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Nuclear Terrorism Risk Seen Growing

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posted on Feb, 8 2007 @ 10:47 AM
Terrorist's nuclear ambitions are growing aggressively. East West Institute, in its own research & study, said that the first nuclear terrorist may turn out to be an American or European. In a separate report, London's influential Chatham House said that the terrorists have different feasible ways of obtaining or acquiring one, from blowing up a nuclear power station to improvising nuclear device. The study even highlighted the recent poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. Apparently with radioactive polonium smuggled in from Russia, as proof that the international community lacks proper controls on nuclear materials that could be used by terrorists.
Western governments must take seriously the possibility of terrorists exploding a nuclear bomb as the necessary materials and know-how become easier to acquire, security analysts argue in two new reports.

"The threat of terrorists acquiring nuclear weapons is real ... moreover, the likelihood of terrorists acquiring such weapons is growing as more states aggressively pursue their own nuclear ambitions," the EastWest Institute said in a study.

He said the science and engineering challenges were very difficult but not insurmountable.

Rather than aiming to build a military-grade atomic weapon, terrorists might settle for a cruder improvised device that would require more uranium but a lesser degree of enrichment, thereby reducing one of the key technical barriers.

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Experts are beginning to speculate about the reality & the possibility of the threat. They have laid out valid points that are difficult to ignore.

Another interesting opinion from the experts is that the potential nuclear terrorist may even be an American or European. This just even made things really complicated.

As already stated, the science and engineering challenges are indeed very difficult but not insurmountable. This just confirmed that the danger is very real.

posted on Feb, 8 2007 @ 09:22 PM
Um who has the capability to carry out a nuclear attack? Al-Qaeda I doubt it? Maybe hezbollah?


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