Thursday, November 29, 2007

Did You Miss This Story?

From the Telegraph:

“Slovakian Police believe they may have thwarted a radioactive terror attack after seizing uranium of a high enough quality to build a ‘dirty bomb’. … Initial analysis of the radioactive material, discovered near the border with Hungary, indicated that it was composed of 98.6 percent uranium-235. Uranium is considered weapons-grade if it contains at least 85 percent uranium-235. The material appears to have originated in one of the former Soviet Republics, according to the Slovak police?”

You missed that story? The MSM didn’t inform you? Nothing to worry about, just go back to sleep! There now, close you eyes like the rest of our establishment. It never happened. Just keep saying "it never happened."


Anonymous said...

I did hear about this on Fox news. Just a few moments given to it.

This story is not a surprise but I wish it were. I wonder where the rest of the uranium is. Hopefully it will be discovered as well. But it's scary how much is out there - where? In who's hands?

Epaminondas said...

My question is....WHERE IS THE OTHER 39 POUNDS?

That makes it a deliverable WEAPON?

What manufactory refined this?
Who was responsible for its production?
Who was responsible for its security, transport and disposition?

I want them all staked out covered with honey on the ground in the amazon.

You can bet, that if someone wanted to make a dirty bomb, 98% U235 would be a WASTE. That's a sample of a weapon.

Always On Watch said...

This story finally made the WaPo--today. I blogged about it HERE at The Astute Bloggers.

Anonymous said...

FYI, most countries report customs seizures of radioactive stuff to the IAEA in Vienna, at least once per year. I saw their summary; highly refined material was down, down, down. Low level material was going UP over several years. Contaminating TNT bombs, anyone?