GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Latest on Iran's nuclear bomb...

This is from Der Spiegel....
Iran's scientists could produce a basic truck-sized nuclear bomb this year, German Magazine Der Spiegel reported Monday.

Tehran now needs to work on compressing such bomb so it can be fitted on a ballistic missile, the magazine says. According to estimates, Iran could reach that stage by sometime between 2012 and 2014.

Der Spiegel's report is based on secret intelligence information handed over to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

According to the report, Iran's nuclear program, which answers to the country's Defense Ministry, includes a secret military branch that engages in the program's military aspects and is responsible for Tehran's nuclear sites.

The secret arm, known as the Department for Expanded High-Technology Applications, constitutes "the secret heart of Iran's nuclear weapons program," Der Spiegel says.

According to the report, the secret branch is headed by Minister of Science, Research and Technology Kamran Daneshjoo and senior scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who also serves as a senior Revolutionary Guard officer.

According to the information presented in the report, a computer seized in Iran years ago contained highly volatile information, which convinced officials that the Iranian regime is eager to develop a nuclear bomb and is at advanced stages of the project.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There really isn't any need to compress the bomb. It would be most effective as a dirty bomb detonated upwind of a target, as that would create massive civilian casualties, especially of the longer term nature, thus crippling an y small target nation.
As such, all they need to do is load it into a fishing boat or medium sized yacht and detonate just outside someone's boundary waters when there is an appropriate breeze.
The bottom line is the threat exists now, there just needs to be a willingness on the part of Tehran to exploit it.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Philanthropist said...

The Iranian public needs to get their government out before someone else does. If Iran had a representative democracy that respected human rights, no one would care too much if they did waste their money building a bomb. It's not the bomb, it's the terrorist sponsoring regime that needs to go.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE ISSUE WITH IRAN IS NOT ABOUT IT'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM, WEITHER IT'S FOR CIVILLIAN USE OR MILLITARY USE, IRREGARDLESS. BECAUSE OTHER NATIONS SUCH AS CHINA AND PAKISTAN ALSO HAVE NUCLEAR ENERGY PLUS NUCLEAR WEAPONS BUT CHINA AND PAKISTAN HAVE A MUCH CLEANER RECORD OF HUMAN RIGHTS THAN IRAN. THAT'S WHY CHINA AND PAKISTAN ARE NOT BEING TARGETED BY THE UNITED NATIONS. SO THE REAL ISSUE WITH IRAN HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH NUCLEAR ENERGY OR EVEN NUCLEAR WEAPONS, BUT RATHER HUMAN RIGHTS.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER WINSTON CHURCHIL? DURING WORLD WAR TWO, WHEN PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TOLD HIM THAT HE WOULD TAKE AWAY GERMANY'S INDUSTRIES SO IT WOULD BE AGRICULTURAL NATION AFTER THE WAR, CHURCHIL SAID OH LORD NO. THAT'S IMMORAL UNCHRISTIAN, UNETHICAL UNACCEPTABLE. AND THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS WAR IS ABOUT, IT'S ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS. SO WHEN WE DEAL WITH IRAN TODAY WE SHOULD KEEP CHURCHIL IN MIND. OTHER NATIONS LIKE CHINA AND PAKISTAN ALSO HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS BUT WE ARE NOT HOSTILE TO THEM, BECAUSE THOSE NATIONS HAVE A MUCH CLEANER RECORD OF HUMAN RIGHTS THAN IRAN, SO THAT'S NOT WHAT THE ISSUE REALLY IS WITH IRAN, IT'S ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS.

5:51 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Only those with democracies can be trusted with nuclear weapons? Remind us again who is the only country to ever use them, not once but twice, and what Government they had at the time.

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nuke Iran, then Nuke Mecca.

It holds their power.

NUKE THE CUBE FOR WORLD PEACE!

9:38 PM  
Blogger tao_taier said...

Lucy... *sigh*

Do you even know why they had to nuke Japan? Twice?

The Imperialist Japanese military was a very stubborn enemy that wouldn't let up.

The Potsdam Declaration http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potsdam_Declaration ultimatum allowed for only one acceptable answer, unconditional surrender. Any other answer would, as the declaration warned, cause "prompt and utter destruction."
Unfortunately, it was only after destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by atomic bombs, two assassination attempts on Prime Minister Kantarō Suzuki, and an attempted military coup against the Emperor (the Kyūjō Incident), that the Emperor himself broadcast acceptance (Gyokuon-hōsō) of the Potsdam Declaration terms, i.e, unconditional surrender, officially ending the Pacific war.

Also saw a few documentaries regarding this.

I used to talk crap about the U.S. over their use of nukes for ages until I saw and then read tons of stuff on it.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

tao...*another sigh*. I have never talked crap about Americas use of the bomb, twice. I think there was other options that could have been used prior to using them. They may not have worked but we will never know because they were never tried, just dropped, twice, on an entire cities population.

5:04 PM  

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