Skip to comments.Iran Could Produce Nuclear Bomb in 16 Days, U.S. Says
Posted on 04/12/2006 5:49:38 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe
Bloomberg material can't be posted, so I am using an indirect search link for the story.
So we have fifteen days to act. Not much notice, but sufficient.
The liberal spin is that it will take Iran at least 10 years to develop a bomb. They continually live in a fantasy world that puts our country in extreme danger.
Shall we start a pool?
U.S or Israel?
Date of strike?
Conventional or nuke?
Number of target sites?
Gentlemen of the Air Force, Start your Engines!
Not a whole heck of alot of time.
some idiot on CNBC this moring said it will take 5-10 years.
Iran would make such a pretty crater.
What are we waiting for?
Is that how long it takes the check to Pakistan or North Korea to clear?
Where are the Carrier Strike Groups?
"The liberal spin is that it will take Iran at least 10 years to develop a bomb."
What anonymous source came up with that tidbit of information?
Are they sure it's not 17 days? 18 days? /sarcasm
They don't know what they don't know...
I really see no reason to go into Iran.
Their missiles are pathetic. They have not yet tested a nuke. And the world is going to whine if we act against them. I say screw it, and let Iran's next door neighbors deal with it.
Call us when their missiles have a range of 7000 miles.
Nuke em till they glow so we can shoot them in the dark.
i would not be boasting a big stick unless i had one in the closet. bellicose rhetoric normally is backed with the ability to perform. these guys have had access to loads of cash to buy whatever they wanted and their DREAM has been death to the great satan. put the two together.
with the fall of the curtain, how many arms were sold by cash strapped soviet satellites and corrupt governments?
how hard is it to seperate a man from his dream?
my bet is they HAVE something to deliver and are wanting sustained firepower and being partly there have decided to boast and beat their chests.
bow to allah? FT
Iran's vision of fisson
Conventional 'biggies.' Sustained.
Six sites +
April 18 (California Earthquake annivesary)
April 19 (Another historic day)
Wasn't it a movie ??
No - wait - that was "Thirteen Days" and "28 Days"....
We don't even need to speculate. We get weekly updates on Iran's nuclear program from their own government.
Check tradesports; wagering has been ongoing for some time... I love capitalism!
Unless they somehow don't qualify as our allies?
We don't even need to speculate. We get weekly updates on Iran's nuclear program from their own government
The only nations that are going to take out Iranian nuclear resources are the U.S. or Israel -- period.
When at your suggestion, I tried to imagine Canada Spain or Italy taking such bold and decisive action, I laughed so hard I nearly soiled myself.
Are we sure this is not Bravo Sierra? Wouldn't their nuclear bomb-making take months (if not years) now that they (supposedly) have enriched material?
"We don't even need to speculate. We get weekly updates on Iran's nuclear program from their own government"
Good question. It's one more people around here should be asking.
Iran is shaking down the West for $$$. If they were serious about building a nuke, they wouldn't tell anyone about it, ala Pakistan, Israel, India, etc.
If they say they have a nuke, it may not be reliable. Word has it the Paki's are quite unsure of their nukes, and N. Korea probably has theirs in a cardboard box.
Don't get me wrong, nuke terror is the world's number one threat, by far, IMHO, but Iran's corrupt government is mostly just angling for money, aid and status.
Guess who is going to give it to them?
It's too late. We let it happen over several years. It's going to be a horrible new world. I was wondering when Bush was going to start funding and helping the Iranian people against the Mullahs. I just don't see it, and it's probably too late. We could still get the Iranians to take over, but it's going to be ugly. Luckily, the government can't get much worse, so going for regime change in Iran is a no-lose situation.
I've heard it said, the common Iranian thinks the Iranian President Ahmen-however it is "is a joke" --- direct quote from an Iranian.
Where are the Trident Subs???
Iran's royal presentation
"And the world is going to whine if we act against them."
The world is going to whine regardless of what we do or don't do...nuke 9-10 of their largest cities and all of their nuclear sites...problem solved...move on.
I still hold the belief that the US should detonate a nuclear device, of Russian origin, in the middle of the Iranian desert and sit back and watch all of our fair weather friends come running to us and beg for help or demand that we do something about it. At this point, very publicly announce with all of our fair weather friends present, that there will be a strike against Iran from the US and our newly added allies in the war on terrorism. Charge them for the cost and demand cooperation, as far as, air space, bases and what ever else we may need or want. This will have multiple advantages for America and we will reap many good things for a long time, when we succeed. We take out Iran and make it look like their fault. All we need is to grow some testicles and do it.
Hope it prematurely detonates on them.
They say they are constructing a 50,000 centrifuge cascade.
Has anyone asked the most important question IMO?
Has Iran shown even the slightest hint that they are enriching uranium for a nuclear POWER plant, or just because they can (whatever other reason that may be)?
Has anyone asked them about this?
Here's a "missle" that usually has a range of about 14,000 miles.
I'm sure Iran has thousands of these.
Why don't we just let them have it and get this show on the road.
It may have merit. But I think there are enough freedom-loving Iranians in Iran to change things for the better with a little help from their friends. As far as having a base in the area, I think we would be stupid to pull up stakes in Iraq when things settle down there.
For all the blood our warriors spilled on their behalf, we have earned the right to maintain a permanent quick-strike, anti-terrorist base on Iraqi soil. If we clear out completely without having that facility, I think our entire operation there will prove to have been in vain.
What better location in the M/E could there be for us to maintain a presense in the world-wide, long-term war against terrorists? IMO.
Not sure, Sneakyuser. But I think there have been statements from Iran about their intentions for peaceful use of nuclear power. In fact, I posted a little cartoon about it a couple of years ago, questioning their intent. My artistic skills aren't the best, but here it is again:
'We not build nukey bumb. See? Plans for generator only!'