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Stealing is wrong – it can give you radiation poisoning

October 16th, 2008 Posted in cool science

Yep, Somali pirates that hijacked an Iranian ship got more than they bargained for.  Instead of a cargo of weapons they found a cargo of highly radioactive soil.

Why would Iran be shipping radioactive dirt through the Suez Canal?  Well, here’s one theory that makes a lot of sense:

[Russian sources claim she] was an enormous floating dirty bomb, intended to detonate after exiting the Suez Canal at the eastern end of the Mediterranean and in proximity to the coastal cities of Israel. The entire cargo of radioactive sand, obtained by Iran from China (the latter buys desperately needed oil from the former) and sealed in containers which, when the charges on the ship are set off after the crew took to the boats, will be blasted high into the air where prevailing winds will push the highly dangerous and radioactive cloud ashore.

Given the large number of deaths from the questing Somali pirates, it should be obvious that when the contents of the ship’s locked cargo containers finally descended onto the land, the death toll would be enormous. This ship was nothing more nor less than the long-anticipated Iranian attack on Israel.

And this is the country that Obama said that he would meet without any pre-conditions, oh – except for the ones the Iranian’s want.

God help us if that idiot wins, because he will sure screw us over.

Hat tip: Dr. Sanity

3 Responses to “Stealing is wrong – it can give you radiation poisoning”

  1. Michael Says:

    Maybe they were just going to use the soil to plant some tobacco…


  2. gatakitty Says:

    Sounds like the Somali pirates learned the hard way that crime does not pay. Still, they DID do the world a favor, albeit inadvertently, so I’ll let them off with this quip and let God do the rest:

    “Be careful what you ask for; you might get it.”


  3. Instinct Says:

    Yep, sometimes you can do a good thing without even trying


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