the head of the snake, the head of tyranny -- the United States.

"That can be achieved through continued work on the open fronts and also by opening new fronts in a manner that achieves the interests of Islam and Muslims and by increasing military operations that drain the enemy financially."

The militant leader suggested that naming a new leader for the group's unit in the Arabian Peninsula, Abu Basir al-Wahayshi, could revive its campaign in Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter.

"Our goals have been the Americans ... and the oil targets which they are stealing to gain power to strike the mujahideen and Muslims."

"There was a setback in work there for reasons that there is no room to state now, but as of late, efforts have been united and there is unity around a single leader."

Abu al-Yazid, also known as Abu Saeed al-Masri, said al Qaeda will continue "with large scale operations against the enemy" -- by which he meant the United States.

"We have demanded and we demand that all branches of al Qaeda carry out such operations," he said, referring to attacks against U.S.-led forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The militant leader said al Qaeda would be willing to accept a truce of about 10 years' duration with the United States if Washington agreed to withdraw its troops from Muslim countries and stopped backing Israel and the pro-Western governments of Muslim nations.

Asked about the whereabouts of al Qaeda's top leaders, he said: "Praise God, sheikh Osama (bin Laden) and sheikh Ayman al-Zawahri are safe from the reach of the enemies, but we would not say where they are; moreover, we do not know where they are, but we're in continuous contact with them."

There’s no negotiation possible with al Qaeda or the Taliban –  every last member must be hunted down and exterminated.

My opinion on this matter isn’t soft and fuzzy and won’t win me and humanitarian awards. I see this simply as kill or be killed situation. When a nation is confronted with enemies who are openly telling the world they intend to over throw one of your most important allies in order to gain possession of nuclear weapons and will use those weapons to kill millions of your citizens -- you have one and only one choice – kill them before they have a chance to kill you.


On Friday I asked you to write your elected representatives to force them to speak out against the suppression of the International Press in Iran.


Over the weekend the radical Islamic regime Iranian took steps to completely suppress the International Press by kicking out British journalists and further restrictions on the remaining press corp. This brutal Iranian regime has no begun to kidnap and illegally arrest government critics and still the President Obama insist on not speaking out.


How is President Obama going to address the threat of al Qaeda and the Taliban gaining possession of a nuclear missile arsenal when he refuses to stand up for the freedom of the International Press?


President Obama is starting to remind me of the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlin who’s misguided attempt to sue for peace with Adolf Hitler almost lead to Britain’s defeat at the outset of World War II.


The danger is many times greater than it was in the late 1930’s. Should the devastating killing power of nuclear armed missiles fall in the hands of al Qaeda and the Taliban we’d be facing the very real possibility of a death toll of 500 million to 1 billion, a poisoned middle-eastern region that would not be habitable for three or four millennium.


If Obama wants to be touchy and feely with our enemies under the same belief that fueled Prime Minister Neville Chamberlin attempts to guarantee “peace for our time” so be it, but let’s hope that his Harvard education and liberal view of the world prevents him from being blinded to the danger as was Chamberlin when he returned with the signed Anglo-German Declaration September 30th 1938.


When dealing with terrorist, fascists and radical Islamic Ideology appeasement NEVER works.  President Obama stands at the cross roads of history. Let’s hope he remembers the lessons of history and takes steps to wipe out the al Qaeda and Taliban threat.


The case for investing in gold can be made easily by looking at the current economic wreckage. Forget the up and down gyrations of gold. The medium and long term reasons for owning gold are growing daily. As persuasive as they are, they pale in comparison as a reason for owning gold should al Qaeda and the Taliban gain access to nuclear weapons much less to Pakistan’s nuclear missiles. In which case, owning gold won’t be a matter of investing but a matter of economic survival.

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