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Plot To Smuggle Nuke Weapon Material Through Banks (China, Iran involved)

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posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 04:12 PM
from daily-news

BREAKING: Chinese financier Le Fang Wei indicted in plot to send nuclear materials to Iran.

The Manhattan district attorney's office has smashed a sinister plot to smuggle nuclear weapons materials to Iran through unwitting New York banks, the Daily News has learned.

Officials plan to unseal a 118-count indictment Tuesday accusing a Chinese national of setting up a handful of fake companies to hide that he was selling millions of dollars in potential nuclear materials to Tehran.

"This case will cut off a major source of supply to Iran and it shows how they are going ahead full steam to get a nuclear bomb. Long-range missiles they pretty much have already," a law enforcement source close to the case said.

"We think it is one of the largest suppliers of weapons of mass destruction to Iran."

Experts say Iran, under the leadership of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, appears close to amassing enough nuclear material to make an atom bomb. A United Nations embargo bans Iran from acquiring the high-tech metals needed to make a long-range nuclear weapon a reality.

The indictment will outline the financial conspiracy behind 58 different transactions, including shipments of various banned materials from China to Iran between 2006 and late 2008.

Among them:

* 33,000 pounds of a specialized aluminum alloy used almost exclusively in long-range missile production.
* 66,000 pounds of tungsten copper plate, which is used in missile guidance systems.
* 53,900 pounds of maraging steel rods, a superhard metal used in uranium enrichment and to make the casings for nuclear bombs.

The recipient is believed to have been a subsidiary of the Iranian Defense Ministry.

The suspect, who is not believed to be in the U.S., set up four bogus import-export companies that did business with six Iranian shell firms, one source said.


link to the article here

my thoughts are below....

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posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 04:21 PM
reply to post by dkman222

is it just me, or does it seem like these sort of issues (maybe not this big of scale) are becoming more and more frequent? is it leading up to something?

here are a couple more links to different articles on the matter.

and another

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posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 04:34 PM
reply to post by dkman222

Perhaps NWO propaganda, nothing more and nothing less.

Who control those sites, the bank concerned and who do the alleged conspirators really work for ?

posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 04:57 PM
reply to post by Celtic-Man

yes, but whats the propaganda for? are they prepping us for something involving nukes? wasn't it yesterday a Cessna made it from Canada to Missouri before it landed? now today events tying China to Iranian nukes.

sounds like there trying to scare the #$@% out of our average Americans.

posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 07:20 PM
ohhhh noooo maranging steel

and high strenght aluminum 7075 alloy

scary stuff indeed

you what maranging steel is used for
Blades for fencing foils and eppee's and sabers and springs

and 7075 aluminum is used for bicycle frames and race car parts.
the iranians can get that stuff on the open market

its left over alarmism from the bush administration.

Im not really sure why they would need to source these materials from the us china makes buttloads of high strength aluminum alloys and the russians are the biggest suppliers of maranging steels.

the copper tungsten metalic composites are hi tek stuff.

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