Skip to comments.IAEA: Iran has over 2 tons enriched uranium -2 bombs' worth
Posted on 05/31/2010 7:24:21 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief TourEdited 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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Well how’d they find that out? They weigh the final assembly?
Why do I suspect, since this came from the IAEA, that the reality is Iran probably has more like enough to create 20 nukes?
cue Gomer Pyle
...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.
They had two reports of underground testing and the Israelis know it.
We just continue to deny it.
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?
One for Israel and One for the U.S.
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.
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.
Yeah, something like a "jewish bonfire".
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.
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?
Maybe this Jack Squat Barry administration and McCarthy can have a concert this week in celebration of this news? =.=
[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.
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.
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