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Saddam’s Uranium Unloaded

The lamestream media told you:

The Associated Press is reporting that the last remnants of Saddam Hussein’s stockpiles of concentrated uranium have been secretly shipped out of Iraq and received at the Canadian firm, Cameco, which bought the supplies. The material will be refined in Ontario.

Shipped by air and sea, the 550 metric tons of refined yellowcake uranium feedstock, in 3,500 secured barrels, is the last of the secret shipment, and U.S. officials say they are glad it is out of Iraq.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Anti-war protesters, liberals, the political left and much of the Democrat Party, along with TV and newspapers commentators, part of the political right and part of the Republican party, which has been screaming loudly about non-existent weapons of mass destruction in the hands of the executed Iraqi dictator, have issued no correction and could not be reached for comment.

Although unmentioned in the report, an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq would have left the dangerous radioactive prize available to anyone with trucks. It is not publicly known how much other secret or dangerous material or munitions are lying around in the Iraqi desert.

According to leading experts, the 1,213,000 pounds of yellowcake uranium, “is a lot,” and worth tens of millions of dollars, though the actual sale price was not released. “Saddam could not refine the coarse nuclear fuel for bombs,” said one observer, “because he’s dead.” Israel had bombed the plant where it was stored in 1991, further slowing the process.

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