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UN Inspectors Find Traces Of Iranian Uranium Enriched Beyond 20 Percent

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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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UN Inspectors Find Traces Of Iranian Uranium Enriched Beyond 20 Percent


www.rferl.org

The UN's nuclear watchdog agency says that inspectors found some particles of uranium that had been enriched up to 27 percent at a site in Iran.
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Twenty-percent enriched uranium is needed for nuclear fuel.
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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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now i've read on other stories that this is enough to create nuclear warheads, but i thought i'd use this article because it clearly states that uranium must be enriched to 90% to be used as a nuclear weapon.

so it seems like more war propaganda is being shot around. they seemed so set on going to war for no reason AGAIN!

From NY Times source:

The finding is a potentially alarming development since it moves the purity of Iran’s uranium enrichment closer toward bomb-grade material even as a group of six world powers is negotiating with Tehran to shift its nuclear program in the opposite direction. Whether the 27 percent figure represents a trace amount was not made clear in the report, a copy of which was made available to The New York Times.


your thoughts?

www.rferl.org
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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It's their country, if other countries can screw things up with unsafe energy, then why not Iran? Sick of this bull, if other countries can threaten each other with atomic warheads, then why not Iran? Douche bags, corrupt policemen of the world

edit on 25-5-2012 by Zcustosmorum because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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What's the margin of error with uranium enrichment? Is 7% something you'd have to set your mind to producing or could this be like trying to hit a whole number at the petrol pump and going a few.00's over?



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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Who cares? If the superpowers think it's great to have nuclear weapons to threaten others with, then it's only fair Iran should have their own protection against these megalomaniacs.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by Kolya
What's the margin of error with uranium enrichment? Is 7% something you'd have to set your mind to producing or could this be like trying to hit a whole number at the petrol pump and going a few.00's over?


I think that after around 25% it becomes much much harder to purify any more...

Other techniques must be used beyond centrifuges me thinks...

Having said this, I don't really care what Iran does.

It's the USA that scares me.


edit on 5/25/2012 by Dustytoad because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by stuncrazy

UN Inspectors Find Traces Of Iranian Uranium Enriched Beyond 20 Percent


www.rferl.org

The UN's nuclear watchdog agency says that inspectors found some particles of uranium that had been enriched up to 27 percent at a site in Iran.
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Twenty-percent enriched uranium is needed for nuclear fuel.


Who paid them to say that?



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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Question: What is flat, shiny and glows in the dark?

Answer: Iran, real soon now.....



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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looks like Obama needs a war to maintain his electability after all, that and the war mongers are looking for more money making opportunities.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:15 PM
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Noam Chomsky said it one time, something along the lines of, if a war did erupt, then obviously Iran can't win, but what they can do, is make it last out and fight a war which would last a very, very long time, based on the location of the country, terrain etc. Makes perfect sense.


It's like, the world playground, Iran won't play with the big boys, so they begin a kind of bullying campaign against them. I'm thinking, "just leave these folks be ffs".

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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:24 PM
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Complete warmongering scare tactics. They need 90% enrichment for a weapon, and found a "few particles" that measured 27% which they admit could likely be the result of equipment error having nothing to do with the operator. Let's see... you need 20% enrichment for power, 90% enrichment for a bomb. What scenario is more likely?



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:57 PM
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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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propaganda got em hook line and sinker.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 02:13 PM
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From another source, BBC,


UN nuclear inspectors have found traces of uranium enriched at 27% at Iran's Fordo nuclear site, a confidential report obtained by the BBC suggests. The report by the nuclear watchdog IAEA comes a day after Iran and world powers held talks on Iran's nuclear programme.

Iran says the aim of the Fordo site is to enrich uranium for civilian use up to a maximum of 20%, and the latest readings could be accidental. Analysts say 27% would bring Iran closer to making weapons-grade uranium.

The latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iranian officials told inspectors that the production of such particles "may happen for technical reasons beyond the operator's control".


www.bbc.co.uk...

So much conflicting information, misinformation coming out on Iran's nuclear programme and the negotiations with the P5+1. Who know's what the hell is going on.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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the only consistent information i've been able to see with this story is they are at 27%, and nuclear fuel needs 20% and weaponry needs 90%. the 27% could also be a little high and an electronic error.

so if you cut through the bs and just get to brass taxes its pretty safe to say that iran is doing exactly what it says it's doing, but of course that's not what they're gonna make it sound like.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
So much conflicting information, misinformation coming out on Iran's nuclear programme and the negotiations with the P5+1. Who know's what the hell is going on.


This one's pretty simple. You need 20% enrichment for nuclear power. You need 90% enrichment for a nuclear weapon. They found a few particles that registered at the 27% mark. Saying that this proves Iran is moving towards making a nuclear weapon is like saying that jumping into the air proves you're on your way to the moon. Iran has no ambitions of creating WMDs or doing anything else to antagonize the US or Israel. Ahmadinejad has to play the role and put his tough-guy face on in public. He's their President. But the reaility is that they want to be left the hell alone and are more than likely terrified because we've taken over rest of the Middle-East. Seriously, who's left? We've already got Israel, the UAE, Libya, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Turkey, and Jordan. Egypt is about to elect a President for the first time in the nation's history and the winner will likely be a US-backed puppet. So we've got Iran and Syria as the last hold-outs. Syria, who already HAS nuclear weapons, is flying under the radar and is a known sponsor and harbor for terrorists, and they're right next to Israel. But we're not messing with them right now because their in the middle of a rebellion uprising. That leaves Iran.

** I forgot Yemen. But hey, every body needs an a$$hole

edit on 5/25/2012 by draco49 because: Yemen



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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Honestly, everyone... "traces" ... "particles".... really?

The process isn't perfect... you will find such anomalies in any Uranium enrichment facility... anywhere.

Or are we trying to create a narrative that supports the war drum and saber rattling that the military industrial complex injects into our daily lives?



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by stuncrazy
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brass taxes


It's "brass tacks".



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by Kolya

Originally posted by stuncrazy
reply to post by Peruvianmonk
 

brass taxes


It's "brass tacks".


Or, if you're down with the Beastie Boys, it's "Brass Monkey".



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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I'm not trying to be a grammar Nazi, but the second you're in an argument with someone and give them an excuse to go off on a tangent over spelling etc. it's an uphill battle. Don't give them the opportunity.



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