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  • Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues

    02/21/2010 3:24:50 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 331 replies · 5,189+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | February 21, 2010 | Canada East Interactive Staff
    TORONTO - There are still no leads in the case of an eastern Ontario scientist who disappeared without a trace last month, leaving his colleagues mystified. Lachlan Cranswick hasn't been seen since Jan. 18, when he left work at the National Research Council's Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River, northwest of Ottawa. His nearby Deep River house was reportedly left unlocked and his car was in the garage. His wallet, keys and passport have all been accounted for......
  • 400,000 troops needed to secure N. Korea and its 'loose nukes'

    01/29/2010 3:53:40 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 414+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 1/25/2010 | Donald Kirk
    If there's one sure way to infuriate the North Koreans, it's to talk of "regime collapse" and "contingency planning". As far as Pyongyang is concerned, such speculation is proof positive of United States-led plotting of a "pre-emptive strike". Against this background, one should not be surprised if the North Koreans see a study conducted by Rand Corporation analyst Bruce Bennett and Dartmouth College scholar Jennifer Lind as the most conclusive evidence to date that the planning is in an advanced stage. Considering Rand's contracts with the U.S. defense establishment, one has to perceive the study as a scenario for an...
  • U.S. Cities Prepare For Nuclear Disaster

    12/16/2009 7:39:56 AM PST · by Strategy · 50 replies · 2,309+ views
    Global Security Newswire ^ | December 16, 2009
    While the detonation of a nuclear weapon in the United States is considered highly unlikely, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities are preparing for such a disaster by assessing old bomb shelters and preparing emergency response plans, the Los Angeles Daily News reported Monday.
  • Al Qaeda Will Nuke US in Late September (According To A Pakistani Journalist)

    09/13/2006 6:23:44 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 36 replies · 1,306+ views
    My Pet Jawa - The Jawa Report ^ | 9/13/06 | Dr. Rusty Shackleford
    Al Qaeda Will Nuke US in Late September (update) A Pakistani journalist says that his sources in al Qaeda and the Taliban are claiming that nuclear material has already been smuggled across the Mexican border into the U.S. and that an operation bigger than 9/11 will be carried out during Ramadan--which begins later this month. Hamid Mir, who is the only journalist ever to interview both Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri, claims that he learned this information on a recent trip to Afghanistan last month. So, the guy does have a track record, but considering that he got...

    09/12/2006 4:13:48 PM PDT · by Fithal the Wise · 81 replies · 3,029+ views
    adnkronosinternational ^ | 12 September 2006
    Dubai, 12 Sept. (AKI) - Osama bin Laden is planning to carry out new, more destructive attacks inside the United States, and there is someone working on this terror plot currently in the US, according to Hamid Mir, the famed Pakistani journalist who obtained the only post-9/11 interviews with Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri. In an interview quoted on the website of the al-Arabiya television network, Mir spoke about his last trip to Afghanistan and his meeting with al-Qaeda members and Taliban leaders. In his interview with, Mir said that the al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters referred to attacks...
  • Highly Enriched Uranium Found at Iranian Plant

    08/31/2006 8:30:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 587+ views
    NY Times' Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | September 1, 2006 | ELAINE SCIOLINO
    VIENNA, Aug. 31 — The global nuclear monitoring agency deepened suspicions on Thursday about Iran’s nuclear program, reporting that inspectors had discovered new traces of highly enriched uranium at an Iranian facility. Inspectors have found such uranium, which at extreme enrichment levels can fuel bombs, twice in the past. The International Atomic Energy Agency concluded that at least some of those samples came from contaminated equipment that Iran had obtained from Pakistan. But in this case, the nuclear fingerprint of the particles did not match the other samples, an official familiar with the inspections said, raising questions about their origin....
  • Trafficking in Nuclear and Radiological Material in 2005 IAEA...

    08/22/2006 12:15:37 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 270+ views
    IAEA Report ^ | August 21 | Staff
    There were 103 confirmed incidents of illicit trafficking and other unauthorized activities involving nuclear and radioactive materials in 2005, newly released statistics from the Agency´s Illicit Trafficking Database (ITDB) show. The ITDB covers a broad range of cases from illegal possession, attempted sale and smuggling, to unauthorized disposal of materials and discoveries lost radiological sources. Eighteen of the confirmed incidents in 2005 involved nuclear materials; 76 involved radioactive material, mainly radioactive sources; two involved both nuclear and other radioactive materials, and seven involved radioactively contaminated materials. Another 57 incidents from previous years were reported. They involved illicit trafficking and other...
  • Al-Qaeda's Hidden Arsenal and Sponsors: Interview with Hamid Mir (Al Qaeda may have nukes)

    05/29/2006 12:47:58 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 1,015+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 25, 2006 | Ryan Mauro
    Hamid Mir truly has deep access inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. He is best known as the last journalist to interview Osama Bin Laden, and the only one to do so after the attacks of September 11, 2001. He is currently the Bureau Chief of Islamabad for Geo TV and is writing a biography on Osama Bin Laden. He has interviewed countless members of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in many countries over the years. HM: I don’t think that Iraq had any direct link with Al-Qaeda. Saddam tried to contact Osama Bin Laden in 1998 but he was not entertained....
  • PAKISTAN: Al-Qaeda has dirty bomb, report says (Al Qaeda has four bases in Pakistan)

    05/02/2006 6:56:33 AM PDT · by Wiz · 34 replies · 1,194+ views
    AKI ^ | 2006 May 2
    Islamabad, 2 May (AKI) - Osama bin Laden possesses a "dirty bomb" and nuclear devices bought on the Russian black market prior to 2001, according to Hamid Mir, the journalist who interviewed bin Laden shortly after the 11 September attacks. "Material useful for building a dirty bomb was smuggled from Russia to Georgia and then on to Afghanistan," Mir said in an interview with the website of satellite network al-Arabiya. He added that the device was built with various materials, including uranium, by an Egyptian engineer known as Saad. "I met this engineer only once, in 2000, when the Taliban...
  • Iran's Secret Plan if Attacked by US Codenamed "Judgement Day"

    04/29/2006 2:13:00 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 22 replies · 1,233+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | 4.29.2006 | DoctorZin
    Ali Nouri Zadeh, Asharq Alawsat: Eight fundamentalist Islamist organizations have received large sums of money in the last month from the Iranian intelligence services, as part of a project to strike U.S military and economic installations across the Middle East Asharq Al-Awsat has learned. The plan, which also includes the carrying out of suicide operations targeting US and British interests in the region, as well as their Arab and Muslim allies, in case Iran is attacked, was drawn up by a number of experts guerilla warfare and terrorist operations, and was revealed by a senior source in the Iranian armed...
  • 'Tangible proof' al-Qaida deploying nukes (Bombshell presentation)

    04/25/2006 6:50:43 AM PDT · by demkicker · 271 replies · 5,717+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/25/06 |
    A terrorism symposium featuring leading experts will begin with presentation of "tangible proof" al-Qaida not only has developed an arsenal of tactical nuclear weapons but also has begun to deploy them for use in its jihad against the United States and Israel. Paul L. Williams, author of "The Al Connection" and "The Dunces of Doomsday," will present his findings at the National Press Club in Washington at the conclusion of a public debate with Wall Street Journal correspondent Richard Miniter on al-Qaida's nuclear weaponry. The debate, Friday at 10 a.m., will be moderated by Fred Barnes, executive editor of The...
  • Port Security Remains a Concern in War on Terrorism

    02/22/2006 1:41:42 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 5 replies · 699+ views
    VOA ^ | 3/6/2004 | Gary Thomas
    Port Security Remains a Concern in War on Terrorism Gary Thomas VOA, Washington 06 Mar 2004, 23:59 UTC News that Pakistan's top nuclear scientist was engaging in nuclear arms sales sent shock waves around the world. What was alarming to security experts was how easily the sensitive materials slipped undetected through major ports. The sheer volume of goods shipped through seaports makes ferreting out contraband material a nightmare. When Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan wanted to ship nuclear-related materials to spots like Libya or Iran, his customers had little to fear. The contraband goods, hidden amidst the huge number...

    02/22/2006 6:31:33 AM PST · by rattrap · 189 replies · 3,085+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 22 February 2006 | Neal Boortz
    I've tried ... tried hard ... but it's no use. I just can't understand why George Bush is so invested in this idea of turning the operations at six essential U.S. ports, New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia, over to a foreign government ... and an Islamic foreign government at that. Security experts are pretty much in agreement that if -- and I think it's a "when" rather than an "if" -- a nuclear device is ever smuggled into this country, the weapon will arrive in a container through one of our ports. Do you think...
  • Security fears about infiltration by terrorists

    02/22/2006 8:30:35 AM PST · by notes2005 · 30 replies · 741+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 02/22/06 | By Bill Gertz
    Several Bush-administration security officials expressed concerns yesterday that terrorists could infiltrate seaports through a United Arab Emirates company that is vying to manage six U.S. ports. Intelligence and security officials opposed to the deal with Dubai Ports World said ports are vulnerable to the entry of terrorists or illicit weapons because of the large number of containers that enter U.S. territory, regardless of who manages them. A Persian Gulf state such as the United Arab Emirates could provide an infrastructure for terrorists to penetrate U.S. security as part of a major terrorist operation, the officials said. One long-term worry is...
  • Iran Said to Have Nuclear Warhead Plans

    02/01/2006 8:36:32 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 759+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2 February 2006 | GEORGE JAHN
    VIENNA, Austria - The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said in a report Tuesday that Iran obtained documents and drawings on the black market that serve no other purpose than to make an atomic warhead. Tehran warned of an "end of diplomacy" if plans to refer it to the U.N. Security Council are carried out. The report by the agency, ahead of a meeting of its 35-member board Thursday, also confirmed information recently provided by diplomats familiar with the Iran probe that Tehran has not started small-scale uranium enrichment since announcing it would earlier this month. Nevertheless, the findings added to...
  • U.N. Says Iran Holds Illicit Nuke Document

    01/31/2006 1:48:01 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 11 replies · 497+ views
    yahoo ^ | 1/31/06
    VIENNA, Austria - A document obtained by Iran on the nuclear black market serves no other purpose than to make an atomic bomb, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Tuesday. The finding was made in a report prepared for presentation to the 35-nation IAEA board when it meets, starting Thursday, on whether to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council, which has the power to impose economic and political sanctions on Iran. The report was made available in full to The Associated Press. First mention of the documents was made late last year in a longer IAEA report. At that...
  • Iran - CIA 'gave bomb plan to Tehran' (Clinton Legacy - Nuclear weapons)

    01/04/2006 3:36:46 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 4,812+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | January 5, 2005
    VIENNA: The CIA, using a double-agent Russian scientist, may have handed a blueprint for a nuclear bomb to Iran. State of War by James Risen, the New York Times reporter who exposed the Bush administration's controversial domestic spying operation, claims the plans contained fatal flaws designed to derail Tehran's nuclear drive. But the deliberate errors were so rudimentary they would have been easily fixed by sophisticated Russian nuclear scientists, the book said. The operation, which took place during the Clinton administration in early 2000, was codenamed Operation Merlin and "may have been one of the most reckless operations in...
  • Secret Services Say Iran is Trying to Assemble a Nuclear Missile

    01/03/2006 5:54:28 PM PST · by Gribbles141 · 38 replies · 1,304+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | 1-4-06 | Ian Cobain and Ian Traynor
    Document seen by Guardian details web of front companies and middlemen The Iranian government has been successfully scouring Europe for the sophisticated equipment needed to develop a nuclear bomb, according to the latest western intelligence assessment of the country's weapons programmes. Scientists in Tehran are also shopping for parts for a new ballistic missile capable of reaching Europe, with "import requests and acquisitions ... registered almost daily", the report seen by the Guardian concludes. The 55-page intelligence assessment, dated July 1 2005, draws upon material gathered by British, French, German and Belgian agencies and has been used to brief European...
  • Walker's World: Iran's alarming regime

    11/19/2005 9:47:11 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 8 replies · 546+ views
    UPI ^ | Nov. 19, 2005 | MARTIN WALKER
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- New evidence of Iran's secret nuclear weapons program emerged Friday as senior American and European diplomats tried to keep alive their strategy to block Iran by peaceful means. But the diplomatic path is looking less hopeful as the new Iranian government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is being seen each week as more hard-line and less rational, after his threat to "wipe Israel off the map." Even the Old Guard of Iran's Islamic revolution is openly appalled by the new regime's ultra-conservative policies, with former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in an unprecedented public warning that the...
  • Loose Nukes: ABC Goes Nuclear in Search of Ratings

    10/13/2005 12:31:54 PM PDT · by freeperbaby · 2 replies · 154+ views
    Manufacturers Blog ^ | 10/13/05 | Pat Cleary
    This week, ABC is running a story called "Loose Nukes" (Anybody remember Nuke LaLoosh? He should've been the anchor for this story.) Apparently the enviros feel their anti-nuke grip weakening and have turned to the ABC who has rushed in to help. The story is well nigh hysterical -- and hysterically inaccurate -- in its claims of porous security at America's nuclear facilities. If you live near one of these babies, yes indeedy you oughta run for your lives because security is akin to Swiss cheese. Or so says ABC. The story is basically running 24/7 all week -- GMA,...