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IRAN: NUCLEAR ANNOUNCEMENT FROM AHMADINEJAD SOON (Next Tuesday?)
ADN Kronos (Italy) ^ | August 25, 2006

Posted on 08/25/2006 8:30:34 PM PDT by HAL9000

Tehran, 25 August (AKI) - News agencies in Iran are predicting a new announcement from outspoken president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his country's nuclear progress. There is intense speculation that it may come next Tuesday on the first anniversary of the formation of the government after last year's elections. In the Iranian capital there are reports that Ahmadinejad, who several months ago announced the entry of Iran into the 'nuclear club' will provide details on progress in the field of heavy water reactors. It has a heavy water reactor under construction at the Arak plant in central Iran, 360 kilometres from Tehran.

Western diplomats close to the UN nuclear watchdog said last year that Iran had already laid the foundations for the 40-megawatt heavy-water research reactor at Arak, despite calls by the European Union and the United Nations to scrap the project.

Heavy-water reactors can be used to produce significant quantities of bomb-grade plutonium, which can then be extracted from the spent fuel in a process known as re-processing.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; arak; iran; khondab; mushroomcloud; nuclearweapons; plutonium; uranium

1 posted on 08/25/2006 8:30:36 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
Time for Syria to accidentally bomb them IMO.
2 posted on 08/25/2006 8:32:21 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: HAL9000

Hey what happened to nuclear war breaking out on Aug 22?


3 posted on 08/25/2006 8:35:56 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Man Law: You Poke It, You Own It)
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To: HAL9000

Apparently, you can produce prodigious amounts of plutonium this way. You can attenuate the reaction using graphite, or heavy water. Except with heavy water, the uranium interacts with the deuterium and thru a couple of short half-life isotopes, becomes plutonium. Plutonium is so highly reactive it is dangerous to design a gun-type bomb because of pre-ignition. A link describing the process: www.fas.org/nuke/intro/nuke/plutonium.htm Iran is basically telling the west to stick it.


4 posted on 08/25/2006 8:41:15 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy (It's a fight to the death with Democrats.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

I was wondering exactly the same thing!

It looks like he didn't make the big announcement yet.


5 posted on 08/25/2006 8:42:25 PM PDT by Avery Morrow
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To: HAL9000

I guess it's too much to ask of Heaven that this ass-clown be struck down with the heartbreak of psoriasis.


6 posted on 08/25/2006 8:45:32 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Lunatic Fringe

You mean you missed it? It was in all the papers! :-)


7 posted on 08/25/2006 8:45:32 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftists, the enemy within.)
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To: HAL9000

Yawn. I don't know why people have been so freaked out about this. Personally, I think he's going to do one of his stupid 3rd Reich/Stalinist style dramatic presentations, and that will be that. In the Muslim world, of course, it appears that...er, rooster-waving and loud screaming are almost as good as the actual deed. But I really don't think we want to summon up our best dancers and magicians to go head to head with Iran.

Too boring. Tell Mad Ad to go out and check all the wells in his territory. Maybe the 12 billionth imam is hiding in one of them.


8 posted on 08/25/2006 8:51:25 PM PDT by livius
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To: All

You know.....I'm I the only one who is really growing tired of the WRONG people getting press and TV coverage these days???


9 posted on 08/25/2006 8:55:30 PM PDT by NordP (America: There are more Patriots than Punks!)
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To: stboz
I guess it's too much to ask of Heaven that this ass-clown be struck down with the heartbreak of psoriasis.

I've been thinking more along the lines of a debilitating stroke.

10 posted on 08/25/2006 8:55:51 PM PDT by A message (We who care, Can Not Fail)
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To: HAL9000

I'm not making light of the fact this lunatic is pursuing weapons and, who knows, could even have them. Though I kinda expect if he did he'd land a mushroom cloud in the desert as proof. At least.

But I am not going to hang on his every word giving him the attention and power he craves by fidgeting at every self aggrandizing statement.

Up to this point he's been blowing smoke. Sure, I support taking him out so he can't ever fulfill the goals he has, but if we're not going to do that....then I demand he shut up or produce evidence he's got these weapons already. The drama from him has gotten old.


11 posted on 08/25/2006 8:57:21 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: Soul Seeker
We lost Iran in the 90's, they will have the nuke.

And its population does not seem to mind their leader threatening genocide and talking threatening trash.

The US will begin diplo relationship within 5 years, the dance with the UN is for show.
12 posted on 08/25/2006 9:01:33 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: HAL9000
"I am proud to announce that the great Islamic state of Iran has developed an atomic b....."

KA-BOOOOOOM!!!

13 posted on 08/25/2006 9:10:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
That's what that dimwit Glenn Beck was harping on for weeks! He must be back on the sauce and hallucinating. Why else would he agree to work on Headline News?
14 posted on 08/25/2006 9:22:52 PM PDT by Bommer
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To: HAL9000
News agencies in Iran are predicting a new announcement from outspoken president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his country's nuclear progress

"The bombing begins in five minutes."

15 posted on 08/25/2006 9:34:24 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Soul Seeker

"I'm not making light of the fact this lunatic is pursuing weapons and, who knows, could even have them. Though I kinda expect if he did he'd land a mushroom cloud in the desert as proof. At least."


I'm guessing that any mushroom cloud this clown would be responsible for would rise above Israel rather than somewhere out in the desert. We can hope that Israel takes out their Nuke program first.


16 posted on 08/25/2006 9:37:09 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: NordP
"You know.....I'm I the only one who is really growing tired of the WRONG people getting press and TV coverage these days???"

No you are not the only one. Nutjob is getting old fast. He seems to get off on jerking the world's chain. What a pissant.

17 posted on 08/25/2006 9:44:55 PM PDT by Hound of the Baskervilles (A)
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To: HAL9000
the 40-megawatt heavy-water research reactor at Arak

Power plant reactors like CANDU are in the 800 - 1000 megawatt range using no heavy water. This a telling characteristic.

18 posted on 08/25/2006 10:06:17 PM PDT by balk (Vive le Canada libre... des Libereaux)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
"Hey what happened to nuclear war breaking out on Aug 22?"

I think he was saying that something important would happen on that day. The only thing I can think of is pat buchanan's latest book was released on the 22nd...that might be important to an Islamic terrorist intent on destroying Israel and killing Americans.

19 posted on 08/25/2006 10:08:51 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: HAL9000

I stand corrected: CANDU's do use heavy water.


20 posted on 08/25/2006 10:28:14 PM PDT by balk (Vive le Canada libre... des Libereaux)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

So you're saying they can blow themselves up to smithereens? If so, it should save us a lot of money.


21 posted on 08/26/2006 1:48:33 AM PDT by Not just another dumb blonde
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