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Iran can produce nuke in as little as 16 days

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posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 08:25 PM
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scary...see link

I take this with a grain of salt.... so reminds me of the iraq build up

www.bloomberg.com...

[edit on 12-4-2006 by RickinVa]




posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 08:49 PM
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I am surprised Bloomberg even carried the story. Normally they are rather reliable but in this case it seems the reporter got carried away.

The article mentions this could only be accomplished in that amount of time if they had 50,000 or 54,000 centrifuges. Using their current 164 would take 13 years which is a very big difference.

The main question that should be asked is how long will it take them to get the additional ones required to do it in 16 days? it is for certain 53,800 plus are not just going to drop out of the sky ya know. :shk:

My guess and I admit a very poor one would be years and even I am not willing to make a guess on how many, so I would not make too much out of this for that reason.

Just did a quick google and found this


At past rates of production, Iran can make and assemble about 70-100 centrifuges per month, and could therefore have a total of 1,300-1,600 centrifuges by late 2006, if they resume centrifuge manufacturing in January 2006. Combining all these centrifuges into cascades, installing control equipment, building feed and withdrawal systems, and testing the plant would take at least another year.

Given another year to make enough HEU for a nuclear weapon and a few more months to convert the uranium into weapon components, Iran could have its first nuclear weapon in 2009. By this time, Iran is assessed to have had sufficient time to prepare the other components of a nuclear weapon, although the weapon may not be deliverable by a ballistic missile.

www.isis-online.org...





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posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 09:01 PM
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45 minutes!
Iran can make a bomb in 45 minutes! Lets nuke them now.

ok joking
there seems to be a bit of confusion though
compare that story to this one ABC

[edit on 12-4-2006 by AdamJ]



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 09:04 PM
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This is how AP carriers are penning the pertinent (or odd) portion of the interview vs. that of carried by Bloomberg in the original post:


Deputy Nuclear Chief Mohammad Saeedi said Iran has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that it plans to install 3,000 centrifuges at its facility in the central town of Natanz by late 2006, then expand to 54,000 centrifuges, though he did not say when.

"We will expand uranium enrichment to industrial scale at Natanz," Saeedi told state-run television.
Saeedi said using 54,000 centrifuges will be able to produce enough enriched uranium to provide fuel for a 1,000-megawatt nuclear power plant like one Russia is finishing in southern Iran.

AP full article


Seems there are some crossed wires somewhere…



mg



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 09:06 PM
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Personally I don't trust Bloomberg as a news source.

I've caught them reporting complete opposite points of "fact" three days appart: So which is it?

I always double check with another source and make sure they are not just quoting the Bloomberg story.
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posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 09:18 PM
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Originally posted by Gools
Personally I don't trust Bloomberg as a news source.

I've caught them reporting complete opposite points of "fact" three days appart: So which is it?

I always double check with another source and make sure they are not just quoting the Bloomberg story.
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I agree that is normally what I do. In the examples your link showed one story had one author while the other had two authors Ctorres was on both with Rrichter as a co-author on the 2nd perhaps he caught the errors ctorres made. Just a guess.



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 09:31 PM
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I just went back and checked the author or this story and it appears he is in Russia. Why does that not surprise me? Possible Russian hype seems very likely here.



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