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Reuters Exclusive: Iraq Tells U.N. that 'Terrorist Groups' Seized Nuclear Materials
Reuters ^ | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Michelle Nichols (with Mark Hosenball)

Posted on 07/09/2014 6:18:37 PM PDT by kristinn

Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

Nearly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University, Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the July 8 letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

"Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," Alhakim wrote, adding that such materials "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction."

"These nuclear materials, despite the limited amounts mentioned, can enable terrorist groups, with the availability of the required expertise, to use it separate or in combination with other materials in its terrorist acts," said Alhakim.

(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; france; hansblix; hydrocarbons; iran; iraq; isis; israel; jordan; kurdistan; lebanon; methane; nuclear; opec; petroleum; russia; turkey; waronterror; wmd

1 posted on 07/09/2014 6:18:38 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Nonsense. Iraq had no nuclear materials. The MSM told us so. Hans Blix would have found them.


2 posted on 07/09/2014 6:21:39 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: kristinn

We live in mighty interesting times, don’t we ?


3 posted on 07/09/2014 6:22:14 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: kristinn

Well this material was to be used for ‘research’, so Bush still lied. /s


4 posted on 07/09/2014 6:22:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn

This is just ****** tragic. terrorists now have uranium, we have a completely open border, the president is the malformed lovechild of Saul Alinsky and Whoopi Goldberg.

Next thing you know Moochelle will be a senator


5 posted on 07/09/2014 6:24:10 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: kristinn

Unpossible, we were told by the left and the press that Iraq had no such materials.
*snort*
And they report it without a hint of shame for their prior behavior.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 6:27:28 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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>> nuclear materials used for scientific research

Who’s the lead scientist, Pete al Townsend?


7 posted on 07/09/2014 6:27:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: kristinn

88 pounds?

Perfect. They can make a microwave oven....


8 posted on 07/09/2014 6:28:31 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: kristinn

RE: ‘Terrorist Groups’ Seized Nuclear Materials

I thought there weren’t any?

That was the Democrat argument all along.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 6:31:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: kristinn

I wonder if this is part of the same report to the UN that had ISIS capturing over 2500 chemical warheads. This is just great. The Middle East is in turmoil thanks to the clown in chief.


10 posted on 07/09/2014 6:32:44 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: kristinn

×××××NEWSFLASH×××××

After hearing that ISSI has obtained nuclear material in Iraq the Whitehouse has announced the President will postpone his return to Washington so he can travel the Midwest to explore the conditions of the pool halls and golf courses of the area.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 6:33:58 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: kristinn

Paging flight MH-370 where are you... Team Obama knows.


12 posted on 07/09/2014 6:35:58 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: SeekAndFind

Won’t the terrorists be embarrassed when they realize they only have baby formula


13 posted on 07/09/2014 6:40:30 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: kristinn

For years the libs kept shouting, “Bush lied. People died.” How did Iraq get nuclear material? How did Syria get its hands on chemical weapons? Stupid libs know damn well Iraq was sitting on a bunch of WMD’s and other terrorist goodies before we went in.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 6:45:53 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: kristinn

No problem. Team Obama, Hagel, and Kerry are on the job!


15 posted on 07/09/2014 6:54:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kristinn

This is going well. Maybe Obama can trade them some Choom.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 6:56:43 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Steely Tom
Hans Blix would have found them.

I wonder if the bank account of Hans Blix grew by leaps and bounds about that time?

17 posted on 07/09/2014 7:06:55 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Two Imperials, except Nero was a better fiddler, and didn't need a pen or a phone)
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To: All

a Reuters exclusive ? AP has been running this for 4 days.


18 posted on 07/09/2014 7:13:20 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: Steely Tom
Nonsense. Iraq had no nuclear materials...

Oh they had nuclear materials, we were just told they had absolutely no stockpiles of nuclear materials. Unless it is a stockpile, it does not count - a stockpile has to be so many abreast and so many high for it to count.

19 posted on 07/09/2014 7:17:38 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: bigbob

Lol!

Post o’ the day my FRiend :-)


20 posted on 07/09/2014 7:20:09 PM PDT by Bobalu (Israel is the most long-suffering and peace loving nation on Earth.)
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To: Steely Tom

UNMOVIC found ‘dual use materials, precursors, and accelerants’. International law says none of that is considered ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ (WMD) until AFTER it is used.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 7:24:29 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: Vendome

They can make enough dirty bombs to paralyze NYC, that along with all the sarin they just liberated Fromm the UN / ISG at Tuwaitha.


22 posted on 07/09/2014 7:32:25 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Vendome

Maybe they will do us a favor and expand into space exploration - in pieces and parts.


23 posted on 07/09/2014 7:32:36 PM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall pass.")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

My bet is Diego Garcia and cupcake knows hence all these other crises.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 7:34:48 PM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall pass.")
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To: Viennacon

We’ve already had one impeached Pres__ents wifey ‘slave’ uhh serve in the senate,, Love to see another if it was her. Impeach ‘em both. ;-}


25 posted on 07/09/2014 7:39:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: mcshot

I was thinking about “Hot Pockets”...


26 posted on 07/09/2014 7:46:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: UCANSEE2

A Chinese curse of long standing.....


27 posted on 07/09/2014 7:49:30 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: kristinn

Gonna make their way to the US via Mexico.


28 posted on 07/09/2014 7:53:46 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Gene Eric
nuclear materials used for scientific research

ISIS will use it for scientific research on how radioactive dirty bombs affect civilian populations in the USA and/or Israel.

29 posted on 07/09/2014 8:51:55 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are much like bananas. They start off green, turn yellow then rot.)
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To: kristinn

I’m glad this material, as well as the chemical weapons ISIS keeps getting, didn’t exist in Iraq. I know because the MSM told me so

/s


30 posted on 07/09/2014 9:20:44 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: kristinn

At least one country isn’t afraid to use the “T” word.


31 posted on 07/09/2014 9:29:53 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocquevillea)
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To: sjmjax

Yup, a rationale the Left can live by.


32 posted on 07/09/2014 10:06:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: kristinn
Emperor Hadrian II is pleased to allow this to happen.
He allowed ISIS to invade and take 1/3 of Iraq.
By the way ?
The name ISIS ?
Is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, food for thought.
33 posted on 07/09/2014 11:10:38 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: kristinn

Good job Obama!


34 posted on 07/10/2014 4:43:26 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: American Constitutionalist
BTW
The goddess Isis gave birth to the god of war (not Nordic god of war but Babylonian or Egyptian god of war)
35 posted on 07/10/2014 4:58:31 AM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: VRWCarea51

36 posted on 07/10/2014 5:06:47 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: kristinn

Eight ball in the corner pocket and order me another malt liquor.


37 posted on 07/10/2014 10:49:02 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Steely Tom

Hans Blix couldn’t find his ice-skating shoes.

University-grade uranium is so low in dangerous material that it basically poses no threat to anyone other than a careless handler.

Now, if it were a more upgraded version, then you could have serious problems.

Just look for Men in Black who glow at night and you’ll know who stole it. (Old Arab Curse: May your balls fall off and your camel sit on your face.)


38 posted on 07/10/2014 5:26:02 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SisterK

Guess who is Emperor Hadrian II in 2014 ?


39 posted on 07/11/2014 12:17:52 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: bert

Megiddo in Jezreel valley ?


40 posted on 07/11/2014 12:20:04 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

Aramco golf course, Dhahran


41 posted on 07/11/2014 5:23:51 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: American Constitutionalist
LOL Emperor Hadrian? I haven't heard that name in years.
Is this a multiple guess question?
The Pope (hangs out in the same territory)
Hussien Obama (moral equivalent)
Putin (acquiring new ground)
42 posted on 07/11/2014 11:43:15 AM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: SisterK

Alex I take Hussien being a crazy dictator for $ 200 please.


43 posted on 07/14/2014 7:59:11 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist
This is all soooo Ezekiel chapters 6 and 7.
44 posted on 07/14/2014 8:50:15 PM PDT by SisterK (the great tribulation begins)
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To: SisterK
Yes indeed.

SATHTF.

about to hit the fan.
45 posted on 07/14/2014 10:05:17 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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