Skip to comments.Iran just months from N-bomb
Posted on 09/26/2011 4:09:35 AM PDT by nuconvert
IRAN may be just six months away from developing a nuclear bomb, despite international attempts to thwart the program through sanctions and cyber attacks. Two years after an underground installation in the city of Qmo was revealed in a joint press conference by US President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and former British prime minister Gordon Brown, Iran has significantly advanced its uranium enrichment program at the site.
The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency concludes that Iran has not only boosted production but upgraded the level of enrichment from 3.5 per cent to almost 20 per cent and has installed more sophisticated centrifuges, which it is moving to the bunker in Qom, apparently to protect them from airstrikes.
Low-enriched uranium is used for nuclear power, which Iran insists is the purpose of its program.Weapons-grade uranium is about 90 per cent enriched.
Start of sidebar. Skip to end of sidebar. .End of sidebar. Return to start of sidebar. "We believe if Iran broke out now they could have a bomb in six months," said David Albright, a former weapons inspector who runs the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington. "They've done this right in front of our faces."
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Thank You Mr. ZERO. . . . . .
Enemies of the US are armed and arming and the the boy muslim usurper bastard fascilitates them ... and we do nothing?
Thanks, Putin and Zero. Y’all are outdoing yourselves.
Got courage, Europe? Or, are y’all ok with dhimmitude.
“The Mosque of Notre Dame” (a ‘novel’)
We’ve been hearing this same broken record for years that they are months away from developing a functional weapon...
Its almost like the sky is falling...
But in reality it really is...If they get one, I am not concerned with the man or country that has hundreds or thousands of functional warheads (devices)...
I am extremely fearful, of the same, only wanting one...
Not with 20% uranium. They’d need at least 80% for that.
If I were a bad guy, and I am not really...
I would take a 3K pound device, put it on a truck, cross the border like they have been for years, pull into the middle of Baghdad and pickle it off...
It is the easiest, and most cost effective bang for the buck out there...No need to integrate the device to a ballistic missile, or try to put a timer on a container bound for some foriegn port...
It would have the desired effect of eliminating all the work we’ve done in that country, discredit us, and the whole world will basically come unglued that it actually happened...And we (USA) did nothing about it...
At least that is the way we will be portrayed...And with the current leadership caste we have, we’ll certainly apologize for the massive mistake.../sarc
Not to mention that the world economy will probably collapse because no one will want to do business for a while, no one will want to live near an urban area in some countries, it may even spark some things we would really rather not have to deal with while trying to repair the situation at the same time...
Its going to be a mess, and all it takes is someone committed to pulling the trigger...
“Don’t worry,......be happy!”
You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around
That's what's all about...
This is one thing that can legitimately be laid at the feet of GWB. What did he do about Iran's nuke program for eight years other than send strongly worded messages??
We all make the mistake of thinking they need a high tech delivery system. In SWA, with the amount of smuggling they have, low-tech ground/sea delivery is easy.
Wait til jesse and al find out about this.
Why lay this at George Bush’s feet?
We are one country and we are not near as close to Iran as the other countries who should be worried about this.
President Bush had no coalition to stop Iran from building a nuke. He had Russia saying nothing or helping Iran with it, He had Britain and france afraid of their shadows as their own countries were being infiltrated with Muslims.
What was he supposed to do alone. We attacked Iraq and they crapped all over him,said he lied to do it, what would they have done had he attacked Iran? We have Britains and France who were part of Iraq war, We and they all know where the IED’s that are blowing off the legs of our troops are coming from. They and the technology for them come from Iran, and yet they do nothing.
The POS we have now in the White House isn’t about to do anyhting about his Muslim friends, but the mess we are in with the nukes is Bush’s fault. I am afraid the mess is attributable to a lot of people who sem to feel it won’t happen if we just ignore it.
Bush may share the blame, but Europe,Russia,China, and the N. Koreans are just as much at fault and more so.
It appears evident to me that Russia and China feel they can survive the Nuclear holocaust that is on the way, and N. Korea just doesn’t give a damn. Britain and France are just hoping it will go away.
This applies to Bush, Obama, and whoever replaces Obama.
So I think it's fair to criticize any American president for talking tough and then doing nothing.
N-Bomb? You mean now we aren’t allowed to say nucular?
With all the talk about the 2012 elections, it seems many of us have kind of forgotten or ignored a key fact:
We actually have to get to 2012 as a functioning nation first. With Obama in the White House and many other factors, that is not guaranteed.
That is a neutronist comment.
You're making me dizzy.
Swing right and dosey-do. Skip to start of sidebar. Swing your partner. Everyone, promenade. Now bow to your partner. Now bow to your corner.
Sorry but that dog don't hunt. . . . . . . ZERO has had 3 years to undo Bush. What has his sorry A$$ done?
You can blow that some up somebody else. I don't buy it. . . and never will.
When President A calls the Iranian government part of the “axis of evil” and President B sucks up to that same government, I expect President B to do much less.
The USA no longer has the power to go it alone.
We still have the greatest military in the world but their ranks have been decimated over the years and it is still going on.
We have fought too many PC wars where we do not fight to win. Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, and now Afghanistan.
While China is building their military we are destroying ours.
Taiwan is the Chinese target, I do not believe for one minute that Taiwan can withstand the coming assault, and they will have to go it alone. Just as Israel will soon be on their own. Russia is rebuilding and Putin will soon be President again, and we are in the position Russia was once in-—broke. We gave Russia the slack they needed to rebuild, we will not be given that opportunity.
Damn I hate all of these bad prognostications , but reality is we are going down, and much of it is our own fault for electing bad leadership. Bad from Congress to the White House. We have allowed PC to destroy our country. Too many Americans will be ready to accept Socialism.
Seen on Twitter:
The bad thing about borrowing from the Chinese is that a half an hour later, you’re broke again.
A google search on this shows they’ve been shouting this same fear mongering since ‘08 at least.
Enough with the crying wolf already, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
So did Obozo. “Tiny country.”
Our plans of sitting on our asses and doing nothing isn’t working?
I don’t see that happening with the Messiah as President.
“which could limit it to the Su-24 ground attack plane as the primary delivery means.”
Or just about any watercraft.
and El Baldari as well.
Isn’t Qom the place where the Mandi is climbing out of that well?
Just silly talk by an unbalanced man that we need not heed, I'm sure.
Yeah, basically it was rerun of his speech last year.
They could deliver it by boat to a port; by civilian airliner if they can pull off the scam.
Had a Persian friend years ago when the mullahs first began hiring nuke scientists. I asked him what Iran would do with only one nuke.
“Well, that would be a dilemma. They would not strike until they had at least TWO nukes...one for Bagdad and one for Tel Aviv.”
There have been NO international attempts to stop Iran getting the Bomb. There has been intense activity by diplomats who are only trying to justify their salaries. No one has even suspected the possibility that anything other than naked coercion could have any effect on Iran getting the Bomb.
That’s the game, create a boogie man and the profits roll in.
Mitch Rapp please pick up the white courtesy phone...Paging Mr Rapp....