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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Man Arrested with Laptop Containing Nuclear Info

Hat Tip to Brian over at
Iowa Voice where I saw the story.

Look at that headline and look hard. That man that was arrested with almost $80,000 in cash and nuclear information on his laptop was arrested in the USA, at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Thats right, here. For those that are constantly harping about people fear mongering and pretend to believe that there will not be another attack on American soil.... the next one could very well be a nuclear hit.

Via First Coast News:

DETROIT (AP) -- A man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after officials say they found him carrying nearly $79,000 in cash and a laptop computer containing information about nuclear materials and cyanide.

Sisayehiticha Dinssa, an unemployed U.S. citizen, was arrested Tuesday after a dog caught the scent of narcotics on cash he was carrying, according to an affidavit filed in court.

When agents asked him if he had any cash to declare, he said he had $18,000, authorities said. But when agents checked his luggage,they found an additional amount of about $60,900. When they scrolled through his laptop, they said they found the mysterious files.

At a court hearing Wednesday, Dinssa was ordered held in custody until at least until Monday at the request of prosecutors.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Leonid Feller argued Dinssa was a potential risk to the community and federal agents want to get a warrant to search his computer more thoroughly, The Detroit News reported Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Donald Scheer approved Feller's request to detain him.

For those of you that live under a rock, or simply choose to tune out to the present dangers of the world, there are dangers out there and by pretending they do not exist, does not mean they do not simply means you live in a land of denial.

One of those extreme threats are called a Suitcase Nuke.

A suitcase nuke or suitcase bomb is a very compact and portable nuclear weapon and could have the dimensions of 60 x 40 x 20 centimeters or 24 x 16 x 8 inches.

The smallest possible bomb-like object would be a single critical mass of plutonium (or U-233) at maximum density under normal conditions. The Pu-239 weighs 10.5 kg and is 10.1 cm across. It doesn’t take much more than a single critical mass to cause significant explosions ranging from 10-20 tons.

These types of weapons can also be as big as two footlockers. The warhead of a suitcase nuke or suitcase bomb consists of a tube with two pieces of uranium, which, when rammed together, would cause a blast. Some sort of firing unit and a device that would need to be decoded to cause detonation may be included in the “suitcase.” Another portable weapon is a “backpack” bomb.

The Soviet nuclear backpack system was made in the 1960s for use against NATO targets in time of war and consists of three “coffee can-sized” aluminum canisters in a bag. All three must be connected to make a single unit in order to explode. The detonator is about 6 inches long. It has a 3-to-5 kiloton yield, depending on the efficiency of the explosion.

Read the rest here and understand the dangers are real.

Michelle Malkin makes some very good points about this.

Are people beginning to understand why the President is so worried about North Korea having Nukes and Iran trying to obtain them? Iran has made statements that there could be a world without Israel and America.

In case anyone failed to get the TV message , the Iranian terrorist president spelled it out to the world by announcing that " Iran finds a world without America and Israel both possible and feasible" and announced their intentions to "wipe Israel off the world map" a clear message of intent to launch a nuclear strike.

We seem to be a country where some have very short memories.

If Iran obtains nuclear capabilities, does anyone doubt for a second that they would hand that technology over to al-Qaeda? I don't.

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