For the Day
U.N. nuclear watchdog inspectors have found that roughly 2.5 tons of natural uranium have gone missing from a Libyan site that is not under government control, the watchdog told member states in a statement on Wednesday seen by Reuters.
The finding is the result of an inspection originally planned for last year that “had to be postponed because of the security situation in the region” and was finally carried out on Tuesday, according to the confidential statement by International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi.
IAEA inspectors “found that 10 drums containing approximately 2.5 tons of natural uranium in the form of UOC (uranium ore concentrate) previously declared by (Libya) … as being stored at that location were not present at the location,” the one-page statement said.
The agency would carry out “further activities” to determine the circumstances of the uranium’s removal from the site, which it did not name, and where it is now, the statement added.
“The loss of knowledge about the present location of nuclear material may present a radiological risk, as well as nuclear security concerns,” it said, adding that reaching the site required “complex logistics”…of course.
So who done it? My money is on Wagner PMC, who sold it to Iran.
Identify the Aircraft (2 photos to aid you – not a B5N “Kate”)
Early in WW2, Japanese torpedo bombers enjoyed huge success both because of their aircraft, their torpedo quality, pilot training and proficiency, and the ability of fighters to provide cover. As the war dragged on and the experienced pilots were killed without replacements of the same quality and as US fighters became more than a match for Japanese fighters, their success diminished. To be fair AAA from US ships became a steel curtain that was very difficult to fly through and survive.
I was going to BBQ tomahawk ribeyes for dinner but after reading this, I need to head out and get a woke Bill Gates steak… yeah.
** (Breitbart) Russia has vowed to destroy all fighter jets donated to Ukraine by European nations after Poland and Slovakia, backed by new equipment and finance from the U.S. and the European Union, became the first countries to send warplanes to Kyiv.
Fighter jets have been a long-term demand for the Ukrainian government of Volodymyr Zelensky since the renewed Russian invasion at the start of 2022, but NATO leaders have shied away from what they considered a major escalation of their involvement in the conflict until now. Enabled by cash and replacement warbirds from the United States and the European Union, two European nations are sending fighter jets to Ukraine in the coming days.
** As of midnight Paris time, some 217 people were arrested in the French capital after the city erupted in rage after the National Assembly was bypassed by the globalist Macron government which used article 49.3 of the constitution to pass through its controversial plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64-years-old by the year 2030 in order to keep the program from going under. So what do you think is the appropriate retirement age?