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Attempted breach of SA Nuclear facility

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posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 08:35 PM
This is an interesting and chilling story about a break in in the nuclear facility in Pretoria SA. The facility held enough weapons grade Uranium for 25 bombs....

The story is posted in a reputable paper, The Washington Post. Now here's the question, who was responsible? A criminal gang looking to sell it on and make some serious money? A terrorist group looking for material for a bomb or to sabotage the plant?

These seem to have been some really serious people who were able to hack in to the South Africans security systems. Once more these people got away and will take away with them the knowledge for future operations......interesting

posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 08:50 PM
Does anyone have any views, or further information on this worrying development? Or any info on other such incidents?

posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 11:50 AM
Doesn't anyone have an opinion, on an alarming issue such as this? This actually happened, it's not a conspiracy but a fact!

posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 04:46 AM
So they went in to steal a high-tech computer or to steal information on the computer? Looks like that point is unclear.

Isn't it possible that they simply downloaded the info from the computer onto an external hard-drive? The report says that they left the computer behind, but why would they need to take a big heavy computer with them if they could simply transfer over the info onto a mobile device? These guys were able to hack in to this heavily guarded base, so I'm sure they thought these things through. I may be wrong though, maybe they really did need to take the computer in order to be successful in their motives.

posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 05:03 AM
Interestingly enough, I found the following on a related search for the story.

A woman has appeared in Cape Town Magistrate's Court Nov 8th on charges of helping to smuggle parts used in manufacturing nuclear weapons from the United States to South Africa. Marisa Sketo, 46, allegedly also helped to export the nuclear weapon parts illegally from South Africa to Pakistan. She is facing charges under the Weapons of Mass Destruction Act. The trial has been rescheduled for January 23, according to a court official.

An unnamed US source reportedly told the TV station the parts she allegedly helped to smuggle to Pakistan were "rapid high-voltage electric switches". A nuclear weapons expert, who did not want to be named, said these switches "were used in nuclear weapons." Most likely he is referring to Krytron detonation switches or similar switches.

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How could she smuggle these parts FROM the USA to Africa? You would think news like this would be huge

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