CIA Reports Stolen Russian Nuclear Material

CIA Reports Stolen Russian Nuclear Material
Vol: 5 Issue: 24 Sunday, February 24, 2002

CIA Reports Stolen Russian Nuclear Material

The CIA released a twelve-page report detailing the deteriorating state of Russian nuclear security, acknowledging that an unknown amount of weapons-grade nuclear fuel has been stolen over the past decade. Among the incidents identified in the report are:

Theft in 1992 of 1.5 kilograms of enriched uranium from the Luch Production Association.

Theft of 3 kilograms of enriched uranium from Moscow.

The 1998 theft from Chelyabinsk province of an amount of nuclear material sufficient to produce a nuclear device.

The report concluded that, “we are concerned about the total amount of material that could have been diverted [to al-Qaeda] over the last 10 years.”

Arafat To Stay In Ramallah

Israel decided to lift the blockade keeping Arafat confined to his Ramallah headquarters, but to refuse to allow him to travel outside the Ramallah area. The decision came despite the announcement Arafat had ordered the arrest of the killers of Cabinet minister Rehavam Zeevi.

Israel had demanded Arafat arrest the killers and turn them over to the Israelis as a precondition of lifting the blockade. The media immediately began to call on Israel to honor the promise.

But Arafat only ordered the arrest of the suspects. They remain in Palestinian ‘custody’, which Arafat’s past record indicates is a temporary condition.

When Your Number’s Up . . .

In Seaford, New York, a man apparently bled to death after falling on the shards of a coffee mug he was carrying, police said.

Joseph Stoyer, 51, was found face-down on the sidewalk outside his Long Island apartment building by a jogger Thursday. “Somehow he falls, the cup shatters, he lands on one of the sharp pieces of the cup,” Detective Lt. Frank Guidice said.

Assessment:

How does the accidental death of a single individual qualify as an item for a Christian intelligence digest? All of us know people who are putting off their decision for Christ because they’re ‘not ready’. And all of us have at some time put off telling people about Christ because the ‘timing wasn’t right’.

We are living in the last days; most probably, in the final hours of the last days. All available evidence shows that Bible prophecy and current events are dovetailing together into the exact scenario foretold by Scripture for the hours leading up to the Tribulation period. Although the culmination of all things is near, it is not here, and it seems that there is plenty of time.

Jesus told a parable of a rich man whose attention was focused on his many possessions. “But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?” [Luke 12:20] An old hymn reminds us that we’ve ‘only one life, t’will soon be passed, only what’s done for God will last’.

There isn’t ‘plenty of time’. There is only now. For Christians, it is an opportunity to carry the message of Hope, an opportunity that may not pass our way again. To the lost who say there is ‘plenty of time’ — it is unlikely Joseph Stoyer suspected the cup of coffee he was pouring would be his last.

In the excitement of knowing the Lord is returning soon, in taking in the enormity of the fact that there are billions of souls that will be ‘required’ — almost at once — during the Tribulation, it is easy to sublimate the fact a single soul is ‘worth the whole world’ [Luke 9:25].

The person we don’t talk to until ‘the time is right’– in our estimation — may not be available next time. The fulfillment of all things is near. But to the individual Christian, today is all we have, and the fields are white with the harvest. It is easy to miss a single tree in such a forest!

The fact that Joseph Stoyer’s soul was required of him as he sipped his morning coffee is as valuable a item of Christian intelligence information as anything taking place today in Russia or the Middle East.

“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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