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Chicago FBI investigating letters warning of nuclear destruction

Via Drudge, something raising alarms in certain quarters:

The threats came in the mail and to date, there have been 25 letters that warn of nuclear bombs destroying America.

People who got them called the FBI and CBS 2′s Kristyn Hartman learned, the Bureau's Chicago office is leading the investigation.

FBI Special Agent Andre Zavala said, "Yes, they alarmed a lot of people."

Attorney Tracy Rizzo was alarmed. A number of days ago, an envelope, with a Chicago postmark and a hand-written address to her private investigations firm, came in the mail.

The letter inside said, "The Al-Qaeda organization has planted 160 nuclear bombs throughout the U.S. in schools, stadiums, churches, stores, financial institutions and government buildings." It also said, "This is a suicide mission for us."

The writer, who claims to be Osama Bin Laden, tells the reader the nukes are remotely controlled. "It was clear the writer wanted to scare me," said Rizzo, "Yes, it frightened me." Rizzo was one of eight people in the Chicago area to contact the FBI.

Agencies in Oregon, California, Texas and Florida also got the letter with the Chicago postmark.

"There are items in the letter that lead us to believe it is a hoax," said Zavala. "There are several demands documented that aren't fully coherent."

He said much of what's in the message doesn't add up, but in a post 9-11 world, the FBI can't let it go - even if it does appear to be a hoax.

"The FBI investigates every element. We can't take that chance," said Zavala.

Kinda smacks of a Bill Maher joke... you know the kind... despicably unfunny.


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Nuts.... (Below threshold)
BlueNight:

Nuts.

Right, 160 nuclear weapons,... (Below threshold)
Brett :

Right, 160 nuclear weapons, and they haven't set them off because they're great guys and dedicated humanitarians.

"Kinda smacks of a Bill ... (Below threshold)
Woop:

"Kinda smacks of a Bill Maher joke... you know the kind... despicably unfunny."

Yeah, with Drudge as the source this well could be a hoax. He's an idiot with a following of idiots who parrot his every fart.

One hundred and sixty?... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves:

One hundred and sixty?

Surely even this incompetent excuse for an administration would have intercepted at least some of that many devices being smuggled into the country...

And trust Woop to know all ... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

And trust Woop to know all about idiots - with what he sees in the mirror every morning.

Wait. Odds are it'll turn o... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Wait. Odds are it'll turn out to be yet another unhinged leftist (but I repeat myself) doing his Ted Kacynzski impression.

"There are items in the let... (Below threshold)
alanstorm:

"There are items in the letter that lead us to believe it is a hoax," said Zavala. "There are several demands documented that aren't fully coherent."

And this disqualifies the jihadis...how, exactly? Their entire philosophy is based on incoherence, which explains their apologists on the left.

"One hundred and sixty?... (Below threshold)
JDL:

"One hundred and sixty?

Surely even this incompetent excuse for an administration would have intercepted at least some of that many devices being smuggled into the country...

4. Posted by Rodney Graves"

Actually don't you remember that Border Patrol Agent that said they had already seen a weapon of mass effect at the border?

"A U.S. customs officer is quoted by a local San Diego TV news show as saying that government protection personnel intercepted what was termed a weapon of mass effect."

Do you really think they would tell us if they did have any such proof?

To me, the best evidence th... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

To me, the best evidence that there are no such devices is the existence of the letters. If terrorists really had 160 nukes, no matter what size, their absolute favorite dream, they would have set them in place and detonated them as soon as possible. Al Qaeda wants dead Americans and Jews, and would have no more reason to tell us ahead of time than they sent off warnings to New Yorkers ahead of 9/11.

Maybe someone is trying to ... (Below threshold)

Maybe someone is trying to point out the Nuclear reactors around the US and their potential danger. The 160 number is pretty close to what I've been able to find.

"Al Qaeda wants dead Americ... (Below threshold)
914:

"Al Qaeda wants dead Americans and Jews, and would have no more reason to tell us ahead of time than they sent off warnings to New Yorkers ahead of 9/11.

9. Posted by DJ Drummond | March 30, 2011 2:53 PM | Score: -1 (1 votes cast)"


Chico Marx, are you really so hateful and stupid as to vote neg on this? Or was it you Woop eau de Poop?

Useless tools one and all.

JDL @ 8 wrote:<blockq... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves:

JDL @ 8 wrote:

Actually don't you remember that Border Patrol Agent that said they had already seen a weapon of mass effect at the border?

"A U.S. customs officer is quoted by a local San Diego TV news show as saying that government protection personnel intercepted what was termed a weapon of mass effect."

Do you really think they would tell us if they did have any such proof?

I don't think they'd be able to maintain secrecy if they had.

Whoop, Chico, Galoob, whate... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

Whoop, Chico, Galoob, whatever..Which loser organization is paying you to sit in your mom's basement and troll conservative web sites?

Media Doesn't Matter? (losers)
OFA - Organizing for Aholes? (losers)
Moron.org (losers)

It would be cool if you were gaming all three, but it still boils down that you are George Soros pus filled boil on society.

Yeah, with Drudge as the... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Yeah, with Drudge as the source this well could be a hoax. He's an idiot with a following of idiots who parrot his every fart.

Speaking of idiots, woop, do you know what the term "Via" means? It means "by way of", as in "not the source, but passing it along."...The Source is CBS Chicago, had you bothered to follow the link back to the source in the first place.

Second: Shut the fuck up.

Please, pull my finger...</... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Please, pull my finger...

Those morons don't have access to the material to make 160 nuclear weapons, let alone the ability or funding to acquire them. On top of that even the merest hint of a weapon like that being placed in *160* locations without being detected, suuuuuurrrre.

The odds that its a scare letter to make FEDCO spend money looking for something that isn't there is highly probable.

It doesn't take that much m... (Below threshold)
epador:

It doesn't take that much material to make a "dirty" bomb, and placing 160 small dirty bombs is technically not all that hard. To get the maximum effect of chaos and panic, why not send a warning note first. Then set off one or two, and just like James O'Keefe videos, set off the next one just as the excitement from the first has barely started to wane. And so on.

While this seems on the surface most likely a hoax, it is NOT impossible to be true.




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