The JV team wants nuclear material to make a dirty bomb. And they’re trying to get it from the country led by the “bored kid in the back of the classroom” that’s eating President Obama’s lunch in Syria right now:

Specifically, the Russian sellers want an “Islamic buyer” who’ll bomb the Americans:

Nightmare inducing — and a Hollywood script:

Well, yeah. Call Dick Cheney … because he was right.

More from the AP:

Criminal organizations, some with ties to the Russian KGB’s successor agency, are driving a thriving black market in nuclear materials in the tiny and impoverished Eastern European country of Moldova, investigators say. The successful busts, however, were undercut by striking shortcomings: Kingpins got away, and those arrested evaded long prison sentences, sometimes quickly returning to nuclear smuggling, AP found.

Moldovan police and judicial authorities shared investigative case files with the AP in an effort to spotlight how dangerous the nuclear black market has become. They say the breakdown in cooperation between Russia and the West means that it has become much harder to know whether smugglers are finding ways to move parts of Russia’s vast store of radioactive materials — an unknown quantity of which has leached into the black market.

Exit question: If there have been four instances we’ve broken up, how many have we missed?