I remember decades ago when the bombings became more common in Israel that there were a number of explosions that killed the bomb makers. The Israelis had a bomb making apartment wired for video. When the bombers finished the bomb, they tested it...
Let’s hope the Iranians do the same.
All the underground facilities and “without it being noticed”? Yeah, OK. Who noticed North Korea getting the bomb?
let’s see now, they’ve been working on their bombs for over 10 years, it is, they say, their number one national priority, they openly brag they plan to eliminate their “Great Satan” when they get their nuke missiles done, plus they’ve threatened their Arab and Israeli “neighbors”...
they have almost infinite financial resources (since they are a big oil producing country), and unemployed nuclear scientists and engineers are a dime-a-dozen on the world scene...
now tell us ..... what!?
(ps: this “inspection service” has been highly suspect as a cover-up for the Irani nuke bomb program, for years...and years...)
somehow I am NOT sleeping any more securely tonight...
No one in their right mind would trust the IAEA for anything. I trust Israel’s judgment. I don’t even trust my own country’s marxist/muslim/islamist/commie-influenced judgment, anymore.
and we should believe the IAEA... why??
The scaremongers have been telling us for the better part of two decades that Iran was only months away from the bomb and I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re going to be hearing the same alarms two decades from now.
The July 1945 Japanese report on the U.S. Nuclear Program: No significant advances(Far from the bomb)
These days, global intelligence is not so intelligent.
On e you get uranium enriched to 20%, it becomes logarithmacly easier to enrich to higher grades. This is what the centrifuges do. It only takes 6-8kg of highly enriched uranium, or four times that amount of enriched uranium to make a simple Gun type nuclear weapon capable of at least a 20Kt detonation, which will wipe out a good 2 kilometer radius. I believe there is something wrong with this article, the person who wrote it, and the science they used as reference, and I believe it is deliberate. We have known all the physics of what is needed produce nuclear weapons since 1938, and have improved on them to state of the art around the mid-1970s. Iran will have enough HEU to make a make a bomb, and they probably already do.
Another sire says different...
December 20, 2013
By using the approximately 8,800 first-generation centrifuges operating at its Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant, Iran could theoretically produce enough weapon-grade uranium to fuel a single nuclear warhead in about 1.7 months.
Whew! What a relief. The IAEA is on the case to make sure Iran doesn’t cross on of Obama’s red lines.
I have come to believe that the actions against the Iranian scientists, the Stuxnet virus, the explosions at various Iranian facilities have combined to seriously set back the effort.
I believe the destruction in country, on the ground, has stalled the effort and the difficult air action is not really needed.
Knowing this, Obama can go for political credit, dismissing major military action that is unnecessary.
Who did the deeds? Perhaps the USA, but my money is on a combined Israeli/Saudi effort.
The future? more of the same....... forever