The Colombian National Ministry of Defense reported that authorities had seized 30 pounds of uranium that belonged to FARC terrorists.

Seized uranium belonging to FARC terrorists. (RCN-TV and Miami Herald)

Daniel at Venezuelan News and Views reported this earlier:

The rumors of Uranium accounts in the Reyes computer seems to be confirming as the Colombian defense ministry is right now digging in some Bogota neighborhood perhaps as much as 30 kilos of low grade Uranium. Low grade perhaps for a nuclear plant, but good enough for a small dirty bomb?

The Colombian authorities seized 66 pounds of low-grade uranium on Wednesday belonging to FARC. The government believes that FARC terrorists were planning on entering the international underground uranium market.
The Miami Herald reported:


Colombian authorities said they seized up to 66 pounds of low-grade uranium hidden off the side of a road in southern Bogotá on Wednesday, which the Colombian Defense Ministry said belonged to FARC guerrillas.

The Defense Ministry said the discovery adds weight to the evidence found in a laptop belonging to slain guerrilla leader Raúl Reyes, which showed the rebels were interested in buying and selling the uranium on the international underground market.

But the 30 kilograms of uranium found in plastic bags dug about three feet from a road in southern Bogotá was ”impoverished,” the ministry said, and in that state could not have been used to make a radioactive bomb. Authorities were waiting for further analysis to determine how dangerous the material found really is, Armed Forces commander Freddy Padilla told a news conference late Wednesday.

It was not clear if Colombian authorities meant that they had found depleted uranium, which is the residue left after the mineral is processed to make nuclear energy or nuclear weapons. In its natural state, uranium has low radioactivity and it has to be enriched through a sophisticated process to generate nuclear energy or to make nuclear weapons. According to Colombian daily El Tiempo, the country does not possess the technology to enrich uranium.

The Colombian government has used details of an alleged deal, to buy up to 50 kilos of uranium at $2.5 million a kilo, found in emails on Reyes’ computer to prove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was planning to enter the international terrorism trade from its sanctuary set up in the jungle about one mile from the Colombia-Ecuador border.

Hat Tip Suzie Views

Here is a partial list of what Colombian investigators found on the FARC terror leader’s computer:

— FARC connections with Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa
— Records of $300 million offerings from Hugo Chavez
— Thank you notes from Hugo Chavez dating back to 1992
— Uranium purchasing records
— Admit to killing the sister of former President Cesar Gaviria
— Admit to planting a 2003 car bomb killing 36 at a Bogota upper crust club
— Directions on how to make a Dirty Bomb
— Information that led to the discovery of 60 pounds of uranium
— Letter to Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi asking for cash to buy surface-to-air missiles
— Meetings with “gringos” about Barack Obama
— Information on Russian illegal arms dealer Viktor Bout who was later captured
— FARC funding Correa’s campaign
— Cuban links to FARC
— Links to US Democrats
— $480,000 of FARC cash in Costa Rican safe house
…And, more.

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France Comes Clean… Admits Holding Talks With Dead FARC Terrorist Reyes
FARC Retaliates– Bombs Oil Pipeline in Colombia
Colombia Crisis Continues– Chavez Busted in Pack of Lies
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UPDATE: Don’t miss Fausta’s post.

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