posted on Dec, 31 2008 @ 02:43 PM
Originally posted by Exuberant1
reply to post by lunarminer
"I think that I sufficiently proved my case to any reasonable person that Iran "could" have gotten ahold of some old Soviet stuff."
-When exactly did Iran acquire you imaginary 'black market' plutonium?
-Name the Iranian Official who oversaw the transaction.
-Name his Russian Counterpart.
-How much did Russia charge Iran? (per pound/kilo)
-In what city did this transaction take place?
*Admit it, you're a repeater.
[edit on 31-12-2008 by Exuberant1]
Perhaps I'm reading this out of context, but I have to speak on it.
1. Iran acquired nuclear material from Russia?
Ummm.. true, as part of their contract with Russia for Russia to build Iran's first nuclear reactor, the Bushehr Reactor (been online for some time
now). No black market involved. Their deal with the ruskies was that Russia would provide the nuclear rods and Iran would cycle the used material
back to Russia. In January, 2008 Russia completed delivery of 82 tons of Uranium-235.
Then, SUPRISE! Iran announced they have found uranium enough in Iran to produce their own. They are keeping and enriching all used material.
2. Ability to destroy Israel?
They have long had enough material to simply combine with conventional explosives to "dirty bomb" tel aviv making it uninhabitable for a century.
The construction of 10,000+ centrifuges to further enrich uranium to weapons grade is more a matter of national pride and their yearning to join the
"nuclear club". (its always the little short men... Napolean complex?)
3. Deterrence (its good old MAD)
The only reason they have not strapped up suicide bombers with this enriched material or launched missiles loaded up with dirty bombs at Tel Aviv is
because Israel would be obliged to use some of its 350+ advanced nuclear weapons to wipe Iran and its friends off the face of mother earth.
I think I got everything off my chest now ; ) Oh, except... why does some rumor of "plans for a bomb" on an FBI website that were probably some
high school kid's science project matter?
Everyone knows who supplied the weapon technology to Iran, Lybia and North Korea! The "Father of Pakistan's Nuclear Program"...
July 2, 2004 In February 2004, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, considered the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, admitted that he had transferred
sensitive nuclear technology to Libya, Iran, and North Korea. Dr. Khan's statement was a significant breakthrough for international efforts to
uncover a secret network involved in illegal trading of nuclear technology. His confession opened the door for US, IAEA, and other investigators to
delve far deeper into which individuals, companies, countries, and specific technologies were involved in such sales. The network of sellers,
middlemen, and manufacturers is very large, and it will take time uncover and break up the whole system. It is important to expose the full extent of
the network so that it cannot continue on. In addition, a complete understanding of the way in which proliferators bought and sold equipment and
information is vital to assessing flaws in current nonproliferation efforts, including safeguards and export controls. Such knowledge can lead to
recommendations on how to improve the nuclear nonproliferation regime.
Ok, now I'm done!
[edit on 31-12-2008 by SuperSpark]