Iran May be Close to Nuke Bomb Capability

Remember when we were told not too worry too much about Iran having nuclear ambitions because they were at least five years away from the capability of developing a nuclear weapon? When was that again? Oh, yeah, five years ago:

Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new analysis by one of the USA's top nuclear experts. This assessment comes as the White House invited Senate staffers to a briefing on negotiations with Iran as it tries to persuade Congress not to proceed with a bill to toughen sanctions against Iran.

The report by the Institute for Science and International Security stated, "Shortening breakout times have implications for any negotiation with Iran. An essential finding is that they are currently too short and shortening further."

I'm actually not all that sure what we should be doing with Iran. The US media almost never reports it, but trade sanctions are really hurting the Islamic Republic. Just yesterday media reports began circulating the family of Mahmoud Ostad-Mohammad, a world renown playwright, was blaming his death on lack of medical supplies due to the sanctions.

It's Iraq in the 1990s all over again. I predict that in the coming months American lefties will begin to be outraged at the sanctions "murdering children". Let's hope Kerry doesn't say something stupid that he'll regret which will be used by crazed conspiracy theorist as "proof" that America doesn't care about killing children. But John Kerry's intellect is a 40w lightbulb to Madeline Albright's 60w, and look how she crammed her foot in her mouth.

It's funny how nearly a decade of increasingly harsh sanctions against Iraq have been lost down the memory hole. It's as if most Americans remember the lead up to the Iraq war as peace and harmony until one day Bush-Hitler woke up and decided to kill some Arabs.

Posted by: Rusty at 10:29 AM

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1 Ahmadinejad freely discussed on many occasions his belief that instigated a major conflict in the middle east will force the "hidden imam" to be revealed... you think the current kooks running that shiite hole don't believe the same shiite?

Their plan supposedly is to have nuclear weapons as a threat, engage in conventional war against Israel, assuming Israel would then not nuke Iran for fear of nuclear retaliation.

They're gonna be in for a muffuggin surprise, ain't they, if they start a war with Israel?

Posted by: Psychocheese at October 25, 2013 12:08 PM

2 Yes and I keep wondering why Israel is waiting.

Do they need to take a million casualties before making all the enemies around them into fields of glass and slag ???

Posted by: chisquareed at October 26, 2013 02:17 AM

3 Iran will get an atomic weapon. That's a given. Even if they are attacked they will still get them. If not their own. From others like Pakistan, North Korea, China and perhaps even Russia. Most of the world is dependant on Muslim oil. That is the key.

Posted by: Louis at October 27, 2013 07:11 AM

4 #3 - no those countries want to keep their own and giving them to iran will make them a target as a collaborator/co-conspirator for the atrocity you know the iranians will commit.

The problem is that there are very many targets where the nukes could be (and the underground facilities producing them). I will be a major military operation requiring nullifying much of irans military/command and control because of the extensive on-the-ground actions required to destroy those locations.

Posted by: hepsharnon at October 27, 2013 11:06 AM

5 You have your opinion and I have mine. In the end it really doesn't matter. American Universities are turning out Nuclear Scientists by the hundreds every year and most of them are from the middle east. The world can give them the weapons or the technology to build their own. The result will be the same. Iran will have them sooner or later. The only nation that once had the influence to stop the development is busy spying on it's allies.

And when Iran has the ability to deliver these weapons of mass destruction the rest of the Muslim world will KISS their asses. Why? Because the mad moolas in charge may just use them.

In the name of God of course.

Posted by: Louis at October 27, 2013 07:47 PM






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