Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei gestures as he attends the International Conference on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe in Luxembourg, Thursday, May 24, 2007. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
fyi for the ‘When does Iran go nukular?’ pool crowd.
posted on 05/24/2007 9:50:27 AM PDT
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Sounds like a stretch, based on all that I've already heard.
I might believe it's 3-8 years before something is done about Iran, though.
posted on 05/24/2007 9:51:09 AM PDT
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Bullcrap. 2-3 inmho. Forget the 5-8. Two years, maybe three.
posted on 05/24/2007 10:09:05 AM PDT
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It took us about three and a half years from the beginning of the Manhattan Project until we destroyed New Mexico's will to fight with an atomic bomb. Iran is a lot further along than we were in January 1942 and most of the basic research is readily available. Anyone who claims more than three years for a technologically advanced country to get an atomic bomb is just fooling himself or trying to fool us.
posted on 05/24/2007 10:42:43 AM PDT
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If you take these estimates & adjust them based on the IAEA’s & CIA’s track record with estimate accuracy, that translates into Iran actually being anywhere from ~6 months to ~20 years away. Not extremely useful for decision-making.
posted on 05/24/2007 10:43:29 AM PDT
The best way to keep Iran from acquiring nuclear arms is "through a comprehensive dialogue," International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei told a news conference in Luxembourg.
Umm. Yeah Sure.
posted on 05/24/2007 10:53:43 AM PDT
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posted on 05/24/2007 11:02:37 AM PDT
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posted on 05/24/2007 11:13:58 AM PDT
Three to eight? Then probably we won’t have to do anything for maybe seven and a half years.
Now, what is the chance we’ll be any more willing to do anything about it seven years from now, if we aren’t willing to do anything now?
Unless they have a plan to bring down the Tehran government, they are whistling past the graveyard. Tragedy is headed our way, and we are deer staring into the headlights.
posted on 05/24/2007 11:59:51 AM PDT
3-8 years from nukes. That would be 3-8 years since nukes and 11 years since first test.
posted on 05/24/2007 12:00:55 PM PDT
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"One way to do that, rather than to continue the rhetoric, is to ... sit down together."
...and engage in... rhetoric?
posted on 05/24/2007 12:06:38 PM PDT
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Whatever you hear from the IAEA, the truth is worse.
posted on 05/24/2007 12:09:50 PM PDT
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