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Iranian Alert - January 30, 2006 - Mansoor Ijaz: Iran has the atomic bomb
Regime Change Iran ^ | 1/30/06 | freedom44

Posted on 01/29/2006 4:58:48 PM PST by freedom44


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A leading U.S. nuclear proliferation expert said Teheran obtained an atomic bomb about a decade ago from the nuclear black market. The expert said Iran sought to produce additional nuclear weapons through technology from Pakistan and other countries.


"The one functional device Iran has," Mansoor Ijaz, a U.S. nuclear scientist, said, "is the result of clandestine transfers from Pakistan's rogue black market nuclear scientist, Abdul Qadeer Khan, who sold the Iranians antiquated but highly effective Chinese bomb designs and parts, including spherical shell casings, spherical Krytron detonation switches and empirical software testing modules."


On Saturday, Iran threatened to launch a missile strike against the West. The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj. Gen. Rahim Safavi, said Teheran could retaliate with the Shihab-3 intermediate-range missile against what he termed was British efforts to foment unrest in western Iran.

A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on Iran:


500m allocated for Iran aircraft purchase

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Iran President takes banking system to task

Merkel says Iran threatens democratic world

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Italy to join EU partners on Iran talks
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Gold prices rise to $600 with Iran tension

Poll: 70% Americans favor Iran sanctions



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1 posted on 01/29/2006 4:58:49 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44
Mansoor Ijaz, a U.S. nuclear scientist,

Mansoor Ijaz is now a nuclear scientist?

Or is this a different Mansoor Ijaz?

2 posted on 01/29/2006 5:01:41 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: freedom44

I believe it's been pretty well established Mansoor Ijaz is full of crap.


3 posted on 01/29/2006 5:01:46 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: freedom44

Gee, wouldn't it be GREAT if the United States could create a way to set all Iran's bombs off at the same moment? Like right NOW?

I could see that being a handy thing to do to north korea too...


4 posted on 01/29/2006 5:01:49 PM PST by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.2)
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To: freedom44

We've already got sanctions against Iran. I sure hope the Gallup poll is not making our policy vis a vis Iran.


5 posted on 01/29/2006 5:01:58 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: freedom44

And all the Fifth Column Democrats and news commentators in this country will push for a war on Iran just so they can jump in 4 weeks later and say how wrong Bush was to do it.


6 posted on 01/29/2006 5:02:52 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: solitas
Gee, wouldn't it be GREAT if the United States could create a way to set all Iran's bombs off at the same moment?

If Jack Bauer can do it...

7 posted on 01/29/2006 5:03:16 PM PST by gotribe (Hillary: Accessory to Rape)
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To: freedom44

"Iran President takes banking system to task"



Seems like banks ought to be completely illegal in Iran. You can't pay or receive interest.


8 posted on 01/29/2006 5:03:48 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: gotribe

"Gee, wouldn't it be GREAT if the United States could create a way to set all Iran's bombs off at the same moment?
If Jack Bauer can do it..."

Why don't we sell Iran some old nuke bombs on the black market (of course they would not know it was from the US), and have hidden triggers in them and detonate them when they get to Iran ...

And ... who is Jack Bauer???


9 posted on 01/29/2006 5:06:53 PM PST by MaDeuce (Do it to them, before they do it to you!)
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To: freedom44
Jump froggy





10 posted on 01/29/2006 5:07:08 PM PST by G.Mason ("I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone" -- Bill Cosby)
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To: freedom44
To neutralize Iran, its oil exports must be threatened.

Without oil money the Iran regime would collapse in months.

Give them a choice between oil or nuclear.

Give them an offer they can't refuse.

Their oil infrastructure is on the surface and easily disrupted.

The temporary spike in oil prices might spur domestic drilling and a Manhattan Project solution to energy independence.

Get the Democrats and their environmental wacko cohorts out of the way and America could attain energy independence in a generation.

11 posted on 01/29/2006 5:07:45 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (expell the fat arrogant carcasses of Congress)
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To: MaDuce

you mean we haven't yet?

well dear me, what are we waiting for?


12 posted on 01/29/2006 5:08:34 PM PST by no-to-illegals
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To: MaDuce
I am watching Jack Bauer right now.

Star of 24.

13 posted on 01/29/2006 5:09:15 PM PST by mware (The keeper of the I's once again.)
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To: mware
"I am watching Jack Bauer right now.
Star of 24."

OK a TV star guy .. I had to read the "Star of 24" a few times to figure it out, I wasn't sure what you meant by "24".
Well, since I haven't had TV in about a year and a half I just hear about TV shows on the radio.
I'm about to pop the Maltese Falcon in the VCR in a few minutes ... they don't make actors like they use too.
14 posted on 01/29/2006 5:15:53 PM PST by MaDeuce (Do it to them, before they do it to you!)
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To: MaDuce

That works for me - anything but wasting American lives over there.

Jack Bauer is the anti-terrorist character of 24, the best show on TV. 9 p.m. eastern on Monday on FOX. It's relevant to your post - Bauer was watching some bomb-vested terrorists holding hostages and he reprogrammed his cell phone to the frequency of a terrorist's phone, then hit send and blew the terrorist to pieces.


15 posted on 01/29/2006 5:20:33 PM PST by gotribe (Hillary: Accessory to Rape)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

This smells more like if Iran already had a nuke, they must be responsible. This reduces the need to attack Iran to end there nuke quest. Thus Bush is out foxed and the war is unnecessary.

On the other hand.... Who was the president 10 years ago? It surely wasn't Bush 41 or Bush 43. Who could it be?


16 posted on 01/29/2006 5:20:47 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: MaDuce
I am not a biggie for TV either but 24 is pretty good.

There is a crackin thread here at FR while the show is in progress.

17 posted on 01/29/2006 5:21:06 PM PST by mware (The keeper of the I's once again.)
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To: freedom44
"The one functional device Iran has," Mansoor Ijaz, a U.S. nuclear scientist, said, "is the result of clandestine transfers from Pakistan's rogue black market nuclear scientist, Abdul Qadeer Khan,

Well, if that were true, it would've been just as easy, perhaps easier, for Saddam to get his hands on the same nuclear weapons. Saddam was more actively looking to get his hands on WMDs way before Iran came into the nuclear picture.
18 posted on 01/29/2006 5:24:24 PM PST by adorno
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To: MaDuce

And ... who is Jack Bauer???""

If you have not been watching "24" on TV, you have been missing one of the few intelligent scenarios of what could happen if we are not vigilant.


19 posted on 01/29/2006 5:25:49 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

Problem is that we are not the only consumer of vast quantities of oil, China can pick up our slack.

We need Nuclear Reactors, Coal, Domestic drilling, more diesel powered vehicles and a rope and tall tree for every tree hugger. (I just added that last part myself)

TT


20 posted on 01/29/2006 5:30:46 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: freedom44

I've always found Mansoor Ijaz fairly credible, but a nuclear scientist? As the late, great Johnny Carson would say, I didn't know that!


21 posted on 01/29/2006 5:33:40 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: MaDuce

>>>"I'm about to pop the Maltese Falcon in the VCR in a few minutes ... they don't make actors like they use too"<<<

I have watched about 10 minutes of 24 just to see...

Imagine someone holding down the key (any key) of an Organ (any kind of "musical" organ), after about 10 minutes you just have to unplug it.

TT


22 posted on 01/29/2006 5:36:39 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: TexasTransplant
more diesel powered vehicles

Uh! Uh! Don't you know that diesel powered vehicles cause breast cancer, along with second hand smoke! San Francisco study /sarcasm

23 posted on 01/29/2006 5:37:03 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: Bushbacker1
>>>"Uh! Uh! Don't you know that diesel powered vehicles cause breast cancer, along with second hand smoke! San Francisco study /sarcasm"<<<

Yes but is soooo European and therefore soooo much smarter than what we are doing now, we could sell the libs on it if we pitched a fit and threatened to "filibuster"

TT
24 posted on 01/29/2006 5:42:06 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: freedom44
If Iran had the bomb and planned to use it, they would hardly be playing this ridiculous game of chicken with the US.

They would do the dirty deed and gloat rather than announce in advance.

25 posted on 01/29/2006 5:51:24 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: freedom44
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UN REPORT: They said, 'We no got bumb! See, look plans! Only for 'lectric lamps!'

26 posted on 01/29/2006 6:06:08 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: MaDuce

Well, doesn't the Cox Report already tell us that
our documents were sold to China (sorry, transmitted) under the table (was it black market?) re: nuclear missiles designed by Boeing, Martin Marietta, Loral, were transmitted with diplomacy of R. Brown.Dept of Commerce, who convienently died in plane crash with 38 others just prior to Clinton's election. (Demcrat) So now to Iran (designed by US
originally???) huhhhhhhhhh??? So, whose fault is it that
Iran is dabbling with nuclear power?? Profits??? American free enterprise. Was anyone imprisoned for this behavior??


27 posted on 01/29/2006 6:12:17 PM PST by twidle
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To: MaDuce

"24" is worth the time...


28 posted on 01/29/2006 6:13:45 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: freedom44; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

*ping*


29 posted on 01/29/2006 8:17:31 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; Hinoki Cypress; ...
Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

30 posted on 01/29/2006 9:41:50 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: solitas

"Set us up the bomb...make your time!"


31 posted on 01/29/2006 9:48:46 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Dutch Boy

President Damian..


32 posted on 01/29/2006 9:49:48 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: freedom44

I tend to think that if Iran had the bomb for a decade, they'd have used it by now.


33 posted on 01/29/2006 10:27:53 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Bushbacker1; atomicpossum; freedom44; Strategerist
according to FOX he is not a nuclear scientist:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,46241,00.html

Ijaz received his Bachelor's degree magna cum laude in Physics from the University of Virginia and received his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
34 posted on 01/29/2006 11:12:05 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: GOPJ

"24" is worth the time...


Well, maybe ... but then I'd have to get cable TV or the Dish Network and spend some $50/month for one good show. Not worth it to me.

Maybe someday I'll get an antenna for the TV so I could get 3 or 4 channels.


35 posted on 01/30/2006 2:40:25 AM PST by MaDeuce (Do it to them, before they do it to you!)
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To: MaDuce

They've got it on DVD -- don't hook up the TV for one show - your instincts are right, 99% of TV shows aren't worth the time...


36 posted on 01/30/2006 6:25:41 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: MaDuce

Correction: 99.9%


37 posted on 01/30/2006 6:26:56 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: DoctorZIn

Thanks for the ping.


38 posted on 01/30/2006 6:45:49 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: GOPJ

Maybe they have the DVD of the show at the library ... heck I'm paying a ton of property taxes, maybe its time I should get something for it.


39 posted on 01/30/2006 7:08:33 PM PST by MaDeuce (Do it to them, before they do it to you!)
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To: freedom44
To read today’s thread click here.

Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

40 posted on 01/31/2006 9:18:10 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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