posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 06:03 AM
I was watching some Hollywood thriller the other night about missing nukes etc (?), not really that original anymore which could pose other questions;
but it had me thinking how could we tell the origins of one if it was stopped or say it went off (god forbid).
Thanks to our tech-thrillers from the likes of Tom Clancy, we now know that the uranium has a unique signature to the location it was mined or
processed (?); so a Russian or NATO weapon would be identified by this signature.
My question or pondering is how could we be sure that the weapon was from an enemy and not stockpiled by someone like our own governments? With all
the supposed nukes on the Russian black market (thanks again Hollywood), do you think governments, corporations, individuals or even religious
organisations could acquire one or more to use for there own gains.
Simply stockpiling it, and if the time came setting it off and pulled the rogue terrorist state card to further there own agenda. A bit Dr. Evil
admittedly but with the huge amounts of money and influence such an atrocity could yield, I personally can easily imagine someone justifying it to
I am not a scientist, simply a guy with too much time on his hands thanks to the global recession; though I would be interested in actual thoughts on