Skip to comments.Iran can now build and deliver nukes, US intel reports
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. . .
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Kind of shocking that Israel just sits back and watches.
CnC said Iran isnt building nukes ... who you gonna believe? Our president or those joooooooooooozzzze?
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?
Another “win” for Obama/Clinton.
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!
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.
That’s impossible. W Bush and Zero told us they would never allow this to occur.
Maybe Israel shouldn’t list to coke heads.
And why were all the Nuke Officer purged recently again?
cheating on tests? rrriiiiiigght
“...We need some of those...”
We have all the tools we need, but not the determination to use them.
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
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...)
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.
I hope the US military does something about this before a bunch of Americans get nuked.
Yes, it is.
Israel needs to realize that it has no friends, and only enemies very sadly.
Yeah, but with those 7,000 mph missiles, we could blow up the Iranian stuff before it got 100 feet off the ground!
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.
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.
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