21 May 2012: Without exception, the most chilling article or body of research regarding Iran and their nuclear potential was written by Naomi Ragen in the 17 May edition of The Jerusalem Post. Among the findings disclosed by Ms. Ragen were the following:
- Iran has a stockpile of uranium enriched to 20 percent, well beyond the enrichment level of 3.4 percent needed to use for peaceful purposes in a nuclear power plant. Centrifuges are working day and night to purify the uranium to the desired 90 percent for weapon purposes. This fact alone offers irrefutable proof that Ahmadinejad and the Muslim Mullahs are lying to the world that they are processing uranium for peaceful purposes only.
- As of April 2012, Iran possesses enough low-enriched uranium to fuel five-(5) nuclear implosion weapons, assuming that such weapons would use 16 kilograms of uranium purified to a 90 percent level. The number of nuclear weapons can be doubled if the desired yield is about equivalent to the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
- Considering Iran’s current stockpile of uranium enriched to 20 percent, further refinement to produce one large nuclear weapon has been reasonably estimated to be 3-12 months as of April, 2012. Smaller but more weapons can be produced by reducing the amount of enriched uranium to be used per bomb.
Perhaps the most sobering aspect of Iran’s nuclear weapons program is what it would take to stop it. First on the list are seemingly everyone’s favorite two words, negotiations and sanctions. To date, negotiations to lift sanctions against Iran have been narrow in scope, involving the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. Playing the victim card, Iran has been actively convincing the world that it is their right to be able to refine uranium to the level necessary for peaceful use in reactors.
Meanwhile, no one appears to desire acknowledging the enriched uranium already refined well beyond any level necessary for peaceful purposes. Nonetheless, the gullible or complicit are continuing to contend that there is little to no evidence that Iran’s nuclear ambitions are nefarious, despite the obvious.
Despite the existence of sanctions against not only Iran but companies that supply Iran with materials necessary to advance their nuclear program, especially from companies inside or with ties to the United States, they are being circumvented and are not being enforced. Enforcement of such sanctions are not being pursued as aggressively as “sanctions” against Israel for building on their own land, for example.
At the precipice of war
Even more unsettling is what it would take, from purely a military standpoint, to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons production. We’ve heard it argued that because the most sensitive nuclear work is being conducted underground, all that would be needed is to stop the production of the nuclear weapons would be to destroy the entrances and exits to the underground facilities. Many who remain uninformed about the extensive nature of Iran’s nuclear weapons program tend to compare the current situation in Iran with past scenarios, such as when Israel destroyed Iraq’s reactor in 1981 and Syria’s project in 2007. Not only are such comparisons erroneous, they are perilous.
First, even if Israel was successful in taking out Iran’s current nuclear program, they would likely become operational again within six months, according to various sources. This is the result, in part, to the foot-dragging of world “leaders” that permitted Iran to achieve their current level of operation.
More frightening is understanding exactly what it would take to strike all of Iran’s nuclear sites. According to Ms. Ragen, who cites those familiar with the military aspects of such an operation, it would require more than 1,000 sorties, or combat flights in and out of Iran. Flying into Iran in a “surprise attack” is only half the battle. Returning home safely is another matter altogether. Israeli forces would be required to take out numerous and formidable surface to air missile batteries, command and control centers, radar installations, airfields and even opposing aircraft. It would be a very large-scale operation, and one that would not likely be limited to merely Israel and Iran.
Iran, Israel & the agenda of the Globalists
The world stands at the precipice of a global war. We did not arrive at this juncture overnight, but the geopolitical landscape could certainly change in that short time frame. And it will, as it is a matter of when, not “if.”
There is a famous quote attributed to British politician Tony Benn, who stated that “all war represents a failure of diplomacy.” In this instance, I respectfully disagree. It is this writer’s belief that the war looming on the horizon, beginning with Iran and Israel is part of a much larger globalist agenda that has been in the works for decades.
Perhaps the first “Arab Spring” occurred during the Carter administration in 1979. Under the tutelage of globalist and Carter’s National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East was forever changed as they virtually superintended the installation of Ruhollah Khomeini as the Ayatollah and supreme leader of Iran. In addition to the Americans held by Iran for 444 days, the Western world was held hostage by this Islamic regime change.
Under the administration of George W. Bush, the Iranian Islamic theocracy was further strengthened by the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The Bush administration ultimately removed an impediment of Iran’s ambitions for regional power, doing for Iran what they could not do in eight years of vicious warfare. Iraq was eliminated as regional barrier against Iran’s growing power ambitions.
Today, shifting the entire balance of power in the Middle East has been put on the fast track by Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and their globalist connections. Known euphemistically as the “Arab Spring,” Iran’s regional influence is growing at an exponential rate, at the peril of both Israel and the U.S. Yet, the putative U.S. President, his globalist allies and a compromised media continue to depict this “Arab Spring” in a positive light, despite the regional instability and increased likelihood of global conflict caused by this massive power shift.
Perhaps that is “their” intent.
“[A]s we Jews and Israelis and decent human beings all over the world, including our children and grandchildren, lie in our beds naively asleep, Iranian centrifuges, like the wheels of the trains to Auschwitz, are turning and turning. They are making it possible for the man who has just called Israel a “pesky mosquito” and who denies the Holocaust to prepare a new one.”
The Jerusalem Post: Consider This: And the centrifuges just keep on turning by Naomi Ragen
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