Summabitches. So many revelations, so much intelligence came out of the Libby trial but the only thing the MSMidgets will report on is the verdict. Guilty of being a member of the Bush administration.
IAEA probes Congo uranium claims
By Martin Plaut
BBC Africa editor
The UN nuclear agency says it is concerned by reports that top nuclear officials in the DR Congo have been held on suspicion of smuggling uranium.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it was investigating the situation, its spokesman said.
DR Congo's attorney-general said the two were accused of illicitly selling uranium but did not reveal the buyer.
Why? Who is the buyer? Isn't that the most important part of the story?
A local newspaper said hundreds of bars of uranium had disappeared from the nuclear research centre in Kinshasa.
The newspaper said that illegal trafficking had been going on for years.
How may years? How many Saddam years? Why does Africa have nuke bars?
Last August, a British newspaper reported that uranium from the Democratic Republic of Congo had been sold to Iran, a charge vigorously denied by the Congolese authorities.
The IAEA says Kinshasa has signed strict protocols requiring it to declare all its uranium exports, and has so far failed to make any such declaration.
The country has a long history of producing the mineral.
A mine in the southern province of Katanga supplied the uranium used in the atomic bombs dropped by the Americans on the Japanese towns of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II.
KURU notes the following;
To sum up the President says, "The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
After years of criticism of the President, despite two separate investigations that found his statement well founded, the IAEA investigates uranium smuggling in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is (at least the last time I checked) located on the continent of Africa.
Saddam wanted it. And had he gotten it, he would have used it.