Saturday, January 24, 2009

Iran accused of smuggling "yellowcake" out of Congo mine

Jesus H. Christ, where have we heard this one before? Remember the batch of lies told by the Bush-Cheney Junta, accusing Saddam Hussein of buying "yellowcake" from Niger and what that batch of lies led to?
The illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, to prevent Condi Rice's fantasy of mushroom clouds erupting over her bedroom.

If these congenital liars would do ANY reseach, they'd find out that Iran is awash in its own uranium, with no need to smuggle any from anywhere, as this story shows

Since 1988, Iran reportedly opened as many as 10 uranium mines, including the Saghand uranium mine in Yazd province, as well otherwise unspecified locations in Khorassan, Sistan va Baluchestan, and Hormozgan Provinces, and in Bandar-e-Abbas and Badar-e-Lengeh Provinces along the Gulf. The Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Reza Amrollahi, announced in 1989 that the expected reserves of these deposts was in excess of 5,000 tons. According to the discovered indices (more than 350 anomalies) and the results of the field discoveries, the expected resources of Iran could be at the range of 20,000-30,000 tons of U3O8, throughout the country. Therefore Iran's domestic reserves might be sufficient enough to supply the raw material for needed nuclear power plants in future.

The Zionists and NeoCons are either getting REAL desperate to gin up another war fought for Israel by the USA, this time against Iran or they must think most people are so fucking stupid they can't remember to tie their shoes.

How many more people will have to be killed by the USA for that racist and apartheid Jews only state of Israel before their bloodlust is satiated?

The Kabbalistic significant number they just love to bandy about of SIX MILLION?

Or will the Hasidic nutcases tag-team up with their American counterparts, the equally crazy Christian Zionists and really go for broke and set their sights on killing SIX BILLION?

"That, that, that, that's all, Folks"
Rumours persist of uranium smuggling at Shinkolobwe mine in Katanga January 24, 2009

In the red soil of the southern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) lies one of the world’s richest mineral deposits – and a site that has troubled Western governments for decades.

The Shinkolobwe mine in Katanga province is a treasure trove of high grade ores: of platinum, copper, cobalt and, most infamously, the uranium used to produce the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945.

The mine, which was closed officially in 1960, continues to support thousands of “artisan” miners, mainly through the small-scale production of a mineral known as hétérogénite.

But the site has been the source of persistent rumours of uranium smuggling, including a credible report that in 2005 Iran tried to export a large quantity of yellow cake that was intercepted by Tanzanian Customs officials

Tricia Feeney, a campaigner for Rights and Accountability in Development (Raid), an Oxford-based campaign group, said there was no question that uranium smuggling had taken place from Shinkolobwe. “It was not industrial or large-scale but it’s been going on for a long time. There has been talk of Lebanese, Indian and Pakistani middlemen,” she said, adding that corruption involving local officials remained endemic in the region.

The situation at Shinkolobwe led to an investigation in 2004 by the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Ms Feeney said that recently there had been signs of incre/ased security at the site. “The road is officially blocked but the soldiers let through whoever they want to allow in,” she said.

Lebanese smugglers? Right, and they smuggled it into Occupied Gaza, so its time for the IDF to finish the massacre.

Think that since raging Zionist Rupert Murdoch, who was one of the bigger cheerleaders for the Iraq War owns the Times, he might have a ulterior motive?

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