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  • (Italian Mafia) N'drangeta 'sold radioactive materials to Saddam'

    12/06/2007 9:09:22 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 16 replies · 3,551+ views
    ADNKI ^ | 12/3/07
    Anti-mafia police in the southern Italian city of Potenza are investigating allegations that the Calabrian mafia (N'drangheta) helped an Italian firm to sell radioactive materials to the regime of late Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. In his latest book, 'N'drangheta' an Italian historian and expert on the N'drangheta, Antonio Nicaso, explains that a now declassified CIA document supports these allegations. The unnamed Italian company on three occasions between 1979 and 1982 sold uranium to Saddam, who wanted to acquire nuclear weapons, the CIA document claims. Quoting the CIA report, Nicaso said the materials included 486 tonnes of yellowcake uranium, 33,470 kilogrammes...