Sunni insurgents take over nuclear materials in northern Iraq

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    Sunni insurgents take over nuclear materials in northern Iraq

    Source: http://rt.com/news/171672-iraq-terrorist-groups-seize-nuclear/
     
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    Hope this isn't very serious, in terms of ramifications. What could be the possible uses they can put this material to ? No dirty bomb for God sake !!
    This entire overrun of Iraqi State Military seems a bit too easy to genuinely believe in it. There's something more than what meets the eye.
    Could be some fallout of Oil competition between Sunni(Arab)-US axis against Shia-Russio-China axis. Seems probable, looking at the present and potential pipelines in the region.

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    @Virendra,

    If not make a nuke, they will sell the Uranium for a high price.
     
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    It's simple. The Iraqi govt. is trying to panic the world into send troops and support to defeat ISIS. 40 kg uranium in an university?!!! Further, kept in a university, it was unlikely to be enriched.
     
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    Yeah that is possible. Who could be the potential buyers?
    Arabs - they have Pakistan for it.
    Central Asian States - they're still under Russian toes, can't take chance.
    Turkey - wants to be in good books of US-Europe. Won't get their hands dirty.
    Afghan Taliban may try but ISIS is in competition with Al-Qaeda and Iran won't let such a smuggle pass through, to sit in their own neighborhood.
    That leaves the sanction tied Iran themselves or the ISIS using it against Assad in Syria - also possible.
     
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    Good analysis.

    Yes, a dirty bomb is possible. I did not think about it.
     

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