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Originally posted by skynetbot
Yes they are, the Soviets had to steal secrets to build one.
Originally posted by pheonix358
reply to post by InTheFlesh1980
That is why I said a stable country. Yet some of what you perceive about the Middle East is filtered by the MSM.
Israel, a tiny country, a tiny population did it secretly and very quickly. Countries like Pakistan and India both managed the feat as did South Africa. Think!
NK and Iran are both very stable countries and have been for decades. Jordan is stable as are some others.
Consider how short a time it would take Australia to make a few!
It is not that hard, certainly not as difficult as MSM and The West would have you believe.
Thanks for the reply.
Originally posted by Carreau
The atomic bombs in '41 were the size of a van. The issue is miniaturizing it to fit into a missile warhead. Then having to develop a multistage rocket to deliver it to a location anywhere in the world. Those things weren't done in '41 and are difficult to do today.
Originally posted by inverslyproportional
reply to post by pheonix358
I believe your mistaking atom vs thermo nuclear weapons, one if a really big fire cracker, the other is thousands of times stronger.
They basically use an atomic weapon as a trigger for the thermo nuclear reaction, so basically an a bomb is the primer for a bullet, or fuse for a grnade or artillery round.
But both can be built easily, the hard part is the knowhow, and the nuclear material, I asume woukd be plutonium 239 I bekieve is weapons grade, and 238 is reactor fuel grade.
It is very hard refine uranium gas, and then spin it in a centrifuge to consentrate it and seperate out the heavier and lighter elements. Then you still have to enrich it in a reactor to make plutonium, so that you could then use it to further enrich weapons grade.
I believe would be the right steps, I am not absolutely sure though, as I havent actually looked it up, I just know a little about it through reading about particle physics.