Has there been any reports of any terrorist organization that has attempted to create or set off a Dirty bomb?

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Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:02 pm

Im quite curious because I've never heard one Incident to where a terrorist organization made or tried to set one off. But yet someone could easily make one and could potentially contaminate a area for years.
We wont know who shot first or who won, but we will know how bad the fallout is going to be

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Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:48 am

I'm really surprised it hasn't happened yet. Guess getting fissionable material isn't as easy as one would think.

Plus...and this is something to consider...hostile terrorist entities like bin Laden, etc were frankly taken by surprise how absolutely bat-crap crazy the US went after 9/11. They really didn't expect such a violent response. (Go fig.) So they may actually think that the US would not be a really good target for a dirty bomb. Europe maybe, or Russia? (Okay, maybe not Russia. I can only imagine their response!) But the US may be off limits for those kinds of weapons.

For now, anyway. Lessons learned are often lessons forgotten.

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Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:39 am

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:48 am
I'm really surprised it hasn't happened yet. Guess getting fissionable material isn't as easy as one would think.
Yeah I do believe craigslist flags those requests.
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