Skip to comments.Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York
Posted on 01/29/2015 2:48:22 PM PST by windcliff
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.
In the recordings, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni tells an agent posing as a Venezuelan official that the bombs would prevent the United States from invading the oil-rich nation and brags to his wife that the passing of secrets would make him wealthy.
"I'm going to be the boss with money and power," the naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina is heard saying. "I'm not an American anymore. This is it."
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Fact is, anyone with a brain and hours of time to read can build a nuclear weapon. That is of course, if said person can get their hands on the materials. Which takes resources beyond any one mans imagination.
Wow! Kill him!
Nice and tight hiring practices our govt has.
Enjoy your supermax prison stay for the rest of your life. Also enjoy other prisoners nuking your ass on a daily basis.
Well sure, it’s been done many times.
I’m sure you can find a cite.
Welcome to America, cigarette? blindfold? last request?
“The U.S. government did not allege Venezuela sought U.S. secrets.”
Seems like the government entrapped him then. How else did he end up talking to a government agent and thinking he was a representative of Venezuela?
No doubt he will not be a big boss in Leavenworth. He just might not like it there when he is assigned Bubba as his cell mate and new best friend.. However when he gazes at the plains of Kansas, he can imagine the pampas of Argentina.
I guess he’s limited his demands for”money and Power”because the Venezuelans don’t have any”Loo-Roll”???
“Which takes resources beyond any one mans imagination.”
Well, depending on what type of weapon. You could make a “dirty bomb” pretty easily with stuff available to the public, you would just have to collect a whole lot of it!
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It is getting to the point where we have to profile for persons NOT likely to betray to grant access, rather than likely to betray to deny access.
The bar has been raised.
Roosevelt is gaining sympathy for interning the Japanese, though now we have better methods.
“Welcome to America, cigarette? blindfold? last request?”
No cigarette, that would be harmful to his health, not to mention the second hand smoke and it’s effect on the firing squad members.
If you're up to Dr. Evil stuff, you should just assume you're talking to FBI or other federal agents.
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