Dirty Bomb Materials – Made in China

In a posting entitled, “Somali Pirates Get More Than They Bargained For“, this blogger brought out the news that a pirated ship had caused the deaths of some of the pirates and that the cargo was from Nanjing, People’s Republic of China. Speculation in that posting was that corruption was allowing the transfer of WMD from the PRC to other countries and that some hapless pirates were the only people affected.

Further news tells the rest of the story and it isn’t just the hapless pirates that would have suffered.

According to israelnationalnews.com in an article entitled “Report: Hijacked Iranian Ship Contained ‘Dirty Bomb’ for Israel” the cargo was bound for the coast of Israel where the radioactive “powdery fine sandy soil” was to be distributed by the wind after an explosive detonation ripped open the ship and it’s cargo containers.

Whether it is corruption or proof of the Communist Chinese government’s support of terrorism, the circumstances of this incident should send a chill down anyone’s spine, especially if terrorists are making threats against your nation.

  1. There was not an insignificant amount of the radioactive substance.
  2. PRC Radioactive testing occurs in Tibet and Eastern Turkestan (‘Xinjiang’); therefore the materials would have to be:
    1. Collected in multiple, enormous containers.
    2. Shipped thousands of miles through populated areas under the watchful eyes of the Public Security Bureau.

How does one transport tons of radioactive materials across an entire country and not raise any alarms or alerts?
Whether it is corruption or outright support for terrorism against US allies, this incident signals a dangerous development for every nation on earth. Previously, it was nukes from the old USSR that were a danger – now it could be the sands of Lop Nor that endanger human civilization and all we get are the denials.

For Freedom,
Freedom’s Herald

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