Skip to comments.US Might Not Know If Iran Started Building Nuke
Posted on 03/11/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT by edpc
Senior US officials doubt Washington's ability to properly gauge the progress of Iran's nuclear program and said that the United States would not necessarily know if Tehran had started secretly building an atomic bomb, The Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday.
The doubts of the "senior officials familiar with US intelligence and spying capabilities in Iran" contradict Washington's contention that US satellites, sensors and spies will know when Iran has "crossed a red line," marking the failure of efforts to thwart Tehran's nuclear ambitions through sanctions.
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If Iran is not building the bomb......why are they so intent on enriching uranium? It seems to me this admin is assisting them in their efforts. We talked and talked and talked about Pakistan and N.Korea prior to them developing Nukes and look what happened. Now both countries have Nukes.
As if they have not started.
The headline to this story should read:
“US does not want to know if Iran building nuke.”
In 1980, right after the ayatollahs took over, I read an ad in the back of a physics magazine. It was an ad from the new government in Tehran begging physicists and engineers to return to Iran. It had a list of specialties that the new islamic government would pay top dollar for.
I showed the list to a physicist friend of mine and asked what the Iranian government could possibly want to do with the list of specialties.
“Oh, they’re going to try and build nukes.”
How is this a surprise to anyone?
If Carter had not bungled Iran..
That might be true; but we know for certain that Israel will clearly and definitively know If Iran Completes Building Nuke.
If our intel is so screwed up we are screwed.
Dont worry. Obama wants them to have the bomb and will do everything to conceal it. He wants Israel whacked. Remember he has a masters of hate from Wright, Cone, Farrakhan, Khalad, Bell and countless others.
Israel knows, that we do know.
Here's a list in chronological order: Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, Communist Russia, Red China, Israel, South Africa, Iraq, Libya, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran, Syria and [fill in the blank].
We could probably throw in England and France too. And, and as a result of the Iran and North Korean programs, let's toss in Japan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the Gulf States and Egypt to get current.
Have they ever got it right? Is there any reason to believe they can monitor Iran's progress today?
On Hannity yesterday, some Lefty was telling us Iran's not a nuclear problem, because 16 US intelligence agencies confirm that Iran has no nuke program. Nothing happening there, move on.
I read somewhere the other day that when anyone putting together nukes cane be discovered through the measurement of nuclear particles that are released. And that the partical is not naturally occurring. And that it could be measured from a far distance. It has something to do with the highly enriched uranium.
I am searching for a source, as this could clearly give us an idea of what is going on.
If the report is indeed true, this is the most truthful statement I’ve heard out of this government in decades.
When an American city suddenly is 10 million degrees, 1000 psi of overpressure, and a mushroom cloud begins to form, I guess they might have a clue.
After the 1983 Marine barracks bombing, we left. US Navy diver Robert Stethem was murdered during the hijacking of TWA flight 847. Colonel William Higgins was abducted, tortured, and murdered.
In each instance, Hezbollah (and therefore Iran) was involved. It was decided it did not serve our national interests to become deeply committed or involved. No serious consequences followed and only emboldened Iran to reach further and become more of a threat.
The early 1980s was the best time to have dealt with them. They had our equipment, but the technical advisors were gone and many former Iranian military leaders were purged, jailed, or killed due to their connections with the Shah.
Carter was inept and ineffective in many areas, but the problems in Iran didn't start or end with his administration. We have the luxury of hindsight, however.
Of course there was this little problem called "The Soviet Union" back then.