The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein


The fallout in the Middle East from the regime change in Iraq

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Nuclear Materials Stolen

Allegedly, according to Iraq, Sunni insurgents have taken control of nuclear materials being kept for scientific research purposes at a university in Mosul city.

Mohamed Ali Alhakim, Iraq’s ambassador to the UN, told Ban Ki-moon, in a letter dated July 8, that almost 88lb of uranium compounds had been removed from the university.

The letter is quoted by the Telegraph:
Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state.
Before people rush to their fallout shelters, it should be noted that it is in the Iraqi government's interests to overstate the danger in order to garner international support (in the form of weapons and boots on the ground). Thusfar it is considered that the materials stolen would be difficult to turn into a bomb, and that they are not enriched uranium.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Designer Watch Debacle

Abu Bakr al-Baghdad, self proclaimed Caliph of the so called Islamic State, has caused a bit of a stir by besporting a designer watch (estimated value £3.5K) during his recent TV appearance.

Evidently he is need of a spin doctor, in addition to those medical doctors that asked to come to his new state.