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Saturday, February 14, 2009

And now, it is done....Specialist: Iran has already achieved nuclear weapons capability

This blog has with boring regularity whenever the subject of Iran's CAPABILITY to build nuclear weapons has been raised pointed out that we did it in 10 months, with 1944 technology, in absolute secrecy, and produced a weapon we were so confident was reliable (U-235 gun mount trigger) we didn't even test it before it was used at Hiroshima (the July 1945 test was a plutonium weapons, of more complex technology, THEN).

We have also been BORINGLY STRIDENT that Iran's intention to create such a weapon is not only obvious, but that no power short of force could stop it, and all the flapping of lips, and threats from DC to London, to Paris, to Tel Aviv, to Berlin and back were, not only a waste of time, but made everyone RIDICULOUS in the eyes of the Hojatieh, who understand us very well.

GERTZ:
HERZLIYA, Israel -- A Russian nuclear proliferation expert contradicted a U.S. National Intelligence Estimate, telling a conference here that Iran has developed the capability to produce and fire nuclear weapons.

"Iran already has nuclear capabilities," [Ret.] Gen. Vladimir Dvorkin said on Feb. 4 in a speech to the the annual Herzliya Conference. He also said that said Iran has engineered its latest missiles, enabling them to contain a nuclear warhead.

In a sharp departure from the U.S. NIE in late 2007, the Russian analyst said Teheran acquired most of the components needed for a nuclear bomb as early as 2003.

[Ret.] Gen. Vladimir Dvorkin PBS
A member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dvorkin said Iran has succeeded in concealing the progress of its nuclear program.

"Iran has systematically managed to fool the international community regarding its nuclear plans," Dvorkin said.

NIE asserted that Teheran, concerned of a U.S. attack, suspended its nuclear weapons program in 2003. The controversial assessment, disowned by many in the U.S. intelligence community, asserted that Iran failed to complete the development of a nuclear warhead for Iran's Shihab-3 intermediate ballistic missile.

But Dvorkin said Iran has already modified the Shihab-3 to contain a nuclear warhead. He said Teheran has constructed sufficient numbers of these missiles, with a range of more than 2,000 kilometers, to strike "any target they want."

Iran's nuclear weapons program continues to be fraught with difficulties, Dvorkin said. He cited the biggest problem as the acquisition of uranium, saying Teheran was believed to have obtained the ore from the black market.

The Russian analyst dismissed the prospect that the West could persuade Iran to end its nuclear weapons program. He said Iran regarded nuclear weapons as its key strategic asset.

"The only way I see the problem being resolved is by military action," Dvorkin said.

I'm not sure if rage or disgust is more dominant in me.

Is THE ONE up to all this? So far it has been truly astonishing mistakes in foreign efforts, and a laughable shambles domestically, punctuated by a bill to save us, which no one read before passing it.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Pastorius said...

But, I thought Mohammed el-Baradei was on the case.

Saturday, February 14, 2009 1:00:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mohammed el-Baradei is one of the ummah.

Fox guarding the hen house and all that.

Saturday, February 14, 2009 1:25:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At this point it sounds like our only hope is the Iranians send something up and a piece of that new space junk hits it.

The news that only 5 out of 40 Israelis (and if it was as much as 1 out of 5 it would still be alarming) even know who the Mahdi is means that most of the country does not really know why their most dangerous enemy wants to destroy them. They will continue to believe that diplomacy and negotiations will do something until it is to late for anything but violence, and we are heading down the same road.

Saturday, February 14, 2009 2:23:00 pm  
Blogger WC said...

And now it's done. Israel will attack Iran

Saturday, February 14, 2009 5:22:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I hope you're right, WC.

Saturday, February 14, 2009 5:58:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iran is a very important country in that part of the world and will not tolerate aggression

Saturday, February 14, 2009 9:48:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Anonymous,
Here is my answer to you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPKP86P8Fwc

Saturday, February 14, 2009 10:40:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

Hey anon ..Iran is a racist theocracy, every leader of which since 1979 can't stop talking about killing the jews because of the quran.

On this path you can expect 20-40 million dead iranians whose import will be that they will, as CORPSES spread disease throughout central asia

Bring back the Achaemaenids. They were superior to anything you have

Sunday, February 15, 2009 12:29:00 am  
Blogger andre79 said...

Sorry to break the news to you, Anon but Iran is not an important country in the region and it does tolerate aggression as long as Iran is doing the aggression. See, you got it totally wrong.

Sunday, February 15, 2009 9:14:00 am  

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