Turks Grab 33 Lbs of Enriched Uranium Near Iraqi Border
Vol: 12 Issue: 29 Sunday, September 29, 2002
Editor’s Note: Network problems are responsible for the lateness of today’s Omega Letter. Please accept my apologies
I felt a lot safer when I thought that maybe all the missing nuclear weapons grade materials might just be errors in bookkeeping. That’s what the Russians have been saying for the last ten years.
Back in 1992, when I first became aware of the fact a number of ‘nuclear suitcases’ couldn’t be accounted for, both the US and Russian governments protested that no such weapon exists.
Then they said such weapons actually were developed as demolition munitions by the KGB during the Cold War, but that they weighed hundreds of pounds and were much too big to either fit in a suitcase or be portable.
Until it was revealed that the United States had also developed a similar weapon called the ‘nuclear backpack’ that weighed less than sixty pounds.
Once that news broke, all doubt of the existence of the nuclear suitcases was dispelled and both governments grudgingly acknowledged the existence of the weapons, but denied General Alexander Lebed’s sworn testimony before Congress in 1997 that more than a hundred could not be accounted for.
(General Lebed was killed in a helicopter crash in April, so we can’t ask him anymore).
Nobody is talking about the suitcases anymore, either. But nobody is denying they exist, either.
In listening to many in Congress, one comes away with the feeling that Saddam Hussein is a bit like those nuclear suitcases.
We know they exist. We know we can’t account for them. We don’t know if they have fallen into enemy hands. So we’ll pretend there’s no present threat so we can get on with the domestic agenda.
Until we can’t look the other way anymore.
Not a single one of the Democrats who advocate stalling on the war with Iraq — from Tom Daschle to Ted Kennedy — deny that Saddam has already stockpiled weapons of mass destruction. Or that Saddam has a crash nuclear program ongoing.
But they feel safe in stalling, hoping Saddam can’t get all the materials together until after the mid term elections in November.
But that was until this morning, when it was reported that the Turks seized 33 POUNDS OF WEAPONS GRADE URANIUM in the southern province of Sanliurfa.
Sanliurfa borders Syria. From there, it is about 155 miles to the Iraqi border.
Authorities believe the uranium came from an east European country and has a value of about $5 million.
Police in Istanbul seized more than 2.2 pounds of weapons-grade uranium last November that had been smuggled into Turkey from an east European nation. Those smugglers were detained after attempting to sell the material to undercover police officers. These were way better organized.
The Turks say they are ‘investigating’ whether or not the uranium was bound for Iraq. News reports say simply that the suspects were planning to ‘sell’ it. Like they were a couple of Bedouin tribesman who found it in the desert or something.
Weapons grade uranium isn’t something you pick up at bargain prices in a black market somewhere and then hope you can find a buyer. Especially when you’re talking about something that costs five million dollars.
We already know that Iran is funnelling weaponry into Syria for use by guerilla forces in Lebanon.
We know that Tehran has the ability to enrich uranium, thanks to the nuclear power plant at Bushehr.
We know that Iran has been using Syria to supply Saddam Hussein. And we know that Bashar al Assad and Saddam Hussein have buried the hatchet and are cooperating much more closely than US intelligence wants to admit.
It is relatively obvious that the discovery of 33 pounds of weapons grade uranium in the border regions between Syria and Iraq constitutes the smoking gun that the doves in Congress have been asking for.
Syria and Iraq share an ultimate destiny as prophesied by the Bible and that takes place in the last days. Both Assad and Saddam seem determined to hurry it along.
The destruction of Damascus was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah. “The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. ” [Isaiah 17:1]
Damascus is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. In its long history, the city has never been destroyed. But that destiny is inevitable, should Syria throw its lot in with Iraq — especially if it can be proved that Assad is part of the uranium smuggling operation.
The city of Babylon is located about thirty miles outside of Baghdad. It has a population of about thirty thousand. Saddam has largely rebuilt the city, including several of Nebuchanezzar’s palaces. Saddam’s favorite palace, the rebuilt Southern Palace of Nebuchadnezzar, is also located there.
Jeremiah prophesied of Babylon, “And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.” [Jeremiah 51:37]
Of the kingdom of Babylon, [modern day Iraq] Jeremiah says, “Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby.” [Jeremiah 51:43]
The Bible claims 100% accuracy, 100% of the time, past, present and future. None other among the world’s sacred writings make similar claims. Only the Bible.
It remains an open challenge to the world system. Over the centuries, every generation has had its great thinkers and philosophers who dedicated their lives and considerable intellects to disproving the Scripture.
“Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.” (Isaiah 45:20-24)