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Nuclear warning in Iraq?

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posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 12:23 AM
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Now this is a bit unexpected. Why would the attempt be made to smuggle IN a weapon? Surely the insurgents are all Iraqi and wouldn't attack their homeland right?

I never even thought of the possibility of Iraq or US troops in Iraq being a target. # this sucks because if OSama has one then it could be close.


Nuclear warning in Iraq
Mission employees told to beware smuggling efforts
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Posted: November 29, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern
An unclassified warning to all U.S. mission employees in Iraq urges cooperation in efforts to deny terrorists access to nuclear materials.

The warning begins by pointing out "illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials is a global problem."

"Posts' participation in investigating and reporting all alleged nuclear smuggling and illicit trafficking incidents is imperative as we seek to deny terrorist access to dangerous materials," it continues. "The USG places a high priority on posts reporting all activities that could relate to a terrorist incident and documenting all smuggling incidents as fully as possible."

One intelligence source found it strange the memo was distributed and even stranger that it called for reports about nuclear smuggling to be emailed to proper authorities.

Mission employees told to beware smuggling efforts




posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 12:31 AM
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That IS strange, especially since the terrorists had free access to radioactive materals during the looting rampage that followed the US invasion.

I personally doubt if the warning is geared towards a full-blown nuclear detonation device, but a Radiation Dispersal Device ("dirty bomb") would certainly cause some problems.

NSA



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