The strange trend of Mexican thieves stealing radioactive material by accident

This resembles exactly what Soviet defector Col. Stanislav Lunev had warned about. It was his job as a Soviet agent to locate critical and strategic locations within the United States for detonating compact Russian nuclear weapons. Russia would then use ‘mules’ to bring these devices across the porous border, either unwittingly or knowingly. These same people were soon executed after their delivery reached its destination.

This also eerily similar to what Soviet defector Viktor Suvorov describes as “grey terror” during the “overture phase” (the phase preluding an imminent Soviet attack on America) in his book “Spetsnaz. The Story Behind the Soviet SAS” in chapter 15, Spetsnaz’s First World War.

Here is an excerpt:

The overture is carried by agents of the secret services of the Soviet satellite countries and by mercenaries recruited by intermediaries. The principal method employed at this stage is ‘grey terror’, that is, a kind of terror which is not conducted in the name of the Soviet Union. The Soviet secret services do not at this stage leave their visiting cards, or leave other people’s cards. The terror is carried out in the name of already existing extremist groups not connected in any way with the Soviet Union, or in the name of fictitious organisations.

The GRU reckons that in this period its operations should be regarded as natural disasters, actions by forces beyond human control, mistakes committed by people, or as terrorist acts by organisations not connected with the Soviet Union.

The terrorist acts carried out in the course of the ‘overture’ require very few people, very few weapons and little equipment. In some cases all that may be needed is one man who has as a weapon nothing more than a screwdriver, a box of matches or a glass ampoule. Some of the operations can have catastrophic consequences. For example, an epidemic of an infectious disease at seven of the most important naval bases in the West could have the effect of halving the combined naval might of the Soviet Union’s enemies.

Call it what you want or even laugh all you want, nuclear terrorism in America is a real threat. Smuggling radioactive material is not an accident and as the article says, has been done quite often.

Even JFK was concerned about smuggled Soviet nuclear weapons and believed they had one blocks away from the White House.

And today, the threat remains.

When 541,000 illegal aliens from wherever are given SSNs between 2012 and 2014 alone, it’s of grave concern. Professional military trainers fluent in Russian are crossing the border, IRGC terrorist cells are already in Mexico and ISIS is now thought to be camped out right on the border. This is not opinion, this is fact.

For more on this, please see the Mexico category.

 

This photo was handed out by Mexico’s Interior Ministry showing a box for carrying radioactive material. (via Getty Images)

 

MEXICO CITY — It’s like a glitch in the Internet, a skipping needle on the vinyl of world news.

The same strange and very specific crime story keeps repeating itself in Mexico: Car thieves steal a load of dangerous radioactive material without knowing what they’ve taken, setting off a brief public health scare and a scramble to find the goods. For at least the third time in the past year and a half, Mexican authorities late Wednesday were warning that pilfered hazmats were on the loose.

An alert has gone out to five Mexican states after a container of Iridium 192 used in industrial x-rays was stolen from a truck in the southeastern state of Tabasco. If removed from its container, the material could cause burns or other injuries and “is very dangerous to people,” Mexico’s civil protection agency said in a statement. Extended exposure for hours or days could be fatal.

The theft occurred Monday night in the parking lot of a Soriana — a Wal-Mart-like retail and grocery store — in the town of Cardenas, said Alejandro Cortes Carmona, the deputy director of Mexico’s nuclear safety commission.

The truck drivers had left their vehicle, which was marked with hazmat signs and warnings, and when they returned the Iridium container was gone, Cortes said.

Authorities were investigating whether the company that owned the material, Garantia Radiografica e Ingenieria, had followed protocols in handling it. Asked why the truck was parked unattended at a Soriana at night, Cortes said, “We don’t know.”

Full article: The strange trend of Mexican thieves stealing radioactive material by accident (Washinton Post)

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