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UN Alert As Nuclear Plans Go Missing
The Guardian ^ | Thursday, June 9, 2005 | Ian Traynor

Posted on 06/08/2005 6:30:12 PM PDT by rightcoast

UN ALERT AS NUCLEAR PLANS GO MISSING

Blueprints disclosing key steps to build a bomb feared up for sale

Ian Traynor in Vienna
Thursday June 9, 2005

Electronic drawings that give comprehensive details of how to build and test equipment essential for making nuclear bombs have vanished and could be put up for sale on the international black market, according to UN investigators.

The blueprints, running to hundreds of pages, show how to make centrifuges for enriching uranium. In addition, the investigators have been unable to trace key components for uranium centrifuge rigs and fear that drawings for a nuclear warhead have been secreted away and could be for sale.

Inspectors at the UN's nuclear authority, the International Atomic Energy Agency, have been investigating the worst nuclear smuggling racket ever uncovered, headed by the Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. The operation was discovered two years ago to be selling sensitive nuclear technology to Libya and Iran.

A senior official said several sets of blueprints for uranium centrifuges - the so-called P-1 and more advanced P-2 systems which were peddled by the Khan network - have gone missing.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aqkhan; iaea; loosenukes; loosnukes; missing; nuclearblackmarket; nuclearweapons; unitednations; urenco; wmd

1 posted on 06/08/2005 6:30:13 PM PDT by rightcoast
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To: rightcoast

The UN's on it, we can all duck and cover.


2 posted on 06/08/2005 6:31:14 PM PDT by Brett66 (Howard Dean - the gift that keeps on giving)
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To: rightcoast

The UN keeps trying for relevance, but the struggles are becoming weaker.


3 posted on 06/08/2005 6:32:07 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

ping


4 posted on 06/08/2005 6:32:12 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: rightcoast

I wouldn't sweat it. Those blueprints were probably already written in Korean and translated into Farsi.


5 posted on 06/08/2005 6:34:08 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: Calpernia

why am I not suprised?...


6 posted on 06/08/2005 6:34:24 PM PDT by DonP
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To: rightcoast

Can't they just bring in some their little blue-helmeted guys to search for them? My mother thinks they're cute even though many of them can't speak English and can't figure out how to use flush toilets.


7 posted on 06/08/2005 6:38:03 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: TADSLOS

If they used Babblefish for the translation it will never work.


8 posted on 06/08/2005 6:41:53 PM PDT by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: righttackle44

They use toilets??


9 posted on 06/08/2005 6:51:11 PM PDT by Lima_Two_Zero_Alpha
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To: Lima_Two_Zero_Alpha
They use toilets??

Ya know some say, "Anywhere I hang my hat is home." Others say, "Anywhere I squat is ......"

10 posted on 06/08/2005 7:01:07 PM PDT by Socratic (Honor the Liberator - He toils for you.)
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To: rightcoast

Whoever stole these plans must be the only guys in the world who DIDN'T already have plans for the bomb.


11 posted on 06/08/2005 7:53:00 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: rightcoast
P-1 and more advanced P-2 systems which were peddled by the Khan network - have gone missing

Khan?


12 posted on 06/08/2005 8:07:28 PM PDT by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
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To: Optimist

KAHNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 06/08/2005 8:32:24 PM PDT by GoDuke
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To: rightcoast

Well now, Surprise, surprise, surprise!


14 posted on 06/08/2005 8:34:26 PM PDT by It's me
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To: rightcoast


KHAN!!!
15 posted on 06/08/2005 8:49:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: rightcoast


KHAN!!!
16 posted on 06/08/2005 8:51:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: rightcoast
The instructions are in English, Dutch and German, and the designs are from Urenco, the Dutch-British-German consortium which is a leader in centrifuge technology and is the source of [Dr. Abdul] Khan's knowhow from his time working there in the 1970s.

Bee-u-ti-ful. Slapdash eurotrash security procedures have borne this satanic fruit.

17 posted on 06/08/2005 8:53:47 PM PDT by Prince Charles
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To: rightcoast
I'm not going to trust this news unless another source besides the Guardian reports it.
18 posted on 06/08/2005 9:03:30 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Right Wing Assault
Whoever stole these plans must be the only guys in the world who DIDN'T already have plans for the bomb.

My thoughts also.

19 posted on 06/08/2005 9:06:29 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Lijahsbubbe

LOL


20 posted on 06/08/2005 9:07:06 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: rightcoast

No Problem, they're right next to the Rose Law Firm documents


21 posted on 06/08/2005 9:11:13 PM PDT by MJY1288 ( By Comparison...."Dingy" Harry Reid makes Tom Daschle look like a Statesman)
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To: rightcoast
....drawings for a nuclear warhead have been secreted away and could be for sale.

Google is free.


22 posted on 06/08/2005 9:15:25 PM PDT by Delta 21 (MKC USCG -ret)
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To: Optimist
You will find zee plans on Fantasy Island...
23 posted on 06/08/2005 9:16:30 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: Delta 21

Looks easy enough :-)


24 posted on 06/08/2005 9:18:02 PM PDT by MJY1288 ( By Comparison...."Dingy" Harry Reid makes Tom Daschle look like a Statesman)
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To: MJY1288

yup , a genuine class project , /srcsm


25 posted on 06/08/2005 9:34:55 PM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: Delta 21

all your plan are belong to us


26 posted on 06/08/2005 11:22:25 PM PDT by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
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To: rightcoast

There just aren't words...


27 posted on 06/09/2005 4:25:33 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Delta 21
(slapping head) Oh! Lithium 6. D'oh!
28 posted on 06/09/2005 4:31:48 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (A living affront to Islam since 1959)
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To: rightcoast

Did they look under the couch cushion?


29 posted on 06/10/2005 5:44:11 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
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