And I Thought SnackDouche Was Bad
Remember back in 2004 when George W. Bush and his handlers were desperately searching for an excuse to invade Iraq. It's interesting that nobody of any significance has yet to ask why we're really there. Regardless, part of the "justification" that was provided to the American people was that Iraq was trying to obtain WMD. Of course, none we're actually found, but one of the myths that were perpetuated was that Iraq was attempting to obtain uranium ore from Niger. Consequently, the Neo-con logic goes, Iraq would have been able to produce fissile uranium hexafluoride (UF6) to use in weapons. This also was a complete fabrication, but it does seem to make a valid case for being very careful with your UF6.
Per the Department of Homeland Security, the country is at Yellow or Elevated risk of terrorist attacks. Regardless, as I'm driving home on the outer loop of I-695 in rush hour traffic, I was able to snap this picture of a truck in an adjacent lane:
If you look at barrel's labeling closely you can read the words: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE, FISSILE. It gets better though. We were stopped due to an accident, so I was free to help myself to as much as I pleased. There were no escort vehicles, helicopters or armed soldiers in sight. In fact, there were two trucks carrying the same cargo.
The only thing dumber than transporting uranium hexafluoride in bumper to bumper traffic, may possibly be driving while photographing someone transporting uranium hexafluoride in bumper to bumper traffic. However, in the trucker's defense, he wasn't driving in the left lane.