Is it possible to smuggle enriched uranium onto a commercial flight?
“The subject brought with him a small bottle weighing 1.8 ounces (50g) and measuring 70mm long by 26mm in diameter, which was half-filled with a grey metallic powder. He claimed the material was uranium-238 in powder form. The subject claims to represent a small group that wants to sell uranium to the US. The sample was wrapped in several layers and placed inside multiple containers, including glass, lead, and wooden boxes/crates. He estimates there are at least 2,000kg more that could be dug up from the site in Kayah State." (The Australian)
So the question is, absent any changes in the law concerning the treatment of diplomats, if the United States can get Uranium-238 onto a commercial flight with innocent intentions, what the hell could our enemies do!