Al-Jazeera: Are these atomic bombs powerful ones
Al-Asuquf: The five Russian devices are from the old T-3 missiles, also known as RD-107s, and their potency is something around 100 kilotons eac h, that is, 5 times as powerful as the Hiroshima bomb. The Pakistani bombs
are less powerful, somewhere around 10 kilotons.
Al-Jazeera: Can't the bombs be detected and disarmed by American authorities
Al-Asuquf: No, in spite of their age they've undergone modernization and
are well hidden. Even if they were found, they have autodetonation provisions should anything get close to them. Even electromagnetic pulse s would be incapable of deactivating them.
Al-Jazeera: Don't they emit radiation Can't they be detected
Al-Asuquf: No. They are wrapped in thick leaden cases.
Al-Jazeera: A suspected Pakistani ship was recently searched and all tha t was found were lead bars. Does this have anything to do with the bombs
Al-Asuquf: Yes, however that lead was just an extra layer, and was not essentially necessary.
Al-Jazeera: How will the bombs be detonated
Al-Asuquf: There are numerous methods, a cell-phone call, radio frequenc y, seismic shocks or by timer.
Al-Jazeera: Once detonated, how many deaths will be caused by these bomb s
Al-Asuquf: It depends, since our plans are very malleable.
Al-Jazeera: So what is the entire plan
Al-Asuquf: The beginning will be the detonation of a nuclear device, whi ch will cause the death of between 800 thousand and one million people and
create chaos on a scale never seen before. During this chaos, two or thr ee cropsprayers that are now dismantled and stored in granaries [silos]
close to little-used highways in the countryside will take off on suici de missions to spray two or three large American cities with smallpox. Th at means that once the smallpox has been identified, all airports and seaports will be closed by quarantine. Land borders will likewise be sh ut down. Not one airplane, ship or vehicle will enter or leave the United States. This will cause total chaos. White House Press secretary Ari Fleischman will be very busy.
Al-Jazeera: But the American government has guaranteed that within five days it could produce enough smallpox vaccine to inoculate the entire population.
Al-Asuquf: There will be simultaneous suicide attacks against the vaccin e production plants. Al-Jazeera: Which will be the first city
Al-Asuquf: The first city will be that in which optimal conditions prese nt themselves, for example, clear skies, and winds of eight miles-per-hour or less in the direction of the country's center so tha t radioactive dust can contaminate the maximum possible area.
Al-Jazeera: Will this attack annihilate the USA
Al-Asuquf: No. But the process will have begun. Who will buy food produc ts from the United States knowing they may have been contaminated by radiation Who will travel to the United States knowing the possibilit y of contracting smallpox Who will continue to invest in American institutions Just as with the World Trade Center, it will be simply a question of time before the entire economic structure collapses and tur ns to dust. If our objectives are reached with one bomb and the smallpox, probably we'll save the lives of others, however that's risky [unlikely ], and it's probable that six more bombs will be detonated, one per week, a nd other attacks with chemical weapons will be carried out.
Al-Jazeera: How many innocent people will die
Al-Asuquf: According to estimates made by me and Ayman Al-Zawahiro, somewhere around 15 million due to the atomic bombs and their radiation.
Of those exposed to smallpox, 25 percent will die, approximately five million, and many more due to the ensuing chaos and disorder.
Al-Jazeera: What about the American military response
Al-Asuquf: There will practically be none. Even if five or ten cities we re chosen at random to be destroyed, that would still be a small price to pay. The problem is the economic despair will be so great that even economizing by not using arms unnecessarily will occur, since the liquidity of American goods will be almost zero and at that point the United States will make more selling its Nimitz-class aircraft carrier s, which cost about five billion dollars, to Turkey or Italy for one billi on dollars, since the country will so urgently need to recapitalize, thou gh it will be too late. Moreover, how will the morale of American soldier s be knowing that their entire families have died and their country no longer exists. Fight for what
Al-Jazeera: And won't the global economy also be ruined
Al-Asuquf: In the beginning it will be very difficult; a serious economi c crisis will ensue. However, without the United States, the world will so on arise in a more just and fraternal manner.
Al-Jazeera: And Israel
Al-Asuquf: As they say... it will be dessert.
Al-Jazeera: Does bin Laden's spokesman, Sulaiman Abu Gheith, know that y ou are giving this interview
Al-Asuquf: It was he and bin Laden who suggested I give it.
Al-Jazeera: Osama bin Laden is still alive
Al-Asuquf: He is quite healthy, alongside his commanders Mohammed Atef a nd Khalid Shaik Mohammed and Mullah Omar.
Al-Jazeera: Aren't you fearful that Al Queda's plans will be discovered
Al-Asuquf: The plan is already in its countdown, and nothing can stop it .
Al-Jazeera: Not even if the United States asks forgiveness and changes i ts attitudes
Al-Asuquf: That won't happen, and even if it did, it's too late.
Al-Jazeera: When will the attack begin
Al-Asuquf: I can't reveal that. Allah Akbar.