If the explosive information revealed in this book had been collected by the Intelligence Community, it would be classified at the highest security level, above TOP SECRET, and would never be seen by the public. But Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA), the Vice Chairman of the House Armed Service Committee can share this information with you because he himself collected it — and because he’s trying to make the public aware of this threat that the intelligence community is ignoring before it’s too late. That’s why Weldon wrote “Countdown to Terror.” Never before has such “real time” war-related intelligence from an impeccable clandestine source been publicly disclosed.
Not long after 9/11, Congressman Weldon found himself on the front lines of the War on Terror, enmeshed in international intrigues with spies and killers. He learned about plots to assassinate world figures (including a former U.S. President) and of a plot to kill hundreds of thousands of Americans by radiation poisoning. Ultimately, he would discover a still more audacious plot — one that is still unfolding. It’s a plan to inflict a terrorist attack on the United States — an attack of such catastrophic dimensions that it is code-named after Shi’ite Islam’s 12th imam: the prophet of doom who ushers in the Islamic apocalypse, rewarding the faithful and, with appalling violence, purging all infidels from the face of the Earth.
Amazing as it might seem, our Intelligence Community — the CIA, the FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency — has met this discovery with yawns, bureaucratic inertia, and active attempts to silence Weldon’s source. The fact that the information came from an Iranian with contacts throughout the highest levels of the Iranian mullahocracy meant nothing to them. What is the intelligence community doing to prevent the 12th Imam operation? Nothing. After eight years of deep slashes in our defense and intelligence budgets by Slick Willie and his gang, decades of strategically disastrous over-reliance on technical rather than human intelligence, and a tendency towards politically correct groupthink, our nation’s intelligence agencies are in deep trouble – and all of us are at risk. Also, Weldon reveals that the Bush administration has so far failed in its determination to strengthen our defense and intelligence postures.
“This book,” says Weldon, “is an act of desperation. I bring it before you the reader, because I could not get our Intelligence Community to act on it, though my source has proven his credibility, and though the information he provides predicts a major terrorist attack against the United States.” Let us pray that Countdown to Terror serves as the wake-up call the intelligence community so desperately needs: our very survival could depend on it. May this book make our leaders angry, angry enough to act — and to save American lives.
Among the shocking revelations of Weldon’s shocking revelations:
Congressman Curt Weldon represents the Seventh Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Currently serving his tenth term, Congressman Weldon is the most senior Republican in the Pennsylvania Delegation. A Member of the House of Representatives since 1987, Weldon has taken leadership roles on a wide variety of issues, ranging from national security to the environment.
A senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Weldon served six years as the Chairman of the Military Research and Development Subcommittee, overseeing the development and testing of key military systems, weapons programs, and technologies that fulfill military needs. Weldon has used that position to become the leading House supporter of a national missile defense to protect America’s families and communities. Weldon now serves as the Vice Chairman of the full Committee as well as Chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee. His role ensures that our service men and women are adequately prepared for duty in today’s high-tech world.
Born and raised in a blue-collar family, Weldon understands the issues that affect America’s working men and women. In Congress, Weldon has been a tireless advocate of issues important to working class families. He co-authored the Family Medical Leave Act, pushed for the extension of unemployment benefits, has consistently supported raising the minimum wage, opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement and voted for historic across-the-board tax cuts.
Weldon was born in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1947, and is the youngest of nine children. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1969. Prior to becoming a Member of Congress, Weldon worked as an educator at local schools in Delaware County and volunteered as a firefighter in Marcus Hook. As mayor of the Marcus Hook Borough, in which he was nominated twice on both Republican and Democratic ballots, Weldon led the fight to revive the small town that was home to the violent and destructive Pagan motorcycle gang. Utilizing his teaching and public safety skills, Weldon moved on to serve as the Director of Training and Manpower Development for a large corporation.
Years prior to the terrorist attacks on September 11, Congressman Weldon was an outspoken advocate of bolstering defenses, assisting first responders, and improving intelligence gathering capabilities. As Vice Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and founder of the Homeland Security Caucus, Congressman Weldon is a frequent keynote speaker at various defense and national security conferences across the country. He is a regular guest on national news and television programs, is the author of numerous letters and opinion papers for various news sources, and teaches advanced courses at local colleges and universities.
Married in 1975, Weldon resides with his wife Mary Gallagher Weldon and their five children in Thornbury Township, Pennsylvania.
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