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Looting of Iraqi radioactive material.

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posted on May, 6 2003 @ 07:39 AM
There have been varied reports that there has been widespread looting at known sites in Iraq that store radioactive materials, and of incompetence in the 'coalitions' securing of the sites.

Last Wednesday the IAEA wrote to Washington asking for an investigative team to be allowed into Iraq. They have yet to receive a response.

"We have been assured by the US that they would secure these facilities, but the agency finds these reports [of looting] disturbing," said IAEA spokeswoman Melissa Fleming."

"On Saturday, a Washington Post reporter travelling with a special US defence department team visited the Baghdad Nuclear Research Facility. US soldiers at the site told him Iraqis had been "coming in by the score" for two weeks. The team found radioactive material scattered around the site."

"Also on Saturday, a New York Times reporter with the same team visited the nearby Tuwaitha site, again finding radioactive material stored haphazardly around the site and indications that, even by Saturday, little or nothing had been done to prevent looting."

Now, wasn't the main aim of this war to disarm Saddam Hussein of 'weapons of mass destruction' on the basis that these weapons or elements of dangerous material had to be stopped from getting into terrorist hands? Wouldn't therefore the first priority be to secure the sites where these materials where stored? By the looks of it the answer would be no. Its actually looking like the terrorists have been given a better chance to get hold of these materials by the U.S than they ever had with Saddam.

So why aren't these sites the top priority? Is it another example of the reasons given not being the main priority of the war? It's looking ever more likely.

And will the U.S let the U.N into Iraq to investigate?
Will they hell.

Incidentally, the BBC is claiming to have found evidence that U.S troops actually encouraged looting in Iraqs cities in the days after the fall of Saddam.

posted on May, 6 2003 @ 11:29 AM
will be easy to find in the dark!

Sorry, couldn't resist it....

posted on May, 6 2003 @ 11:35 AM
I would sooner believe they can GLOW, than most of the propaganda spread.

posted on May, 6 2003 @ 11:37 AM
This is absurd. These sites should have been fully secured days weeks ago. What the hell is going on??? Oh yeah, I forgot it's a free for all, right????

Garzok, we need that humor you supply.

posted on May, 6 2003 @ 09:24 PM
It is not difficult to see how this could be turned into an anti-Iranian incident.

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