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March 27, 2008

Colombia Seizes 66 Pounds of Uranium from FARC Narcoterrorists

Huh.

Colombia said it seized at least 66 pounds (30 kg) of uranium from the country's biggest left-wing rebel group on Wednesday, the first time radioactive material has been linked to the four-decade-old guerrilla war.

The uranium was found in a rural area long considered a Marxist guerrilla stronghold just south of the capital Bogota.

It is being examined by government experts, the defense ministry said in a statement, although it did not say where the material came from or what it could be used for.

An expert on Colombia's cocaine-fueled conflict said rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, do not have the facilities needed to make a bomb with uranium.

"This appears to have been part of a black market operation that the guerrillas were trying to use to make money," said Pablo Casas, an analyst at Bogota think-tank Security and Democracy.

"This is new for Colombia and could bring the FARC into the major leagues of black market terrorist transactions," he said.

Always remember that Hussein had no ties with Al Qaeda and Shiite and Sunni extremists can never work together. It's not as if the world's thugs and terrorists have some sort of common goal and common enemy.

It's just like in the US. None of the Sicilian crime families ever cooperate, and they certainly never cooperate with black gangs, Jamaican gangs, Russian gangs, etc. They're just too busy hating on each other to ever realize they have shared interests and could use each other's abilities in a mutually-beneficial arrangement.

Thanks to someone.


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