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IAEA: Iran has over 2 tons enriched uranium -2 bombs' worth
Associated Press via jpost.com ^ | June 1, 2010 | jpost.com

Posted on 05/31/2010 7:24:21 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

Edited on 05/31/2010 7:26:45 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

VIENNA — Iran has amassed more than two tons of enriched uranium, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday in a report that heightened Western concerns about the country preparing to produce a nuclear weapon.

Two tons of uranium would suffice for two nuclear warheads, although Iran says it does not want weapons and is only pursuing civilian nuclear energy.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: axisofevil; elbaradeisbomb; iaeabomb; iran; israel; waronterror

1 posted on 05/31/2010 7:24:22 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Well how’d they find that out? They weigh the final assembly?


2 posted on 05/31/2010 7:25:36 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Why do I suspect, since this came from the IAEA, that the reality is Iran probably has more like enough to create 20 nukes?


3 posted on 05/31/2010 7:27:36 PM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

cue Gomer Pyle


4 posted on 05/31/2010 7:28:10 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: Dr. Strangelove; Cindy

Nuclear ping


5 posted on 05/31/2010 7:28:52 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
The area it is stored needs an “accident”.
6 posted on 05/31/2010 7:31:13 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

...said it before, and will say it again; This entire mess from Iran to Palestine will end in nothing less than a World War. The pieces continue to fall in place.

Unchecked aggression on the playground and in geopolitics leads eventually to a punch in the mouth.


7 posted on 05/31/2010 7:35:43 PM PDT by F. dAnconia (We say: "It is, therefore, I want it. They say: "I want it, therefore it is")
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

They had two reports of underground testing and the Israelis know it.

We just continue to deny it.


8 posted on 05/31/2010 7:52:24 PM PDT by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Two tons? With the right technology, two tons of enriched uranium could be made into several nukes. The launch vehicles are available.

So, Iran sends the enriched uranium to a country with the technology to fashion some miniaturized nukes with EMP capability. The cost would be paid in exchange for oil.
What I fear is the EMP weapons which could be knock out the electricity and electronics of an entire nation.

North Korea, I am talking about you.

Is China sharing some technology too?


9 posted on 05/31/2010 7:54:27 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
US NUKED! Pictures, Images and Photos

Container ship + Solid fuel Shahab 3.

10 posted on 05/31/2010 8:03:37 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

One for Israel and One for the U.S.


11 posted on 05/31/2010 8:08:42 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Two tons of Iran's enriched uranium equals two bombs? It must not be that enriched then. It sounds like a "dirty bomb".

If true, then Iran is hoping to spread radioactive fallout across a wide area with a basically non-fissile missile.

If they indeed can loft a ton of detritus toward the broad side of a barn.

12 posted on 05/31/2010 8:16:18 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

So much for the CIA-NIE on Iran, as well as Al-Baradei re Iran being years away from an atomic bomb.

I think a crystal ball would be more accurate that those bunches of clowns.


13 posted on 05/31/2010 8:20:42 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
I think another question nobody asked is Iran capable to refining plutonium? If Iran gets the capability to refine plutonium then they could build nuclear weapons in the 35-40 kT range--weapons that could flatten a large fraction of even a large city.
14 posted on 05/31/2010 8:23:27 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
The area it is stored needs an “accident”.

Yeah, something like a "jewish bonfire".

15 posted on 05/31/2010 8:35:05 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Two tons of enriched uranium (if that is what they have) is enough material to make approximately 75 weapons.

It looks like we will be in for a very hot summer.


16 posted on 05/31/2010 8:45:33 PM PDT by flamberge
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To: All

This is scare propaganda, all depending on what the definition of “enriched” is.

8%? 99.6%? 4%?

Enriched for LWR fuel, TRIGA fuel, PWR fuel, CANDU fuel, nuke bomb fuel?


17 posted on 05/31/2010 8:58:48 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Maybe this Jack Squat Barry administration and McCarthy can have a concert this week in celebration of this news? =.=


18 posted on 05/31/2010 9:23:09 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Sender

[It sounds like a “dirty bomb”.]

May well be the plan. If they build a fission bomb they won’t know it works without testing it which they won’t be able to conceal.


19 posted on 05/31/2010 9:50:40 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: F. dAnconia
"...said it before, and will say it again; This entire mess from Iran to Palestine will end in nothing less than a World War. The pieces continue to fall in place. Unchecked aggression on the playground and in geopolitics leads eventually to a punch in the mouth."

Beyond all the posturing; beyond all the think tanks; beyond all the politics; beyond all the so-called experts on the Middle East, your words convey the simplest truth: Bullies on playgrounds don't learn until their ass is kicked.

We or Israel either take out Iran and North Korea NOW!, or suffer the consequences of appeasement and/or political correctness.

It is a very simple fact of life. Aggressors only understand strength. Now, we have a wuss bowing and apologizing and reducing our military strength. Anyone surprised that this "community organizer" and "present voting" short-term Senator is being played by those who who truly understand geo-politics? I'm not. I knew he had NO concept of the game.

Mr.-I-can-make-everybody-love-us is going to bring the World to the brink of total destruction because of his weakness. The World used to fear the USA - that was a good thing. It kept the bullies in check.

This rock is going to see some bad shit within the next few years. I'd say "mark my words", but then who knows who will still be around to remember them?

I have never in my life been so negative about the future of mankind. Even if there is not a full on nuclear war, a regional nuclear war IS going to happen before I die. I'm 60. I no longer care about me. I've had a fun and rewarding life, but I fear for my children and grand-children. I just hope I keel over from a heart attack so I don't have to see it.

20 posted on 05/31/2010 11:54:02 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever!)
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To: F. dAnconia

There is only one safe place from an Iranian nuclear strike: Washington DC. They won’t attack their biggest asset.


21 posted on 06/01/2010 12:22:36 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour; gandalftb

Analysis http://isis-online.org/isis-reports/detail/iaea-iran-report-enrichment-increases-slightly-lack-of-adequate-safeguards/

and the IAEA report http://isis-online.org/uploads/isis-reports/documents/IAEA_Report_Iran_31May2010.pdf


22 posted on 06/01/2010 2:28:30 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I have heard that is it not NEARLY enriched enough. Beyond that needed for reactor fuel, yes, but not nearly enough for a fission bomb. Like 20% instead of the 92% needed.


23 posted on 06/01/2010 4:20:25 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: newheart

Two tons of weapons grade uranium will make quite a few more weapons than two. “Enriched” may be an exaggeration in this context.

If you saw “Fatman and Little Boy” the core of a weapon is about the size of a cantaloupe. It probably weighs 50-60 lbs.


24 posted on 06/01/2010 7:24:19 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Here is something you can't understand...")
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To: CholeraJoe
the core of a weapon is about the size of a cantaloupe. It probably weighs 50-60 lbs.

Yep. While my estimate (of 20) was wrong due to miscalculation, the IAEA's 'error' seems to be more intentional. So it looks like the IAEA has, perhaps inadvertently, revealed that Iran should have the material necessary for 30-40 HIroshima-sized nukes?

But then, given their ambitions, only two would suffice. One to drop on Jerusalem for proof of concept and the other to hold in reserve to threaten any Arab nations who might challenge their supremacy in the Islamic world.

There was a time when Iran could expect retaliation from at least the U.S. if they decided to take out Jerusalem. And that expectation would provide some deterrent. But then that was before Chairman O took the reigns here.

25 posted on 06/01/2010 7:47:04 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: newheart

Bear in mind that Jerusalem is just as sacred to Muslims as it is to Jews and Christian. I doubt it will be a target. I would expect Tel-aviv or Haifa to be the target.


26 posted on 06/01/2010 7:54:52 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Here is something you can't understand...")
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To: CholeraJoe

“Bear in mind that Jerusalem is just as sacred to Muslims as it is to Jews and Christian. “

True. Especially since 1967. As the following article points out, the claim of the importance of Jerusalem to Islam is raised on a periodic basis through history whenever it suits Islam’s political ends.

http://www.danielpipes.org/84/the-muslim-claim-to-jerusalem

While you may be right about Tel-aviv or Haifa, I would not put it past Iran to ‘sacrifice’ the Muslim population of Jerusalem. Once it is destroyed, they will then speak of the defilement of the land by the Jews and return the sacred focus to Mecca.

(But I have to confess, I seriously doubt Jerusalem will be destroyed as it is likely under special protection from the Lord. But then neither did the Jews prior to 70 AD.)


27 posted on 06/01/2010 8:32:42 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: CholeraJoe

Considering what the Scriptures say about the End of Days, I would say that you’re hunch is correct. Jerusalem will be spared but I wouldn’t hold out much hope for Tel-Aviv or Haifa or Gaza or much of any where else for that matter. This may also be the event that leads to the destruction of Damascus (via Israeli retailiation) as stated in Isaiah 17.


28 posted on 06/01/2010 8:48:42 AM PDT by paladin1_dcs
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To: Salem; P-Marlowe; Buggman; XeniaSt

I’ve read that the US has extra ships in the area, that Israel has subs in the area, and now we have the Palestinian stooges of Iranian stooges trying to make Israel look bad in the press.

Now we find that Iran has 2 bombs worth of material.

We have the US & UN trying to force Israel to have a nuclear weapons inspection.

My take is that they all think Israel will act soon. And that is because Israel MUST act soon.

Apparently, they don’t have a clue what Israel will do. It’s just we all think Israel will do something soon. Maybe real soon.


29 posted on 06/01/2010 8:57:48 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Salem; P-Marlowe; Buggman; XeniaSt

I’ve read that the US has extra ships in the area, that Israel has subs in the area, and now we have the Palestinian stooges of Iranian stooges trying to make Israel look bad in the press.

Now we find that Iran has 2 bombs worth of material.

We have the US & UN trying to force Israel to have a nuclear weapons inspection.

My take is that they all think Israel will act soon. And that is because Israel MUST act soon.

Apparently, they don’t have a clue what Israel will do. It’s just we all think Israel will do something soon. Maybe real soon.


30 posted on 06/01/2010 9:02:19 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

The IAEA has been running interference for Ahmedinejad this whole time while the head of the IAEA - Mohammed El Baradei - was picking up his Nobel Peace Prize.


31 posted on 06/01/2010 9:05:50 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

The Iranians should be asking themselves how many launch-ready nukes Israel has....


32 posted on 06/01/2010 9:11:15 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: xzins; Salem; P-Marlowe; XeniaSt
Interesting timing. My own theory is that, having blocked Israel from making a conventional attack on Iran via Turkish air-space, the world seems bent on putting Israel in the position of having to use its undeclared nuclear arsenal so that the U.N. can apply pressure to take that arsenal away. Once Israel loses the "Samson Option," the House of Islam thinks that it will be ripe for destruction by a conventional war.

Shalom l'Yerushalayim (Peace to Jerusalem).

33 posted on 06/01/2010 9:19:44 AM PDT by Buggman (HebrewRoot.com - Baruch haBa b'Shem ADONAI!)
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To: DBrow
Enriched for LWR fuel, TRIGA fuel, PWR fuel, CANDU fuel, nuke bomb fuel?

That's true. "Enriched" doesn't necessarily mean "weapons grade".

34 posted on 06/01/2010 9:21:14 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: xzins; Salem; P-Marlowe; Buggman
Israel has subs in the area,

This may be the Samson option.

Psalm 106:8 Nevertheless He saved them
for the sake of His name,
That He might make His power known.
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
35 posted on 06/01/2010 9:26:23 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: newheart

Agreed! It looks that Israel is going to have to do something and quickly to stop Iran’s nuclear construction and weapon capabilities. It’s coming, I can feel it in my bones.


36 posted on 06/01/2010 3:46:34 PM PDT by Patriot777 (Imagine....that we could see Obama being hauled out of the White House kicking and screaming?)
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