As Mad World News reported earlier this month, ISIS claims to have within their possession nuclear materials that they’d used to construct a “dirty bomb.” According to their most recent claims, however, the fear of such a device has been made a reality in that they’ve said they were successful in smuggling it into Europe.
According to the Washington Free Beacon:
“A Radioactive Device has entered somewhere in Europe,” according Twitter user Muslim-Al-Britani, who claims to be a freelance jihadist weapons maker now working alongside IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS), according to tweets captured and disseminated by SITE.
The validity of Britani’s claims have yet to be verified, but both the claims, that ISIS has a radioactive device and has smuggled it into Europe, were made by him solely. As Former Pentagon adviser Michael Rubin explains, “Maybe Britani is lying, and maybe he’s not. But Western officials would be foolish to assume that just because something hasn’t happened yet, it won’t.”
On November 23, Britani detailed via Twitter that the “Islamic State does have a dirty bomb.” Further saying, “We found some radioactive material from Mosul university.”
Without verifying the claims, a State Department official relayed, “There’s always a concern about radiological or radioactive sources.” The official went on to say that although the US is “not aware of any cases of these types of material being smuggled out of the country thus far,” ISIS may have manufactured a “crude bomb” with them. Wikipedia, describes a dirty bomb as:
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.
The State Department official concluded by noting, “This is the kind of thing where if ISIL got its hands on enough radioactive sources or radioactive sources of a sufficient radioactivity level and they decided to turn it into a bomb and blow it up in a market, that would be a very unpleasant thing.”
Rubin added, “Too often, counter-terrorism officials plan to prevent replication of the last terror attack. Terror groups, however, plan to shock with something new.” He eventually went on to say, “The terrorist groups have the motivation and, thanks to post-withdrawal vacuum created in Iraq, the means to strike the West like never before.”
Throwing one last dig at the President, Rubin finished by suggesting, “Perhaps it’s also time to recognize that open borders and successful counter-terrorism are mutually exclusive. It’s a lesson that might fly in the face of Obama’s ideology, but reality will always trump political spin.”
He’s not entirely wrong – not by a long shot. Because America was snatched from the region despite the heavy outcry from military official in order to enhance the political image of one man, the sacrifice of so many has been virtually worthless. For the simple reason of Obama needing a political bump, Muslim extremists have been able to take advantage of an inexperienced Iraqi police and military force to gain control like never before.
Now, because of this reality, they may possess the capability of killing countless innocents, so that Obama could get reelected for a second term. Think he’ll lose any sleep over that? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Courtesy of Mad World News