Al Qaeda on Verge of Nuclear Bomb: Tomihiro Taniguchi Says Al Qaeda Close to Nuclear

Al Qaeda and Nuclear

This is not surprising to me. WikiLeaks documents quote a “leading” atomic regulator, Tomihiro Taniguchi, saying Al-Qaeda is on the verge of a nuclear dirty bomb and more. The bad news is, that was two years ago. The other bad news is that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) “privately warned the U.S. that we need to be diligent about our own stores of uranium and plutonium, which should not take a rocket scientist to understand, but nevertheless, we hear of missing nuclear materials from around the world routinely.

This story comes from The Vancouver Sun via WikiLeaks

Al-Qaida is on the verge of producing radioactive weapons after sourcing nuclear material and recruiting rogue scientists to build “dirty” bombs, according to leaked diplomatic documents.

A leading atomic regulator has privately warned that the world stands on the brink of a “nuclear 9/11”.

Security briefings suggest that jihadi groups are also close to producing “workable and efficient” biological and chemical weapons that could kill thousands if unleashed in attacks on the West.
Read the details at The Toronto Sun

Al Qaeda and Dirty Bombs

The warning was found in diplomatic cables obtained by Wikileaks, and

…suggests that Al Qaeda is on the verge of producing radioactive weapons. The terrorist organization smuggled uranium and plutonium and recruited rogue scientists to build dirty bombs.The world is on the brink of a ‘nuclear 9/11′ according to Tomihiro Taniguchi, a leading atomic regulator. Al Qaeda is also close to producing ‘workable and efficient’ biological and chemical weapons that have the potential to kill many thousands if unleashed in dense areas…

Documents from foreign U.S. embassies sent to Washington, reveal how terrorist groups were smuggling huge amounts of radioactive material across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The documents explain how custom guards at borders used radiation alarms to recognize and seize cargoes of radioactive material.

The IAEA has privately warned America that stores of uranium and plutonium need to be secured against terrorists, but diplomats said there was no way to provide perimeter security to its own laboratories. Click the link above to read the entire report.

Tonight as crowds still fill the streets of Cairo, Egypt, remember that one of the men trying to seize control, or at the least be a spokesman for the protesters, is Mohamed ElBaradei, longtime IAEA Director-General. He knowingly let Iran move their nuclear program forward, and this week we learn that ElBaradei received $7 million for lying to the world about their nuclear program. Read the story at Reaganite Republican Resistance.

The following are links to reports of missing nuclear materials over the years. I cannot confirm that the materials were or were not recovered.

Fears Over Missing Nuclear Material – March 2002

Tracking Nuclear Material Worldwide – June 2002

Los Alamos Missing Plutonium for 150 Nuclear Bombs – August 2004

Enough Material Missing from Russia to Build a Nuke – February 2005

Missing Nuclear Material From 15 Us Licensed Locations – February 2009

Missing Nuclear Materials Pose Problem for U.S. – March 2009