ISIS Has Seized 88 Pounds Of Uranium In Northern Iraq

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With the mainstream media having moved on in the news cycle to Dow 'almost' 17,000 and the 'Border Crisis' Scandal, it seems The Islamic State (the terrorists formerly known as ISIS) have stepped up their game and come out swinging... by seizing 88 pounds of nuclear material (uranium compounds) from Mosul University. As Iraq's UN Ambassador warned, "these nuclear materials, despite the limited amounts mentioned, "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction... or in combination with other materials in its terrorist acts."


As Reuters reports, insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

Nearly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University, Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the July 8 letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.


"Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," 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.

The US is playing down the threat (for a change)

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.


Another U.S. official familiar with security matters said he was unaware of this development raising any alarm among U.S. authorities.

But, ironicaly, it is is Iraq that is most worried about the nukes...

"The Republic of Iraq is notifying the international community of these dangerous developments and asking for help and the needed support to stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad," Alhakim wrote.




"It also provides for expanded cooperation between and among states regarding rapid measures to locate and recover stolen or smuggled nuclear material, mitigate any radiological consequences of sabotage, and prevent and combat related offences," according to the IAEA.

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Another great addition to ISIS Annual Report and another potentially terrifying prospect for the rest of the world... all this as rockets from Gaza fall around Israel's Dimona nuclear facility also... Should be good for guaranteeing Dow 17,000 tomorrow...

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Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:27 | 4941707 DoChenRollingBearing
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I just knew there would be happy news sometime this evening!


Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:27 | 4941714 Tall Tom
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Only 88 Pounds. Now where is that Jet? Is it in Diego GarCIA?


That is enough for a lot of Dirty Bombs.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:29 | 4941720 fonzannoon
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all they need now is a discarded plane. Maybe something from the south pacific....

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:32 | 4941737 stacking12321
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use it on DC! use it on DC!

(lucky rabbits foot, dont fail me now)

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:58 | 4941806 Pladizow
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Perhaps Obummer's Muslim brothers can request the assistance of some Latino kids to get it across the border?

Paging Eric Holder...

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:00 | 4941835 chumbawamba
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I'm sure they're just going to use it for energy generation.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:07 | 4941857 Ignatius
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False flags incoming.

This is what a trillion dollar "defense" budget gets?  "Oops", don't cut it.

When it happens, blame our rulers in D.C..

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:08 | 4941866 johngaltfla
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NOW Obama has his Bush-like False flag justification....

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:11 | 4941870 SWRichmond
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Uranium is a very dangerous airborne ingestion hazard...dirty bomb.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:23 | 4941907 Zirpedge
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Whenever you read a news article that gives a very specific number "88" for a quantity which doesn't need to be so specific. You need to evaluate the number for significance. "88" is a reference to nazi's or "HH". Much like lighting bolts as reference to Hitlers SS. This is a signifier that a plan is coming to fruition.

Reuters of course is mastered by British MI who represent the Nazi continuum.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:32 | 4941945 bunzbunzbunz
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Or it is to incite emotions in people born around the year 1988, which is becoming a main demographic for news organizations....or it is true. Or someone didn't give a shit and hit a numeral button twice on their keyboard.

Whatever. The dollar is getting replaced by bitcoin. Get some free at

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:39 | 4941979 Zirpedge
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Nothing is free and no I won't click your dirtly link.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:53 | 4942024 jeff montanye
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or is it a rough equivalent of the 40 kilograms which the rest of the world uses to measure things?

i personally think it is a reference to

i am calmed by their lack of concern.  the israelis will protect us.  they are our allies.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:00 | 4942050 Tom Servo
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The nigga bought aluminum TUBES!  Do you know what the fuck you can do?  with an aluminum tube?




Nigga bought some yellow cake, from Africa....(the cradle of civilization)

(Black CIA operative): I have some yellow cake right here, if ya'll don't believe me.  It's in this special CIA napkin

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:49 | 4942189 ghengis86
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Pray to God he don't drop that shit!!

(Man, I miss Dave)

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:36 | 4942599 SoberOne
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Eighty eight has been popping up a lot lately. Movies, cleaners, news articles... I believe the 4th reich is who has usurped the US.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:53 | 4942198 ghengis86
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Dupe, damnit

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:14 | 4942473 IronForge
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Watch the N word.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:24 | 4942111 DeadFred
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I wonder how much 88 pounds (or even 40 kg) compares to the amount of depleted uranium shot from the canons of each A10 Warthog that flew in either Gulf War? Unless it's U235 I'm pushing the non-event button and moving on.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:35 | 4942152 bonin006
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About 40 years ago, Minnesota clay could sell uranium oxide to anyone. It was used as a colorant for ceramic glazes.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:43 | 4942489 BringOnTheAsteroid
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Ceramic glazes are lovely, I particularly like the hue of blanched almond.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:25 | 4942518 ParkAveFlasher
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How civilized!

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 02:02 | 4942388 mc225
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yeah i was gonna say it's probably nothing compared to the dosing of du iraq has gotten from nato munitions.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:32 | 4942601 lovemesomeZH
Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:55 | 4942027 ZerOhead
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You definitely belong here...

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:14 | 4942088 knukles
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I like that look in his eye.
88, ss, HH

Next thing they'll be talkin' 'bout the Illuminati, Eye of Horace, Bildergergers, Manchurian Candidates in office, Anti-Christs, End of Days, Book of Revelations, Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex, rigged markets, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, all for enhancing the clarity of the interstices

This could be a very big operaton

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:50 | 4942650 BigJim
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 Eye of Horace


Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:50 | 4942652 Uncle Remus
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Or just another day on the third gulag from the sun.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:42 | 4941990 disabledvet
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What came after 1984? Well...1988 of course.

"We soldier on through the Orwellian bullshit. It sucked...but we made it to 88...tick, tock mofo."

This is either total bullshit or something really stupid. I really feel like the US is getting played here...out only interest is in Baghdad.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:59 | 4942042 jeff montanye
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(our) only interest is in Baghdad?

what about the great big oil reserves south (and north) of baghdad?

please note numbers 4 and 5

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:55 | 4942204 BlindMonkey
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Did everyone around here jump on the CL numerology bandwagon? 1 or a 0. It always comes down to a 1 or a 0.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:04 | 4942314 SilverIsKing
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Anyone remember the Oldsmobile Delta 88?

Keep an eye out for one of them driving around erratically with a bearded man behind the wheel. I suspect this will be the delivery vehicle.

Now if the car is painted yellow and you see it in Manhattan, it will be safe to get in but you may need to hold your nose.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:12 | 4942326 yatikto
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8 is representative infinity.  double that ..

only chuck norris can count to infinity,.. twice.


I say it's a message from chuch norris.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 02:58 | 4942419 Cardinal Fang
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W88? to paraphrase the words of Monty Python, 88 is the number and the number shall be 88, and 88 shall be enumerated...

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:45 | 4942490 BringOnTheAsteroid
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The only message you'll get from Chuck Norris is a round house kick to the face. 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:44 | 4942372 OldPhart
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That fat finger keeps poppin' out. 

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:47 | 4942005 ILLILLILLI
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Could also refer to the Mr. Fusion used by Doc Brown...

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:59 | 4942047 Tall Tom
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40 Kilograms is about 84 pounds. 88 Pounds is roughly a little bit less than 42 Kilograms.


But we in Amurika do not think in the System Internationale. And I am sure that the reporter cannot convert all too easily.


So I write it off to ignoramousness.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:04 | 4942060 stacking12321
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1kg is 2.2 lbs
40 is 88. Lbs
Check google

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:27 | 4942123 bunzbunzbunz
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:) Dont think so hard. Just trust what the last guy said.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:30 | 4942257 Tall Tom
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You are right that I had a brain fart.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:14 | 4943651 Miles Ahead
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No... it's a bit more serious than brain fart when you are so self-assusred as to call others ignoramuses... just sayin'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:32 | 4942480 barre-de-rire
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40,50, whatever weight...


this is ridiculous comparaid to neoguri in japan with  nuclear typhoon which gonna send  shit to all over pacific, oceans are totally screwed now, + plastic garbages already floatting, withing 20 years there will be no longer fish in the seas.


dumbfuck arabs, the nuke is not like C4 on the torso with electric battery & cell phone. they will explode themselves...


no need to get worry until we learn on TV that an nuke expert has been kiddnaped. then... usa is in deep trouble. ( DC asked reinforcment to EU airports days ago )


wait wait... a micro false flag nuke bomb from-to usa to give credit to war to go counter attack over east ?



Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:22 | 4948532 JB
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40 kilos times 2.2 pounds per kilo
Equals 88 pounds.

Go back to third grade.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:01 | 4942203 jez
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If only the University of Mosul had had the good sense to hold only 36.75136kg of uranium instead of 40. Because that would have been exactly 81 pounds instead of 88, and then instead of Hitler and the Nazis, all we would have to worry about would be the HA, or Hells Angels.


(Who can also be violent, there's no doubt. But there aren't that many of them. Plus they build some great bikes.)

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:57 | 4942499 Headbanger
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But I'd be really fearful if they had 42 kg of it.


And you know what that would mean!

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:19 | 4943677 Miles Ahead
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+10 Jez.  Keep it real.  Some fool junked you... probably one of them numerologalistic types above.  88 this...

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:11 | 4944783 docmac324
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Correct, the answer is always 42  Some do not read.  I got it however.


Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:32 | 4942520 Schaublin
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You are Alex (don't mention the wife) Jones and I claim my 5 pounds.

Reuters of course is mastered by British MI who represent the Nazi continuum. LOL

Don't forget the cone heads are heavily involved with the illuminati who are battling the Red Dragons for control of  six million™  tons of bearer bonds.

The nation destroying vermin are in plain sight and rub your nose in the fact daily but somehow, you prefer to put your fingers in your ears and sing "la la la Illuminati, nazi, fascist, Vatican..

How the Cheesepopes™  must titter when they push this fantasy further and further and yet still there are gullible goyim that lap it up!

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:24 | 4941873 BuddyEffed
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What in the hell were 88 lbs of that shit doing in Iraq?  Was it the Bush administrations decision to leave it over there?  Who else has 88 lbs or so in the area?  Is this verifiable or part of some false flaggers wet dream?

Just exactly what were those 88 pounds used for and when did the material arrive?  If it supported experimentation, then let's get a release of the list of experiments that were done with it.   If that stuff has been there ever since Bush, how in the hell could they be looking for WMD, and then overlook this stuff?  It's just not adding up.


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