ISIS can smuggle nuke in through Mexico??

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Dabiq: ISIS Could Transport Nuke from Nigeria into U.S. Through Mexico - Breitbart


"In an op-ed article published in the ninth edition of ISIS’ Dabiqmagazine released in late May, the jihadist group claims it could transport a nuclear device in the same way illicit drugs are smuggled into Europe through West Africa, adding that Boko Haram’s presence in Nigeria could facilitate the transaction.

The Nigeria-based Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, pledged allegiance to ISIS in March.

In March, Gen. John Kelly, then-commander of U.S. Southern Command (Southcom), warned that Islamic terrorist groups such as ISIS could exploit the capabilities and knowledge of Latin American smuggling networks to infiltrate the U.S. through Mexico and possibly bring in weapons of mass destruction.

The general, in October 2014, acknowledged that illegal drugs from South America move “through West Africa, up the Maghreb and into Western Europe,” adding that ISIS enemy al Qaeda and its affiliates take “a lot of money to allow it to flow.”

According to the alleged author of the Dabiq op-ed article, kidnapped British photojournalist John Cantlie, ISIS could smuggle a nuke into the U.S. by using the same route and reversing the flow— moving the nuke from West Africa into South America, from where it could be transported into the United States through Mexico.

“Let me throw a hypothetical operation onto the table,” Cantlie wrote in the article entitled “The Perfect Storm.” “The Islamic State has billions of dollars in the bank, so they call on their wilāyah [province] in Pakistan to purchase a nuclear device through weapons dealers with links to corrupt officials in the region.” He addded:

The weapon is then transported over land until it makes it to Libya, where the mujāhidīn [fighters] move it south to Nigeria. Drug shipments from Columbia bound for Europe pass through West Africa, so moving other types of contraband from East to West is just as possible.The nuke and accompanying mujāhidīn arrive on the shorelines of South America and are transported through the porous borders of Central America before arriving in Mexico and up to the border with the United States.

“From there it’s just a quick hop through a smuggling tunnel and hey presto, they’re mingling with another 12 million ‘illegal’ aliens in America with a nuclear bomb in the trunk of their car,” he also wrote.

If not a nuke, ISIS could easily smuggle in “a few thousand tons of ammonium nitrate explosive” that is easy to manufacture, said the article.

Cantlie wrote that ISIS, which started as a movement in Iraq, has suddenly morphed into a global phenomenon that the West and the democratic world as a whole is ill-prepared to handle.

He said that Boko Haram controls most of Nigeria, home to “an exhausted and smashed national army that is now in a virtual state of collapse”.

While testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee in March, Gen. Kelly noted, “Last year, ISIS adherents posted discussions on social media calling for the infiltration of the U.S. southern border. Thankfully, we have not yet seen evidence of this occurring, but I am deeply concerned that smuggling networks are a vulnerability that terrorists could seek to exploit.”

“While there is not yet any indication that the criminal networks involved in human and drug trafficking are interested in supporting the efforts of terrorist groups, these networks could unwittingly, or even wittingly, facilitate the movement of terrorist operatives or weapons of mass destruction toward our borders, potentially undetected and almost completely unrestricted,” he added.

The general, speaking at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. in October 2014, warned that Latin American drug cartels were working with jihadist groups in West Africa, namely Sunni group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its affiliates."
 

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A nuclear bomb is not like a wind up alarm clock, the critical mass for uranium is around 15kg, that means the minimum weight of the bomb without shielding has to be atleast 20kg. Every entry point has radiation detectors, the bomb without shielding is going to give off lots of radiation, so it has to be encased in a massive amount of lead. I have no idea how much you would need, probably a lot. That means it has to cross the border on some sort of huge truck, once the bomb is in position it needs a technican of some sort to make sure it is functioning properly and will go off. One of the atom bombs the Americans dropped on the Japanese almost malfunctioned.


These articles are just click bait or designed to cause paranoia.
 

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The Pakistanis may be corrupt but they're not idiots. No official corrupt or not would be willing to sell a nuke to ISIS or any terrorist network. The only nation that would sell ISIS a nuke is North Korea but as orangesunset points out the logistics would screw up their plans. Odds are they won't be able to smuggle the weapon not even into Syria or Iraq where they've seized huge chunks of territory.

As for ISIS being in Mexico . . . that was right-wing propaganda.

Isis in Mexico: Right-wing watchdog claims Islamic State fighters have established a base eight miles from the US border - Americas - World - The Independent
American law enforcement agencies have been forced to deny reports that the Isis militant group has set up a base in northern Mexico just eight miles from the US border . . .

The Mexico government also confirmed that there were no operating cells throughout the border region, particularly at Ciudad Juarez in El Paso.
 

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Well, even if they managed to get one nuke into the U.S. it would not destroy our country. It may kill millions in one spot and of course there would be the nuclear fallout, but if Japan can survive and rebuild their bomb explosions, then we can too. Honestly, there was probably more geographical devastation from Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina than there would be from a nuclear bomb, it's just that more people would be killed and many would get sick from the radiation.
 
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