Skip to comments.Project Sapphire (Enough for 24 or more Hiroshima-type atomic bombs)
Posted on 01/12/2003 4:22:43 AM PST by putupon
Defusing a lethal legacy
By Chris Flores
Dec 28, 2002
In the summer of 1993 Andy Webber's vehicle needed work. Webber, a Department of Defense employee, was attached to the U.S. embassy in the newly formed republic of Kazakhstan.
But he and his mechanic talked about more than cars when he visited an auto-repair shop in the city of Almaty. The mechanic told Webber about something he'd heard, rumors really, about the once-secret nuclear city in the northern corner of the country. At Ulba, there was a stockpile of nuclear material. Webber passed the rumor on to U.S. Ambassador William Courtney.
It would prove a crucial slice of a puzzle that, when pieced together, became the genesis of Project Sapphire, a secret mission that spirited more than half a ton of nuclear material from Kazakhstan to the United States and eventually to the BWXT plant near Lynchburg.
This was highly enriched uranium, weapons grade. Enough for two dozen or more Hiroshima-type atomic bombs.
go to source, it's much better
Absolutely. What's scary is there are possibly/probably two or more missing and it took the Clintons over a year to approve bring what we did get in.
second point, If anything happens, it was ordained to happen that way and it is God who allowed it to happen for his ultimate glory. But that's another discussion for another forum like the religion forum.
One wonders why only the Lynchburg News-Advance has bothered to publish this story. I guess the vaunted New York Times didn't find it "news fit to print", huh?
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