The "Backgrounder" column in the current edition of Geostrategy-Direct.com reported that "Officials also confirmed that Libya still has some 1,000 metric tons of uranium yellowcake ore that could be stolen or sold abroad."
Formally, the international community has determined that Tripoli
cooperated with efforts by Britain and the United States to eliminate its
WMD stockpile. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has
reported that Libya still has some of the 9.5 to 23 tons of mustard gas declared
by the Gadhafi regime in 2004.
But the revolt has halted efforts to destroy the remaining mustard gas
stockpile, which OPCW had planned to complete in May. In 2004, Libya
helped destroy 3,500 air-to-ground munitions filled with chemical weapons.
The U.S. intelligence community, particularly the CIA, has quietly
assessed that Gadhafi was hiding what could be a significant stockpile of
WMD. They said one suspected location could be an air base about 400
kilometers south of Tripoli.
The assessment was said to have listed several options for Gadhafi. One
was that his forces use CW against the rebels in eastern Tripoli. Another
was that Libyan agents plan attacks on Western interests in North African or
"I don't know of anyone at the [CIA] agency who was fully comfortable
with the Libyans telling us everything we wanted to know," a former senior
intelligence official told NBC News. "The going assumption was they were
lying whenever possible, and we were rarely proven wrong. We believed they
were saving something for a rainy day."