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U.S. charges yakuza gang leader with conspiring to sell nuclear material

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Afraid this a real story, Biden's DOJ busted this guy, charges filed, etc. Good work to nab such a sociopath.

Imagine, weapons grade nuclear materials, FAR worse than any old drug dealer. More proof world is in chaos.

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Enjoy the 25-45 years in a US pen, Yak SCUM.

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HopeSpringsEternalToday  05:18 pm JST

Afraid this a real story, Biden's DOJ busted this guy, charges filed, etc. Good work to nab such a sociopath.

The DOJ under any administration would have done so. Don't try to make this into a US domestic political issue,

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I hope John Stewart covers this!

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TokyoLivingToday  05:10 pm JST

Another fake info from Republican's fake FBI spy???..

What a CIRCUS, LOL

OssanAmericaToday  05:46 pm JST

HopeSpringsEternalToday  05:18 pm JST

*Afraid this a real story, Biden's DOJ busted this guy, charges filed, etc. Good work to nab such a sociopath.*

The DOJ under any administration would have done so. Don't try to make this into a US domestic political issue

Responding to above radical partisan, obviously DOJ doing their job, so try to up your comprehension.

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First, you need centrifuges to turn yellow cake uranium into fissal material.

Second, where the hell did Myanmar get their hands on plutonium? Only produced in a reactor.

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Yakuza quite active and involved in a number of projects of international significance apparently

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Sounds like nonsense. None of the stuff reported can be called weapons grade. Thorium isn’t even fissile. Traces of plutonium occur naturally in uranium - you need much more than traces. Yellowcake is uranium oxide derived from ore, not enriched at all.

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And he thought he could getaway with it, the stupid Yakuza prat! LMFAOF

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see any Yakuza with tattoo all over his body, just put him inside the jail without trials. Let him rot inside there, they deserved no sympathy

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Myanmar is not known for any uranium mining or production. Unless it has been a byproduct from rare earth.

I wonder where they got it from.

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Myanmar military junta has had close ties to North Korea, for example; they also have border back doors opening into China. This arrest will help the junta, though, fighting against a growing and threatening insurgency.

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The Yaks are totally anachronistic in modern civilised rules-obeying Japan - the legislators should really call time on these odd-ball gangsters and their nefarious activities, absolutely nobody would miss them, and society would be even more safe than it is.

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It would seem the USA is somewhat less tolerant of organised crime than Japan. I am sure he will enjoy the nice comfy government run hotel they will send him to.

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Man-child with little weenie wants to build some self-esteem by playing with dangerous toys. Remind you of anyone with an orange skin tone and ridiculous, massive comb-over to cover the baldness?

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Real-life Kuze from Ghost in a Shell

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He will not be a gang leader in a US prison. He can forget that, he is best to cooperate with authorities so that he can get some protection and issued a red prison outfit and be put on the protective custody list to stay alive, and even if he go on a PC yard he can still get stuck.

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@Blackstar Just like the U.S., U.K, Russia etc. he is selling weapons make money, got nothing to with building his self-esteem!

Maybe if insurgents in Myanmar were given aid to rid themselves of the military regime, they wouldn't need to resort to this!

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I think this yak is going to find that US police don't play nice with yaks like the Japanese police do.

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The Yaks are totally anachronistic in modern civilised rules-obeying Japan - the legislators should really call time on these odd-ball gangsters and their nefarious activities

Yea they should but as they have a deep relationship with the LDP that is unlikely to happen

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Where would yaks get there hands on uranium or plutonium, Fukushima? Who takes care of the disposal of toxic waste in Japan?

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MarkFeb. 22  07:21 pm JST

see any Yakuza with tattoo all over his body, just put him inside the jail without trials.

Tattoos = Yakuza?

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Time for a movie about this...

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Focusing too much on the Yak. Where did Myanmar get the weapons grade goods? Or was this fabricated? Japan trains and educates Myanmar officers at their Defense Academy, start there, don't leave any stone unturned.

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Second, where the hell did Myanmar get their hands on plutonium? Only produced in a reactor.

No kidding. Reading that raised the hair up on my neck. How did Myanmar come into the possession of weapons grade plutonium and how much more might be out there?

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Maybe if insurgents in Myanmar were given aid to rid themselves of the military regime, they wouldn't need to resort to this!

You might be surprised how the various rebel groups in Myanmar use social media to raise money for weapons and operations. China even allows one group with ethnic ties to China to raise funds on Chinese social media. The Tatmadaw is losing control of cities fairly regularly as the rebel groups press their attacks.

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More heads than just his are going to roll.

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Lots of nuclear materials in Japan though.

Wouldn’t it be easier for a Japanese yakuza to source nuclear material from a corrupt or a pressured Japanese official in Japan?

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no indication that it originated in myanmar.

plutonium is highly toxic. you can’t carry it around in a coffee can without a hazmat suit with aspiration filtering.

testing tells you the precise reactor in the world that it came from.

fuzzy reporting or that info hasn’t been released. but it’s definitely known.

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Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Sounds like a Iran / Contra Arms Deal?; or is that just to rationalize his making money from it ?…a good idea, if it were true.

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