At 9/11/12 09:43 PM, adrshepard wrote:
Iran received roughly 531 tons of yellowcake uranium ore from South Africa in the 1980s. A report from 2009 said that the IAEA put Iran's quantity of UF6, which can be refined to produce nuclear weapons, at 366 tons. Iran has enough fissile material to make several bombs once it is enriched enough; this is not in dispute by anyone besides yourself.
Once again, this amount of Uranium (366 tons) is not pure U-235 as stated in the article several times. This uranium oxide would have to be heavily centrifuged if any desire to stockpile U-235 is desired by Iran. Also in the article it stated that most of the Uranium would likely be reserved for a reactor, not bombs.
This is once again assuming has the technology to reach the 90% enrichment, which they don't.http://www.fas.org/pubs/_docs/IssueBrief_Jan2011_Iran.pdf
Read the very first page. Then read page 19 to see that Iran could conceivably produce enough highly enriched uranium in less than four years, given its capacity in 2011.
That statement was made by Israeli intelligence, not by the FAS. So if you're suggesting the credibilities are equal, you're out of your mind.
Yet you link to an article that says Iran refused inspectors access to an area where they allegedly worked on an nuclear detonator and which Iran has rushed to demolish and cover up over the past several months. The article also quotes the IAEA as saying that Iran's uncooperative nature has not assured anyone of its peaceful intentions.
Which is also stated in the U.N. conference, however most of the U.N. does not accept accusations of Iran developing nuclear weaponry. Although Iran's prior secrecy on nuclear projects may be violating the U.N.'s policies, secrecy is not enough evidence or may not be considered evidence for Irans building nukes.
The United states is one of the few countries that believes Iran may not have peaceful intentions with nuclear resources. Therefore, an article from the United States will most likely be biased towards this position.The IAEA is an international organization which is quoted in the article. The fact that the Washington Post wrote the story is irrelevant. The quote is verbatim from the IAEA's August 30 report "...Iran is not providing the necessary cooperation, including by not implementing its Additional Protocol, the agency is unable to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities." Page 11 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2012/sep/04/iaea -report-full-document
The term "Additional Protocol" because it is capitalized, must be a specific term coined/defined by the IAEA's investigation/data collecting processes. Basically this is a form of deception, by not directly stating that, "Iran has enriched U-235 hidden from us" and saying that phrase instead. They don't have the proof to make that direct statement, so they coin a word and use that to create the impression that Iran is hiding U-235. This article is deceptive and doesnt proof a thing.
That's another lie, most of the world does believe that Iran's intention's with radioactive supplies and purely for energy. By this lie you've told me, it's obvious you've never been outside of the U.S. to another industrialized nation.I don't have to; I read the news.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/nuclear-armed -iran-not-an-option-says-german-foreign-minister/story-e6frf 7k6-1226468703229
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-11-21/world/world_europe_uk-ira n-sanctions_1_nuclear-program-military-dimensions-iranian-ba nks?_s=PM:EUROPE
http://articles.cnn.com/2012-01-24/world/world_europe_iran-a ustralia-sanctions_1_nuclear-program-nuclear-watchdog-intern ational-atomic-energy-agency?_s=PM:EUROPE
And this extends to Middle Eastern countries as well
The thing about media resources is that they always favor the more juicy and exciting position. What's more exciting, a slim possibility that Iran could produce a nuclear weapon, then carry on the imagination writing about the potential devastation to be caused, or reporting that most likely Iran is not attempting this. Most of all people, especially in Europe are not even slightly concerned by the threat, because they understand the threat does not exist. On top of this, I have visited and worked Ireland and Northern Ireland (keep in mind, part of the U.K., involved in the war on terror) four times, including last winter. There was not one headline or news story of any kind in the paper or on the tele that expressed any concern of Ireland, the U.K., or even Europe on the issue of Iran producing nuclear weapons. None of my cousins, aunt's and uncles, nephews, or my grandma even brought up the subject in the numerous political conversations we had. None of the people I visited in a pub or a nightclub, or even publicized on the streets of Dublin mention anything about Iran producing nuclear weapons.
I understand it may be talked about a bit and written about in the paper, but as far as I've experienced, at least in Ireland and the U.K., the issue of Iran potentially developing nuclear weapons is definitely not a headline story, nor an issue used in an election.
So the skeptic may ask, why does Europe generally not consider this to be a huge issue while the U.S. presidential candidates are using it as an essential part the current political platform? It's a good question.
Go to anyplace and Europe, you will be shocked by how different people think, how much you will learn about their view on the U.S., and most importantly how to be skeptical. You and a good proportion of Americans are obsessing over a threat that just isn't valid and creating personal fear out of media fluff.
As for claiming that Iran is a rational government or its leaders as rational, that's another lie. I never stated or implied that,You, in your last post:
"You're also stereotyping about Iran's leadership and its people by assuming they're extremists, which you are also entirely incorrect about."
Or are "extremism" and "rationality" not mutually exclusive in your mind?
Just because I strongly stated the Iranian government isn't extremist doesn't make the government rational, this is obvious to a person who isn't limiting in reading black and white. Once again, if you had actually read what i wrote, i made the argument that the war they are fighting in is retarded because it is being waged for religious motives.
By all means, continue to enlighten me on the "lies" I've just posted.
No, apparently you are too brain dead or morally absent to enlighten yourself (much less let anyone else) of what lying and deceiving are defined as. Oops I also forgot twisting and manipulating another's words as shown in your prior statement.
Find and watch several interviews with physics professors around the world and watch those, or sit on on a lecture by a physicist. When he starts a lecture on nuclear fission, ask about this Iranian conspiracy, he will enlighten you quite firmly ahaha. Or you can simply email one . FSU is world-renowned for its physics department and its research, but you obviously choose another university.