Thursday, August 10, 2006

Nuclear materials being smuggled across border

So, I keep hearing how the whole anti-illegal and border enforcement movement is all about racism and bigotry. The pro illegal crowd likes to scream and yell about how we are nothing but haters, and how we should open the borders. I'd like to think that if they knew the true dangers and understood the big picture, that they would suddenly come around to our way of thinking, but sadly ... I know quite well that it wouldn't matter if they fell into a ditch and landed on a thermo nuclear warhead. Their agenda does not allow them to concern themselves with facts, and truth is that many of them would not allow a few hundred thousand deaths to alter their selfish desires. So they continue to ignore reports such as this.

JOSEPH FARAH of WorldNetDaily reports:

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency between 1993 and 2004, there were 662 confirmed cases of smuggling of nuclear and radiological materials.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said the U.S. is not immune from an attack with so much loose nuclear material around. She pointed out a recent Government Accountability Office undercover operation proved that nuclear materials could be smuggled into the United States.

"GAO actually shipped here to Washington enough nuclear materials to build two dirty bombs through our northern border and, again, through our southern border," she said. "Clearly, there is more that must be done, and clearly, we still have problems on both our northern and southern borders. We've got to put in place an integrated system that provides our citizens with maximum protection against nuclear smuggling, and do it in a way that is both efficient and cost-effective."

Um ... DUH! Hey! I've got an idea! How about ... A FENCE?!!!
Naw ... that would be violating the rights of millions of illegals to roam freely!

Sen. John Kyl, chairman of the Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security Subcommittee, is suggesting it's time for a "Manhattan Project" commitment by the U.S. to prevent nuclear terrorism, confirming "there have been plenty of efforts by terrorists and smugglers to acquire nuclear materials."

Pointing out that terrorists would need no more that nine pounds of plutonium or 35 pounds of highly-enriched uranium to create a nuclear explosion, Kyl headed a hearing with top government experts on the prospects of detection and prevention of the feared nuke attack on the U.S.

"A trained nuclear engineer – and there are plenty of them looking for work worldwide – could use this small chunk of material to create a nuclear device that would fit into a van or small watercraft," said Kyl.

Okay, you can pull your finger out of your throat now.

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