Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cum ar fi luat teapa Al Qaida

...cand a vrut sa cumpere combustibil nuclear. Si pentru ca e ziua linkurilor azi, citire de la John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s adviser on Counterterrorism and Homeland Security:

We know that al-Qaida has been involved in a number of these efforts to acquire it. Fortunately, I think they’ve been scammed a number of times, but we know that they continued to pursue that.”

Cum au fost strasi pe sfoara?

Brennan hinted that it was a lucrative line of business for criminal groups in the former Soviet Union. “Sometimes they’re criminal gangs that have information that some material had come out from the, let’s say, the area of the former Soviet Union or some stockpiles and they will try to provide that material to other groups to sell,” he said. “As I said, a lot of it is scam, you know, red mercury, whatever else.”

As Danger Room’s Sharon Weinberger recently reported in
Nature, “red mercury” (a fictional substance supposedly used in nuclear weapons) is one of the more common nuclear-smuggling scams. She quotes the former Soviet republic of Georgia’s top nuclear investigator, who cited the 2006 case of a Turkish citizen who tried to smuggle cesium-137 (a radioactive isotope that is used in cancer treatment) inside a red liquid and tried to pass it off as red mercury.

Articolul intreg pe Danger Zone.

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