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Obama says Iran a year or more from nuclear weapon capability
Reuters ^ | October 5, 2013 | by Roberta Rampton

Posted on 10/05/2013 7:59:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The United States believes Iran is a year or a more away from being able to produce a nuclear weapon, President Barack Obama said in an interview with the Associated Press released on Saturday, although he described the estimate as "conservative."

"Our assessment continues to be a year or more away, and in fact, actually our estimate is probably more conservative than the estimates of Israeli intelligence services," Obama said in reply to a question about the U.S. intelligence assessment of Iran's ability to produce nuclear weapons.

Obama has directed U.S. officials to try to work out an agreement with Iran to allay international concerns about its nuclear program, an opportunity he has said is worth exploring after the election of the relatively moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: axisofevil; iran; leadingfrombehind; nuclear; worldwar3

1 posted on 10/05/2013 7:59:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If he’s saying a year away, they must have several warheads ready.


2 posted on 10/05/2013 8:01:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

They may have shipped some to their buddies in South America already!


3 posted on 10/05/2013 8:04:20 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

For defense, it is more “conservative” to prepare for a worst-case scenario and be ready to act.


4 posted on 10/05/2013 8:07:26 PM PDT by familyop
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battlestation!”


5 posted on 10/05/2013 8:10:04 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Iran has been 6 months away from nukes since 1974.

Give it up!!! Iran isn’t shooting your dog or crazy ladies in DC. Iran isn’t monitoring your communications and molesting your Mom @ the airport.

If you value freedom, your enemy is not Iran.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 8:13:01 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Next time Obunga makes a declaration of Iran’s Nuke capabilities it will be “ they will not have a bomb until Jan. 17th 2017, don’t be blaming me”


7 posted on 10/05/2013 8:25:27 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Olog-hai
If he’s saying a year away, they must have several warheads ready.

Roger that. My sentiments exactly.

8 posted on 10/05/2013 8:31:45 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Mark17

And it must be accepted that Zer0 is covering for Iran against us.


9 posted on 10/05/2013 8:44:37 PM PDT by MtnClimber (0-Bomb-a-Nation. Resist we much!)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

No . . . Iran just wants to blow up the whole world with nukes so that their Mahdi will come and rescue them. No danger at all.

And just how do you know Iran isn’t behind all of that anyway? The politicians that are currently in power are sympathetic to Iran. Iran also has access to the intarwebs and can hack the NSA if they aren’t actually cooperating with them.


10 posted on 10/05/2013 8:56:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yup, or even worse than that, their buddies in Mexico.


11 posted on 10/05/2013 8:57:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How long did it take the United States to obtain enough highly-enriched uranium, using 40’s technology, to build the bomb we used on Japan?


12 posted on 10/05/2013 8:59:54 PM PDT by satan (The tree of liberty is dying in the drought.)
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To: MtnClimber
And it must be accepted that Zer0 is covering for Iran against us.

I can assure you, it IS accepted.

13 posted on 10/05/2013 9:05:45 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Notice that the Iranians (in Obama’s explanations) remain always about a year away?

Obama will do or say anything to preempt the Israelis and take away their initiatives. He even said that US estimates are “more conservative” than Israeli Intel estimates - what a load of rubbish!

Clinton said the same thing about the NORKS and suddenly they were a nuke power.

Obama is holding the Israelis back in the hope that Iran will get the bomb and then it will be too late.

The world will be under Iranian nuke threat soon. Gas will cost $18.56 per gallon.

14 posted on 10/06/2013 1:22:15 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama also said that Obamacare would be cheaper for all of us.


15 posted on 10/06/2013 3:24:14 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And bozo wants to reduce sanctions against Iran????

Israelis are right to be disgusted with the punk in the WH!


16 posted on 10/06/2013 4:31:02 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama must be so excited!


17 posted on 10/06/2013 4:41:57 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Olog-hai

Yes there is that very real possibility too.


18 posted on 10/06/2013 6:24:17 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Does ANYONE actually believe what odumbo says?


19 posted on 10/06/2013 6:34:07 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov

Barack Hussein Obama Our First SWAMP-GAS-American President

it comes out of nowhere,...and is too often mistaken for all manner of things...

one need be PURPOSEFULLY stupid....to be taken in by any of barrys words


20 posted on 10/06/2013 6:39:43 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.
"Our assessment continues to be a year or more away, and in fact, actually our estimate is probably more conservative than the estimates of Israeli intelligence services," Obama said in reply to a question about the U.S. intelligence assessment of Iran's ability to produce nuclear weapons.
Meanwhile:
21 posted on 10/06/2013 7:37:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: satan
Close to 3 years to design/build the machines and refine enough for the first bomb.

Iran does not have the resources to recreate the Manhattan project or design their own modern refining equipment. I doubt they can physically construct a working modern bomb even with uranium in hand.

They can build a primitive bomb but are 100% dependent on imported technology to build it. Unfortunately, humanity typically has no shortage of members willing to sell out to the devil.

22 posted on 10/06/2013 7:56:32 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Right answer should have been “never”. It's well known that Iran sees it as their personal and religious responsibility to bring chaos to the world. Obama, they LIE too!
23 posted on 10/06/2013 8:14:23 AM PDT by smilebig1 (Just one opinion)
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24 posted on 10/06/2013 3:03:56 PM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey Obama, instead of destroying our nuclear arsenal (or is it too late), why not just ship all of our nukes to Iran. Then it won’t take so long for them to build up their nuclear arsenal to use against America (the big Satan), and you can just finish off America quickly instead of dragging out our destruction over the next 3 1/2 years. And after America is destroyed Iran can destroy Israel (the little Satan), and finally we can have world peace. Then you will have finally rightfully earned your Nobel Peace Prize, as well assuring your place in Paradise with your 72 bacha bazis. </sarc>


25 posted on 10/06/2013 5:52:34 PM PDT by Perseverando (It's ALL about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: SJackson

Is this like groundhog day, or something? Every Monday and Thursday, some idiot pontificates about how long it will take Iran to get the bomb. I’m sure by some prognostications of several years ago, they already got it. They’ll get the bomb eventually, so long as nobody is willing or able to stop them. Israel is willing but not able. America is able but not willing.


26 posted on 10/06/2013 10:15:29 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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