Terrorist nuclear threat in Europe

The new terrorist movements are willing to use unlimited violence and cause massive casualties. Europe is both a target and a base for such terrorists.

Terrorist nuclear threat in Europe

Update November 20 2019

The new terrorist movements are willing to use unlimited violence and cause massive casualties. Europe is both a target and a base for such terrorists.

Tactical nuclear weapons are difficult to obtain and deploy. Assembling a dirty bomb is less difficult but without state support still a bridge too far.

Nuclear power plants pose a serious security risk

Inside safety "failings" without disastrous results occur regularly. There were zero attacks on operational nuclear plants and security failings to prevent attacks are obviously possible but uncommon.

Running people over, spraying them with gunfire, and blowing them up offers the package the media need, attacking a nuclear plant in not publicly accessible areas does not.

The threat environment has changed

Attacks with planes or rockets are unlikely to result in a significant radiation threat, the building structure of nuclear plants qualifies them per definition as hard target. However, using rockets or the like must then be aimed at the reactor’s spent fuel pool, waste material and/or (military) fuel facilities, which are a radiation hazard and less protected than the reactor core.

Outdated security has become the standard for commercially operated nuclear facilities, focused on prevention, not response. A determined, knowledgeable and well trained adversary can render large portions of Europe uninhabitable if successful.

Insider threat - Al-Qaeda members have worked at nuclear power plant sites. Even with the best criminal background checks in place, enemies can introduce informants or a saboteur to disable crucial equipment.

Current security protocols take into account an assault carried out by five or six people with automatic weapons.

In today's threat environment, synchronized attacks are planned commando-like, with high-powered rifles, designer explosives and rocket-propelled grenades.

Such an attack will almost certainly lead to disabling equipment that cause a reactor meltdown a long-term shutdown of facilities and/or widespread dispersal of radioactivity.

Security requirements for commercial nuclear power plants are outdated and insufficient in the current threat environment. Until new security protocols are in place, nuclear plant security must be escalated from commercial to national threat priority.

commando like terrorism

January 2020 - Alert!

Spymaster Qasem Soleimani

Iran 2020 - Alert!

It's impossible to overstate the significance of General Qasem Soleimani's killing!

Taking out the spymaster who was successfully building an empire across the shiite crescent.

For Iran this means a long term degrading of a strategic capability.

General Soleimani was the real boss of Hezbollah.
With his death Iran not just lost control over its international organized crime, money laundering and terrorism organization.

General Esmail Ghaani - New spymaster QUD Force Iran IRGC

The roots with Hezbollah run deeper than that. His death is disrupting their global operations and across the region.

General Esmail Ghaani of Quds Force is the new spymaster. With as specialty counter intelligence.
His remit was east of Iran like Afghanistan and Pakistan where he gained influence with the Taliban and al Qaeda (affiliates).

Threats from Iran are usually veiled by proxies.

The people of Iran were emotionally raided by the killing of General Soleimani.

Possible Head of State assassination plot - Trunp

Therefore revenge attacks will only be effective if straightforward, within the military realm and/or in any way establish...



falls in that category and within Iran's capabilities

Ali Khamenei - Supreme Leader of Iran

The USA will relapse into the usual political dilly-dally!

"Seemingly" unwilling to support aggressive steps when necessary.

By doing so, it is leaving its allies in the Middle East and western Europe at their own peril!

An opportunity for aggressors to show off their most devastating and geopolitically disruptive weapons.

The damage will be done and to (avoid or) revenge such attacks by Iran, a topple of their government is in the intelligence cards.


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