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Iran Could Produce Nuclear Bomb in 16 Days, U.S. Says
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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.


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KEYWORDS: iran; irannukes; islam; sandnazis
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Hmm, 16 days? I don't like the sound of that.
1 posted on 04/12/2006 5:49:40 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe
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To: Lunatic Fringe

So we have fifteen days to act. Not much notice, but sufficient.


2 posted on 04/12/2006 5:53:06 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Lunatic Fringe

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.


3 posted on 04/12/2006 5:53:29 PM PDT by Russ
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Shall we start a pool?

U.S or Israel?

Date of strike?

Conventional or nuke?

Number of target sites?


4 posted on 04/12/2006 6:01:00 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Gentlemen of the Air Force, Start your Engines!


5 posted on 04/12/2006 6:02:55 PM PDT by Babu
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To: Lunatic Fringe
We're already discussing this over here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1614092/posts

6 posted on 04/12/2006 6:03:28 PM PDT by ThirstyMan (hysteria: the elixir of the Left that trumps all reason)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Not a whole heck of alot of time.


7 posted on 04/12/2006 6:05:49 PM PDT by b4its2late (There are good terrorists.............. DEAD ONES.)
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To: b4its2late

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1614092/posts


8 posted on 04/12/2006 6:07:17 PM PDT by RHINO369
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To: Lunatic Fringe

some idiot on CNBC this moring said it will take 5-10 years.


9 posted on 04/12/2006 6:08:09 PM PDT by georgia2006
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Iran would make such a pretty crater.


10 posted on 04/12/2006 6:10:39 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

What are we waiting for?


11 posted on 04/12/2006 6:41:20 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Is that how long it takes the check to Pakistan or North Korea to clear?


12 posted on 04/12/2006 6:43:15 PM PDT by Heyworth
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To: Lunatic Fringe
So the rumors were true. We're going in.
13 posted on 04/12/2006 6:43:42 PM PDT by manwiththehands ("Rule of law"? We don't need no stinkin' rule of law! We want amnesty, muchacho!)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Where are the Carrier Strike Groups?


14 posted on 04/12/2006 6:47:01 PM PDT by Shqipo (2006 is Bush Country!)
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To: Russ

"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?


15 posted on 04/12/2006 6:48:32 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Are they sure it's not 17 days? 18 days? /sarcasm


16 posted on 04/12/2006 6:51:19 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: Russ

They don't know what they don't know...


17 posted on 04/12/2006 6:51:42 PM PDT by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: Shqipo

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.


18 posted on 04/12/2006 6:53:50 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Nuke em till they glow so we can shoot them in the dark.


19 posted on 04/12/2006 7:02:06 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Russ

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

imo


20 posted on 04/12/2006 7:08:29 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Iran's vision of fisson


21 posted on 04/12/2006 7:17:20 PM PDT by joesnuffy ( 'This Guest Worker Program' is the only way to keep us safe and warm at night)
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To: ElkGroveDan
U.S.

Conventional 'biggies.' Sustained.

No troops

Six sites +

April 18 (California Earthquake annivesary)

or

April 19 (Another historic day)

$5.00

22 posted on 04/12/2006 7:26:54 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Wasn't it a movie ??
No - wait - that was "Thirteen Days" and "28 Days"....


23 posted on 04/12/2006 7:28:24 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Lunatic Fringe

We don't even need to speculate. We get weekly updates on Iran's nuclear program from their own government.


24 posted on 04/12/2006 7:29:51 PM PDT by Nachoman (I love greasy old bolt guns.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Check tradesports; wagering has been ongoing for some time... I love capitalism!


25 posted on 04/12/2006 8:44:35 PM PDT by Harrius Magnus (Enemy #1 = The Leftist holy trinity of multiculturalism, moral equivalence and relativism.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Uh..you forgot other well qualified countries: Spain, Italy, Australia, Japan, Canada..

Unless they somehow don't qualify as our allies?

27 posted on 04/12/2006 8:53:24 PM PDT by Windsong (Jesus Saves, but Buddha makes incremental backups)
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To: Russ
The liberal spin will kill a lot of Americans. While they are appeasing Europe and the Arabs mushroom clouds will begin to appear on American soil.
If we don't do something soon somehow the terrorists will get the bomb and deliver it here.
The Iranians will say it wasn't their fault but we all know that they will be the purveyors of death in America. To them the sooner the better. I say hit them first and hit them hard.
28 posted on 04/12/2006 8:55:42 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Nachoman

We don't even need to speculate. We get weekly updates on Iran's nuclear program from their own government



why is that exactly?


29 posted on 04/12/2006 9:02:51 PM PDT by Tevin
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To: Windsong
Uh..you forgot other well qualified countries: Spain, Italy, Australia, Japan, Canada..

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.

30 posted on 04/12/2006 9:09:24 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

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?


31 posted on 04/12/2006 9:16:04 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Walk it off, Snack Fairy!)
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To: Tevin

"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?


32 posted on 04/12/2006 9:19:18 PM PDT by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: Lunatic Fringe

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.


33 posted on 04/12/2006 9:22:31 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Well, it will take the USAF only about 16 minutes to TCB.

Bluh bye!

34 posted on 04/12/2006 9:26:07 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: winner3000

I've heard it said, the common Iranian thinks the Iranian President Ahmen-however it is "is a joke" --- direct quote from an Iranian.


35 posted on 04/12/2006 9:26:30 PM PDT by roadrunner96
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To: Shqipo

Where are the Trident Subs???


36 posted on 04/12/2006 9:26:56 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Lunatic Fringe

http://inhonor.net/videos/uped/fl_video.php?f_num=52900
Iran's royal presentation


37 posted on 04/12/2006 9:29:01 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Shall we start a pool?

I'm in!

U.S or Israel?

Israel to start. Iran strikes back. US strikes Iran.

Date of strike?

Sept 25, 2006

Conventional or nuke?


Many many days of conventional air strikes and cruise missile attacks.


Number of target sites?

All the nuke sites. All the SAM sites. All the CC&C buildings. Airports, naval yards, military mfg sites.

Basically the Iranians will have to send smoke signals to communicate.
38 posted on 04/12/2006 9:30:46 PM PDT by birbear (I took an IQ test and I flunked it of course. I can't spell VW, but I drive a Porsche.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

"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.


39 posted on 04/12/2006 9:41:47 PM PDT by RouxStir (No islam, know peace.)
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To: Eastbound

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.


40 posted on 04/12/2006 9:50:33 PM PDT by hildy123 (Bring back Patton)
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To: DCPatriot
They say they are constructing a 50,000 centrifuge cascade. The number used and the time needed to get enough enriched uranium for a bomb are directly related in a well understood way. They have tested a research level cascade that has less then 200 centrifuges, which would take years. They have spoken in the past of building one with 3000, which would take less than one year. With a full industrial scale 50,000, the figure is 16 days. From the time they put feed stock into that many machines. The rest is pure math.
41 posted on 04/12/2006 9:57:24 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: Wiseghy
They don't need anybody to give it to them. They talk the scare, and oil goes to $70, and they sell oil. They aren't negotiating. They are acting. They get all the money and the bomb too.
42 posted on 04/12/2006 9:58:46 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Hope it prematurely detonates on them.


43 posted on 04/12/2006 10:01:45 PM PDT by chemicalman (Many have skeletons in their closets. In New Orleans, we have skeletons in our attics.)
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To: JasonC

They say they are constructing a 50,000 centrifuge cascade.



how long would that take?


44 posted on 04/12/2006 10:05:38 PM PDT by Tevin
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To: Eastbound

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?


45 posted on 04/12/2006 10:13:40 PM PDT by Sneakyuser (Sneakyuses.com)
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Call us when their missiles have a range of 7000 miles.

Here's a "missle" that usually has a range of about 14,000 miles.

I'm sure Iran has thousands of these.

46 posted on 04/12/2006 10:15:46 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (((172 * 3.141592653589793238462) / 180) * 10 = 30.0196631)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Why don't we just let them have it and get this show on the road.


47 posted on 04/12/2006 10:18:27 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: hildy123
"We take out Iran and make it look like their fault."

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.

48 posted on 04/12/2006 10:31:03 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Sneakyuser
"Has anyone asked them about this?"

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!'

49 posted on 04/12/2006 10:46:23 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Eastbound
I agree and I would not and did not suggest we pull up stakes in Iraq. I believe that with this action we could pick additional sites to use as well. The student movements are accelerating but it could be to little to late. Their friends are little more than cheerleaders from a far with no nuts and no guts, unless you know something I don't.
50 posted on 04/12/2006 10:47:05 PM PDT by hildy123 (Bring back Patton)
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