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Iran can now build and deliver nukes, US intel reports
Times of Israel ^ | January 31, 2014 | By Marissa Newman

Posted on 01/31/2014 1:18:09 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee

Iran now has all the technical infrastructure to produce nuclear weapons should it make the political decision to do, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper wrote in a report to a Senate intelligence committee published Wednesday. However, he added, it could not break out to the bomb without being detected.

In the “US Intelligence Worldwide Threat Assessment,” delivered to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Clapper reported that Tehran has made significant advances recently in its nuclear program to the point where it could produce and deliver nuclear bombs should it be so inclined.

“Tehran has made technical progress in a number of areas — including uranium enrichment, nuclear reactors, and ballistic missiles — from which it could draw if it decided to build missile-deliverable nuclear weapons,” Clapper wrote. “These technical advancements strengthen our assessment that Iran has the scientific, technical, and industrial capacity to eventually produce nuclear weapons. This makes the central issue its political will to do so.”

In the past year alone, the report states, Iran has enhanced its centrifuge designs, increased the number of centrifuges, and amassed a larger quantity of low-enriched uranium hexafluoride. These advancements have placed Iran in a better position to produce weapons-grade uranium. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: nucleariran

1 posted on 01/31/2014 1:18:09 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Kind of shocking that Israel just sits back and watches.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 1:19:34 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Brad from Tennessee

CnC said Iran isnt building nukes ... who you gonna believe? Our president or those joooooooooooozzzze?


3 posted on 01/31/2014 1:20:35 PM PST by dartuser
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Thank you Barak O-bomb-a.
4 posted on 01/31/2014 1:20:57 PM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is Obama's Great Leap Forward)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

THANKS SLACKER

5 posted on 01/31/2014 1:21:01 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: CivilWarBrewing



The military better remove 'Obama' before he opens the door to Iranian warships so they can NUKE our coastline or EMP us.

SOEBARKAH (aka ‘Obama’) is NOT BLACK.

He’s most likely a muslim from Indonesia.

He’s a plant by IRAN or PAKISTAN or __________.

Try running an Indonesian moslem with NO I.D. for president.

Then, try running the historic ‘1ST BLACK PRESIDENT.’
6 posted on 01/31/2014 1:21:15 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Given that Obama has said “back-channel” that the USA will at least tip off Iran regarding a strike, if not actively engage Israeli aircraft, what is Israel to do?


7 posted on 01/31/2014 1:23:01 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Another “win” for Obama/Clinton.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 1:23:50 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Iran isn’t ‘building and delivering’ anything.

Obamatollah is SUPPLYING the nuke/EMP that ‘Iran’ will use to nuke CONUS.

I hope to hell US military is on top of this!


9 posted on 01/31/2014 1:25:47 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

We need some of those 7,000 mph missiles that China is working on. Put them on that island,,,Diego Garcis?? And shoot down anything the ayatollahs send up.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 1:26:33 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

That’s impossible. W Bush and Zero told us they would never allow this to occur.

Maybe Israel shouldn’t list to coke heads.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 1:31:24 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And why were all the Nuke Officer purged recently again?
cheating on tests? rrriiiiiigght


12 posted on 01/31/2014 1:31:57 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“...We need some of those...”
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We have all the tools we need, but not the determination to use them.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 1:37:08 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

with those facts in hand, Obama and Kerry decided to give the theocrats the chance to do just that, without sanctions and - like North Korea - with the theocrats pretending all the time they are not doing just that

the theocrats got the diplomatic success they wanted, and time enough to compete their plans before anyone is thinking to reimpose sanctions again


14 posted on 01/31/2014 1:40:36 PM PST by Wuli
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To: CivilWarBrewing

There were several reports that Obama threatens war against any nation that dares try to remove the Iranian IslamoNazi nuclear missile factories.
(Whether that nation be Israel or the Arabs or anyone else...)
and
Obama “leaked” the intelligence about the attack plans for a couple of such ameliorative efforts already, thereby seriously compromising them to the point that their sponsoring nations felt they could not prudently, safely proceed.

In short, Obama has been protecting those IslamoNazi nuke bomb factories... The several threatened countries who (since Obama obviously isn’t going to do it...) ... were ready to take out those dangerous missiles. But for... the threat of USAF trying to shoot down their planes or possibly attack their own cities and towns back home.

The problem is not in Jerusalem, or Mecca, or New Delhi, in any other place outside WashDC.


15 posted on 01/31/2014 1:47:37 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: LyinLibs

I hope the US military does something about this before a bunch of Americans get nuked.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 1:53:19 PM PST by Texas resident
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yes, it is.

Israel needs to realize that it has no friends, and only enemies very sadly.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 1:54:28 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
Kind of shocking that Israel just sits back and watches.

Between the underground site hardening and the influx of advanced Russian AA equipment, they must have concluded that they just couldn't do it.


18 posted on 01/31/2014 2:02:09 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Repeal The 17th

Yeah, but with those 7,000 mph missiles, we could blow up the Iranian stuff before it got 100 feet off the ground!


19 posted on 01/31/2014 2:11:38 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The more I think about it, the more I am convinced that the Obungler really IS God's curse on America. He is actively protecting an evil Muslim regime, so they can finish their nuclear weapons program. What kind of evil scum bag would do this?
20 posted on 01/31/2014 4:08:22 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Based on my assessment, Iran has three nukes and working on the 4th. Eight is the magic number. However, with the sanctions essentially eased, they will be greedy and the magic number will likely be 10 to 12. Any time after reaching the magic number, the attack on Israel is a go, but no later than the 20 nuke mark.

Why doesn’t Israel attack? Because they have crossed the line where a conventional attack would solve the problem. The next step they see is a nuclear attack. They can wait a couple of years before that has to be a go.


21 posted on 01/31/2014 5:27:10 PM PST by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The most influential constituents on both sides have told their pocket politicians to take no action against Iran. The political/regulator class wants to allow Iran to finish building its nuclear weapons forces as it desires. And as such political folks often write, they would like to see a fight between Iran, Iran’s allies and Israel alone.

Our nation’s bipartisan leadership (favored constituents of politicians, sponsors of media,...) is morally bankrupt and has no will to fight for what is right.


22 posted on 01/31/2014 6:36:00 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; admin

Dupe

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3117304/posts


23 posted on 01/31/2014 8:23:10 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: familyop
War seldom follows the plans of strategists. As soon as Israel attacks sites in Iran the Iranians will retaliate against any U.S. targets within range. This would include U.S. naval vessels in the Persian Gulf and bases in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf states. The U.S. will be immediately drawn into the conflict. If the Iranians attempt to interdict international shipping through the Strait of Hormuz the world economy will suffer as long as the Strait is blocked. This could draw Europe and the oil producing states around the Persian Gulf region into the fight. What response Russia and China decide to take could make the difference between a regional war and Armageddon.
24 posted on 02/01/2014 2:26:58 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: logi_cal869
The story I posted didn't show up on the FR Search using the headline. It may be because the headline on your story is slightly different in wording:

1/29 Iran can now build and deliver nukes (Clapper to Senate)

1/31 Iran can now build and deliver nukes, US intel reports

25 posted on 02/01/2014 2:38:51 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hey, I hear you. The search doesn’t always work for me either. I haven’t seen it in writing but I think the ‘dupe’ also serves to crosslink comments, on top of giving the Mod the opportunity to lock one. I can’t help but be apologetic whenever I do it. Happened to me numerous times...don’t sweat it.

The default on the search is ‘keywords’. I try to remember to change that, as keywords are subjective, and do 2-3 single-word searches for ‘title’. Works better for me now than keywords ever did.


26 posted on 02/01/2014 5:12:14 AM PST by logi_cal869
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