Al Qaeda in Iraq Seizes 88 Pounds of Nuclear Materials

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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While Obama was out partying again and blaming Republicans, Al Qaeda in Iraq was busy. Really busy finding some more of that non-existent WMD.

Jihadi insurgents rampaging across Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research from a university in the country’s north.
Iraq sent an urgent letter to the United Nations appealing for help to “stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad.”

Nearly 88 pounds of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University, Iraq’s UN ambassador told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the letter ­obtained on Wednesday.

“Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state,” Mohamed Ali Alhakim wrote, adding that such materials “can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction.”

“These nuclear materials, despite the limited amounts mentioned, can enable terrorist groups, with the availability of the required expertise, to use it separate or in combination with other materials in its terrorist acts,” said Alhakim.

Just as with ISIS’ seizure of chemical weapons facilities, Obama Inc, the UN and the media keep assuring us that there’s nothing to worry about.

A US government source familiar with the matter said the materials were not believed to be enriched uranium and therefore would be difficult to manufacture into a weapon.

“Believed”. Nothing to worry about. I’m sure that a terrorist group with billions of dollars that specializes in suicide bombings won’t figure out a way to kill people with it.

Obama responded to the crisis by fist-bumping with a metal gorilla and having a photo of himself taken with a guy wearing a horse’s head.

America is now a Peter Sellers movie.

  • Pete

    I found this blog by a retired or former Soviet Foreign Services Officer.

    Things fall apart, the center cannot hold…

    Burning down the house, because the Democrats can operate in Chaos better than the rest of us.

    “Iraq Has Notified The U.N That The Terror Group ISIS Now Has The Materials To Construct A ‘Dirty Bomb’”

    http://warnewsupdates.blogspot.com/2014/07/iraq-has-notified-un-that-terror-group.html

  • Habbgun

    What were they doing under Bush? Why weren’t pictures of this circulated so that Americans could see there was real danger. Why wasn’t something done? Sure the Left lied but the Left will. Why is this around? Whose idea was that?

  • Randy Lambeth

    The United States Government is the Peter sellers Movie, not America. They are two different entities.

  • gerry

    This cannot be true,the libtards told us there no uranium.

    • Pete

      “Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country’s north, …

      A U.S. government source familiar with the matter said the materials were not believed to be enriched uranium and therefore would be difficult to use to manufacture into a weapon.”

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-iraq-security-nuclear-idUSKBN0FE2KT20140709

      I don’t think this is weapons grade material. If it were used, it would be used in a dirty bomb.

      IMO this is not the stuff that they hid from UN inspectors nor the U.S. military. I believe that stuff went to Syria. in the last 2 years I think some of it was trucked back to Iraq. The Left will never admit it.

  • Bill Cervetti

    O’bambi would be doing the same thing if large parts of the world were Literally aflame.Playing pool, golfing, posing for pix, fundraising.His long-established M.O. of “leading from behind” was always just an extension of his conviction that WE have to catch up with HIM— yeah, he’s behind, but his “cool” is a particularly kind one—he doesn’t want to “lap” us and make us feel stupid.His “optics” are now completely through the looking glass, in Alice in Wonderland terms.There will be increasingly fewer people available to take commemorative photos with him as things inevitably gets worse, and he continues exponientially doubling down on what he’s good at.