America has come out and revealed it has removed over 1.7 metric tons of nuclear radioactive material from Iraq secretly over the last month. Along
with 1.77 tonnes of enriched uranium, 1000 "highly radioactive sources" were removed.
The material was taken from a former nuclear research facility on 23 June, after being packaged by 20 experts from the US Energy Department's secret
It was flown out of the country aboard a military plane in a joint operation with the Department of Defense, and is being stored temporarily at a DOD
The United Nations nuclear watchdog - the International Atomic Energy Agency - and Iraqi officials were informed ahead of the operation, which
happened ahead of the 28 June handover of sovereignty.
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Interesting, very interesting, considering this is the day after Tony Blair admits he may never find WMDs.
1.77 TONNES of uranium.. that's ALOT of Uranium.. Heck, America will probably throw it straight back into their own weapons programmes...
Interesting to see the 'highly radioactive sources' is an ambigious thing, meaning that PERHAPS Iraq had more advanced nuclear items than America
did, or have created something new that America didnt understand?
Update 1; Members of the Abovetopsecret.com board have linked this and an incident where Coalition trucks were stopped carrying IN nuclear radioactive
materials to Iraq, on the Kuwait boarder. The source for that is Here
Speculation is already adrift that this may be another thing to boost Bush's standings in the upcoming elections, along with the rumoured capturing
of Osama Bin Laden being hidden until a time nearer the elections, and potentially, the beheadings as a CIA operation to rally support for the War in
Iraq and Bush's election...
[edit on 7-7-2004 by Banshee]
[edit on 7-10-2004 by Valhall]