For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Monday, July 7, 2008

Saddam Had 550 Metric Tons Of Yellowcake

The AP is reporting a story that they're treating nonchalantly from top to bottom, but one that I find astounding for all the information we didn't know.

Please allow me to clarify: 550 metric tons of yellowcake, enough to build 142 nuclear weapons.
This material in that quantity was found near Iraq. It was recently moved secretly to a company in Canada, which purchased the yellowcake for several million dollars. It had been part of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program, you know...the one the MSM told us didn't exist. For it was widely thought that when Israel bombed the Tuwaitha nuclear facility, Hussein's nuclear program ended. Well, he still had all that yellowcake which he had stored in "aging drums" until UN inspectors "safeguarded" it.

Now pardon me for jumping to conclusions here, but doesn't that make the Joe Wilson accusation about no imported yellowcake from Niger in Africa irrelevant? When you have 550 metric tons already in your possession that wasn't destroyed by Israel in a bombing attack, do you really need more of it in order to cause mischief...or an act of revenge??? The AP report takes comfort in pointing out that there was no new yellowcake in Iraq after 1991. Well, the AP can take whatever comfort it can when a plate of crow sits on its dinner table.

President Bush and the rest of us who backed him in this venture can take comfort in the fact that this has indeed been a just war, however lengthy or botched at times.


Tom said...

550 Metric Tons of Yellowcake, what about it? (see video) US removes Uranium from Iraq, not what many assume. (see video at link)

St. Blogustine said...

It's exactly what the AP said it was.

Here is a link to the complete paragraph that your video quoted partially:

While yellowcake alone is not considered potent enough for a so-called "dirty bomb" - a conventional explosive that disperses radioactive material - it could stir widespread panic if incorporated in a blast. Yellowcake also can be enriched for use in reactors and, at higher levels, nuclear weapons using sophisticated equipment.

Perhaps you should read the full article and check out the other links on this post before spamming for the crackpot, Dennis The Menace.