Letter to Matthew Bunn of Harvard on his risk assessment of Nuclear Terrorism



Letter to Matthew Bunn of Harvard on his risk assessment of Nuclear Terrorism from 'pirates' while ignoring the 'emperor'!



Zahir Ebrahim



April 02, 2008.



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To Mr. Matthew Bunn,
Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Harvard University.

April 02, 2008.

Reference: The Risk Of Nuclear Terrorism — And Next Steps To Reduce The Danger



Dear Mr. Matthew Bunn,

In reference to your “testimony to Committee On Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the United States Senate” urging “a global campaign to ensure that every nuclear weapon and every cache of potential nuclear bomb material worldwide is secured against the kinds of threats terrorists and criminals have demonstrated they can pose”, which you began with these poignant words: “It is an honor to be here today to talk about what I believe is among the most urgent threats to America’s security – the threat of nuclear terrorism. My message to you today is simple: the danger is real, but there are specific steps we can and must take that would greatly reduce the risk”, I would like to humbly inquire if you included in the calculus of nuclear security and the nuclear threat to America, the also very real threat from a cabal within the United States Government hijacking its nukes and its foreign policy instruments to construct an 'ubermensch' global empire by seeding 'perpetual war' in the “Global Zone of Percolating Violence”?

What happens if such a rogue 'all-American' cabal were to construct a nuclear 'terrorist act' within the United States - one for which both Harvard and Stanford have been duly preparing for, as in this report: The Day After – Action in the first 24 hours after a Nuclear Blast in an American City, and which you too gravely allude to in your testimony - in order to create the pretext to nuclear decimate Iran?

Far fetched? A former national security advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, like your good self, also chose to share his geostrategic fears with Senate Foreign Relations Committee a year before you did [with the Committee on Homeland Security], and offered the following prescient warning that any such attack would immediately be blamed upon Iran

... a plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks, followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure, then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the US blamed on Iran, culminating in a "defensive" US military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan ' (Zbigniew Brzezinski's testimony before the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, Feb. 1, 2007 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PKhD9EfO-4).

Your report The Risk Of Nuclear Terrorism – And Next Steps To Reduce The Danger does not seem to include such real threats from the rogue 'emperor' to “America's Security”, while it does seem to include all the immanent threats from the rogue 'pirates'! Even to mathematical probabilities and precision – basing specific steps to take to prevent such possibilities based on only probabilistic calculations! Whereas, the very real empirical evidence of the eyes and the mind based on the unfolding reality on the 'Grand Chessboard' is entirely omitted. It entirely appears to this scribe that the testimony was being provided at the 'unbirthday' party celebrations in some wonderland which the 'lesser' humanity outside the shores of the United States was apparently unfamiliar with. Not speaking of their ruling elite which are equally at home at such parties with the 'Mad Hatter'. Perhaps I misperceive. If so, please do feel free to point out the relevant passages in your 15 page long text which I did try to read carefully. I may still have missed it.

In case you have indeed genuinely missed these blatantly obvious threats to humanity, Project Humanbeingsfirst would like to draw your kind attention to its following three far humbler reports which rationally and unemotionally attempt to identify the 'highest-order-bits' of the problem-space, and recommends several more equitable solution-spaces to mitigate all nuclear threats from all sources. These span the gamut of seeking a public ratification of any Executive decision to go to any future American war by way of a public referendum, to 'full spectrum deterrence' by way of 'full spectrum alliances' among the 'have-nots' to counter the "full spectrum dominance" impulses of a handful of 'baboons' still clinging to the vestiges of the 'mighty club' from the Neanderthal era.

Clearly, not being privileged to witness the inner calculus of such threat assessments to America [from] within the beltways of empire, this is a mere outsider's and obviously rather plebeian attempt to mitigate threats to this great nation by mitigating its unbridled lust for 'American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives'. After all, it is usually the plebeians who become the immediate canon fodder to service such imperatives, as well as the victims of all terrorism including both the pirates' and the emperor's. Thus, one could reasonably expect, in a fair and rational world minus the ubiquitous disinformation and deceptions, that our plebeian concerns and our plebeian fears for the safety of our humble plebeian lives would also somehow be included in the calculus of nuclear security and America's security.

In order to rapidly situate the overarching plebeian context within the empire's worldview so that one harbors no misconceptions, and suffers from no delusions of the glaring underling grotesque reality of “full spectrum dominance” that is fueling the 'war on terror', and furthermore, so that one is courageous enough to 'call a spade a spade' when one sees “imperial mobilization”, you may perhaps wish to read the prefacing letter to 'Foreign Policy in Focus' first before proceeding with each of the listed documents. It will also save you considerable time and effort if you don't agree with the premise [of the] letter, in which case you can perhaps focus some of your considerable expertise in refuting it - for that will surely allay much of our plebeian fears that we are safe from this particular strain of the deadly mutating virus that genuinely threatens world security, including America's security.





With best wishes, and prayers, hopes, and aspirations for a safer world for all of our children, both American and the rest of the world's,

Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org


P.S. This letter will also be posted at http://humanbeingsfirst.org


The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org.

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Letter to Matthew Bunn of Harvard On his risk assessment of Nuclear Terrorism



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