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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Hey, let’s just invade! What’s a couple thousand dead American soldiers and one or two hundred thousand civilian deaths? That’s how The Decider would handle it.
    And we wouldn’t look so weak doing that stupid diplomacy stuff.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    Netanyahu says Iran has many tonnes of partially enriched uranium and is very close to a huge arsenal of U235 nuclear weapons.

    In 1945, the US announced that it had dropped U235 nuclear weapons on Japan winning the war for Democracy, peace, and freedom. The U235 nuclear weapons were made by centrifuging UF6 gas until weapons’ grade U235 nuclear weapons were produced, a task no other nation had the technology to replicate.

    The first nukes by the US/USSR/UK/France/China were made by putting tonnes of uranium metal with graphite to produce plutonium, which is easily extracted and weaponised.

    So either Netanyahu is wrong, or Iran is the only nation deceived by the post WWII US disinformation campaign, or the whole story about Iranian nukes promulgated by Israel and the US is completely wrong.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago


  4. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Michael, it depends on how many Calutrons the Iranians might have. Remember that an Iraqi site bombed in the 1991 Gulf War disclosed a large number of centrifuges. According to Richard Rhodes in Twilight of the Bombs the use of centrifuges took IAEA inspectors completely by surprise. Everyone was expecting that the Iraqis would produce Plutonium rather than separate U235 from U238.

    Since the separation can be done well away from a reactor, which might be subject to inspection, it might be easier to hide, although such a facility does require lots of centrifuges and floor space.

    But we know that the Iranians have such a facility because that is what the Israel “worm” attacked a few years ago, wrecking a number of centrifuges.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Netanyahu has been saying this for at least a decade. There has been no more activity on building a nuclear weapon since 2003. Backed by the UN and our own intelligence agenicies.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    No matter how many centrifuges the Iranians have, IF they have tonnes of uranium, it’s MUCH easier to make a plutonium weapon. And if the centrifuges are hidden in a deep, underground chamber, well, so could the plutonium producing pile be hidden.

    For the creation of its plutonium bombs, the US used tonnes of uranium, graphite, and three years. Iran has had far more than three years.

    But if Iran has only a few hundred kilos of ‘denatured’ uranium, that might not be enough to create a plutonium-generating pile, and so the centrifuge might be the only approach.

    But the US and Israel have been warning that Iran is less than a year away from a nuclear weapon. Since 1979!

    We need to ask the Danes if they smell anything.

  7. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    No question that reactors converting U238 into Pu is the way to go, economically. But hiding a the necessary reactor underground has it’s difficulties.

    Also, reactor bred plutonium has a high ratio of Pu-240, which has to be reduced to make weapons grade plutonium.

    Here is an article about the Iranian centrifuges. That’s a lot of centrifuges!

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