As ISIS continues to grow and conquer new territory, many have begun wondering what this could mean for not only the Middle East, but the entire world. If their most recent announcement proves to be true, it could spell trouble for us all, as they’re now claiming to be in possession of a “dirty bomb” (aka a mini nuclear bomb).
As Reuters reported back in July of this year:
Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country’s north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to “stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad.”
“Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state,” Alhakim wrote, adding that such materials “can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction.”
Now, however, it seems that the world’s greatest fears have come to be as the jihadist group has stated that they’ve been able to build and have within their possession a dirty bomb. TheGateway Pundit further reports:
Jihadis boasted of the device on Twitter. British-born Hamayun Tariq, who uses the Muslim name Muslim Al-Britani is thought to have threatened that the bomb may be detonated in London, though his account on the social media site has since been suspended.
According to Wikipedia:
A dirty bomb is a speculative radiological weapon that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives. The purpose of the weapon is to contaminate the area around the dispersal agent/conventional explosion with radioactive material, serving primarily as an area denial device against civilians.
In other words, an explosive is used to spread nuclear materials or waste contaminating the immediate area with radiation. Although it isn’t a nuclear blast, the effects of radiation poisoning are nothing short of devastating and would surely have a catastrophic result.
What do you think – is this something we should be worried about or do you trust our government to protect us? Let us know in the comments.
Courtesy of Mad World News