Al Qaeda has been quite busy lately, as reports have surfaced that they have seized 88 pounds of nuclear material from Iraq. The materials were being used for scientific research at Mosul University in northern Iraq.
On Wednesday, Iraq’s UN ambassador, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, appealed to the United Nations:
“Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state. 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.”
Basically, Al Qaeda now has materials which can be used to manufacture weapons of mass destruction. Lovely.
Obama apparently doesn’t believe any of this to be a present threat, as a government source has reportedly claimed that the matter which was seized was not “enriched uranium”, and therefore could not be used to do any real damage. Excuse me if I’m not willing to take Obama or his cronies at their word.
What do you think Al Qaeda plans to do with this nuclear material? Whatever it is, it can’t be good. Give us your opinion in the comments section!