While the world verily seeks information on the Abu Gharib scandel, whether or not the Nick Berg video is legitimate and seeks more data on the
"wedding" bombing other important events are occuring that don't make the news due to the void caused by the more politically attractive stories
that are out in the media now.
As we make the administration hop, skip and jump to our fickle tunes, using up time and resources for rehashing what already is old news - what is
going under the radar screen?
Heres an interesting story thats not getting noticed,
Report Urges Tighter Nuclear Controls
"Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. wondered aloud one day in 2002 whether someone could build an atomic weapon from parts available on the open market. His
audience, the leaders of the government's nuclear laboratories, said it could be done"
"A few months later, they returned to the soundproof Senate meeting room with a workable nuclear weapon, missing only the fissile material."
"The scientists "explained how -- literally off the shelf, without doing anything illegal -- they actually constructed this device."
" Bunn and Wier, analysts at the Project on Managing the Atom, challenge the argument that the danger of terrorists assembling a bomb and acquiring
fissile material is small, unless sponsored by a nuclear-capable government."
"We believe that this view is profoundly wrong," the authors write. They contend that the availability of nuclear designs and the work of U.S.
weapons scientists in the Biden experiment prove their point."
Granted these were scientist's with the know how to build the device, but and its a big but, there are a number of highly educated persons within
terrorist organizations such as Al Qaida, there are many scientist's from the old Soviet block where enough money may make it attractive to sell
their services and there are nations such as Iran and North Korea that would be afraid to make a direct attack (knowing the result) but willing to
provide the fissionable material to an organization not traceble back to them.
Not so long ago one would assume that national governments were the only organizations capable of fielding a true Atomic weapon. Now because of what
has been demomstrated by the U.S. scientist's we have to worry that not only is it likely that a dirty bomb will be used, but that an actual Atomic
bomb is in the realm of the possible.
[Edited on 26-5-2004 by Phoenix]