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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:51 PM

As Iran Achieves Nuclear Weapons Capability, A Red Line Is Passed

WASHINGTON (JTA) The debate about red lines on Iran appears to be over.

With its massive increase of operative centrifuges at a secured uranium enrichment site, Iran appears to have moved beyond the question of whether capability to build a nuclear weapon or actual acquisition of a nuclear weapon is the appropriate red line.

Iran already has achieved nuclear weapons capability, according to Michael Adler, an Iran expert at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Adler studied the latest report of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran, which was leaked last week. It said that Iran soon could double the number of operating centrifuges at its underground Fordo nuclear site from 700 to 1,400. In all, the site has nearly 2,800 centrifuges in place, according to the report.

Fordo, near the holy city of Qom, is built into a mountainside. Israeli and Western officials say the site has been fortified against attack.

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Purveyor Nov 2012 OP
leveymg Nov 2012 #1
larkrake Nov 2012 #2
former-republican Nov 2012 #3
MichaelMcGuire Nov 2012 #4

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:37 PM

1. Somehow, Iran is so smart that they alone can make a fission bomb out of 20% enriched Uranium

They could have tonnes of the stuff, and it would just fizzle.

This sort of propaganda agitprop is just sheer war mongering by the Israelis, who shouldn't overstate their casus belli all the time.

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:53 PM

2. The key to this lie is "Israeli officials say"

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:00 PM

3. This will be showdown of epic proportion's that will test the President beyond belief

 

Could be 1 or 2 years from now but it will happen.

The only way this can be stopped is boots on the ground along with air power.
Question is do we want to stop it ? Is it worth it?

Can we trust Iran with a nuclear weapon ?
Will Israel start a war with Iran they can't finish and drag the U.S into it.

The President seemed very clear on his statement .

He has never deviated from it.



" I will not let Iran have a nuclear weapon....period "

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Response to former-republican (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:15 PM

4. Can we trust Iran with a nuclear weapon?

 

America is the only country to have ever used them. In my view Israel is more worried about a shift in power in the ME.

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