|Date:||Saturday - August 21, 2004|
During Saturday evening's show, paleopsychologist Howard Bloom characterized the current situation in America's ongoing War on Terror as a "battle between two cultures."
According to Bloom, Osama bin Laden's goal is to save unbelievers from corruption by converting them to Islam. Bloom believes it is important to understand that bin Laden does not recognize national boundaries, and rejects Western concepts of freedom, democracy and human rights. For bin Laden there is only one kind of world -- a world in complete submission to Allah. Those (like the United States) who will not submit, Bloom concludes, have been targeted for extermination.
Bloom imagines a future al-Qaeda attack on America involving nuclear weapons. He said the editor of a Pakistani newspaper has confirmed that al-Qaeda possesses suitcase nukes. Even more disturbing, Bloom reported that Pakistan has two French developed Agosta 90B stealth submarines, and is building a third. These subs are nearly impossible to detect and can deliver nuclear missile strikes on multiple targets. Bloom thinks bin Laden may soon have access to the Pakistani Agosta 90B subs, and estimates a 50-60% chance of a nuclear attack on the United States being launched from them. For more, check out Bloom's article Dodging the Nuclear 9/11.