Two Department of Energy security experts allowed plutonium to be stolen out of rental car in Texas. Just thought you should know.

By | 2018-07-17T05:31:34+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Categories: News, News2|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Not really enough to make a bomb, unless of course, you combine it with all of the other missing plutonium.

Courtesy of My San Antonio:

Two security experts from the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory drove to San Antonio, Texas, in March 2017 with a sensitive mission: to retrieve dangerous nuclear materials from a nonprofit research lab there.

Their task, according to documents and interviews, was to ensure that the radioactive materials did not fall into the wrong hands on the way back to Idaho, where the government maintains a stockpile of nuclear explosive materials for the military and others.

To ensure they got the right items, the specialists from Idaho brought radiation detectors and small samples of dangerous materials to calibrate them: specifically, a plastic-covered disk of plutonium, a material that can be used to fuel nuclear weapons, and another of cesium, a highly radioactive isotope that could potentially be used in a so-called “dirty” radioactive bomb.

But when they stopped at a Marriott hotel just off Highway 410, in a high-crime neighborhood filled with temp agencies and ranch homes, they left those sensors on the back seat of their rented Ford Expedition. When they awoke the next morning, the window had been smashed and the special valises holding these sensors and nuclear materials had vanished.

What? They left it in the car in a high crime area and it was stolen? 

Who could have seen that coming?

Now more than a year later the plutonium has not been recovered, but the officials at the crime lab say there is not a reason for alarm because there is not enough of the substance to actually build a nuclear bomb. 

Which could be comforting to know if it was not for this:

It is nonetheless now part of a much larger amount of plutonium that over the years has gone quietly missing from stockpiles owned by the U.S. military, often without any public notice.

So maybe just a little bit of panic would be a good idea. 

So we not only have to worry about the Russians taking over our country through clandestine measures, and multiple foreign countries hacking into our infrastructure, we also have to contend with the idea of terrorist blowing us to hell with our very own nuclear materials. 

When did real life suddenly become a rerun of the television show “24?”

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6 Comments

  1. anonymous July 16, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

    OT-FYI
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/another-russian-indicted-key-link-national-rifle-association-kremlin-jailed-washington-dc/

    “Mariia Butina, 29, was arrested on Sunday in Washington, DC, but her indictment was sealed, being revealed after President Donald Trump’s Helsinki summit with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.”
    “In April, Russian expert Alina Polyakova told CNN it appeared she was running an gun-based influence campaign in the United States.

    “We could give them the benefit of the doubt and say this is just a natural interest and affinity; this guy [Alexander] Torshin and this woman Butina are just gun aficionados,” Polyakova noted. “To me this seems like part and parcel of an influence operation.””

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/27/politics/nra-documents-russian-banker/index.html

  2. Anonymous July 16, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    ‘Treasonous’ And ‘Disgraceful’: Critics Slam Trump’s Performance At Putin Summit

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-putin-summit-reactions_us_5b4cc234e4b022fdcc5c0304

  3. Beaglemom July 16, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    I used to think we were tumbling down Alice’s proverbial rabbit hole at times during the George W. Bush presidency; now I think we’re careening down a hole to Hades. What is happening to our country? When will the GOP Congress critters wake up and smell the stench of treason? They are steeped in it now.

  4. Anonymous July 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Fox News Turns On Trump After Putin Press Conference Disaster

    Fox News hosts are ripping Trump from throwing America under the bus by delivering a disgusting press conference with Putin.

    Video Fox News host Neil Cavuto:

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/16/fox-news-turns-on-trump-after-putin-press-conference-disaster.html

    Trump Own Staff Admits That He Looked Weak Next To Putin

    “I honestly had little to no good expectations for this,” said a senior Trump political appointee who works on issues surrounding Russian disinformation efforts, adding that the event “went about as well as I expected.”

    “Trump looked incredibly weak up there. Putin looks like a champion,” the official continued. “I’d like to say I’m shocked but this is the world in which we live now.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/16/trump-own-staff-admits-that-he-looked-weak-next-to-putin.html

    After pummeling allies, Trump ends wild Europe trip with alarming Putin embrace

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/16/after-pummeling-allies-trump-ends-wild-europe-trip-with-putin-embrace.html

  5. whatevs July 16, 2018 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Marina – where have I heard tha tname before – oh yeah, Bristol’s little friend… hmmm (yeah, I know first name similarities only,) but….let’s start to connect the dots of Russians infiltrating and ingratiating themselves with political types. Then political type mommy suddenly loses her clout and cache and suddenly, no more freindly Russian named Marian in the entourage.

    • Immoral July 16, 2018 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      They figured out she’s a moron.

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