How to Buy Nukes on the Black Market

How to Buy Nukes on the Black Market

SHANE SMITH: We came back from
Bulgaria blown away by our biggest story that we’d ever
done, feeling like we were 60 Minutes or something. And we gave all the footage
to our editor Jake. And Jake was confused
and saddened and freaked out by it. So what we’re going to do is go
through the whole editing process with Jake. JAKE BURGHART: Did you go
to Varna or Bapha first? SHANE SMITH: I don’t
know what Bapha is. I think Bapha is Varna. That’s sort of like that’s
phonetic and that’s English. So we should start there. We did an article in the
magazine about a French journalist who went to Bulgaria
and bought a warhead on the black market. We were so fascinated by this
that we decided to fly to Sofia and research
it ourselves. And when we were there, we met
this guy who’d written the first article about
it from Standart. He’s an American dude,
but he’s been living there for 10 years. MATTHEW BRUNWASSER: Every big
arms scandal that happened in the world had a Bulgarian
find some box which said, these bullets were
made in Bulgaria. SHANE SMITH: He’s the guy who
helped us find this Ivanov. It’s not his right name,
Ivanov is like Smith. It’s like, you don’t
want anyone to know, like me, Smith– Ivanov. MATTHEW BRUNWASSER: I first
heard about Mr. Ivanov in 2001, a couple months
after September 11. He is a former military
intelligence colonel. He went into private business
finding construction workers for the building industry
in Saudi Arabia. The bin Laden family’s one the
most powerful in Saudi Arabia. And if you’re going to do
construction work in Saudi Arabia, you’re going
to work with them one way or the other. SHANE SMITH: We’re interviewing
this dude who sold a warhead on the
black market. We’re here in Sliven, which
is in eastern Bulgaria. It used to be a Russian military
base where they have some arms dumps. Sliven is important because
it’s the place where the French journalist bought
the warhead. It’s where everything
went down. So we went there and are
researching and checking things out, and we get word
that Ivanov is actually in Sunny Beach. We just got to Sunny Beach. We’ve been driving for six
hours, we’re on the Black Sea. Apparently, Ivanov is here doing
a construction project for retirees. To him, there’s no difference
between making Beverly Hills condos on the Black Sea
and selling warheads. Because it’s all just
capitalism. It’s just buying and selling. JAKE BURGHART: He’s just out
in the open doing normal business now. SHANE SMITH: Definitely. JAKE BURGHART: Why would
he even talk to you? I mean, he’s got his own
stuff going now. SHANE SMITH: Well, because
we gave him money. Again, everything’s
very simple there. It’s capitalism, it’s
just like you want anything, pay for it. The mentality is selling women,
selling drugs, selling guns, selling condos, selling
cars, selling houses– it doesn’t matter. And the attitude, too, is this
is your system, it’s your capitalism. How can you look down
your noses at us for selling warheads? That’s what you do. Warheads are worth money, and
therefore we sell them. EDDY MORETTI: So what’s better, capitalism or communism? SHANE SMITH: And would you say
this is the largest investment of foreign capital in
Bulgaria right now? SHANE SMITH: What’s
the property tax situation in Bulgaria? Once you buy, you
have to pay tax? SHANE SMITH: As we’re talking to
him about his construction project, which actually has
a lot of Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian investment, the topic of
the Bin Laden Construction Company came up. And he said look, if we’re going
to talk about this any more, we have to go back to your
hotel where we can film in private. And I want my face blurred
and my voice distorted. And we said, OK, let’s go. SHANE SMITH: Not the daddy bin
Laden, Osama bin Laden. SHANE SMITH: And what
did he want? SHANE SMITH: So what they asked
him for was to set up a waste management company that
would get the contract to deal with the radioactive waste from
Kozloduy, which is the big Bulgarian nuclear
power station. They asked him to get this
waste management company, he’s like why? And they’re like, well,
we want to get waste. That’s me being an Arab. And then he said, but why? Why don’t you get
the real thing? And they’re like, real thing? And that’s how the French guy
found out that real thing, meaning the warhead. SHANE SMITH: So they brought
in Fedor Patchenko, who was the ex-Vice Director of the
Soviet atomic program, to verify that it was real. SHANE SMITH: When you actually
see the footage of the detonator, you’re like, they
don’t need to get shitty radioactive waste. They can buy a plutonium
detonator on the black market. So that’s when you’re
like holy shit, holy shit, holy shit. JAKE BURGHART: So is it called a
dirty bomb because it’s made with waste? SHANE SMITH: Yes. So let’s say you set off a dirty
bomb made out of cesium or something, some radioactive
material, in New York. It wouldn’t kill that
many people. Maybe it would kill a couple
thousand people. But it would irradiate all of
Manhattan, so everyone would have to leave New York. Because the chances of getting
cancer would increase 100% day-by-day. Obviously nobody wants to get
cancer, so they leave. You can’t come back for another
30 or 40 years, and you can’t clean it up. So New York ceases to exist,
it’s done, which would kill America, right? JAKE BURGHART: So where’s
the bomb? SHANE SMITH: Well we said,
where’s the bomb? And he said oh, I buried it in
my mother’s garden in Varna. And we’re like, well, hey,
we’ll give you money. Let’s go see the bomb. He was like no, no, we can’t. We tried to find out, but the
bomb’s still out there, which is kind of terrifying. Or there’s other bombs. I mean, this was part
of the old Soviet arms dump from Sliven. There might be 10 other bombs. God knows who the hell
bought them. JAKE BURGHART: Wow. SHANE SMITH: Yeah. So if you can go buy one of
these things on the black market, that’s it. JAKE BURGHART: Which you guys
just went and found. SHANE SMITH: Yeah, we found
the dude who sold it. Then that’s it, that’s
the end of time. Because it could be Osama bin
Laden, it could be some white supremacist dude from Arkansas,
it could be some guy who hates your football
team, whatever it is. I know, why don’t
we know this? Why aren’t we being told this?

Comments (100)

  1. North Koreans take notes

  2. Glad they made the title an easy search

  3. Disclaimer, i do not approve of nuclear warheads. Nothing to see here FBI

  4. Hmm.. that video is now 7 years old.. and no nuclear bomb was used since then. It might be just luck, but at least it looks like it’s not as bad as it seems.

  5. Bulgaria truly is the Craigslist of the world

  6. I'm assuming the CIA tracks this stuff, right?

  7. why is this shit on my recommended videos? lol

  8. Finaly youtube remcomend me something usefull

  9. perfect.
    i was looking in to this

  10. well if terrorists see this…

  11. I am from Bulgaria and I find that pretty disturbing, why would you bury your nuke in the garden, just hide it in your attic like every other person….

  12. Hey NSA, didn't mean to click this video.

  13. Hey NSA, didn't mean to click this video.

  14. CIA, FBI, or any other three letter agency I do not support this nor do I plan to purchase war heads

  15. Fuck it let's talk about 10 dollars pY property tax

  16. Lol thank you vice I will nuke all the world

  17. FBI, NSA and who ever esle I have no interest in this it came up in my recommendation

  18. I got beef with my neighbor, guess I’m calling Mr. Ivanov

  19. Welcome to the FBI watch list fellas glad you all can make it

  20. Thanks for the tip!
    I will be invading Poland in 2038!

  21. taxes 10 $ per year..what?? Can anyone explain??

  22. If anyone’s checking my history I just found this please dont go to my house

  23. Its 3:32am Monday i dont want to buy a nuke its VICE and i just started clicking videos

  24. This is why every country needs to work towards reducing nuclear arms and keeping them at a minimum quantity if they must have nuclear warheads. The more there are coming out of production line means more of these things hanging around in the world. What happens if a government collapses and some weapons go unaccounted for? I'm not really concerned about established governments pulling the trigger, it's guerilla groups and terrorists getting access to nuclear weaponry.

  25. me: *watches this*
    nsa: you dead.
    me: *using vpn, arch linux, torbrowser.*
    nsa: oh.

  26. That video editor is scared shitless


  28. Hi NSA im gonna nuke YouTube bye ok???

  29. Why is this in my recommendations??? All it's been lately is nukes and stock market crashes.

  30. I'm probably on a watchlist now

  31. Nukes are on the black market!?. MOM IM MOVING TO THE BASEMENT!!!!

  32. Just for the record this was suggested 😂😂😂 not searched💁🏾‍♂️

  33. Welcome to the FBI watchlist

  34. I wasn't watching because I'm interested in buying okay, don't get the wrong idea!🤫

  35. Now I can drop a literal nuke in my toilet.

  36. /bold Kim Jung un Rocket Man joined the server.

  37. Ok I can assure you FBI I have no interest in purchasing a nuclear bomb off the black market or anywhere it was in my recommended and I clicked on it.

  38. Is that the new iMac

  39. Thanks now i know how to bomb my fam- oh nothing

  40. Okay thanks, I’ll keep this in mind.

  41. FBI cia and nsa I have no interest or anything about buying nukes I just was curious why people were doing and like what’s up trust me I didn’t look this up and have no interest so you can just take me off the watch list please

  42. Guy said it best himself, he's a capitalist. You go up to some guy and tell him you'll give him money if he tells you he can buy you a bomb, he thought "Hell yea, lemme show these idiots some pictures, write up some good ass story, and I'll be laughing my way to the bank."

  43. Yo NSA I didn't search this shit but I'm down to obtain a nuke unless that statement breaks a law in which case i have no interest.

  44. We’re all on fbi watch list

  45. How to buy whatttttt

  46. How to buy whatttttt

  47. Imagine living in a house with a nuke unknowing!

  48. The government or FBI whoever tracking what I search up. Hey I’m just bored I just got done eating Taco Bell and I don’t know what to watch on YouTube I search the most random alright thank you. Bye bye. This does not interest me at all I’m into sneakers

  49. Everybody: 🙂 pretty interesting
    FBI AND CIA: :] your all on my list

  50. Send nudes or send nukes…

  51. Is the fbi gonna call me now?

  52. Lol funny how vice makes it seems like this is new . This has been going on way before vice was around . The lack of security outside of US souls for anything nuclear unrefined is a joke . It’s not black market should be called the corner market.

  53. I swear I accidentally clicked on this

  54. Nice tutorial! Thanks VICE

  55. Any minute the FBI should go through my door

  56. its funny how 5.2 million people are on a watch list now

  57. I found the wierd side of youtube today…also WHY PICK ON ARKANSAS?! PICK ON THE COUSIN FUCKERS IN ALABAMA!

  58. is the shipping free tho?

  59. Im telling it to my frend in sunnybeach hes the boss of the police station there

  60. Given the fact that no one set off a nuke as of yet tells me that Team America is doing their jobs. Some scary shyt. How in the world did I get here?

  61. If north korea just had the internet they could throw away the one family that is eating

  62. I looked up dirty bomb(a game) and this came up

  63. "used to be a Russian military base" showing German military vehicles 😂 Vive la Vice

  64. I DONT WANT TO BUY A BOMB I'm just curious.

  65. What town where those prostitutes out side of? Any1 know?

  66. Cool. Now I can buy one and get back at my mom for taking away fortnite.

  67. Whatever happened with this? What happened to the bomb? Can you still get them?

  68. Hopefully his mother knows where the nuke is in the garden and doesn’t accidentally start shoveling

  69. A black market exists because of demand, if there is enough demand created by the way that countries are run by the people living there, businesses, religions, corporations, and various forms of government. They will sell to who can pay enough to make it worth their while. I'm not saying that it is right, but what is right and wrong, and the way that the world works for the most part are two different things. There are ways that can totally eliminate the black market, but they would not be done as it would cut into the profit of many corporations and governments. As anyone with a functioning brain knows government exists to create more government, that is how they keep the number of people employed around the world. Corporations exist to earn money for their investors and shield them from responsibility for things if they go wrong, to shield them from personal responsibility within limits, and to gain control over others such as with monopolies. Many things could otherwise be done without corporations if rules were not put in place to favor setting up corporations. That is because of the tax advantages and many other benefits of doing such. If someone wants to be able to legally bring things into one country from another, it is much easier to do so by having a corporation. In religious terms a corporation is much like creating a Golem to do things as they are an artificial person as opposed to one that was created naturally.

  70. You guys need to delete this! People shouldn't know it's this easy to level a city

  71. Thanks bought alot of nukes

  72. Guys this is a SCAM! bought the bomb and it turned out to be a massive steel dildo. Leaving a bad review for sure

  73. I always get these VICE Ads on a VICE vid. Why.

  74. these peole you talk about are all dead now.

  75. Whats the world coming too, this came up in the side bar..

  76. Crazy whizznit right there. Wow

  77. That is just like the film Lord of War. A broken economy under shady governments and a surplus of cold war nukes. The think tanks behind the arms race must have anticipated this problem?

  78. THX vice now i know how to prank my dad

  79. "We where so fascinated by that we flew to Sophia and bought a black market warhead"

  80. I can't even afford NIKEs and here i am watching how to buy NUKEs

  81. “FBI wants to know your location”

  82. Hopefully perpetrators were brought to justice..

  83. We are all on fbi watchlist now

  84. i’m binge watching vice i’m not suspicious

  85. If a gun dealers show face is a hoax


  87. osama bin ladem has entered the chat

  88. God, Vice reporters are fucking cringe lol

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