Saturday, December 26, 2009
IRAN: TALK, TALK, TALK = NUKES
THE USA WOULD STILL BE A COLONY IF NOT FOR FRENCH HELP. IRAN IS A COLONY OF THE FASCISTS AND ALL WE OFFER THEM IS OUR CONDOLENCES AS THEY TORTURE AND MURDER THEIR CITIZENS. DO WE EXPECT THE HATERS TO CHANGE SOON BY OUR TALK?
Secret Documents Reveal Iran’s Smoking Gun’ for Nuclear Bomb
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu Iran’s ‘Smoking Gun’ Exposed
Secret documents obtained and translated by the Times of London reveal that Iran has been working for two years on a plan to test a nuclear bomb component that triggers an explosion.
American intelligence experts previously had denied Israeli reports on Iran’s nearing nuclear capability. They claimed that Tehran in 2003 had halted preparations to make nuclear weapons and would not resume work on the project before mid-2007. The United States earlier this year admitted its information was incorrect.
Mark Fitzpatrick, senior fellow for non-proliferation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, told the Times, "The most shattering conclusion is that... this was an effort that began in 2007…. If Iran is working on weapons, it means there is no diplomatic solution.
“Is this the smoking gun? That’s the question people should be asking. It looks like the smoking gun. This is smoking uranium.”
The technical document describes the use of a neutron that independent experts say have no use other than for a nuclear weapon, according to the Times.
The documents have been transferred to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the nuclear watchdog arm of the United Nations.
The revelation is one of a series of reports the past two years that indicate Iran’s progress in manufacturing a nuclear weapon. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeatedly has said that Israel is a "cancer” that should be “wiped off the face of the map.”
The U.S. Congress is pressing for tougher sanctions on Iran in a bid to cripple its economy as a way to force it to allow United Nations officials to inspect its nuclear facilities. U.S. President Barack Obama has pursued a strategy of diplomatic pressure.
Obama's Iran sanctions strategy routed by Chinese, Russian rebuffs
DEBKAfile Special Report
18 Nov. Chinese president Hu Jintao said clearly after meeting US president Barack Obama in Beijing Tuesday, Nov. 17, that their governments disagree on tougher sanctions for Iran - or any other issue relating to the Islamic republic.
DEBKAfile's sources report that this rebuff has led Washington's efforts to round up big power endorsement of harsh penalties for Iran's continued intransigence on its nuclear program, such as an embargo on refined petrol products and gasoline, to a dead end. The efficacy of unilateral American sanctions, the only non-military option still left to Washington, is questionable.
The Chinese rejection followed a rebuff from Moscow.
Tuesday, before Beijing and Moscow knocked sanctions on the head, Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu said optimistically that the Iranian nuclear issue should be left for the world powers and international community to deal with. In a few short hours, that option had melted away. He is now confronted with a most unwelcome dilemma.
Iran is advancing on dual nuclear bomb track: plutonium and uranium
DEBKAfile Special Report
19 Nov. DEBKAfile's military sources report that the UN inspectors' October visit to Iran turned up dual-track progress in support of its nuclear weapons program: Feverish activity was registered in the production of plutonium at Isfahan as an alternative to the Fordo enriched uranium plant near Qom which starts up in 2011.
The IAEA experts discovered 30 metric tons-IS of heavy water hidden in 600 tanks, each holding 13 gallons, according to the report they handed in last week to agency headquarters in Vienna.
The amount of heavy water discovered at Isfahan would be enough to make at least one plutonium bomb when the Arak plutonium reactor is finished.
From the shape of the tanks and other indications, the experts concluded that this stock was imported.
DEBKAfile's sources report from Vienna that on November 10, IAEA director Mohamed ElBaradei sent a request to the Iranian Nuclear Energy Committee asking it to confirm the presence of the heavy water and document its origin with a full explanation. Tehran has yet to reply.
The presence of the heavy water tanks at Isfahan is additional proof that the reactor at Arak is designed for military purposes, not a peaceful installation as Tehran claims.