Pentagon Acknowledeges Threat – End Treaty Talks Now

PENTAGON CONFIRMS ISIS ‘DIRTY BOMB’ CLAIMS

Spokeswoman: ‘We remain vigilant of this organization’s intent to employ such weapons’

WND
Michael Maloof
June 21, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has confirmed to WND that the Islamic State has seized enough radioactive materials from captured Iraqi facilities to develop “dirty bombs,” just as ISIS’ recent English-language magazine, Dabiq, claimed.

The ISIS claim had alarmed the Australian intelligence service, which initially revealed the prospect that ISIS fighters have seized sufficient radioactive and biological materials from research centers and hospitals – which previously were under Iraqi government control.

Such seizures were first revealed at a meeting of the Australia Group in Perth, Australia, at which Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop expressed the deep concern of members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and regional partners over the potential use by ISIS of the seized materials.

“We are aware of claims that ISIL has declared its motives of developing a ‘dirty bomb’ in a recent edition of its propaganda magazine,” Defense Department spokeswoman, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Elissa Smith, told WND.

“We share the same concern as our Australian defense officials and regional partners and will continue to use our intelligence resources to remain vigilant of any activity and indicators of this violent extremist organization’s intent to employ such weapons,” she said.

Complete Story HERE.

 

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It is interesting that Pentagon is finally going public and agreeing with Australians.  Yet Jihad Watch has sounded the alarm now for quite a while, even going so far as to explain how these people could gather the needed supply.

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JIHADWatch

JUNE 13, 2015 4:25 AM BY 

Jihad Watch has been warning about the threat of jihadis developing radiological WMDs and “dirty bombs” since at least 2004, when it was reported that global theft and smuggling of radiological materials had increased more than six-fold from 1996 to 2003.

Just last September, the U.S. State Department set aside for a moment its top priorities of climate change and jobs for jihadis to partner with the Iraqi government in an effort to secure radiological materials at “soft-target” sites such as hospitals and research universities specifically to prevent ISIS from acquiring them. But it may have already been too late.

Barely two months after that, a British ISIS jihadi claimed the Islamic State had procured 40kg of uranium from Mosul University in Iraq after its capture of the city, and had constructed a “dirty bomb.” This Spring, in the latest issue of Dabiq, the Islamic State’s slick propaganda journal, ISIS “indicated that it could purchase a nuclear weapon in Pakistan, take it to Nigeria, and then smuggle it into the U.S. through Mexico by using existing trafficking networks in Latin America.” Now this report out of Australia draws upon several defense and intelligence sources to underscore the West’s heightened sense of concern about these scenarios.

Let’s hope the Islamic State does not develop any type of WMD. But even if they don’t, the growing threat of a nuclear ISIS plays into the Islamic State’s desire to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah,” as the Qur’an commands (8:60).

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has gained access to radioactive material from hospital and research centers in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria, prompting fears that it could develop a large “dirty” bomb, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told The Australian.

Last Friday, Bishop warned that ISIS is recruiting “highly trained professionals” to develop chemical weapons.

She made those comments while addressing the Australia Group, an alliance of about 40 nations, plus the European Community, established 30 years ago to prevent the export of materials that can be used to develop chemical, biological and radiological weapons.

Bishop told The Australian that the concerns she alluded to during her speech stemmed from reports filed by Australia’s Defense Department and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

NATO expressed concern about ISIS collecting radioactive ­material from hospitals and research centers that would normally only be available to governments, reportedly said Bishop, adding, “The insurgents did not just clear out the cash from local banks.”

She said the threat is severe enough to have gained the attention of the Australia Group, which held a session on the subject at its summit last week.

“This is really worrying them,” Bishop told The Australian.

In the latest edition of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, ISIS expressed interest in building a weapon of mass destruction (WMD)[And in “delivering” it somewhere in America.]

“Indian defense officials have previously warned of the possibility the militants could acquire a nuclear weapon from Pakistan,” notes The Independent.

These growing concerns about ISIS developing a WMD come as terrorism experts at the Institute for the Study of War, a U.S. think tank, warn that ISIS is likely planning major attacks in Iraq and Syria to mark the start of the Muslim holy period of Ramadan and the one-year anniversary of its declaration of a “caliphate.”

“For the past three years, ISIS has conducted major offensive ­operations during the Ramadan holy month,” it said. “ISIS is therefore likely preparing a surge of ­operations to try to achieve important campaign objectives…ISIS is likely to begin and end Ramadan with attempted spectacular military offensive actions in Iraq and Syria.”  Link  HERE.

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Yet another example of our media’s inexcusable silence, the manipulation by Obama and Kerry to allow Iran the opportunity to finish.  These two are either clueless (which I don’t believe) or highly motivated to benefit themselves and Iran.

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6 Responses to Pentagon Acknowledeges Threat – End Treaty Talks Now

  1. Clyde says:

    If Obama isn’t complicit in this whole disaster about to unfold, then I don’t know the meaning of the word. Good one, Uriel.

  2. Garnet92 says:

    Obama is betting OUR lives on there not being a terrorist attack on U.S. soil before he leaves office. He believes the odds are on his side. Could he stop one? Probably not, but he could reduce the odds by securing our Southern border and taking a harder line against ISIS. Frankly, I’m surprised that we’ve escaped attack so far, but that’s not attributable to anything Obama’s done. Everything he’s done has just improved the odds of any terrorist being successful – what a sorry excuse for a president. He is a traitor, pure and simple, and if we are attacked, perhaps finally he’ll be labeled as one.

    • Uriel says:

      I know. Wonder what he would say if by accident they breeched his golf game or something. Though I wish that on no one not even an enemy

  3. Kathy says:

    The irony of this just leaves me shaking my head – the very one charged with protecting this country is the (most evil) one setting us up for devastation. Even wimpy France said no deal without guaranteed inspections.

    Does anyone else wish that the Pentagon would tell him to eff off and just go bomb the crap out of ISIS and flood the country with boots on the ground? It wouldn’t take long, then just get back out and leave all that rebuilding crap to the Iraqis. Other countries are trying to help, but the whole world knows the US is the most effective – they need us.