As if you didn’t have enough to worry about.
Do you really want to see that material falling into the hands of the jihadi opposition fighting the Assad regime? Make no mistake, I want Assad gone, replaced by Israel friendly modernist leaning Syrians who want to build a better society, but I also want the newest customized Harley-Davidson, and I don’t see that happening either.
NOTE: You better hope that these 7th century Islamonazi throwbacks aren’t successful.
‘Concern over possible uranium stockpile in Syria’
‘Financial Times’ reports that up to 50 tons of enriched uranium may be in Syria, a stockpile large enough for five atomic bombs.
Concern is heightening over the possible existence of up to 50 tons of enriched uranium in Syria, the Financial Timesreported Tuesday, a stockpile large enough for the production of five atomic bombs.
To date, governments have largely focused on the fate of Syria’s chemical weapons, and preventing their seizure by Islamic militants spearheading the ongoing uprising against President Bashar Assad’s rule.
As the country descends deeper into a sectarian civil war, however, fears have grown over the possible existence, and security, of a stockpile of processed uranium inside Syria.
The worry stems from the Assad regime’s attempt to build a nuclear reactor in the eastern city of at Al-Kibar in the mid-2000s. With assistance from North Korea, Damascus is believed to have nearly completed the facility prior to its destruction in an alleged Israeli airstrike in 2007.
Few details are known about the nature of the reactor, although experts believe the plant would have required approximately 50 tons of natural uranium fuel to become operational.
An IAEA inspection team that visited the Al-Kibar site in May 2008 found only traces of uranium, fueling speculation that a large stockpile of uranium had been moved.