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Panetta admits Iran not developing nukes

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posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 05:56 AM
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Panetta admits Iran not developing nukes


www.rawstory.com

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.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 05:56 AM
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Well well, pretty much what we've known all along, hopefully this is American starting to show its true hand. Im still on the fence with this guy but he seems to be less of an evil bastard than the likes of Bush snr. Wonder how the Israeli lobby will respond to this.

I guess in a few more years Iran will be ready for some Acid house, maybe they just want Glow Sticks that will last all night!

Time to stop the war mongering and return to diplomacy.

www.rawstory.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:03 AM
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If they looked for uranium they were looking for a nuke

They already have enough material to make 1 or 2 small bombs. What they don't have is a delivery device. Some device would need to air burst, and travel over 300 miles...Iran just isn't there yet, but 6 Months from now this will be huge news


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posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:07 AM
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Originally posted by THEDUDE86
reply to post by trustnothing
 


If they looked for uranium they were looking for a nuke

They already have enough material to make 1 or 2 small bombs. What they don't have is a delivery device. Some device would need to air burst, and travel over 300 miles...Iran just isn't there yet, but 6 Months from now this will be huge news




posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:11 AM
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Thats all well and good and im glad they have admitted it, but building nuclear reactors in a major earth quake zone is an accident waiting to happen, I fail to see how any earth quake 'safe guards' that are built in can perfectly protect the reactor and guarantee safety for the local and not so local population. Stopping them now is a good idea in my opinion, what ever the means.



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:14 AM
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Originally posted by THEDUDE86
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If they looked for uranium they were looking for a nuke

They already have enough material to make 1 or 2 small bombs. What they don't have is a delivery device. Some device would need to air burst, and travel over 300 miles...Iran just isn't there yet, but 6 Months from now this will be huge news


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I doubt it (reffering to 6months).

Allegedly. Iran was already capable of having functioning nuclear weapons since 2006-2007.
5 Years later... the same horn is being blown by the west.

I honestly think that if Iran wanted a nuclear bomb they would have had one many years ago.



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:16 AM
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Originally posted by chaztekno
Thats all well and good and im glad they have admitted it, but building nuclear reactors in a major earth quake zone is an accident waiting to happen, I fail to see how any earth quake 'safe guards' that are built in can perfectly protect the reactor and guarantee safety for the local and not so local population. Stopping them now is a good idea in my opinion, what ever the means.


OK so are you saying we should attack Japan and the US if they refuse to decommission their plants which are built on top of fault lines?

"Stopping them now is a good idea in my opinion, what ever the means."



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:19 AM
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Originally posted by chaztekno
Thats all well and good and im glad they have admitted it, but building nuclear reactors in a major earth quake zone is an accident waiting to happen, I fail to see how any earth quake 'safe guards' that are built in can perfectly protect the reactor and guarantee safety for the local and not so local population. Stopping them now is a good idea in my opinion, what ever the means.



Can you name on earthquake that has damaged a nuclear reactor..
Keep in mind I work in emergency management and have been involved on several nuclear incident training scenarios



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:19 AM
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Ahmadinejad is in Venezuela, and Hugo Chavez joked about having a "big atomic bomb" under the lawn of the presidential palace.

news.yahoo.com...

The guys have good humour...



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:25 AM
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We are allies with the USA and Japan so no is the answer. Germany is leading the world in doing the right thing.

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Fukushima



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:33 AM
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Here is the link to the video of the conversation.

youtu.be...

So they are going to "wipe Israel of the map" with what again?



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:33 AM
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Fukushima



No, the reactor survived the quake.

The tsunami took out the reactor by destroying the pumps and batteries...

Nuclear reactors are designed to withstand a jet impact, and during an earthquake will shut down. However the back up cooling devices were not as well mitigated from the tsunami hazard.

The overheating because of the loss of cooling devices created hydrogen gas, then exploded which created the run off on the reactor. The mistake was putting the reactor by the ocean not putting it in the quake zone.

Think about all the other reactors that had zero dagamge in japan



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:37 AM
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Iran already has Nuclear weapons. They will just be easy to shoot down is all. They are from the USSR , bought off the black market after the Soviet collapse.



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:37 AM
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"Nuclear reactors are designed to withstand a jet impact"

thats what they said about the WTC lol



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:42 AM
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Since "nuclear capability" means "capable of building nuclear weapons," your headline and the source you based it on is simply wrong. If Iran isn't trying to acquire a nuclear capability, they are insane.



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 06:43 AM
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Are you serious? What about Fukushima? I think there was more than one reactor damaged there, don't you?

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posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 07:04 AM
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Oh, and American politician told the truth! Good thing those guys never flip-flop round this MF'r ya dig



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 07:42 AM
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Originally posted by DaarkSyde2012


Are you serious? What about Fukushima? I think there was more than one reactor damaged there, don't you?

edit on 10-1-2012 by DaarkSyde2012 because: (no reason given)


Read my explination which you missed earlier
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