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Russia implores UN to take control of Libya’s ‘unguarded’ yellowcake uranium
RT (Russia Today) ^ | November 04, 2013 23:40

Posted on 11/04/2013 4:11:18 PM PST by Pan_Yan

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An estimated 6,400 barrels of yellowcake uranium were discovered near the Muammar Gaddafi stronghold of Sabha towards the end of the uprising that resulted in the ruler’s death in October 2011.

The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has performed an inventory of the stock – which is kept in an ordinary warehouse, next to an estimated 4,000 surface-to-air missiles previously procured from Russia – and technically maintains control over it.

Yet a report from a visiting journalist in the UK’s Times newspaper last month alleged that the stockpile was in the control of a local weapons dealer, and his men did not even guard the warehouse for fear of suffering radiation poisoning.

"We have no use for the yellow uranium ourselves and are frightened of it," said Bharuddin Midhoun Arifi, a commander of 2000 fighters in Sabha. "My men don't like guarding the site as they believe it will make their skin fall off. So we guard it from a nearby checkpoint. Maybe someone could steal one or two drums if they wanted, but not more."

According to the militia commander, the security vacuum left following the death of Colonel Gaddafi is now attracting Al-Qaeda, which is seeking weapons.

"Qa'ida come to visit me, asking to buy weapons, asking for heat-seeking missiles, asking for uranium," Arifi said. "It started this year when the French sent troops to chase them out of Mali. Qa'ida came to Sabha asking for medical supplies. They received some. Next they came back asking for weapons" including surface-to-air missiles capable of shooting down a passenger liner.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; libya; russia; waronterror; wmds; yellowcake

1 posted on 11/04/2013 4:11:18 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
Joe Wilson comes to mind


2 posted on 11/04/2013 4:15:56 PM PST by darkwing104 (Do not take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: Republicanprofessor

Ping.

Not directly related to Benghazi but it sure as heck smells the same.


3 posted on 11/04/2013 4:16:33 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: darkwing104
Joe Wilson comes to mind

There's no yellow cake. Someone told him over tea so he's certain.

4 posted on 11/04/2013 4:17:22 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

Where did they get it?


5 posted on 11/04/2013 4:24:40 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Venturer
Where did they get it?

EBay? Gaddaffi financed a lot of revolts in Subsahara Africa and made a lot of friends. He could have gotten it from a dozen countries.

6 posted on 11/04/2013 4:29:55 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

Implore? I always found that term amusing. It has such a gutless sound to it. Then imploring the UN to do anything takes ‘gutless’ to another level


7 posted on 11/04/2013 4:30:17 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

It’s UN speak. Russia is reminding the UN publically that the yellow cake the UN is legally responsible is controlled by a local malitia that trades with Al Qaeda. When the SHTF Russia will pull this card back out of the deck.

They’ve already closed their embassy in Libya after an attack on it related to some shenanigans involving a female Russian staffer and a Libyan air force officer.


8 posted on 11/04/2013 4:34:46 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

Somethings up that has Russians concerned
East Libya declares independence:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/308714/posts
area includes Bengahzi. Nothings being reported in US media Eljazzy reported this with apparently live coverage.


9 posted on 11/04/2013 5:09:39 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Pan_Yan

0bama bombs Libya into rubble and leaves the mess for someone else to clean up. Like 0bamaCare.


10 posted on 11/04/2013 5:12:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: mosesdapoet

correction on link;
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3087148/posts


11 posted on 11/04/2013 5:14:12 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: mosesdapoet

MAybe I’m being cynical but the more chaos in Libya he higher oil prices go. Russia is the largest oil producer in the world.


12 posted on 11/04/2013 5:17:33 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

I can’t type and I don’t proofread. Bad combination.


13 posted on 11/04/2013 5:18:17 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan
Russia implores UN to take control of Libya’s ‘unguarded’ yellowcake uranium

That would be Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame's non existent yellow cake that Scooter Libby went to prison for.

14 posted on 11/04/2013 5:53:36 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Pan_Yan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5PZ290rCfo


15 posted on 11/04/2013 5:56:33 PM PST by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Pan_Yan

After Khadafi opened up his nuclear program to the US and Brits they found that had a large stockpile of yellowcake uranium.

Half of it had been smuggled in from Niger, and after some years declared to IAEA.

The other half he had subsequently smuggled in from Niger and never declared it until his “surrender”.

I only mention that because a number of years back we had people swearing that the very notion of uranium being smuggled out of Niger was preposterous.


16 posted on 11/04/2013 6:01:48 PM PST by marron
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To: marron
I only mention that because a number of years back we had people swearing that the very notion of uranium being smuggled out of Niger was preposterous.

75% of France's electricity comes from nuclear power which might help explain their interest in stopping Al Qaeda in Mali and sending more troops to Central African Republic. Lots of uranium in those countries.

17 posted on 11/04/2013 6:05:40 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

I kind of believe it is more of the WMD that Hussein hid when we went into Iraq.


18 posted on 11/04/2013 6:31:07 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

How about Polonium?

Thanks Pan_Yan.


19 posted on 11/04/2013 8:42:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Pan_Yan

The world truly is upsidedown


20 posted on 11/04/2013 9:14:49 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: Pan_Yan

n the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled Russia implores UN to take control of Libya’s ‘unguarded’ yellowcake uranium, Pan_Yan wrote:
MAybe I’m being cynical but the more chaos in Libya he higher oil prices go. Russia is the largest oil producer in the world.

We exceed Russia in reserves. All oil producers want to see higher oil prices but when it comes at the expence when it becomes unafforadable. It does them little or no good and there are too many producers around including US nobody makes money. Our restrictive energy policies have raised the prices of a comoditity we have pleanty of and it’s been done by design.

But that has nothing with what the Russians are warning about. They have no control over the situation they’re running to the UN about.


21 posted on 11/04/2013 9:38:54 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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