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megimoo
02-01-2011, 11:28 PM
Al-Qaida is on the verge of producing radioactive weapons after sourcing nuclear material and recruiting rogue scientists to build "dirty" bombs, according to leaked diplomatic documents.A leading atomic regulator has privately warned that the world stands on the brink of a "nuclear 9/11".

Security briefings suggest that jihadi groups are also close to producing "workable and efficient" biological and chemical weapons that could kill thousands if unleashed in attacks on the West.Thousands of classified American cables obtained by the WikiLeaks website and passed to The Daily Telegraph detail the international struggle to stop the spread of weapons-grade nuclear, chemical and biological material around the globe.

At a Nato meeting in January 2009, security chiefs briefed member states that al-Qaida was plotting a program of "dirty radioactive IEDs", makeshift nuclear roadside bombs that could be used against British troops in Afghanistan.


http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Qaida+brink+using+nuclear+bomb/4205104/story.html

namvet
02-02-2011, 12:14 PM
What is a dirty bomb?


Because a terrorist dirty bomb is unlikely to cause many deaths, many do not consider this to be a weapon of mass destruction.Its purpose would presumably be to create psychological, not physical, harm through ignorance, mass panic, and terror. For this reason dirty bombs are sometimes called "weapons of mass disruption". Additionally, containment and decontamination of thousands of panic-stricken victims, as well as decontamination of the affected area might require considerable time and expense, rendering affected areas partly unusable and causing economic damage.



source (http://www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/sept2008/whatis-dirty-bomb.html)

they have blown themselves up fartin' around with bombs as well. but someday they will probably get it right. they're dream is to park it right outside the WH