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Exclusive: Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security concerns

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posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 06:00 PM
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Well this could be a real problem for someone..
Radioactive material is the main Ingredient of a "Dirty Bomb"

I can only speculate the whereabouts or the intentions of some group of terrorists
with this material, but their intentions cant be good!

Imagine if this were exploded in a Capital city.. it could Irradiate a million people.

IS is the major suspect here.. but it could be any one of a dozen or so suspects.


Iraq is searching for "highly dangerous" radioactive material whose theft last year has raised fears among Iraqi officials that it could be used as a weapon if acquired by Islamic State. Baghdad reported the stolen material to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in November but has not requested assistance to recover it, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday. The material, stored in a protective case the size of a laptop computer, went missing from a storage facility near the southern city of Basra belonging to U.S. oilfield services company Weatherford (WFT.N), an environment ministry document seen by Reuters showed and security, environmental and provincial officials confirmed. A spokesman for Iraq's environment ministry said he could not discuss the issue, citing national security concerns.



edit on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 18:01:17 -0600016America/ChicagoWednesday4 by rigel4 because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: rigel4

Already Posted

Come on. You don't even need to search hard for it, it is on the new threads page.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: ExNihiloRed

Closed go to other thread



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 06:11 PM
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originally posted by: rigel4
a reply to: ExNihiloRed

Closed go to other thread



It's not, well, not yet.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: rigel4

lol fake mod, you have no powah



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: Discotech
lol.

It was for the best rigel, you didn't even put a link in the OP.



posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 02:05 AM
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originally posted by: AmericanRealist
a reply to: Discotech
lol.

It was for the best rigel, you didn't even put a link in the OP.



yes .. apologies very lazy thread.. was in my bed half asleep when i posted it!

Wasn't trying to be a mod.. just indicating that i acknowledged the other op.



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