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Old 10-25-2013, 11:05 AM  
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Report: Iran may be month from a bomb

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Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new estimate by one of the USA's top nuclear experts.

The new assessment comes as the White House invited Senate staffers to a briefing on negotiations with Iran as it is trying to persuade Congress not to go ahead with a bill to stiffen sanctions against Iran.

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

David Albright, president of the institute and a former inspector for the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency, said the estimate means that Iran would have to eliminate more than half of its 19,000 centrifuges to extend the time it would take to build a bomb to six months.

The Obama administration has said Iran is probably a year away from having enough enriched uranium to make a bomb.

Bernadette Meehan, an NSC spokeswoman for President Obama's National Security Council, said the intelligence community maintains "a number of assessments" regarding potential time frames for Iran to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for one weapon or a testable nuclear device.hi

"We continue to closely monitor the Iranian nuclear program and its stockpile of enriched uranium," Meehan said.

World powers are seeking an agreement "that ultimately resolves all of the international community's concerns about Iran's nuclear program," she said. "The ultimate goal is a comprehensive agreement that is credible, transparent, and verifiable."

In the report, Albright said negotiations with Iran should focus on so-called "breakout" times, or the time required to convert low-enriched uranium to weapons-grade.

Albright, who has testified before Congress, said the negotiators should try to find ways to lengthen the breakout times and shorten the time that inspectors could detect breakout. ISIS' analysis is based on the latest Iranian and United Nations reports on Iran's centrifuge equipment for producing nuclear fuel and its nuclear fuel stockpiles.

Iran's stockpile of medium-enriched uranium has nearly doubled in a year's time and its number of centrifuges has expanded from 12,000 in 2012 to 19,000 today.

Sen. Mark Kirk, an Illinois Republican whose Senate Banking Committee is considering legislation to tighten Iran sanctions, said the report shows that Iran is expanding its nuclear capabilities under the cover of negotiations.

"The Senate should move forward immediately with a new round of sanctions to prevent Iran from acquiring an undetectable breakout capability," he said.

The White House has said new sanctions legislation should wait while current negotiations scheduled to resume officially in Geneva next month are moving forward.

The White House said Thursday it will continue consulting with Congress "so that any congressional action is aligned with our negotiating strategy as we move forward," said Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for President Obama's National Security Council.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country has no interest in nuclear weapons but that producing nuclear fuel is Iran's right. His foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has said Iran will not ship its nuclear stockpile to a third country.

However, Iran has blocked international inspectors from some suspected nuclear facilities to verify they are being used for peaceful purposes, access required under international agreements it has signed.

United Nations inspectors have found evidence of a weapons program in violation of Iran's commitment under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The USA and the U.N. Security Council have implemented crippling economic sanctions on Iran to sway it to take steps to assure the world it is not developing a bomb.

Israel, which sees an Iranian nuclear bomb as a threat to its very existence, has said it will take military action to prevent Iran from getting a bomb.

ISIS estimated in October 2012 that Iran could produce enough highly-enriched uranium for a bomb within two to four months. The new estimate is based on an analysis of the latest reports by Iran and the the IAEA.

ISIS considered various scenarios, including if Iran decided to build a covert enrichment plant like it has under a mountain in Fordow, near the city of Qom, that was designed for optimal efficiency and minimal time to enrich enough uranium for bomb making. Such a facility built with current Iranian technology could produce enough material for a bomb in a week, according to the ISIS report.

"If they did that and they were caught it would be a smoking gun of a nuclear weapons program," Albright said.

If Iran moves ahead with installation of its more efficient, second generation centrifuges, it would be able to produce enough nuclear fuel for a bomb with so few of them, between 2,000 and 3,300 centrifuges, that they could fit in a small warehouse, Albright said.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:41 PM   #196
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They're not really much alike at all.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:48 PM   #197
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They're not really much alike at all.


No you can't compare them, each one of a kind.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:50 PM   #198
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Well , if it aint the self admitted scapegoat destined for union with Azazel. Sure am glad you made that task easy by volunteering . It might take awhile but the effects of doing so should set in sooner than later .
Nope, he's not nuts at all.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:52 PM   #199
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Nope, he's not nuts at all.
We should be tolerant of others' beliefs.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:50 PM   #200
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LOL & look who's got my quote as a signature ! Dude , you took the bait and accepted Azazel with the pic and stuff you posted. Cant take that back you are it!
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #201
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I bet you giggled like a little girl after that post, didn't you?

You are a straight up kook.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #202
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Is it OK to not be afraid? Frankly I'm not scared of what a god could or would do to me. As GW Bush said "bring it on"

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Not really , I am reading Isaiah Howl for the day of YHWH is at hand , it shall come as destruction from El Shaddai. Therefore all hands shall be slack and every man's heart shall melt and they shall be afraid ; Pangs and sorrows shall take a hold of them , they shall be in pain as in a woman in travail. They shall be amazed at one another , thier faces shall be as flames.
Behold the day of YHWH comes and day of cruelty , wrath and fierce anger.

Ok now I chuckled . Does that count as a giggle there oh hound of hell ?
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #204
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Is it OK to not be afraid? Frankly I'm not scared of what a god could or would do to me. As GW Bush said "bring it on"

Gods are pussies.
Hey Chris616, which demon is Dave Lane?
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #205
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Not really , I am reading Isaiah Howl for the day of YHWH is at hand , it shall come as destruction from El Shaddai. Therefore all hands shall be slack and every man's heart shall melt and they shall be afraid ; Pangs and sorrows shall take a hold of them , they shall be in pain as in a woman in travail. They shall be amazed at one another , thier faces shall be as flames.
Behold the day of YHWH comes and day of cruelty , wrath and fierce anger.

Ok now I chuckled . Does that count as a giggle there oh hound of hell ?
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:21 PM   #206
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Not sure , I might have to talk to Father Mike down at the Dominican School of Theology that used to be a synagogue. He is an expert at excorcisms and building crosses and planting them on a new moon.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:27 PM   #207
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Not sure , I might have to talk to Father Mike down at the Dominican School of Theology that used to be a synagogue. He is an expert at excorcisms and building crosses and planting them on a new moon.
Well, don't procrastinate because I have a feeling that Dave Lane is somewhere near the top of the hierarchy.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:37 PM   #208
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No doubt . See the funny thing about all of this is how much offense these folks take seeing they say they dont believe it and consider it rubbish. Kinda like someone who doesnt believe but would rather live next to Christians and not outright Satan Worshippers .
I can't speak for the other damned (although I suspect they probably feel the same), but I do not take the least bit of offense whatsoever to your religious nuttery. Even religious people think you're nuts. Religious nuts think you're nuts.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #209
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This really isn't a surprise and one of the points that the "it's none of our business!" people chose to ignore.
Obama has somehow managed to lead us to a point where our traditional ME allies feel forced to consider going nuclear while at the same time driving them away from our sphere of influence and into the arms of our rivals. What a disaster this guy has been.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:45 PM   #210
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Thats what Antichrist is supposed to do.
I'm coming around to seeing your point on this. Is there a definitive test we can do? Does he have a hidden 666 tattoo anywhere or anything?
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