Publication Month: April 2014
His Financial Backers and Political Patrons in the US and Abroad
Robert Gleason, author of END OF DAYS
A BOOK, WHICH CAN DO FOR THE ANTI-NUCLEAR MOVEMENT WHAT SILENT SPRING DID FOR ENVIRONMENTALISM.
I was awestruck. Regardless of your political affiliation, you must read this book. As Gleason’s scholarship makes horrifyingly clear, it is only a matter of time before a terrorist nuclear blast murders hundreds of thousands and devastates the world order.”
–Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley
“Now I’m scared. More frightening and intense than any work of fiction — this is real — and we need to pay attention. Bob Gleason has studied nuclear proliferation for over thirty years, so his opinion matters. You have to read this one.”
–Steve Berry, author of the New York Times bestseller, THE KING’S DECEPTION.
“I read THE NUCLEAR TERRORIST in two days. I was surprised and fascinated at the facts Gleason’s uncovered about the relationships between powerful U.S. politicians and nuclear terrorism. I couldn’t put it down.
–Douglas Preston, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Impact
“I’m awed. The Day Before Armageddon is probably the most courageous piece of writing I’ve ever read. My admiration went up for the author with every page. A line from WH Auden kept running through my head: Man cannot bear too much reality. Reality however is what Gleason has given us.”
–Thomas Fleming, President of the Society of American Historians, former president of PEN, winner of the Lincoln Prize for lifetime achievement in history, and New York Times bestselling author of LIBERTY! The American Revolution
“Robert Gleason has lifted up a very large log and carefully catalogued what’s crawling underneath. The devil is in the details, and he has found plenty of both.”
–Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Shattered Trident and a former naval intelligence officer and analyst
“Global warming, deforestation, the despoliation of the earth’s natural resources are as nothing compared to a world facing the increasing nuclear terrorist threat. The clock is once again ticking towards Midnight, and in Robert Gleason’s latest warning: THE DAY BEFORE ARMAGEDDON we are told not only what threats are coming our way, but how to eliminate them. Everyone with the power of literacy needs to read this book–everyone else needs to have it read to them. It’s that important!”
–David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of BLOOD PACT
“A thrilling take on a frighteningly possible future, one that makes the journey in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road look like a stroll through the park.”
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Comparisons to Stephen King’s The Stand and Robert McCammon’s Swan Song are well founded, but Gleason’s novel is in a class by itself.”
–Jeff Ayers, Booklist
“Robert Gleason has been to the jagged edge of the pit and peeped in; he’s been seared by the heat of the eternal furnace, smelled the brimstone, listened to the mournful wailing of the damned. The Dante of our age, he’s back to tell us about it.”
–Stephen Coonts, author of the New York Times bestseller, PIRATE ALLEY
Wwhen a grapefruit-size chunk of bomb-grade uranium dropped on the same-size chunk from a height of six feet, the impact produces one-half the Hiroshima bomb-yield. Once in possession of the nuclear bomb-fuel, crude but powerful terrorist nukes are shockingly easy to cobble together. Place two chunks of bomb-grade uranium in a piece of cannon-barrel—an old US Civil War cannon will do—blast one into the other, and you might achieve the Hiroshima yield.
Nuclear weapons labs and power plants worldwide are shockingly unprotected. At the biggest US nuclear bomb-fuel storage site, mock-intruders successfully smuggled out nuclear bomb-fuel in 80 percent of their attempts. At Los Alamos—which created the first US atom bombs—mock-intruders once loaded a Home Depot Garden Cart piled high with bomb-fuel canisters and walked out the main gate without getting stopped. On average mock-intruders walk our of the weapons labs 50% of the time. In fact, as part of a protest, an 82-year-old nun successfully broke into the Oak Ridge Y-12 storage site—the country’s largest repository of bomb-grade highly enriched uranium—and remained there.
Since the US cannot secure its nuclear bomb-fuel sites, how can anyone expect Russia to? A country racked by corruption, so vast it spans nine time zones and almost half the planet’s longitudes, Russia has never effectively been able to monitor and control nuclear sites. Nor can India and Pakistan—nations in which bribery, terrorism and extortion are ways of life—reliably protect theirs.
Anuclear power reactor is a de facto nuclear bomb-fuel factory. Once in possession of one, unskilled nuclear terrorists can build a nuclear bomb-fuel reprocessor in less than six months and reprocess enough spent fuel rods to build the Nagasaki bomb in one month. US weapons l abs have proven this repeatedly.
Despite the factthat 15 out of 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudis and that Hillary Clinton had written while serving as Secretary of State that the Saudis were the #1 financier of Sunni Islamist terrorism in the world President Obama is trying tosell the Saudis nuclear reactors, i.e. nuclear bomb-fuel factories. He is also tryingto sell India—a nation ridden with violence, terrorism, corruption and a backer of Iran—nuclear power reactors, which can be easily altered to produce nuclear
George W. Bush’s administration included officials who, in their private lives, worked for firms which profited off Iran and North Korea. In his private life Donald Rumsfeld served on the board of a firm which attempted to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea. Dick Cheney’s Halliburton made money off of Iran and Iraq while he was CEO. Such business dealings could have helped those states finance nuclear weapons programs. In their private lives, some of the Bush officials also worked for companies which did business with the Saudis, a country which has been frequently accused of being financially involved with nuclear rogues, including Pakistan and bin Laden’s al Qaeda.
During the last several years, highly trained al Qaeda-Taliban units have been assaulting Pakistani nuclear weapons facilities and blowing up parts of these installations. Nonetheless, the Obama administration has done nothing to prepare US nuclear facilities for the day that these highly-skilled, heavily armed nuclear terrorist cadres will come here. Among their potential targets include the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, which is 30 miles from New York City, and the Sandia Nuclear Weapons Lab in San Francisco. To say they won’t attack America’s nuclear facilities is tantamount to saying it can’t happen here and therefore 9/11 never happened. Highly skilled terrorists can do it, have done it and have the motivation and money to do it now.
Robert Gleason , author of End of Days, has worked for 40 years in the New York book industry, where he has published many scientists, politicians and military experts. He starred in and hosted a two-hour History Channel special, largely devoted to nuclear terrorism and has discussed the subject on many national TV/radio talk shows, including Sean Hannity’s and Lou Dobbs’ TV shows and George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM. He has also spoken on nuclear terrorism at major universities, including Harvard. His other website is www.RobertGleasonBooks.com.