Former vice president Dick Cheney has revealed on a radio show that a new terrorist attack on US soil is imminent, and warned that the attacks will be “worse than 9/11“.
Speaking on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Cheney was asked whether America would “get through this decade without another massive attack on the homeland?” His response was, “I doubt it. I think there will be another attack and the next time I think it’s likely to be far deadlier than the last one. You can just imagine what would happen if somebody could smuggle a nuclear device, put it in a shipping container, and drive it down the beltway outside Washington D.C.”
Cheney also alluded to a cold-war era plan that would give the government ultimate power during an attack, although he claimed that the government would maintain “the constitutional-based government authority.”
“Basically, it involved having a government in waiting if you will ready to go in the event of nuclear attack on the United States so that we could always maintain the constitutional-based governmental authority,” he said.
“We operated and actually trained under circumstances of how would we go about providing for a government to survive if we were having nuclear weapons from the Soviet Union falling all over the country,” he added.
Cheney is known to be a fearmonger when it comes to the issue of terrorism, so his comments should come as no surprise. However, if a terrorist attack does happen in the US, the Bush administration that Cheney was a part of, along with the current Obama administration, are largely responsible for provoking those attacks by instigating conflicts and killing innocent civilians in the Middle East.