Enjoy this little Foley interlude while it lasts, kids:

Smugglers have been caught trying to traffick dangerous radioactive material more than 300 times since 2002, statistics from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) show. Most of the incidents are understood to have occurred in Europe.

The disclosures come as al-Qaeda is known to be intensfiying its efforts to obtain a radoactive device. Last year, Western security services, including MI5 and MI6, thwarted 16 attempts to smuggle plutonium or uranium. On two occasions small quantities of highly enriched uranium were reported missing. All were feared to have been destined for terror groups.

Here’s a tip for the non-nuclear savvy among us: if all you want to make is a dirty bomb, you don’t need highly enriched uranium. If you’re after HEU, your goals are rather more ambitious.

FYI, Iran’s gone ahead and “cleaned up” that old letter from Ayatollah Khomeini about nuclear weapons that was published last week. No biggie. Just a word or two removed after the fact.

Eighteen years after the fact.

When did Ahmadinejad turn into Greg Mitchell?