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AP ^ | 9/29/02

Posted on 09/28/2002 2:12:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis


This is a MUST-SEE.

======== Turkey ===========

In Turkey, captured weapons-grade urainum ~33 pounds.
Detained two men from an east European country, cost ~5 million dollars

========== London =====

Meanwhile in London, Scott Ritter, former American, inflames one hundred thousand.

TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: germany; iraq; islam; london; ritter; ritterisatraitor; ritteriswrong; saddamritter; schroeder; uranium
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I am remembering a point form the Movie "Sum of all fears" that after they had some amount of uranium they were able to pinpoint exactly where the uranium was produced.

You are remembering correctly. I live in Aiken, SC where the Savannah River Site is located, referred to in the movie as SRS. The local audience gasped when SRS was referred to. SRS converts nuclear fuel to MOX.

41 posted on 09/28/2002 2:37:06 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Publius Maximus
Weapons grade uranium, made in Germany. There's more intrigue here, than a Tom Clancy thriller. The CIA, and FBI must be busting their butt trying to connect, and verify the dots. This is a block buster indeed. This, comming on the heels of der herr schroeder's strong attacks of W's iraq policy. I think der herr schroeder is in hot, boiling oil.
42 posted on 09/28/2002 2:37:37 PM PDT by desertcry
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks for the ping, Dio.

That's it. That's f_cking it! What part of "giving aid and comfort to the enemy" doesn't this @sshole understand? Time to drag this sorry POS into custody and make an example of him.

Sorry Scotty old boy, but as a former Marine officer, I'm afraid that you deserve to be tried for TREASON.

43 posted on 09/28/2002 2:38:17 PM PDT by 11B3
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To: a_Turk
a_turk, need some help over here please. I hope your awake.
44 posted on 09/28/2002 2:38:28 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: concerned about politics; Dog
see post #34
45 posted on 09/28/2002 2:40:30 PM PDT by eabinga
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To: desertcry
herr shredder is now living to rue the day HIS administration called bush, hitler....

f' the nazi bast13d

NOW is time to start taking bets on his "plans" for denial of this... of course, we KNOW the cannister is over ten years old.. but the stuff inside, WHERE did it come from shreddie boy? Inquiring minds want to know!
46 posted on 09/28/2002 2:40:54 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: eabinga
This describes the photo...

Yapýlan aramada, koltuk altýna yapýlmýþ ve zula tabir edilen gizlibölmede 7 santimetre çapýnda silindir kurþun kap içinde 15 kilo 700 gram aðýrlýðýnda uranyum bulundu.

Now can someone tell me what it says.... but I have a hunch..

47 posted on 09/28/2002 2:41:46 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Diogenesis
Turkey is known as a nuclear bazaar:

Turkish Nuclear Bazaar

Turkey's Nuclear Trafficking(93-99): Turkish Nuclear Bazaar Pt II

Suitcase Nukes Raise Concern (The Turkish Nuclear Bazaar)

48 posted on 09/28/2002 2:41:51 PM PDT by Destro
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To: Woodman
If you give me 10 minutes I can do a translation for you.

I presume you want this article

49 posted on 09/28/2002 2:44:01 PM PDT by Nogbad
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To: Nogbad
50 posted on 09/28/2002 2:45:20 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: Nogbad
yup... that's the one... thanks nog...
51 posted on 09/28/2002 2:46:30 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Woodman
Jandarma yetkililerinden edinilen bilgiye göre,

No suprise here.

52 posted on 09/28/2002 2:47:52 PM PDT by concerned about politics
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To: Robert_Paulson2
A freeper said something about Mercury fuses, and I just did a web search... Found this interesting page:

Interesting website located in FRANCE (Gee thanks France!)...

Mercury Switches

Mercury switches are a switch that uses the fact that mercury metal conducts electricity, as do all metals, but mercury metal is a liquid at room temperatures. A typical mercury switch is a sealed glass tube with two electrodes and a bead of mercury metal. It is sealed because of mercury's nasty habit of giving off brain-damaging vapors. The diagram below may help to explain a mercury switch.

A / \ B
_____wire +______/___________ \
\ ( Hg ) | /
\ _(_Hg_)__|___/
wire - |

When the drop of mercury ("Hg" is mercury's atomic symbol) touches both contacts, current flows through the switch. If this particular switch was in its present position, A---B, current would be flowing, since the mercury can touch both contacts in the horizontal position.

If, however, it was in the | position, the drop of mercury would only touch the + contact on the A side. Current, then couldn't flow, since mercury does not reach both contacts when the switch is in the vertical position.

This type of switch is ideal to place by a door. If it were placed in the path of a swinging door in the verticle position, the motion of the door would knock the switch down, if it was held to the ground by a piece if tape. This would tilt the switch into the verticle position, causing the mercury to touch both contacts, allowing current to flow through the mercury, and to the igniter or squib in an explosive device. Imagine opening a door and having it slammed in your face by an explosion.

53 posted on 09/28/2002 2:47:57 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: Diogenesis
When something is manufactured in West Germany (which technically no longer exists) why do they print "Made in West Germany" in ENGLISH?
55 posted on 09/28/2002 2:48:05 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Dog
looks like it says, a seven centimeter blasting cap used for fueling a nuclear device but heck... I dont read turk.

I am so ticked, the "made in germany" print looked like it said "from herr shroedder to my son Sadaam... with love" to me.
56 posted on 09/28/2002 2:49:46 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Dog
Now can someone tell me what it says.... but I have a hunch

It just says that they searched below the seat
and found a secret box with a cylinder
7 cm. in diameter, bullet shaped,
and 700 grams of heavy uranium inside.

57 posted on 09/28/2002 2:51:02 PM PDT by Nogbad
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To: Diogenesis
Not doubting this story at all, but there are some things about it that strike me as kinda perplexing, very likely as a result of my own incomplete understanding of physics and a whole lot of other things.

Here goes . . . Critical mass for weapons grade uranium is a couple of kilos, I believe. So wouldn't 33 pounds of weapons grade uranium compressed together in a capsule like that blow up in a nuclear explosion, or at least melt right down through that table top, the floor of a car, and anything else it came in contact with?

It also seems to me that somebody in the Turkish police is handling that thing rather nonchalantly; who's the poor sucker who put that sign up next to it and set it on the table.

Finally, just out of curiosity, "youranuom", which appears on the placard, and also is stamped on the capsule far right, obviously means "uranium." But what language is it, anyone? Babelfish says the German word for uranium is also "uranium," just as in English. Turkish? German and Turkish on the same capsule? German weapons grade uranium destined for Turkey, perhaps? What's missing in this picture? :-)

58 posted on 09/28/2002 2:51:54 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Nogbad
Sorry, correction 15 KILO 700 gram heavy uranium inside.
59 posted on 09/28/2002 2:52:10 PM PDT by Nogbad
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To: Dog
There's a well blown up photo of the uranium at this link: weapons grade uranium seized

but I still can't make out what it says on the right

60 posted on 09/28/2002 2:52:54 PM PDT by knak
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