Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Radioactive load on truck, stolen in Mexico, causes concern.

UPDATED: News about the GPS- scroll down 
UPDATE #2 scroll down- Stolen radioactive material 'likely' recovered?
Dirty bomb seen as 'high probability, low consequence' with lower potential for large loss of life

Normally, I might have passed by this story. Except, I recalled the Israeli threat issued after the P5+ 1 agreement. Giving this news story a different context.

“Naftali Bennett, Israel’s economic minister and key member of Netanyahu’s governing coalition, said, “if a nuclear suitcase blows up in New York or Madrid five years from now, it will be because of the deal that was signed this morning.”

Yes, I did then and still do now see that as a threat of false flag terror. Created by Israel to frame Iran.
And why would Israel wait five years to create such a situation? They wouldn't. Israel has made their agenda very clear. Simply considering Israel’s continuing belligerence to the deal and intention to “produce”  a smoking gun to crash the agreement......

 “In the report, the British newspaper quoted an Israeli intelligence source as saying: "It's clear that if a smoking gun is produced, (the interim agreement) will tumble like a house of cards."
......the missing radioactive material report takes on a whole new meaning.

Thieves have made off with a truck in Mexico carrying a dangerous radioactive material used in medical treatments, the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday.

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the Vienna-based UN nuclear body, didn't give details on how much of the radioactive source, cobalt-60, was in the truck at the time.

Cobalt-60 can potentially also be used to make a so-called "dirty bomb," where conventional explosives are used to disperse radiation from a radioactive source. But the IAEA made no mention of this in its statement.

The IAEA said it had been informed by Mexican authorities that the truck, which was taking cobalt-60 from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage centre, was stolen in Tepojaco near Mexico City on Monday.

"At the time the truck was stolen, the (radioactive) source was properly shielded. However, the source could be extremely dangerous to a person if removed from the shielding, or if it was damaged," the IAEA statement said.

The IAEA has offered to assist Mexican authorities, who it said were searching for the material and had alerted the public.

Don't these trucks have GPS tracking?

At a nuclear security summit in 2012, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano specifically singled out cobalt-60 among radioactive sources that could be used for such bombs.

"These materials, such as cobalt-60, could be used along with conventional explosives to make so-called dirty bombs. A dirty bomb detonated in a major city could cause mass panic, as well as serious economic and environmental consequences," Amano said

ht freethinker!

Flashback to one of the most absurd contrived attempts at stirring up fear/hatred and worse against Iran

The allegations of an Iranian plot met with a stream of disbelief from a number of foreign officials and analysts. Senior U.S. officials struggled to explain why the Quds Force would attempt such a delicate plot in such an unskilled style

 It's doubtful, experts say, despite reports that Iranian plotters tried to hire members of a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US in Washington.

Iran's alleged Mexican hitman was US drugs informant

Update 1: My question answered- Mexico: Stolen truck with radioactive material had inactive GPS locator

The truck has a GPS locator but it wasn't active at the time of the theft, Eibenschutz said. Mexican customs officials are on alert, Eibenschutz said, to prevent the truck from crossing the border. He said the material could not be used to make a nuclear bomb, but could be used in a dirty bomb, a conventional explosive that disseminates radioactive material.
All of the U.S. ports of entry have radiation detectors in place, and trucks crossing the border are routinely screened for radiation.
 Why would the GPS locator been inactive? Seems odd.

Update 2: Stolen radioactive material found

 Mexican authorities said they found the stolen truck and recovered likely all of the radioactive cobalt Wednesday in a remote area about 40 km (25 miles) away from where it was taken.
 The container holding cobalt was found about a kilometer away from the truck and had been opened, said Juan Eibenschutz Hartman, head of Mexico's National Commission for Nuclear Security and Safeguards.


  1. Definitely one to watch.
    Will be Mexican/Iranian assassination plot confabulation be dragged out again?

  2. thanks freethinker, I had forgotten, but what a flashback
    I have to add that to the post!!


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  4. Recall this fropm 2012:

    Americans Shot in Mexico Were C.I.A. Operatives Aiding in Drug War

    Add in the recent assasniation in Lebanon - looks like a Hez setup - will they be goaded to respond (first car bombings, then iran embassy hit, now this)

    ]Hezbollah and Israel are preparing for future military operations with each side looking to inflict the most losses on its foe, according to an official Israeli Army blog entry published Tuesday.

    Read more:
    (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News ::

  5. The terrorism threat against the United States is increasing and Americans aren't as safe as they were a year or two ago, the leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees said.

  6. BTW:
    Israel: More Gas Likely to be Found Near the Tamar field