One of the fears I have is the detonation of a dirty bomb……I have written about the different situations where nuke material has been involved……check them out……
This one I wrote for my friends over at Legationes……
Source: Dirty business in Moldova – Legationes
I then followed that one up with a post about the possibility and the aftermath of a dirty bomb…..
This one I wrote for my friends over at Ace News Room……
Source: It’s A Dirty Business | Ace News Room
All this is just my intro to something I read in the news the other day…….
Iraq is searching for “highly dangerous” radioactive material stolen last year, according to an environment ministry document and seven security, environmental and provincial officials who fear it could be used as a weapon if acquired by Islamic State.
Source: Exclusive: Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security fears | Reuters
Once again nuke material is at danger…….a dirty bomb is not that difficult to make for would-be terrorists…..as I said before the damage area may not be that substantial but the “fear” factor makes it a worthwhile endeavor for these bloodthirsty pigs….
This is a situation that should send a shiver down the spine of anyone that hears this news……
An updated versions has come out…….
A laptop-sized case containing “highly dangerous” radioactive materials has gone missing from a storage facility in Iraq, Reuters reports. And Iraqi officials are worried it may have been swiped by ISIS, which could use the iridium-192 inside to make a dirty bomb. “Shaping headlines is essential to ISIS’ jihad,” a terrorism expert tells Fox News. “Beheadings, explosions, and most brutal acts have become stale. A dirty bomb attack would be major news, regardless of how many immediate casualties occur.” The iridium was part of a camera used to find flaws in materials used to build pipelines. It belonged to a Turkish company but was being stored in a facility in Basra belonging to a US oil company.
The case was discovered missing in November, and it’s unclear if it was stolen or just misplaced. It it was stolen, the perpetrator likely had access and knowledge of the facility, as there were no signs of a break-in. The US State Department says there’s no indication ISIS has the radioactive materials. While not as powerful as a nuclear bomb, a dirty bomb made using the iridium would have the capability of making a large area dangerously radioactive. The contents of the case wouldn’t even have to be turned into a bomb to be dangerous, with mishandling them or just leaving them out somewhere being enough to put many people in jeopardy. News of the missing iridium comes amid increasing reports of ISIS using chemical weapons.
We can only pray that it is found before some dick turns it into a bomb…..