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Iran just months from N-bomb
The Australian ^ | Sept. 26, 2011

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iraniannukes; nukes

1 posted on 09/26/2011 4:09:38 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Thank You Mr. ZERO. . . . . .


2 posted on 09/26/2011 4:10:45 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: nuconvert
It's okay, Ron Paul says they aren't a threat.

3 posted on 09/26/2011 4:17:49 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: nuconvert
A letter to the UN demanding they tell Iran "You'd better not do that" is an international attempt to thwart?

Enemies of the US are armed and arming and the the boy muslim usurper bastard fascilitates them ... and we do nothing?

4 posted on 09/26/2011 4:19:56 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: nuconvert

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’)

http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2009/04/mosque-of-notre-dame.html


5 posted on 09/26/2011 4:37:07 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: nuconvert
If you're talking a gunbarrel-style uranium-235 bomb like what was dropped on Hiroshima, I think Iran could actually build one now. But it would not be a light device--you're talking a device weighing around 3,000 pounds, which could limit it to the Su-24 ground attack plane as the primary delivery means.
6 posted on 09/26/2011 4:47:32 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: nuconvert

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...


7 posted on 09/26/2011 5:00:41 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: combat_boots
Appeasement does not work, and has never worked all throughout history.

The Weekly Standard 06-09-2003
   The Mullah's Manhattan Project

Liberals are dangerous but fanatics will get you and your family killed.


8 posted on 09/26/2011 5:00:52 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: RayChuang88

Not with 20% uranium. They’d need at least 80% for that.


9 posted on 09/26/2011 5:02:58 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: RayChuang88

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...


10 posted on 09/26/2011 5:15:11 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: nuconvert

“Don’t worry,......be happy!”


11 posted on 09/26/2011 5:16:15 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: nuconvert
"Start of sidebar. Skip to end of sidebar. .End of sidebar. Return to start of sidebar."

You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around
That's what's all about...

12 posted on 09/26/2011 5:20:55 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Voter#537
Thank You Mr. ZERO. . . . . .

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??

13 posted on 09/26/2011 5:31:07 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Nothing will cure the economy but debt deleveraging, deregulation, and time.)
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To: RayChuang88
Or the back of a pickup truck.

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.

14 posted on 09/26/2011 5:41:14 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: nuconvert
The N-Bomb?

Wait til jesse and al find out about this.

15 posted on 09/26/2011 5:45:56 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: Notary Sojac

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.


16 posted on 09/26/2011 6:05:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
For all the good reasons you give, nothing will be done about Iran's nukes unless/until the USA goes it alone.

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.

17 posted on 09/26/2011 6:15:14 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Nothing will cure the economy but debt deleveraging, deregulation, and time.)
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To: nuconvert

N-Bomb? You mean now we aren’t allowed to say nucular?


18 posted on 09/26/2011 6:15:29 AM PDT by crosshairs (The U.S. has sown to the winds and now its going to reap the whirlwind.)
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To: nuconvert

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.


19 posted on 09/26/2011 6:18:42 AM PDT by WPaCon
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To: crosshairs
N-Bomb? You mean now we aren’t allowed to say nucular?

That is a neutronist comment.

20 posted on 09/26/2011 6:21:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Hatteras
"Start of sidebar. Skip to end of sidebar. .End of sidebar. Return to start of sidebar."

You're making me dizzy.

21 posted on 09/26/2011 6:22:31 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: nuconvert
Iran just months from N-bomb

Racist!

22 posted on 09/26/2011 6:25:19 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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To: nuconvert
Start of sidebar. Skip to end of sidebar. .End of sidebar. Return to start of sidebar.

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.

23 posted on 09/26/2011 6:26:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Notary Sojac
"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??"

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.

24 posted on 09/26/2011 6:28:08 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Voter#537

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.


25 posted on 09/26/2011 6:43:51 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Nothing will cure the economy but debt deleveraging, deregulation, and time.)
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To: Notary Sojac

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.


26 posted on 09/26/2011 6:58:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Seen on Twitter:

The bad thing about borrowing from the Chinese is that a half an hour later, you’re broke again.


27 posted on 09/26/2011 7:01:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: nuconvert

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!


28 posted on 09/26/2011 7:03:36 AM PDT by thatjoeguy (Wind is just air, but pushier.)
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To: nuconvert
I hope the Iranians are only weeks away from a visit from the Israeli Air Force.
29 posted on 09/26/2011 7:05:25 AM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: TSgt

So did Obozo. “Tiny country.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew5qP2oPdtQ


30 posted on 09/26/2011 7:15:09 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Attaaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch!!!!! XD)
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To: nuconvert

Our plans of sitting on our asses and doing nothing isn’t working?


31 posted on 09/26/2011 7:32:17 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Never on my watch

I don’t see that happening with the Messiah as President.


32 posted on 09/26/2011 7:37:26 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RayChuang88

“which could limit it to the Su-24 ground attack plane as the primary delivery means.”

Or just about any watercraft.


33 posted on 09/26/2011 8:13:54 AM PDT by UnChained (The "stimulus" CAUSED the economy to tank.)
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To: Voter#537

and El Baldari as well.

Isn’t Qom the place where the Mandi is climbing out of that well?


34 posted on 09/26/2011 8:18:04 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Lazamataz; tx_eggman
Hill Billy Hare

HILLBILLY HARE(McKimson-1950)

Promenade across the floor
Sache' right on out the door
Out the door and in to the glade
And everybody promenade

Step right up, you're doing fine
I'll pull your beard, you pull mine
Yank it again, like you did before
Break it up with a tug of war

Now into the brook and fish for the trout
Dive right in and splash about
Trout, trout, pretty little trout
One more splash and come right out

Shake like a hound dog, shake again
Wallow around in the old pig pen
Wallow some more, you all know how
Roll around like an old fat sow

Allemande left with your left hand
Follow through with a right-left grand
Now lead your partner, the dirty ol' thing
Follow through with an elbow swing

Grab a fence post, hold it tight
Whomp your partner with all your might
Hit him in the shin, hit him in the head
Hit him again, the critter ain't dead

Wop him low and wop him high
Stick your finger in his eye
Pretty little rhythm, pretty little sound
Bang your heads against the ground

Promenade all around the room
Promenade like a bride and groom
Open up the door and step right in
Close the door and into a spin

Whirl, whirl, twist and twirl
Jump all around like a flying squirrel
Now don't you cuss and don't you swear
Just come right out and form a square

Now right hand over and left hand under
Both join hands and run like thunder
Over the hill and over the dale
Duck your head and lift your tail

Don't you stray and don't you roam
Turn it around and promenade home
Corn in the crib pen, wheat in the sack
Turn your partner, promenade back

And now you're home
Bow to your partner
Bow to the gent across the hall
And that is all

35 posted on 09/26/2011 8:23:00 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: nuconvert
While no one in the MSM paid any attention to what Immanutjob actually said at the UN last week, he declared that the return of the Mahdi was immanent and that his return would lead to the destruction of Israel and the United States.

Just silly talk by an unbalanced man that we need not heed, I'm sure.

36 posted on 09/26/2011 9:13:46 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Yeah, basically it was rerun of his speech last year.

http://vusafptfs9346.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/ahmadinejads-5th-un-speech-brings-his-fourth-prayer-for-al-mahdi-to-come-and-by-force-establish-islamic-justice-worldwide-and-that-911-was-done-by-the-us-govt/


37 posted on 09/26/2011 10:03:08 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: RayChuang88

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.”


38 posted on 09/26/2011 12:15:12 PM PDT by darth
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To: nuconvert

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.


39 posted on 09/26/2011 2:32:31 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: arthurus

That’s the game, create a boogie man and the profits roll in.


40 posted on 09/26/2011 8:07:41 PM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: nuconvert

Mitch Rapp please pick up the white courtesy phone...Paging Mr Rapp....


41 posted on 09/26/2011 9:29:04 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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