Past Features

June 5, 2015

IBD Editorial -- June 4, 2015
Apocalypse Now: ISIS Establishing Nuclear Caliphate
   
 Jihad: In the latest edition of its propaganda rag, the Islamic State says it has enough cash to buy a nuclear weapon from Pakistan and smuggle it into the U.S. through Mexico. This is the sum of all fears, and it's not overblown.
    The new issue of "Dabiq," IS' English-language webzine, includes a chilling article, "The Perfect Storm," that claims the group has amassed enough funds to purchase a "nuclear device" from Pakistan.
    "The Islamic State has billions of dollars in the bank, so they call on their wilayah (province) in Pakistan to purchase a nuclear device through weapons dealers with links to corrupt officials in the region," the magazine says. The weapon could be smuggled through drug-running routes from Islamist-controlled Nigeria to Central America to Mexico "and into the U.S.," it adds. [...]
    Far-fetched? Not when you consider that IS has the means to buy nukes or dirty bombs, and the opportunity to smuggle them through our porous borders.
    Our piece, "Will A Nuclear Caliphate Rise From Unrest In The Mideast?" , warned that fanatics would try to bring the Mideast under a single Islamic ruler who could control "oil supplies and possibly even nuclear weapons." It further warned that this Mideast-based Islamic state would pose "a direct threat to the West."
    At the time, the White House pooh-poohed the idea of any "caliphate" forming, arguing that Muslim terrorists could never exploit the power vacuum (which the White House helped create) in the Mideast because most reformers were "secular."

Border Security System to be Demonstrated July 3 and 4
    
American Border Patrol's Eighth Annual Flags Along the Border BBQ will feature a demonstration of technology that can protect against terrorist nuclear bombs. Attendance is limited to members of American Border Patrol.

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