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IS have a dirty bomb

IS claim the have 40kg of Uranium to make a Dirty bomb  Shocked
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2854729/Islamic-State-dirty-bomb-says-British-jihadi-amid-cl...
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Re: IS have a dirty bomb

There's uranium and there's uranium. It rather depends on which isotopes are involved. If anyone released a dirty bomb on a UK city it would probably trigger a series of International Protocols resulting in a very unpleasant result for the originators or any country sheltering them.
Edit: There's a considered Harvard Paper here discussing the topic.
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Certainly a worrying threat but I'd be surprised if they actually used it - especially on London which has its own muslim population.
I'd say they're hoping to use it as some sort of bargaining tool. If they were to actually use it, they'd have nothing left but their own doom. They've seen what happened after the twin towers, they've seen what happened to Bin Laden (america persisting and eventually getting their man) and they've got to understand what will happen if they decide to attack the west like this again. Two towers and a war against the taliban is one thing. The use of a nuclear weapon will no doubt bring them far harsher punishment.. though this certainly won't be good for anyone involved and I suspect many nuclear armed countries will start becoming very paranoid / trigger happy.
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Re: IS have a dirty bomb

their best bet is to leave it by the side of the road as they haven't the wit to do anything more damaging with it.  
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Certainly a worrying threat but I'd be surprised if they actually used it - especially on London which has its own muslim population.

That wouldn't apply when the bomber believes that a better life awaits beyond death for all believers.

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my main concern is that , THE US will use this as a reason to put boots on the ground , and bring in UK troops .
Just like they did with Sadam and his WMD  Crazy
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Certainly a worrying threat but I'd be surprised if they actually used it - especially on London which has its own muslim population.

That wouldn't apply when the bomber believes that a better life awaits beyond death for all believers.

This is true however even IS will be aware that there will be survivors who are injured / mamed and don't get to the afterlife but end up suffering for the rest of their lives. A nuclear detonation isn't going to either kill or leave healthy is it. It's going to do serious damage to survivors, leave many fighting for life etc etc etc.
Admittedly though of all the westernised cities in the world, I do think that London as the target would have the most devastating impact. People all over the world would stop and shudder at what had happened. America would go into paranoia overdrive, the rest of europe would start to decay with russia looking into its old territories for its own purposes with the americans becoming even more paranoid about that etc.
Worrying thought really.
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Re: IS have a dirty bomb

Is there a non-Daily Fail source for this? Grin
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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/19/stolen-uranium-compounds-not-only-dirty-bomb-ingredients-wit...
This is from July so very old news
Search Google for ISIS Uranium for a load more links
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I shall put it another way, is there a non-Murdoch Empire source?? Grin
(DM and Fox are part of the empire's Newscorp, so no sky news either, cos they're in that umbrella too)
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Re: IS have a dirty bomb

Daily mail is not part of the Murdoch empire Roll eyes
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Might aswell be, they're all full of the same sensationalist bovine... Grin
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I'm with artmo here, what interests would the DM have in making this up to support murdoch?
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like Jim says just ask MR Google  Wink
has this news site been owned by mr Murdock
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/07/11/Dirty-Bomb-Fears-after-ISIS-Seize-Uranium
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Re: IS have a dirty bomb

you need to rename the post to IS have a dirty bum ................. because I don't give a [Censored] Wink
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