Tuesday, July 20, 2010

No Nukes Is Good Nukes Or Where's Jack Bauer When We Need Him?

How often do you think about things such as...

Black-market multi-million dollar dealing of both nuclear bomb-making materials and the highly-radioactive substance(s) which are meant to fill them?

If you're like me, you've spent a small amount of time considering such unsettling scenarios... and probably did so only during either a big budget, Hollywood spy vs spy blockbuster or Fox's incredibly tense (and often nuclear terror-related) TV show "24".


It now appears that truth/reality has taken a cue from these frightening fictional performances.

Last week, in Pretoria, South Africa, a (thankfully) successful police "sting" operation was carried out after a group of men attempted to sell both highly-radioactive Cesium 137 and an "industrial nuclear device" to a man who happened to be an undercover police officer.

This conclusion of the "sting" involved a great many police officers, a foot-chase of one suspect through a busy Pretoria intersection and a shoot-out between the police officers and the suspects.

In the end, five men - all South African citizens - were arrested (with the lead-encased Cesium on them). Unfortunately, the so-called "industrial nuclear device" has yet to be located, but officials believe that it does exist and are actively searching for it.


Too bad Jack Bauer is a fiction...

Or is he?

The July 9th events haven't had much coverage here (Why is that?), but here's a brief clip from TRMS.


From: The Rachel Maddow Show.

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