Skip to comments.ISIS Has Seized 88 Pounds Of Uranium In Northern Iraq
Posted on 07/09/2014 8:15:02 PM PDT by Nachum
With the mainstream media having moved on in the news cycle to Dow 'almost' 17,000 and the 'Border Crisis' Scandal, it seems The Islamic State (the terrorists formerly known as ISIS) have stepped up their game and come out swinging... by seizing 88 pounds of nuclear material (uranium compounds) from Mosul University. As Iraq's UN Ambassador warned, "these nuclear materials, despite the limited amounts mentioned, "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction... or in combination with other materials in its terrorist acts."
As Reuters reports, 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.
The US is playing down the threat (for a change)
(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...
But Bush lied! There are no chemical or nuclear materials in Iraq! (LIBERAL HEAD EXPLODES!)
You know, I think we played this game before. Time to stock up on Rad-Away.
A separate report from yesterday stated ISIS also has captured 2,500 of Saddam’s rockets filled with SARIN, the nerve has that Aum Shinrikyo used to attack the Tokyo subway system.
This is the Reuters story:
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and why wouldn’t they....
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this is the perfect place and time to deploy neutron weapons
we need to take out these people entirely , before much more time passes and there is only one way .
and don’t worry about collateral damages .
They are coming for us anyway . Hit them first . Hit um now .
Good thing Obama is securing our borders.
Rule number one is: You're not supposed to notice that.
This is a disaster. No one is taking this seriously. Americans will die and it’s the Left’s fault (probably their plan). God please help us.
what a surprise,
Uranium?? But that can’t be..the media has said for years and years that Bush critter was a liar, that there were no WMD’s in Iraq so how can this be..could it be..the media..they lied..oh good heavens
I don’t think we have any.
There is not now nor there ever has been WMD in Iraq. It is all a Cheney lie to increase the profits of Haliburton!
Obviously this is Bush’s fault for not finding it before when it wasn’t there.
These IS guys are clever—not your common breed of terrorist—thyey will use this for dirty bombs—I believe. Wait til they make Washington DC a radioactive wasteland. Get some illegals to carry it across the border in napsacks (if they die—so what?) Take out Houston, or Dallas. Blow up the cowboys in a big game? Lots of damage they could do—imagine what they could do to Iran? Or Israel?
I bet we do and I bet Israel does
and Russia ....it’s time to see if they work
as intended .
There’s a sizable amount of yellow cake that we recovered after the war, and that then went missing, that’s probably still floating around somewhere in the area too.
Israel I would believe.
from WikiP : Use as an area denial weapon
In November 2012, a former British Labour defence minister (Lord Gilbert), suggested that enhanced radiation reduced blast (ERRB) warheads could be detonated in the mountain region of the Afghanistan/Pakistan border to prevent infiltration. He proposed to warn the inhabitants to evacuate, then irradiate the area, making it unusable and impassible. Used in this manner, the neutron bomb(s), regardless of burst height, would release neutron activated casing materials used in the bomb, and depending on burst height, create radioactive soil activation products.
In much the same fashion as the area denial effect resulting from fission product (the substances that make up the majority of fallout) contamination in an area following a conventional surface burst nuclear explosion, as considered in the Korean War by Douglas MacArthur, it would thus be a form of Radiological warfare. With the difference with that of neutron bombs producing 1/2, or less, of the quantity of fission products when compared to the same yield pure fission bomb. Radiological warfare with neutron bombs that rely on fission primaries would therefore still produce fission fallout, albeit a comparatively “cleaner” and shorter lasting version of it in the area if airbursts were utilized, as little to no fission products would be deposited on the direct immediate area, instead becoming diluted global fallout.
However the most effective use of a neutron bomb with respect to area denial would be to encase it in a thick shell of material that could be neutron activated, and use a surface burst. In this manner the neutron bomb would be turned into a “salted bomb”, a case of Zinc-64, produced as a byproduct of depleted zinc oxide enrichment, would for example probably be the most attractive from a military point of view, as when activated the Zinc-65 that is created is a gamma emitter, with a half life of 244 days.
Irradiation of border would solve border crisis in USA
Well, put that idea on ice until at least January 2016.
You don’t just slap an A-bomb together with just any old Uranium pilfered from a University. That isn’t how it works.
OR, did it make its way back in since 2009?
Can't count on President Bush to defend himself, he didn't like to while in office, he certainly wont now.
Impossible! Not true!
And what dirty weapons could be made with it? Who could they sell it to who would give them greater, terrible weapons in return?
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Not very probable either, but it is best not to give them any ideas in that regard.
Also the report does not indicate the kind of "uranium compounds" (unprocessed ore, yellowcake (mostly U3O8)? pure UO2? pure UO3? UF6? uranium hexafluoride? other uranium compounds?). There's a difference.
“Uranium?? But that cant be..the media has said for years and years that Bush critter was a liar, that there were no WMDs in Iraq so how can this be..could it be..the media..they lied..oh good heavens.”
I seriously doubt if the uranium obtained is more than very slightly radioactive, only useful as a bogus terror weapon. OTOH, even degraded, the chemical weapons (that don’t actually exist and never did), even degraded, would not do anyone any good and are filled with unknowns. I wouldn’t go within a mile of that place, but these people are crazy, and they are probably willing to take casualties in handling that stuff.
But, look at the bright side - the surviving Democrats might actually admit the truth.
“Americans will die and its the Lefts fault (probably their plan). God please help us.”
Why should he (OK, or “she”)? We don’t seem to be interested as a society in helping ourselves, and are very capable of doing so.
I see what you did there. Spare any caps, or perhaps a Nukacola for a fellow wanderer? It sure does get lonely it here sometimes ;)
He guys, we got another one that just crawled out of the vault! Starting to think a filtration system went bad down there or something...
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Obama says, “BRING IT ALL IN TO THE USA with
Hillary’s and Huma’s MANPADS. Kill them all.”
We spent over a trillion dollars there and we didn’t remove all this stuff? color me shocked/s
The idea of a ‘dirty weapon’ is mostly a fear weapon. Yeah, it will scatter radioactivity all over the place, but that can be cleaned up. It wont produce ‘wastelands’. It is Not a nuclear weapon.