That secret nuclear facility in Syria? It's a textile factory, researchers say in new reportBy Joby Warrick
Nov. 07, 2011
1.New York & California Move to Ban The Sale of Current iPhones Because They Protect Your Data
2.Trump is Right: GOP Debate Audience is Packed Full of Republican Donors
3.Jeb Bush Wore High Heels To Look Taller Than Trump [Pic]
4.Trump Calls Out Bush WMD Lies: 'They Knew There Were None, They Lied'
5.Feds Push New Plan For Home Visits to Check On Parents
6.Ted Nugent Replies 'Eat Me' to Critics of 'Anti-Semitic' Gun Control Post
7.VIDEO: Workers Rage After Being Told They're Losing Their Jobs to Mexico
8.Feds Pouring Money Into a Project to Create a Database to Track "Suspicious" Internet Memes
After a four-year search for hidden atomic facilities in Syria, U.N. officials appeared this week to have finally struck gold: News reports linked a large factory in eastern Syria to a suspected clandestine effort to spin uranium gas into fuel for nuclear bombs.
But after further probing by private researchers, Syria’s mystery plant is looking far less mysterious. A new report concludes that the facility and its thousands of fast-spinning machines were intended to make not uranium, but cloth — a very ordinary cotton-polyester.
“It is, and always has been, a textile factory,” said one of the researchers, Jeffrey Lewis, a nuclear policy expert at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies and publisher of the blog Arms Control Wonk.