TRV Reveals Terrorist Plots
February 01, 2002 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union Speech on Tuesday, George W. Bush revealed that detailed plans have been found in Afghanistan containing diagrams of American public water facilities. This information was reconfirmed Wednesday in a report issued by the CIA.
One day after the attacks in New York and Washington occurred on September 11, PSI TECH established a Remote Viewing Counterterrorism Task Force. This team of fourteen trained Technical Remote Viewers was tasked with collecting information related to plans of future acts of terrorism in the United States.
In our October 6th, 2001 Preliminary Report, we stated,
"The attack events that are cued up in our near future appear to involve using natural resources as weapons, like infiltrating water supplies using air and/or wind. The idea of condensation is also present."News reports published in November by the Hindustan Times and The New York Times contained information that verified the aforementioned data from PSI TECH's 911 Project Preliminary Report. Sketches and calculations were found in Kabul for the manufacture of a "helium-powered balloon bomb filled with anthrax." The office where these plans were found was headed by Bashiruddin Mehmood, a Pakistani nuclear scientist detained in October in Islamabad for alleged links with Osama bin Laden.
"One apparatus or device that we locked on to looks like an oval shaped balloon or buoy. It is intended to leak and/or seep highly toxic substances into the air and water and contains the characteristics of a "time bomb."
In the CIA report issued on January 30, 2002, the terrorists' interest and potential use of toxic substances was confirmed. The CIA stated:
"Terrorist groups also have expressed interest in many other toxic industrial chemicals -- most of which are relatively easy to acquire and handle -- and traditional chemical agents, including chlorine and phosgene and some groups have discussed nerve agents."
"Terrorist groups are most interested in chemicals such as cyanide salts to contaminate food and water supplies or to assassinate individuals."
In the State of the Union Speech on Tuesday night, January 29, 2002, George W. Bush stated:
"Our cause is just, and it continues. Our discoveries in Afghanistan confirmed our worst fears, and showed us the true scope of the task ahead... We have found diagrams of American nuclear power plants and public water facilities, detailed instructions for making chemical weapons, surveillance maps of American cities, and thorough descriptions of landmarks in America and throughout the world."When presenting specific information about the future plans of terrorists, months in advance and prior to confirmation, the data is sometimes initially passed off as pure speculation by those unfamiliar with the power of TRV technology. But those familiar with PSI TECH's task force know better. The crushing defeat of the Taliban in Afghanistan has now given investigators access to the real and detailed plans of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda organization. PSI TECH's TRV data published in October now speaks for itself. The following news reports and the President's recent statements confirm the value of Technical Remote Viewing's use as a valuable adjunct intelligence collection method. Quite simply, it is an inexpensive (learned) skill that can effectively forsee terrorist plans and events four months in advance of the hard evidence obtained through conventional means. TRV can be used by properly trained individuals for use in their own personal safety. It is now obvious to all that the government does not want us to get too comfortable thinking that we are in the clear or out of danger.
Technical Remote Viewing (TRV) is a structured set of proven protocols and a highly disciplined rigorously applied learned skill originally utilized by U.S. Department of Defense to solve the toughest national security problems. Founded in 1989, PSI TECH is a privately held company and the first to bring this skill out of the confines of secrecy and into the private sector. Technical remote viewing is now taught to leaders in science and technology as well as civilians in all walks of life. PSI TECH provides its worldwide pool of TRV students with ongoing technical support and specialized advanced training. PSI TECH's skilled remote viewers have an edge on the future with more information resources they can use to protect their home and family.
CIA: Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction Up
Wed Jan 30, 2002 7:06 PM ET
By Tabassum Zakaria
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The threat from terrorists using a weapon of mass destruction has increased since Sept. 11, and extremist groups appear most interested in chemicals like cyanide salts to contaminate food and water supplies, a CIA report said on Wednesday.
The Sept. 11 attacks used hijacked planes as weapons to destroy skyscrapers in New York and damage the Pentagon near Washington, killing about 3,000 people. It was followed by an anthrax scare that killed five people and revealed the country's vulnerability to biological warfare.
Since then, extremist groups appear to be increasing their search for weapons that could destroy large populations using chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear agents, according to an unclassified CIA report to Congress.
The semiannual report on the acquisition of technology relating to weapons of mass destruction covered Jan. 1 through June 30, 2001, but a special section dealing with the post-Sept. 11 threat was also included.
"The threat of terrorists using chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials appears to be rising -- particularly since the 11 September attacks," the report said.
Information and technology on weapons of mass destruction was widely available from the Internet and the former Soviet Union, the report said.
CONVENTIONAL TACTICS FAVORED
Several of the 30 foreign organizations the United States has designated as terrorists have expressed interest in weapons of mass destruction, although terrorists would probably continue to favor conventional tactics such as bombings and shootings, the report said.
While extremists, including Osama bin Laden, were seeking a nuclear weapon, there was no evidence that they had acquired one or the materials to build one, the CIA report said.
"Although the potential devastation from nuclear terrorism is high, we have no credible reporting on terrorists successfully acquiring nuclear weapons or sufficient material to make them," the report said. "Gaps in our reporting, however, make this an issue of ongoing concern," it said.
Bin Laden, accused by the United States of masterminding the attacks on America, has pursued development of chemical and biological weapons in his al Qaeda organization and has had a long standing interest in nuclear materials, the report said.
"We have uncovered rudimentary diagrams of nuclear weapons inside a suspected al Qaeda safe house in Kabul. These diagrams, while crude, describe essential components -- uranium and high explosives -- common to nuclear weapons," the report said.
Among the weapons of mass destruction, extremist groups appeared most interested in chemicals that could do widespread damage to food or water supplies, the report said.
"Terrorist groups are most interested in chemicals such as cyanide salts to contaminate food and water supplies or to assassinate individuals."
INTEREST IN TOXIC CHEMICALS
"Terrorist groups also have expressed interest in many other toxic industrial chemicals -- most of which are relatively easy to acquire and handle -- and traditional chemical agents, including chlorine and phosgene and some groups have discussed nerve agents," the report said.
"We see lesser interest in biological materials that appears focused on agents for use in small-scale poisonings or assassinations."
On Tuesday, President Bush accused Iran, Iraq and North Korea of constituting an "axis of evil" for their alleged pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. The CIA report, completed well before the speech mentioned all three countries, among others.
It repeated assertions made in an earlier report that Iran remained one of the most active countries seeking to acquire weapons of mass destruction from abroad.
Iraq was believed to have the capability to produce chemical and biological agents in a fairly short time and had probably continued research and development associated with its nuclear program, the report said.
"The Intelligence Community remains concerned that Baghdad may be attempting to acquire materials that could aid in reconstituting its nuclear weapons program," the report said.
On North Korea, the report for the first half of 2001 said: "We assess that North Korea is capable of producing and delivering via missile warheads or other munitions a wide variety of chemical agents and possibly some biological agents."
North Korea, during the second half of 2001 continued trying to procure technology worldwide for its nuclear program, and the CIA assessed that Pyongyang had enough plutonium for at least one, and possibly two, nuclear weapons, the report said.
Rumsfeld, Mueller Warn of New Attacks
Fri Feb 1, 2002 1:29 PM ET
- Military and law enforcement officials warned Americans to remain alert as terrorists could be planning new attacks, far worse than those of Sept. 11.
In separate briefings, FBI Director Robert Mueller and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld stressed the need for Americans to remain vigilant.
"We're still on a very high state of alert, and we will be for some time," Mueller said.
In addition, the FBI has issued an advisory to public utilities across the country warning that a computer from an alleged associate of Osama bin Laden contained engineering information about dams and reservoirs.
The advisory came amid positive news about one threat, however.
Officials issued a warning last week to the nation's 103 commercial nuclear reactors that terrorists were planning an airplane attack on a reactor, but officials now say that threat has been deemed not credible. Officials say the threat was old, uncorroborated, and the warning was prompted when it resurfaced through different channels.
Photos of U.S. Sites Found
Other threats continue to concern authorities, however. Officials told ABCNEWS documents previously found inside Afghanistan raised fresh questions about security preparedness.
ABCNEWS has learned the documents include photos and diagrams of the U.S. Capitol, major American cities — including Los Angeles — and power and water facilities, all apparently studied in detail by bin Laden's advisers. As one senior intelligence official told ABCNEWS, "these clearly weren't just tourists awed by the architecture."
The documents were mainly pictures or maps with circled locations. Since the documents did not make any reference to dates, methods of attacks or a specific attack, government sources do not consider the new information a high-level threat.
At the same time, CIA Director George Tenet sent a report to Congress saying crude diagrams of nuclear weapons were found in a suspected al Qaeda safe house in Afghanistan. Officials say there is no indication that terrorist actually have such weapons.
Mueller said Thursday the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan had diminished the ability of bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist organization to launch a major attack.
Still on High Alert
With the Super Bowl this weekend and the start of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City next week, Mueller said agents are closely monitoring potential threats and strengthening security measures.
"We've moved heaven and earth to provide security, whether it be the Super Bowl or the Olympics, and I think we've done a good job in enhancing the security," he said.
Mueller said officials know al Qaeda-trained operatives are scattered worldwide, with some perhaps inside the United States. Some have been arrested, deported and are currently under surveillance.
"There are sleepers in some countries capable of carrying out additional attacks," he said. "We're doing everything we can to identify those and to make certain those who have the potential for committing future terrorist acts are addressed."
"Can I say there are none in the United States?" Mueller added. "No, I will not say that. Do I know for sure there are some in the United States? I would say I believe there are, but I cannot say for sure."
A New War, a New Approach
Rumsfeld, who was pitching the Bush administration's proposed $48 billion increase in the 2003 defense budget at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., said the traditional approach to war and security would not work against today's terrorists.
From attacks on computer systems to biological warfare to missile attacks on U.S. cities, Rumsfeld said the nation cannot rule out any threat.
"Our challenge in this new century is a difficult one — to prepare to defend our nation against the unknown, the uncertain, the unseen and the unexpected," Rumsfeld said. "Let there be no doubt that we will likely be surprised again."
Among the lessons Rumsfeld said had been learned from the Afghan campaign was the need to fight wars using every weapon at the nation's disposal, including economic, diplomatic, financial, law enforcement and intelligence capabilities; the importance of increasing the communication capabilities of troops on the battlefield; and the need to no longer wait for attacks to be carried out, but to take preventive and pre-emptive action.
Mueller said a secure computer network allows the U.S. military, CIA and FBI to share documents found in Afghanistan. Up to 10 FBI agents have been in Afghanistan to help with the interrogations of captured Taliban and al Qaeda forces. With some prisoners now in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the questioning facilities are better, the agents will not be needed as much in Afghanistan.
The FBI director refused to discuss in detail what agents have learned documents recovered from Afghanistan. He said the videos of five suicide bombers released by the State Department two weeks ago have provided useful information.
However, Mueller said, officials still have not been able to determine when the videos were made. Mueller also added that Saudi Arabia has been helpful in the sharing of various documents and praised Egypt, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan for their efforts in the war on terrorism.
ABCNEWS' Beverley Lumpkin and Pierre Thomas contributed to this report.