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The NBAF won’t be a terrorist target? Not according to this article.

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Terror suspect had New York target list


When she was arrested in Afghanistan last month, Aafia Siddique allegedly had in her possession maps of New York, a list of potential targets that included the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the subway system and the animal disease center on Plum Island, detailed chemical, biological and radiological weapon information that has been seen only in a handful of terrorist cases, as well as a thumb drive packed with emails, ABC News has learned.

That haul of information has led multiple government sources to describe Siddique, a 36 year-old MIT graduate, as a potential “treasure trove” of information on terrorist supporters, sympathizers or ‘sleepers’ in the United States and overseas.

“She is the most significant capture in five years,” said former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who said she lives up to her reputation as an alleged terrorist ‘Mata Hari.’

And there is an eagerness to see what, if anything, she can add to the thin trickle of fresh information on the activities of terrorists and terrorist supporters in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as what if any risk she might pose to national security.

Only a “handful” of captured alleged Al Qaeda associates have had the kind of detailed information on weapons of mass destruction that Siddique, who attended MIT as an undergraduate and earned her PhD in neuroscience at Brandeis, had in her handbag, multiple current and former US intelligence and law enforcement officials told ABC News.

“She is a very dangerous person, no doubt about it,” said a senior US counter terrorism official.

“This is a major haul, a major capture for the FBI,” said Kiriakou. “To find someone who has such rich information, computer hard drives, e-mails, that is really a major capture.”

US authorities are analyzing Siddique’s saliva, hair, and fingernail scrapings to determine, if possible, what evidence they can find of any exposure to chemical, biological or radiological materials with potential use in weapons of mass destruction, sources said.

“Her education troubled us. We know that she’s extremely bright. She’s radicalized. We knew that she had been planning, or at least involved in the planning, of a wide variety of different operations, whether they involved weapons of mass destruction or research into chemical or biological weapons, whether it was a possible attempt on the life of the President,” said Kiriakou. “We knew that she was involved with a great deal and we had to bring her into custody.”

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Homeland Security has released more documents relating to the NBAF. These documents are redacted and most meaningful content has been removed, ie. cost and any transparency. However, the total cost of the North Carolina location is said to be $677,289,729 (see page 51 of the NBAF Site Cost Analysis). If DHS expects to spend $451 million, then somebody needs to come up with roughly $226,289,729, any takers? According to the Census Bureau  in 2006 NC’s population was around 8,856,505. So if we do the math (wait my calculator doesnt’ go that high) that comes out to about $75 per resident. Now I see why that needed a grant. Oh, but wait that was only $262 thousand wasn’t it, silly me.

I suspect these documents were released after their (DHS) corrupt scoring system was exposed, now there’s a shocker. DHS was clearly busted when the AP’s reported that “Homeland Security disregards experts in naming biolab site“. Kudo’s to the AP. The New York Times got in on the action to with “Boosting our own bio risk“, isn’t that what GNAT has been saying all alone? Only they aren’t getting paid to say it.

If you are interested on page 107 of the Site Cost Analysis you will find the site concept diagram of the Umstead Research Farm. Note the wetlands that surround the site. These wetlands should be an excellent environment for Rift Valley Fever and whatever other gruesome things they will be growing in a petri dish and the Insectary.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement used excerpts and summaries from the following support documents, which are expected to assist the decision maker in a final decision:

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