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Perpetual3am 01-10-2012 11:21 AM

Let's put this to rest, Iran isn't developing Nukes
I saw this article the other day, just confirms what most people knew was just rhetoric by the chickenhawks in Washington.


U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta let slip on Sunday the big open secret that Washington war hawks don’t want widely known: Iran is not developing nuclear weapons.

Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, Panetta admitted that despite all the rhetoric, Iran is not pursuing the ability to split atoms with weapons, saying it is instead pursuing “a nuclear capability.”

That “capability” falls in line with what Iran has said for years: that it is developing nuclear energy facilities, not nuclear weapons.

“I think the pressure of the sanctions, the diplomatic pressures from everywhere, Europe, the United States, elsewhere, it’s working to put pressure on them,” Panetta explained on Sunday. “To make them understand that they cannot continue to do what they’re doing. Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No. But we know that they’re trying to develop a nuclear capability, and that’s what concerns us. And our red line to Iran is, do not develop a nuclear weapon. That’s a red line for us.”

Republicans have been beating the drums of war in recent weeks as tensions in the Iranian gulf have soared. Iran has threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, a key oil transport hub crucial to global industry, if U.S. warships return to monitor their activities.

Iran said it was planning to hold military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in the coming weeks, and prior wargames saw the Iranians test missiles that are designed to sink warships.

President Barack Obama recently agreed to fresh sanctions on Iran targeting the country’s central bank, in hopes of slowing down their nuclear program. The European Union was also considering fresh sanctions, and details were expected later in January. The U.N., as well, has sanctioned Iran repeatedly over its nuclear program.

Iran said recently that it had created the country’s first ever nuclear fuel rod made from domestic uranium enriched at their own facilities.

Nuclear fuel enrichment is much different from enrichment for weapons. Most commercial nuclear reactors use lightly enriched uranium, which is between 3-5 percent enriched. Weapons-grade uranium must be enriched to approximately 85 percent or more of a key radioactive isotope for it to be usable in an atomic bomb.

Iran added on Monday that it had also enriched uranium up to 20 percent in an underground facility, explaining that the isotopes were to be used to help cancer patients.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said late last year that Iran had carried out tests that suggested they may be taking the first steps toward building a nuclear weapon, but former agency insiders disputed the claim as being misleading.
Panetta admits Iran not developing nukes | The Raw Story

JeffreyCH 01-10-2012 05:25 PM

Surprise, surprise, surprise...Does any of this sound strangely familiar? Knock off about 10 years, replace Iran with Iraq, trade the words nuclear capabilities with's a page right out of George jr's book "How to start war based on bullshit" So what's next? "We have new evidence that Iran is indeed making nuclear bombs, we can't show it to you because it's a matter of national security but trust's new and it's evidence" Or maybe one of our warships will sink in the strait, if the Iranians don't have the balls to do it, we'll just do it ourselves. I've been saying it for years, our entire federal government should be impeached, they barely even try to cover up their crimes anymore. If anyone thinks for one second that voting for this or that is going to change anything, then you are a fool. Look at Eric Holder, gun smuggling and money laundering, no charges, Bernake, fraud and theft by deception, no charges, insider trading by members of the house and senate, no charges, they call it lobbying I call it bribery, no charges, commit treason with NDAA, no charges, the list is endless. Now Russia is getting pissed about the Iran thing, so maybe this is all a ploy to drag the cold war out of mothballs :dunno: Or who knows, maybe it's just a distraction because they are not done looting the country and are getting tired of people seeing through the veil of bullshit.

JeffreyCH 01-10-2012 05:56 PM

And so it begins....WEEEEEEE!!! The comments below the article are fucking hilarious in a disturbing way

It’s On! US Troops Land In Israel By The Thousands

JeffreyCH 01-11-2012 07:37 AM

Iranian nuclear scientist killed in Tehran bomb explosion | World news |


Originally Posted by Theodore Karasik
Instead of actually fighting a conventional war, western powers and their allies appear to be relying on covert war tactics to try to delay and degrade Iran's nuclear advancement,

Covert tactics? :rolleyes:

JeffreyCH 01-13-2012 04:42 AM

Uh oh....looks like Iran will no longer accept the dollar for oil. Not good :(

Russian Move Against US Called ?First Shot? Of World War III | Pakalert Press

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