Obama: Just a handful of nuclear material could kill hundreds of thousands — That’s the reality that we face (VIDEO)

Published: May 2nd, 2012 at 9:17 am ET
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From May 1, 2012 edition of the Corbett Report at 3:20 in:

“There are still too many bad actors in search of these dangerous materials, and these dangerous materials are still vulnerable in too many places. It would not take much — just a handful or so of these materials — to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people. And that’s not an exaggeration; that’s the reality that we face.” -Pres. Obama, Mar. 27, 2012

Published: May 2nd, 2012 at 9:17 am ET
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42 comments to Obama: Just a handful of nuclear material could kill hundreds of thousands — That’s the reality that we face (VIDEO)

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    How can he say this with a straight face while ignoring Japan?!

    • static66 static66

      He is using it in this sense to scare the citizens, to further an agenda of of the military industrial complex and to further erode individual liberties in the name of "safety". ALA TSA security theatre.

    • We already have the biggest dirty bomb of all time and still ongoing so why worry about a few more pounds when we have thousands of tonnes killing off inhabitants of the earth !
      On and there is all the nukes in Iraq floating around !

  • Nothing new on the western front ……
    Thx Mr. president i knew that b4.
    Please stop using Uranium ammunition on habitats.

  • jec jec

    Oh..and do the nuclear plants sprinkled in the hundreds about N. America..do they have a handful of this toxic material? Its a True or False question, simple YES or NO.

    • Sickputer

      Nuclear plants good, terrorists bad…. thus spake BHO.

      Scattershooting…wonder if he dropped off Michelle in Paris for some fun shopping while he made his little 7-hour trip to Kabul? *;-)

      Hey, I can make fun of the guy because I voted for him. *;-) Not much choice though in 2008…a meth head dog catcher could have beaten the Republicans.

      I think None of the Above looks pretty good to me in 2012. I will vote…but not for Mutt or BHO.

      Still…the Green Party candidate looks interesting…wow how great would that be to build an American Green Party as strong as the Germans!

      Spare me Roseanne Barr though…her 1990 crack-head blowup at the ballpark makes her about as popular as Hanoi Jane among older voters. But Jill Stein…I can go for that!

      Jill Stein quote: "We don't need to run America like a business or like the military. We need to run America like a democracy"

  • Lacsap Lacsap

    Good that Obama speaks out this way, it cannot be dismissed.

    Another thing:

    A nuclear weapon that wasn’t supposed to exist, a single 500 kiloton hydrogen bomb, one of four being tracked, was seen being loaded at the German port of Bemerhaven, Germany. The submarine disappeared while being tracked by every sophisticated device NATO seems to be able to own or borrow. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/04/30/raw-reports-nuclear-threat-from-germany/ (aliens got it?)

    Bye bye nuke 🙂

    • Plan Nine

      Ever the optimist, the notion occurred to me that this could actually be a GOOD thing, given the rest of the news here. How on Earth, you may ask? What if its destination were, hypothetically mind you… FUKUSHIMA???

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      Good flag Lacsap! VT does some excellent reporting…

  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

    Just a handful of highly-placed sociopaths can lead to the deaths of hundreds-of-millions!

    • StillJill StillJill

      Shakespeare: "Hell is Empty and all the Devils are Here”

    • Sickputer

      AF typed these pixels of light:

      "Just a handful of highly-placed sociopaths can lead to the deaths of hundreds-of-millions!"

      SP: Never heard nuclear engineers described so well! >;->

      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        Yeah…but I like StillJill's quote, "Hell is Empty and all the Devils are Here”! If brevity be the soul of wit…

        • StillJill StillJill

          Thanks AFTERSHOCK,……here's another famous person's quote that I had never heard before.

          Can you guys guess who said this?

          "Never, NEVER be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our own soul when we look the other way."

          Hint: This person (was) VERY famous,…and goes by three names. There you go,…two hints in one! 🙂

          • blackbuddha blackbudda

            "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

            "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
            -MLK Jr

          • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

            Total loss StillJill?!

            • StillJill StillJill

              There are no 'total losses' AFTERSHOCK,…you know that! 🙂

              • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                Don't know StillJill, who the quote's from.

                Must jump for a bit. Fixing a machine (computer) here and have to go offline. Back in a bit (pun intended)…

          • This person also said:

            "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

  • charlie3

    Fukushima is the dirty bomb of all dirty bombs, and yet it is being ignored by the US authorities, as far as can be seen.

  • arclight arclight

    what a good bit of journalism! i remember when……..!

  • Truth

    RT is the former Soviet Union with its agenda unchanged. This is half the truth only… the other half is that they are doing the same thing. The total picture is indeed very bad and tragic. It seems there is nothing that can be done to improve our world situation at this point and that we are all doomed, but it would be nice not to further speed that up don't you think?…

    • SteveMT

      RT at least gives half of the truth. Think of that as a step in the right direction. The MSM in US gives none at all, IMO.

  • Truth

    I just saw this is GR TV, but it looks like RT in the reporting. In any case, my comment stands.

  • stopnp stopnp

    Greepeace just flew someone into a nuclear power plant in france to prove how east it is to attack one. Rt reported it.

    • What-About-The-Kids

      Here's the video of Greenpeace's "smoke bombing" of the French nuclear plant Bugey:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a5UZ58ukm0

      Now if a few guys can fly into a plant so easily, then perhaps the President should reexamine the logic in allowing our nuke plants to keep operating with over-crowded, soon-to-be-full spent fuel pools sitting in the reactor buildings with nothing but a bit of concrete and metal protecting them from an attack that could render our planet uninhabitable.

      And yet, he is pushing for more nuke plant development and small modular nukes? What about doing the responsible thing first and cleaning up the mess the nuclear cabal has created, which our poor children and future generations are being forced to inherit, and pay for???

      Where is the justice, fairness and sanity in that???

      Please, for your children's sakes and all our children's sakes, Mr. President, search your conscience carefully, and put an END to this insanity.

      Thank you.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    We could shut down all plants right away. And start decommissioning them. Thats what need to start happening, now.

  • andii

    US would go to Middle East to 'help' the situation over there but not Japan 😉 Japan has always been a good for nuclear testing with real people in it.

    Dr Caldicott said that Obama wrote a couple of papers on nukes when he was a student so he must know about it a little bit.

  • What-About-The-Kids

    Even the nuclear power plant workers at Pilgrim in Massachusetts realize how bad the situation is at U.S. nuclear power plants. They are itching to go on strike to protest better working conditions:

    http://bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1061128690

  • Gotham

    COVER STORY FOR WAR WITH IRAN

    Obama does not care about any of our concerns. He is just out whoring for the military industrial complex. Getting the "ducks" lined up for the eventual hostilities in Iran, North Korea and anyone else that needs our guidance.

    What a sick joke to be touting the dangers of nuclear materials while at the same time shutting down the EPA from measuring radiation.

    I wonder why the EPA has not checked the blueberry preservs coming in from Poland? Do the Europeans monitor their radiation food safety limits. Probably not. They probably set them too high.

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      awesome smack-down Gotham! I'd rather choke on a broken chicken bone before swallowing the lies of these scum. Good news is, they're eating themselves; not just us…

    • vital1 vital1

      Gotham,

      "I wonder why the EPA has not checked the blueberry preservs coming in from Poland? Do the Europeans monitor their radiation food safety limits. Probably not. They probably set them too high."

      This is how governments have deceived the public about food safety radiation levels worldwide.

      They first release an article like this one. I am using the EU as an example here.

      Extract from article link below:

      “EU boosts food import controls after Japanese nuclear disaster. The European Union is to step up controls on food imports from Japan in the wake of the nuclear accident at Fukushima – but stressed there was no evidence that consumers in the region were at risk from radiation-contaminated food.

      The EU ruling insists that all products from these prefectures are tested before leaving Japan and said they will be subject to random testing in the bloc. Japanese authorities will have to provide a declaration confirming products do not contain radioactive elements – called radionuclides – that exceed EU maximum levels. The Commission highlighted radionuclides iodine-131, caesium-134 and caesium-137."

      http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Quality-Safety/EU-boosts-food-import-controls-after-Japanese-nuclear-disaster

      This makes you feel warm and cosy inside, because you think your government is looking after you and your family.