posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:13 PM
Whoever was talking about a "radiationless bomb", it is true: fusion/thermonuclear bombs do create radiation as well. There is also:
Dirty Bombs - conventional bomb with low grade fissle-type materials. not enough to create a nuclear chain reaction, but creates lots of fallout.
Neutron bomb - converts more of it's mass into energy in the form of free neutrons, rather than heat and light, think of it as an "extra radiation
but less explosive effect" nuke.
EMP Bomb - uses a small nuclear device. compresses a magnetic field , and 'pulses' it out in the ensuing blast.
Hope that helped, for whatever reason. Personally, i guess given enough time, someone must have got hold of enough material for a nukclear device.
Remember that they are relatively cheap to create, given material and the right people.
I saw a documentary a month ago, on several times when people *almost* got away with stealing material. maybe someone did get away this time, you