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Iran seems to be far but not real far from getting one bomb. Back In August the IAEA said that it would be hard for Iran to make a dash to making a bomb without it being noticed, as it had only 189 kilograms at 20%, far below the 240-250 needed and far below (as well) the 90% needed.
1 posted on 01/11/2014 10:39:31 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

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.


2 posted on 01/11/2014 10:41:45 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

All the underground facilities and “without it being noticed”? Yeah, OK. Who noticed North Korea getting the bomb?


3 posted on 01/11/2014 10:44:05 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

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...


4 posted on 01/11/2014 10:49:13 AM PST by faithhopecharity (now)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

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.


5 posted on 01/11/2014 10:51:46 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

and we should believe the IAEA... why??


6 posted on 01/11/2014 10:58:33 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

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.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 11:03:21 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
The November IAEA Report On Iran's Nuclear Program: No Significant Advances (Far from the bomb

The July 1945 Japanese report on the U.S. Nuclear Program: No significant advances(Far from the bomb)

8 posted on 01/11/2014 11:05:13 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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9 posted on 01/11/2014 11:09:25 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

These days, global intelligence is not so intelligent.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 11:11:02 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

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.


12 posted on 01/11/2014 11:25:50 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

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.
http://www.iranwatch.org/our-publications/articles-reports/irans-nuclear-timetable


14 posted on 01/11/2014 11:36:11 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Whew! What a relief. The IAEA is on the case to make sure Iran doesn’t cross on of Obama’s red lines.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 12:23:00 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

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


33 posted on 01/15/2014 6:49:21 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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