April 14th, 2012
03:06 PM ET

Concerns over U.S. efforts to stop nuclear terror

It was a congressional mandate. A directive from the 9-11 commission....pure common sense....by the year 2012 every single cargo container being shipped into the United States would be scanned, x-rayed, somehow peered into, to prevent terrorists from delivering a nuclear bomb to America.

It is now 2012....and we're not even close. CNN's Drew Griffin reports in a two part investigation.

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  6. Tabetha Gitchell

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  7. Up Yours, Amerika!

    Amerika couldn't even stop a circle-jerk in a bath-house. World's police man – what a joke!

    April 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Reply
    • M houston

      Up Yours, Amerika!, Crawl back into your shipping container and wait. You'll be off-loaded soon enough.
      Try to wipe the excrement off your face before they open it up...

      April 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Reply
      • Up Yours, Amerika!

        I am quite humbled by your erudition, and your witty retort. Tell me.....were you once a Rhodes Scholar?

        April 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
  8. michaelfury

    "A directive from the 9-11 commission"

    You mean the "Commission" responsible for this unreadable paragraph in this unread memo?


    April 16, 2012 at 7:34 am | Reply

    Im going to invest every cent I can beg borrow and steal to invest in nucler detection device maker, and then after 6 months take those profits and reinvest them into the outfits that make Depends, and after the next scare hell everbody will once again be buying Bomb Shelters. No I will not then invest in Shelters, I will just roam from one fancy house to the next one I fancy, while everyone else is living underground.

    April 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Reply

    4 sure such stepz needs to be taken, diff countries have pose treat to d u.s

    April 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply
  11. Michael

    The american publics are faced with more threat to their lrves by the food we eat than by forms of terrorist with a nuke. Food that is inspected.

    April 15, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
    • Snoot

      Hail, hail, GMO!

      April 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
  12. Michael

    How secure is secure enough, and what cost not only of the detection devices but also of delay of goods. Do we check out each and every mile long RR coal carrier? How do we insure that all trucks are loaded with irradiated food products? While todays devices can differentiate between types of radiation they quite often give false positive readings. How disruptive to daily life is a suspicious package? today a satellite can detect how many parts per million of radioactive particles are put forth by a coal fired energy plant. They can and are used to find the highest concentration of ores. They have tracked the theft of uranium ores from Central African that are then used in French and other Euro nations energy plants. Today all workers that have access to any port are mandated to undergo a Homeland Security background check at a cost of millions to their employers and the taxpayers as well.

    April 15, 2012 at 11:17 am | Reply
  13. Michael

    Who. Some within. capabillitys* capabillities* my dictiomarv approver either version, first in referance to mechanicalsystems, and or ordepings, that a rephrasing of the passage is in order, I will concede. Military. would.

    April 15, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
  14. hot spot

    there is ships that come into north american ports that give off a radiation reading due to the fatc that their prior cargo contained radioactive material such as ore , or scrap . so this container threat is not to be under estimated , the longer things go with no terrorist activities on the ships and ports could make some complacent with a oh hum attitude , when in fact they should be just the opposite in the conduct of their jobs . and brokers agents are only concerned with leasing a ship a making money . so i think that this is a very legitimate concern of congress and others to estabilsh a more robust appoarch to this weak link in our security.

    April 15, 2012 at 9:11 am | Reply
  15. shivadass




    Follow the white rabbit...

    April 15, 2012 at 7:13 am | Reply
  16. Michael

    If a nuke warhead is ever exploded or found it will be one that was of domestic manufacture, no matter the nationality of the* evil one *. Since the late 70s US and others have been throwing up satelites with ever more radiation tracking capablitys, and even the first ones could track a cargo of watches with Tritium lit numerals. There is no one anywhere that can move unshielded nuke device. To completely shield a very small nuke wouid take over 200 ld of lead. and that is just the fissionable material. No matter the US People are bunny rabbit scared and somewithin the political millitary*sic* Intel community will make Billions on the deal. who knows, maybe the detection devices will read, MADE IN USA. At least for sure one of them will.

    April 15, 2012 at 12:18 am | Reply
    • lolwut

      Start over from the beginning. And try to make sense this time. Maybe spell more of your words correctly.

      April 15, 2012 at 8:19 am | Reply
      • M houston

        He should log off first. Then maybe he'd misspell or forget his password and we
        wouldn't have to see anymore of his nonsense...

        April 16, 2012 at 5:53 pm |

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