posted on Jul, 10 2004 @ 02:06 AM
Nobody is making any noise about this because there is no conspiracy- in fact not even a good news story- to detect. (although I'm not sure when the
media started holding out for good stories.)
So Iraq had a large quantity of waste, and even a large quantity of enriched uranium. Enriched just means that it's over 3% U-235, if memory serves.
It takes over 20% to be "highly enriched" or "weapons grade". (actually I thought that U238 was non-fissible, so weapons should be pure 235, but
not according to the reading i did a while back.) Anyway, this wasn't weapons grade. It is either leftover from the reactor the Frogs were building
or it was a nuclear weapons program going absolutely nowhere.
There's no reason to trace that material. Just blame the usual suspects in all things Iraqi- Reagan, Bush, and whatever Frogs and Ruskies were in
power from the late 70s to present.
My guess is that IF we plan on publicizing this material, we will attempt to pin it on North Korea as proliferation.