View Full Version : Nuclear Momentum Picks Up In Persia,'Quickly' means two to three months

02-11-2009, 11:18 PM
Nuclear Momentum Picks Up In Persia,'Quickly' in this context means two to three months

Iran: With every new analysis, the timetable for Tehran building a nuclear weapon gets shorter. The latest has the mullahs armed within the next two to three months. This is not an inspiring development.The Wisconsin Project, a nuclear watchdog group, reported this month that as of December, Iran had accumulated enough U-235, the fissile uranium needed for nuclear weapons, "to fuel one bomb quickly.

'Quickly' in this context means two to three months about the time it would take Iran to raise the level of U-235 in its uranium stockpile from 3.8% to over 90%." A second nuclear weapon...snip

Milhollin blames the Bush administration's failure to act against Tehran on U.S. involvement in Iraq, saying that the White House was "paralyzed" and able to mount "only a haphazard and absent-minded policy."

More likely, though, the administration was hindered by concerns that squeamish Americans, politics-first congressmen and fussy Europeans who screech about U.S. hegemony would howl. Understandably, it did not want to add to its media-driven public relations problems.

So an aggressive Tehran keeps spinning centrifuges and stockpiling uranium, untouched and unhindered. Earlier this month it intensified conditions by launching (it says) a satellite into orbit.

The hours that the civilized world has to decide what, if anything, it's going to do about Iran's atomic ambitions are growing short. An Iranian bomb is on the way. Better to act sooner than later, when the threat of deadly retaliation is greater.